In this photo you can see a big part of Ioannina (town of the jewellers), the capital of the region of Epirus, a town with a very important history, especially during the years of the Ottoman Empire. There is a modern vibrant part, but also a picturesque old part inside a big castle and lots of monuments to see there, including two beautiful mosques. Today the town has a population of around 100.000 people, among them more than 20.000 students that study at its famous university ang give the tone to the vibrant cultural and night- life. There is also a beautiful lakeside road, ideal for evening romantic walks, especially when fog makes its appearance.
You can also see part of the lake and its island, the only inhabited lake island in Greece. The village on the island is also beautiful with an atmosphere of old times. There you can taste delicious snales and frogfeet.
Photo taken from the road that leads to the wonderful and heroic village of Lygiades.
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bigboroboy (1098) 2006-12-07 5:07
Picture postcard perfect. I love the colour of the water and the dramatic sky. The moon is the icing on the cake for me. There is a little noise around the outline of the hills but this is a minor complaint about an otherwise excellent image.
dhurjati (2709) 2006-12-07 5:13
Lovely POV.I like this illuminated view of the locality and the darker shades,fantastic contrast to each other.It seems that thousands of candles are being burnt there.Nice calm and serene mood.Lovely shot.
Xalkida (11740) 2006-12-07 5:20
Καταπληκτική πανοραμική σύνθεση στο λυκόφως από μια πόλη αγαπημένη! Εξαιρετική φωτογραφία! Μπράβο φίλε!
coco (30433) 2006-12-07 5:34
Qué luz más fantástica y qué tres segundos más bien aprovechados.
Además, el cielo, con esas nubes y la luna acaban de regalarnos una foto preciosa.
Y como digo en muchas ocasiones en fotos similares: me gustaría poder estar ahí.
drago (4826) 2006-12-07 6:12
Ηρα γειά,πολύ ωραία άποψη της αγαπημένης πόλης των Ιωαννίνων,πολύ ωραία χρώματα και φωτισμός.
Graal (89462) 2006-12-07 6:12
great view, fantastic colours, good POV. I like this night landscape a lot. Well done photo.
AthaPan (0) 2006-12-07 6:20
Ti na po jia touti tin fotografia.
Patrida stis omorfoteres stijmes tis.
Paei sta favori mou.
Se xaireto file
Lix (0) 2006-12-07 6:24
it's a good picture! this composition and the colors are very nice. Well done
sotirios (20) 2006-12-07 6:40
Γεια σου Ηρακλή
Δεν φτάνει αυτή η πανέμορφη σύνθεση που υπάρχει στο τοπίο ... φρόντισες να υπάρχει και το φεγγάρι (με το οποίο έχω τρέλα).
greg64g (11193) 2006-12-07 7:53
superb this view, colors are really vivid with the moon here that's delicious
siolaw (37626) 2006-12-07 8:44
Superb colors here.. perfect exposure, the city s lights are simply fantastic... even the moon is there
delkoo (68) 2006-12-07 9:33
superb view, lovely colours,especially on the water, nice to include the moon,
cengiz (3591) 2006-12-07 10:21
perfectly done my friend
sergio1 (12150) 2006-12-07 10:48
Espectaculares nubes y cielos con el perfecto complemento de la luna. La luz esta fenomenal y la foto muy bien proporcionada.
evanrizo (456) 2006-12-07 11:16
Πολυταξιδεμενε Hercules, Τι όμορφη νυχτερινη εικονα των Ιωαννίνων. Εγώ πάντως δεν έχω ξαβαδεί.
Wanda1 (14030) 2006-12-07 11:30
A beautiful night time city scape with a lovely sky with the orange clouds and the moon, and great composition. It looks and sounds like a nice place to visit.
sabyasachi1212 (19739) 2006-12-07 13:15
This must be a beautiful place as described in your note. Your photo does full justice to its beauty in this night shot.
With Greetings from India
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-12-07 13:26
Beautiful work Hercules,
I like this overview, the city across the lake seems nice, very atmospheric, all the lights, they seem to make a foggy atmosphere over the city, as if it's glowing. To me it's a nice appearance, I have the feeling the city is full of life.
I also like the hills in the background and sky above, with the moon visible, but very tiny in the frame, nice detail.
