One more photo from lake Plastiras, taken from an observation post, at an altitude of 1450 meters. The lake's altitude is around 750-800. In order to get to the observation post you 'll have to pass Belekomytis village with direction to the south and you'll see a sign to the right, writing "Observation post" in Greek ("Παρατηρητήριο").
From there it's a 3 km drive. The last 2 km on a dirtroad. The observation post was originally destined for birdwatchers, but the view of the lake is so beautiful that noone watches the passing birds. Doesn't it look a little bit like small fiords?
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mapek61 (3913) 2008-11-07 3:51
What a beautiful set of colors! Gorgeous! Congratulations. The best one.
JLG (2086) 2008-11-07 3:53
une superbe photo fabuleusement bien mise en valeur par cette belle lumiere
KLB (23723) 2008-11-07 3:55
What some awesome colors !
An impressive point of view to admire the lake and the incredible banks.
The vertical framing is judiciously chosen to make the landscape even more impressive.
The play of shadows is great, and gives a 3D effect.
Excellent work for this breathtaking view.
bema (26289) 2008-11-07 4:05
Kalimera file mou,
beautiful capture with splendid colors from that point high above the lake, i love this outlook points myself (have a look at my new theme..) very much, great colors and a beautiful depth..
chirasak (2) 2008-11-07 4:16
this is wonderful color and very nice lake, i like color of those trees and where sun light shining on the lake nice shot TFS
lc4giala (2190) 2008-11-07 4:26
yperoxi lipsi stin limni opou pragmatika se parapempei nwera sta Norway fjord,exairetiki diaxeirisi tou fwtismou sto shmeio pou to vlepei o hlios alla kai sto komati opou ta synefa to skiazoun,prosopika aytin tin lipsi tin theoro apo tis kalyteres pou exoun parousiastei gi'ayto ta mpei kai sta agapimena mou
xairetw kai kalo s/k
aadilj (18102) 2008-11-07 4:41
Hi hercules, the lights have been used fabulously in this one with the textures and tones so vivid and so fresh. I love this composition
Royaldevon (27545) 2008-11-07 4:47
This is a completely new aspect of Greece to me! I'm not quite sure why, but it does not look like the Greece that I have visited; perhaps it is the abundance of green trees.
Anyway, it is a fabulous vista of water and land, interlocking like fingers.
The portray style adds to the impression of vastness.
I like how the light creates subtle colour tones on the water and the land.
eversmile (11628) 2008-11-07 4:58
Ooh, a superb light here! I love the tones of blue-green of the lake and the strong contrast with the vegetation, specially the dried "rusted" leaves.I like very much the POV with a lovely succession of curves. The brush of sunlight gives an excellent mood to the pic. Congratulations
gildasjan (41212) 2008-11-07 5:07
Superbement composé et les couleurs sont celles du PARADIS.
Have a nice day
greek (7594) 2008-11-07 5:19
omorfi, eidylliaki foto, yperoxa xrwmata kai enallagi fwtos, γαλαντής
Rafer (15047) 2008-11-07 5:21
Estupendos colores,presentación y profundidad..
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-11-07 5:22
a very good depth that you have here, the eye finds its way through the different layers of landscape and light, to the far horizon.
Beautiful work !
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-11-07 5:37
Lindo ponto de visão sobre esta paisagem maravilhosa ,. bonitas cores de outono , gostei muito do jogo luz sombra , boa utilização da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
adoski21 (60) 2008-11-07 5:38
A magnificent composition. Well Done.
romanaa (7934) 2008-11-07 5:54
what a beauty. Not only the landscape, but a great range of intensive colours, the golden and terracotta tones are contrasting wonderfully with the blue and turquoise colour of the sea. It is a paradise.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-07 6:18
This is truly stunning!!! An amazing picture with superb colors and detail. A fantastic pov!! TFS
g_panakia (4031) 2008-11-07 6:35
alli mia wraia apopsi tis limnis!
to ka8eto kadro deixnei pio ka8ara ta dantelwta sxedia tis limnis kai ta f8inopwrina xrwmata ti stolizoun omorfa!
dta (64142) 2008-11-07 6:41
Hello Hercules ,
Another great shot of this beautiful place . Light and contrasts are exceptionnal . What an amazing view !
Thanks for the share .
npecanhuk (62526) 2008-11-07 6:43
Pretty interesting and beautiful picture!
I think the vertical format was a very good choice to show the beauty of the place, including the vegetation, the lake and the hilly landscape! Colors are natural and beautiful! Sharpness is excellent, as well as the management of light!
I really like it! A real pleasure!
TFS - congratulations!
stamatis (2561) 2008-11-07 7:05
geia sou Hraklh
poly omorfh fwto me kataplhktika xrwmata
stefanocer (10642) 2008-11-07 7:26
As usual a fantastic shot of yours Hercules , great POV and place too , autumn colours and deepness are really fine , compliments.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-11-07 7:34
A really nice shot that is well saturated and exposed. I like the diagonal line of the shore and the opposing diagonals in the fjiords.
