After having taken a few photos of reflections, I turned to go to my bike but then saw a friend and had a chat for a few minutes. Thanks to that chat I slowed my pace and so was able to see this scene. Ayia Marina in the morning is busy only in front of the fish market and, for a short while, at the port.
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COSTANTINO (46454) 2014-01-18 9:27
a dreamy holidays capture
I would like to be there
sitting on the bench with
the little friends
romantic shot with
very lucky to be there
cornejo (24573) 2014-01-18 9:47
Hi Ourania, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting scene of daily life, full of peace and serenity with esthetic reflections on the sea, very well composed and captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (18692) 2014-01-18 10:30
On the thumbnail I saw an empty bench and I thought that there was nobody to enjoy that beautiful view. But opening the picture it was a nice surprise to find the two cats. They clearly prefer a more modest seating position.
The white colour of the facades is nicely reflected in the water.
Nice to look at a clear and bright subject from on a darker spot.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (109249) 2014-01-18 11:16
Ciao Ourania, bella composizione con panchina e micini in primo piano, deliziosi riflessi, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (23402) 2014-01-18 11:32
You have framed this shot really well, the tree trunk anchoring the f/g, the bench dictating the direction, the cats providing the view that we will share and the view with the reflections and the houses ... well, it's worth the wait!!
Have a lovely w/e,
lousat (67057) 2014-01-18 12:08
Ciao Ourania,due foto in una,separate dai diversi livelli di luce,bellissima la silhouette della panchina con i gatti sotto ed un brillante panorama sullo sfondo.Ottima qualita' come sempre.Buona serata,Luciano
Gigidusud (11621) 2014-01-18 12:48
Ottimo punto di vista sulla marina e eccellente il taglio. Splendidi riflessi e bellissimo contrasto di luce. Mi piace la panchina in primo piano ma soppratutto i gatti sotto. :)
Ti auguro una bella domenica, amica.
holmertz (33489) 2014-01-18 13:19
This relatively early hour in winter gave you a very fine soft light that just barely reached where you were standing. Yet there is a quite dynamic contrast between the shady forground and the reasonably well lit houses across the bay. Their long reflections bind the two parts together very nicely. I like the quiet atmosphere of the foreground with the empty bench and the two black cats patiently waiting - for someone to drop a fish in front of them? It's a very pleasant and well constructed composition, where I particularly like the lack of bríghtness.
manrezaei (1833) 2014-01-18 13:51
Excellent work. The lights , colors and composition very well done.
mirosu (10128) 2014-01-18 17:16
A greater view of the white houses and close enough to savor the vivid details and excellently focused for maximum sharpness. The layout is fine this way abound of interest with the bench in foreground giving the extra details for a more pleasing combination. I am attracted by the nice reflections in the water and the bench in foreground which breaks up the appearance nicely as main focal point. Indeed a nice capture. Well done my friend.
Wish you a very nice Sunday.
HOLIDAYS in MOUNTAINS
aliabazari (10492) 2014-01-18 17:55
Hi Ourania Dear
Submit a beautiful and attractive display. Exposure nicely done. Relaxing and peaceful. Thanks for sharing.
jcpix (8296) 2014-01-18 18:49
An apt title for this photo, there really is a sensation of ease provided with this compositional view. Some of my favorite pictures have come from the unintended occasions, times when I've stopped for a break and quietly observed the surroundings. Having done the same here, it's paid off well to enforce the ideal of lifes simpler pleasures of sitting by the seaside and soaking up the atmosphere at a slow pace. I like the concept of including the bench, as it feels to place me there...just a step or two away from a relaxing and peaceful sit down. A bonus too that there were a couple of cats milling around, looking like mysterious little figures. :) Enjoy the day ahead. Take care.
Corry (3378) 2014-01-18 19:05
Ce banc invite à la relaxation et à profiter du magnifique point de vue sur ces maisons construites en bordure de l'eau. Image bien cadrée avec l'arbre. Bien fait.
krzychu30 (14346) 2014-01-18 22:35
simply beautiful-without any haste or stress.Lovely peaceful atmosphere-something you were able to excellently capture and convey with this picture.
And I really enjoy the way you composed and framed the scene.The bench and the cats in the FG and the Leros architecture in the distance.Both so nicely separated by the water and diagonal line(which by the way creates superb visual effect)
Have a nice sunday
SnapRJW (26074) 2014-01-18 23:24
Hello Ourania - A lovely shot. Bench and sea alone give the impression of peacefulness but the addition of the cat brings out the mood many times over! Nicely seen. Warm regards rosemary
abmdsudi (35282) 2014-01-18 23:36
Time to slow down the pace of life, relax & rest. This reminds me it's high time to switch off. A peaceful and calming image that reflects the title very well. Congrats
ikeharel (46944) 2014-01-19 0:57
A place to relax and sit, watching the dusk, the people stroll by and boats coming to port.