And ofcourse also like this island (hey I'm an islandsfan) in front, details of houses and streets are better visible there, nice different light colours and a welcome addition to the scene, creating more interest. I think the longer exposure also did something nice for the appearance of the water, seems very calm. Good POV and nice compo, very good overview of this place. Thanks for sharing it with us.
miuky (3335) 2006-12-07 14:26
You really have some shining ideas:))...I love the moon here:)
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-12-07 14:51
Hehe, town of jewellers and the light look like diamonds :). Beautiful capture of this place. Nice colours.
jjbach (9322) 2006-12-07 15:03
Γειά σου Ηρακλή,
Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία με πανέμορφο φωτισμό και χρώματα. Εξαιρετική δουλειά!!
bostankorkulugu (40898) 2006-12-07 17:13
simply stunning... beautiful landscape... magical lights... perfect sky... reminds me of the turkish flag somehow :)... congrats file mou...
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-12-07 17:46
Fantastic. The lake and village looks so beautiful in this slow shutter photo. What else can I say - just great. Best wishes. Danilo
ribeiroantonio (22618) 2006-12-07 22:59
Excellent composition, superb light and beautiful colours. The moon is so cool that keeps me looking at her. Well done.
lilimih33 (9912) 2006-12-08 6:00
Hello hercules! Great nocturne picture! Beautiful colours and nice clarity! Very well done! Lili
sebcz (2345) 2006-12-08 8:53
Wow, so many lights!
I envy you this location, really. Nice work.
elifpetan (1204) 2006-12-08 18:55
This is a beautiful picture. The city looks very beautiful. Congratulations
Dari (24) 2006-12-09 3:48
Hi, Hercules. Long time since i've been here. So great pleasure to come back n watch ur gallery. The seria from Ioannina is just...BEAUTIFUL. Really it is.
greecelightning (284) 2006-12-09 3:49
Great colors and view. The sky has a nice unique color, as well. Congrats!
balatrek (7447) 2006-12-09 19:33
Que puedo decir de esta imagen, composición perfecta, luz increíble, colores sorprendentes, me gusta la perspectiva desde un punto de vista alto, ese cielo sin las nubes no seria lo mismo, buen trabajo Hercules, te felicito y envidio por poder disfrutar de ese momento.
vincz (19099) 2006-12-10 5:11
Very beautiful large lanscape. The late afternoon coulours still visible in the sky and in the water are wonderful Tese mixed with the artifiical human lights are working extremely well. Great shot. Congratulations.
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-12-10 14:23
Superb early night shot with the view over Ioannina and all its lights making such a wonderful photo. Love to see the curves of the bay and the little lights climbing thru the hills.
The cherrish on top of the cake, is this sky and the moon up there.
chrisnet (21086) 2006-12-12 9:17
I think it's a good night shot, I like the many lights of the houses and the dramatic sky. Superb atmosphere! Very well done my friend!
Angshu (51450) 2006-12-18 4:07
Amazing photo my friend..half in darkness & half bathed in that beautiful sublime light. The artificial lights glow beautifully & their reflections shimmer on the water. I love the slice of the moon in the gorgeous sky
svo555 (1028) 2007-01-06 5:22
Impresionante foto, por su luz, composición, colores, y por supuesto por su magnifico lugar. Muy lograda!
uccia84 (720) 2007-01-16 15:59
che foto spettacoalre ottimo punto di vista e la luce formidabile.
jimmy111 (0) 2007-01-29 6:32
Hey Hercules, Jason George here; very nice shots.Having recently visited Ioaninna, I was looking to make freinds with a Photographer from there, as I am hoping to visit some time when the fog is really thick; I found it to be so beautiful, especially between Igomenitsa and Ioannina and also from Ioaninna to Kalambaka. Please do let me know if you would like to make a contact in Canada and share photo-related stuff.
meltemi (9782) 2007-05-30 16:33
this is really stunning. The overall gold-red tones in the sky and reflected in the water are just so striking and make the shot extremely unique. The dented and rythmic reflectiones and tones on the surface of the water make the shot so dynamic and reveal nice strong contrasts. Really wonderful point of view and excellent framing to get a sense of scenery.
steliosk (4802) 2007-10-11 18:16
Ηρακλή όμορφα τα χρώματα που τόνισες την ντυμένη αυτή βραδυνή ώρα.
μια μικρή απορία, γιατι δεν χρησιμοποίησες εναν πιο ευρυγώνιο φακό;
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68663)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR, 67mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Greek nights, "My" Sunsets & Sunrises, Ligiades, Lakes and lagoons of Greece [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-07 5:05
- Favorites: 3 [view]