Zakynthos Shipwreck: The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck is the most famous of Zakynthos beaches and one of the most famous of all Greece. It is the trademark of the island and has been photographed millions of times. This superb beach is located in the eastern part of the island, close to the Anafotiria village.
It was initially called Agios Georgios but owes its new name to the shipwreck of a boat that transported illegal cigarettes, in 1983. The deep sea left the remains of the ship on this beach.
With the years passing, the sand completely surrounded the ship which looks now as if it was emerging of it. The vestiges of the ship can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach which has amazing turquoise and crystalline waters.
Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the sand creating a unique and enchanting image. To reach this paradise, one has to take a little boat from the small port of Porto Vromi. Those taxi-boats are leaving every hour and the trip is about 30 minutes.
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lechmt (792) 2007-10-09 13:17
Oh yes.. that is something I like about Greece.. the sea of colours.. in whatever combinations you like.. Great composition of vivid cilours with the calm blue of the sea.. and of course great note in the background.. Great job.. Thanks for sharing, best regards from Warsaw, Tomas.
limule (4176) 2007-10-09 13:23
hello, I like very well the subject and the framing but it seems to me that you saturated too much the picture while playing with the post processing.This is only my view. I might be wrong.
adelune (0) 2007-10-09 13:32
Bravo for the colors !
Thank you Assi for this shot !
pilpel-adom (3018) 2007-10-09 13:32
Oh, I like this composition very much! The sprout of water by the engine combined with this tight crop of the side of the boat and this buoy that takes all the attention with it's roundness and vivid color...Well done on that.
BUT, talking about color, you sure took it extreme here...you got the orange and red channels burnt, I am not sure why exactly, but it sure takes the punch of this good compositional choice and keen eye of yours...Maybe next time?
PS - Is this a film scan (EOS 1?)
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1, 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 13:13