La Grotta Bay
La Grotta is a great place located in beautiful Paleokastritsa resort. A must go place when visiting the Corfu island in Greece. On the cliffs there is a bar with some nice terases where one can enjoy a drink after a good swim. The excellent music creates a nice atmosphere, especially at night when the lights are on. Here is some information on the bar:
La Grotta bar was founded in the late 60's when the Rizos Hotelier family had the inspiration to develop a cave in the beautiful craggy bay underneath the hotel into a bar, blending perfectly into the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Down 142 steps, today this famous Corfu beauty spot is open right through the day for drinks, snacks and a swim in the crystal clear natural blue lagoon.
In the evening, enjoy a cocktail next to the sea, listening to chill-out music ........ the ultimate romantic bar.
The picture was taken after sunset. The weather was nice, light breeze and clear sky. I used the artificial light that was reflected from a huge cliff from behind me as a light source.
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 30 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 17 mm
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Auto
PP in CS2:
- resized to comply with TE standards;
- added frame and signature;
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marjan (6279) 2007-11-06 6:06
hi Eduard, very nice sot with good coloure and interesting motive.
Hellas (6897) 2007-11-06 6:11
Eduard, the composition is great! Except the chair I always avoid to be in my frames, the rest are stunning! Excellent PoV and light management. Thank you for sharing.
miumiu (6113) 2007-11-06 6:16
This photo is amazing! Colours and view of point is wonderful!
I like it!
grantlp (2113) 2007-11-06 7:18
An exceptionally well managed image with respect to the lighting. The extra long exposure has created a day-like look in the foreground area....as if you have full sun....but the background and sky reflects the lovely "blue hour" look to the photo. It's amazing to see the clarity of the water taken at this time of day. The only issue I have, is that I believe the two deck chairs spoil the natural look of the composition... but I suppose that was difficult to exclude. All the same, and very good image.
knerkowski (1476) 2007-11-06 7:19
Nice shot. Very beutiful composition
gbeli (1970) 2007-11-06 7:23
Amazing photo from Corfu.
The clarity of the picture is great as well as the colors.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-11-06 8:09
The artificial light makes this works so well, it's already a very very pretty spot, I especially like the large seastack with the tree on top.
hatti52 (12786) 2007-11-06 8:13
splendid photo with long exposure
colours and clarity are great
azaf1 (15929) 2007-11-07 1:12
Eduard good morning!
I think you deserve congratulation on this excellent capture. Great clarity and the gradient filter makes it just beautiful
anes_lc (14968) 2007-11-07 2:26
superba compozitie eduard :) imi place incadrarea si claritatea imaginii
tu vii la intilnirea de la Moeciu?
o zi buna ,anes
marietom (34609) 2007-11-08 1:06
Superbement composée, avec ce petit arbre au sommet d'un rocher, et très belles couleurs.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-09 2:38
Excelente culorile si lumina in compozitia ta! Imi place mult si varianta pe orizontala!
In legatura cu anularea unor poze...sa stii ca ai dreptate...si cind o poza e anulata, e semnalat de cineva...In fine.
Nimic nu e coret pe lumea asta...
O zi frumoasa si numai bine!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-11-21 1:47
I assume this one is ok for TOS, right?
Excellent exposure and composition work, very beautiful picture!
MLINES (12516) 2008-01-23 1:49
Hi Eddy. A well composed photograph in this idyllic surrounds. The light at this so called "Blue Hour" works perfectly for this scene. TFS. Murray.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-14 7:08
Though the landscape shots looks better & fits better in the horizontal canvas, this is a very good one in the vertical canvas & the colors are simply mind-blowing...
- Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) (1116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS30D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 5:58