Charming location, well chosen POV with the banch.
Cats is a bonus to the whole...
Have a nice Sunday,
subhendu_bagchi (23593) 2014-01-19 1:32
namaste, another good one from you. Nice moody one where your addition of those cats resting under the seat is a superb idea. Excellent depth and light. Enjoyed this nicely composed shot. Tfs.
carlo62 (22301) 2014-01-19 2:08
c'è uno scioglilingua che dice: sopra la panca, la capra campa, sotto la panca, la capra muore..... Qui ci dono dei gatti e sembrano molto tranquilli , del resto il paesaggio e quieto e rilassante, belli i riflessi delle case, la foto è ben composta e ci si rilassa nell'osservarla, proprio come questi gatti.
snunney (75070) 2014-01-19 2:55
What a wonderful place to sit and contemplate even on a winter's day, when I guess the temperatures are still relatively mild. The light and shimmering reflections of the whitewashed houses are quite delightful. The image is well composed and suits the vertical format perfectly.
Kamilutka (5683) 2014-01-19 3:05
I enjoy this photo very much with its classic composition and warm colors. The bench in the foreground makes very good eye catching detail and the white washed houses on the horizon add more interest to the image. Everything framed by the tree - nice and natural idea.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday!
jhm (130620) 2014-01-19 3:53
Lovely presentation with the bench in foreground, but also the cat under the bench.
Nice background with the buildings, as nice architecture image.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Lovely countryside and perfect presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (40234) 2014-01-19 4:15
this shot of winter in Greece is just wonderful, because it captures a different atmosphere, but still has all the iconic and beautiful elements of this summer idyll. Love the composition and light management here which are perfect.
Have an enjoyable Sunday - B.
Romano46 (14454) 2014-01-19 4:23
splendida e suggestiva composizione nella quale la panchina sembra assumere il significato dell'attesa della bella stagione.
Belli sia i colori che la particolare nitidezza.
Uno scatto eccellente.
Ciao e buona domenica
eldancer1 (22413) 2014-01-19 7:47
I think the cat found its place to enjoy this beautiful scene, can't blame him I would too. Good composition with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (95347) 2014-01-19 7:57
Un instant doux, paisible, joliment composer avec la présence des petits chats, près du banc, l'arbre en cadrage, la vue sur le village et ces reflets, une image bien présenter et composer dans l'ombre a la lumière
Une fin de journée agréable a vous
mohammad_H (7940) 2014-01-19 8:25
Beautiful scenery and pleasant
Clarity, sharpness, excellent light
Of using a tree , balance and frame
Quiet life, to feel and touch the image
Best wishes to you
pajaran (44316) 2014-01-19 9:35
Lep pogled na klupu i bele kuce ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa mackama, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lep refleks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the bench and the White House ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and moment shown with cats, beautiful colors.
Good work and contrast, nice reflection on the water.
Nice benches, with a beautiful view.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Schnappilic (9498) 2014-01-19 11:15
I like your special frame with romantic atmosphere. Beautiful background and nice cats. Congratulations!
Subhogen (3162) 2014-01-20 3:12
I like you choice of title, the calm still waters, the empty seat, the resting cat, the dreamy soft light all contribute to creates a nice leisurely atmosphere. Excellent composition, very nicely framed with the tree. The identical looking provides for an attractive BG. Beautiful photography, thanks for sharing.
delpeoples (50263) 2014-01-20 12:12
I saw this on FB and loved it, waited for you to upload it here. How beautiful, and what a wonderful sense of tranquillity this scene evokes. The empty bench beckons us to sit and enjoy the view - I am sure you did at the time. I like your choice of vertical frame, many would have been tempted to use the landscape format. Using vertical has added depth and given this a far more artistic effect. The light on the water is pure magic. Well done and thank you for your kind thoughts towards my mum :)
mcmtanyel (7307) 2014-01-20 21:20
Those kitty cats are enjoying the quiet morning in the harbor, too. The reflections are very pleasant.
Noel_Byrne (16171) 2014-01-23 0:33
a very attractive view across the water to the town and emphasized nicely by having this bench in shadow in the foreground. There is something so lonely about a bench like this, shown with no people present. The shadow brings that feeling in even more strong. Thanks again
nikkitta (10418) 2014-01-24 10:26
Hola dear Ourania
I really like natural , if posible frames, like here given by the tree at the original composition with the inviting bench at the FG, where must be a pleasure to seat and enjoy the relaxing view .. after chasing away the cats ( so sorry but true)
adores (32148) 2014-02-09 13:22
A nice shot with the winter atmosphere! The little cats seem to be a little cold and maybe waiting for their turn to get some fish. The composition is very good with the trunk, the lonely bench and also the city in background.