According to its mythology, the island of Corfu was named after the nymph Kerkira (the Greek name of Corfu is Kerkira), daughter of Asopos, with whom Zeus fell in love and brought to this island. The fruit of their union was Phaiakas and so Corfu was also known as the island of Faiakes. It was here that Ulysses met the daughter of Alkinoos, Nausica, as described by Homer in the Odyssey. Nausica took Ulysses to the palace where she took care of him and afterwards gave him a ship to return to Ithaki. Legend claims that Neptune, furious, petrified the ship in the location where there stands today the small, lovely island before the town of Palaiokastitsa, where Alkinoos's palace is said to have been. Tradition claims that "Pontikonissi" is the ship which, after returning from Ithaki, was petrified. According to another tradition, this was the rock on which Ulysses' ship crashed because of a heavy storm. In spite of the mythology, no archaeological excavation have proved that the island of the Phaiakes is the same one as Corfu.
This picture was taken during my vacation in Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece.
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oriolm (1142) 2007-08-07 6:58
So well composed!
mehr (1360) 2007-08-07 7:02
beautiful capture with nice colors and light.
Thanks for sharing it.
CRATEOS (7278) 2007-08-07 7:09
almost the perfect pov and light controle is superb Eduard..a great presentation my grgrs
miumiu (5542) 2007-08-07 7:10
Very beautiful view, there is pure Mediterranean atmosphere!
vero07 (1781) 2007-08-07 7:22
What an amazing place! I like specially the detail of this flowers and the light captured over the balcony. The colour of the water it's nice also. Thanks for your useful note and TFS.
luluwi (224) 2007-08-07 7:27
Ciao. Great composition! It wouldn't have been the same without that balcony with flowers. Perfect light. Great work!
Luciano75 (0) 2007-08-07 8:17
Din auzite si din fotografia pe care o prezinti...clar ca e un loc frumos,de petrecut vacanta si nu numai.
Frumos compusa imagine.
o zi buna,
pat0500 (21561) 2007-08-07 8:32
Waow..! Wonderful place for the beautiful picture...I like much this one..!
A place of dream for splendid holidays, very good framing, good light and pretty colours..!
Very good shot here...!
mesutilgim (81320) 2007-08-07 10:05
Wonderfull compo, great colors and overall very nice shot with a nice frame.
hamerek (466) 2007-08-07 12:16
Excellent composition and great colors.
omixlistilimni (3299) 2007-08-07 12:43
Marvellous reception and too much beautiful frame splendid colours and acidity
JPlumb (3159) 2007-08-07 22:11
Hi Eduard, it's your composition with the balcony and red flowers on the side that make this picture. It's sharp with great colour and detail throughout, but it's the composition that catches the eye.
drago (4826) 2007-08-08 4:12
First time that i see this beautiful overphotographed island from such a perfect POV!Superb idea to give some colour to the whole scene with the small red flower!Great shot Eduard!
eeedi (820) 2007-09-27 13:55
Der Wind hat durch deine goldenen Locken geblasen und du hast ein Bild geschossen...
wie ein Held mit der Hallebarde.
Das Wasser war tief aber du bist geschwommen
den Fotoaparat in einer Tuette an deine Hoeschen geschnallt.
Du bist ein Held!
Die Steine sind seit langem dort, doch du bist staerker!
Geh und mach Bilder du Held der Augen.
Und schweb dich in die Luefte!
Schone Farben und guter Ramen.
sanita (81) 2007-11-23 2:05
It is wonderful to get remarks from different people, it give me the opportunity to go in to new sites and making new friends. I just love red, going through your beautiful pictures, I wish I had the time to put a remark on every one, but for this one I just have to say thanks. The little Island, the note and the pot with the red flowers in the front is what got me, thanks again.
Gdouble (0) 2007-11-26 7:43
A picture to publish in a touristic guide.
jmdias (53487) 2007-12-09 12:13
I think i saw this place in some place before but your photo is much better, the landscape and detail of the flowers are marvelous, fantastic pov, light, colors
donluicu (24718) 2007-12-10 9:57
the image is a bit blurred..but the framing is very good, the terrace is well placed..
could be a good commercial
pasternak (15181) 2007-12-13 3:07
A classic composition... or maybe not so classic but it just looks classic because it is so successful:) Wonderfuls balance of the pretty island by the flower pot, good use of light and plesant saturated colours. Really good Eduard, compliments!
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-28 9:49
This a very nice photo
The colours and the POV are great
Very well done
rabani (9645) 2008-02-14 19:03
I'm thinking for such a fine composition, something about the definition a little bothering me. It's a bit "pixellated" in the sharpness and not as fine as it should be.
The composition is very well planned and including the red flowers with the view of the lake is thoughtful.
- Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) (1116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS30D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 6:56
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