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-11-07 7:39
Una vista panorámica impresionante y una foto de extraordinaria calidad y maravillosos contrastes de colores y tonos y de luces y sombras. Una excelente toma. Enhorabuena!
Feliz fin de semana.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-11-07 8:16
A wonderful landscape very well collected with an orginal POV, a very godd framing, contrasts and colurs well collected and a great depht of fuield.
Very intersting, very nice, very impressive.
Have a good WE,
vasilpro (40881) 2008-11-07 8:21
Γεια σου Ηρακλή
Από τις ωραιότερες φωτογραφίες τοπίου με καταπληκτικά χρώματα και φωτισμό.
LamCam (3603) 2008-11-07 9:02
What a spectacular display of rich colour and light. Your wonderful POV also enables us to see the plain beyond, which adds context and a feeling of space.
dip (23528) 2008-11-07 10:51
Geia sou Irakli,
mageutiko to topio apodosmeno me ton kalutero tropo,xromata POV kai fotismos teleia,
oso gia ta dentra sto proskunio,einai to kati allo!
CatherineD (4864) 2008-11-07 11:15
Geia sou Irakli,
Amazing autumn colours and very nice POV. They are rich red tones and blue-green tones. Great and refreshing view. Have a nice week-end,
mark_mk (266) 2008-11-07 11:27
another of your Lake Plastiras series, great! What can I say, it`s beautiful, high class landscape photography, the vertical framing works very well and this part where the light shines on, wonderful! My absolute favorite part of the image. A very well done shot, many thanks for sharing!
Kielia (23013) 2008-11-07 11:32
reading your title and looking at the thumbnail I really became confused. But you are right, the lake does look like a fjord and you have captured it with a celestial light. Fantastic work, my compliments!
wag (651) 2008-11-07 11:54
Hello Hercules, what a wonderul land. I admire the framing and good choice of ue the circular polariser. Well done, also there is a nice note, tfs.
arturski (4465) 2008-11-07 12:57
Herkules ,excellent game of lights and colors very effective picture!
emilbo (22262) 2008-11-07 13:28
Magnifique photo et excellente perspective. Merveilleuse panoplie de couleurs crées par le soleil à travers le ciel nuageux. Les couleurs de l'eau sont superbes, j'aime beaucoup.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-11-07 13:54
great point of view with these good looking curves, nice graphic, and nice lighting too :)
Gerrit (45828) 2008-11-07 14:32
amazing landcape, fantastic view and awesome colors.
The format is perfect.
Vasa (16742) 2008-11-07 16:51
Hi Hercules, friend,
I am sitting and admiring this formidable view. Until morning. Many thanks,
gneufeld (15884) 2008-11-07 18:48
Very striking colors and a fine play of sun and shadows. Great shot and TFS. Gerald
axiotea (21649) 2008-11-07 21:02
An excellent high pov allowing to have a good idea of this place! A nice contrast with the light and shades and I really like the colors....A good sense of depth as well!
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-11-07 23:17
Really very very clear shot, marvelous. The composition, colours . Great work...
Longroute (19394) 2008-11-08 0:40
Really here it seems more Scandinavia than Greece!
It's such a fine coastal view where the dim light play a special role. The place is undoubtly attractive enough, but what's more important is your composition with the trees in the foreground and the good job you made in pp.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-11-08 0:46
Pragmatika san Norvigika fiord to theama apo psila. Kai ta xromata sou vevai anepanalipta kai oi leptomeries exairetikes
mursaloglu (8411) 2008-11-08 2:01
Γεια σου Ηρακλή my dear friend
Great breathtaking landscape picture. Amazing and stunning compo with fantastic POV and composition and wonderful graphical lines. Bravo happy weekend ihsan
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-11-08 4:18
It is like a dream, top quality. Colors and light are fascinating,
jaywalker (16095) 2008-11-08 4:34
Hi Hercules, A very beautiful nature photo taken from a truly magnificent height POV, the snake like coast line is a wonderful sight, your choice of the vertical framing was well thought-out & works superbly, gorgeous blue lagoon with excellent light & great sharp detail, kind regards Wilson.
cuneyt-sb (6559) 2008-11-08 7:58
Offff and offf again
What an amazing capture, where are you at Everest ,
What a nice colors and contrast
argycon (2769) 2008-11-08 8:14
Ekasairetiki lipsi me fantastika xrwmata kai teleia anti8esi.
P.S. fainetai kai o kampos apo to simeio lipsis.!!
valentinos (453) 2008-11-08 9:00
you captured the whole pallet of autumnal colors in your photo. besides that, the coastal line of this lakes appears to illustrate the shapes of a snake. lovely photo of yours, one more diamond in your appealing gallery. with my best wishes, valentinos
elendim (69) 2008-11-08 9:22
Geia soy Irakli!
Poly omorfi lipsi,ta xrwmata einai yperoxa kai to kadro epishs!
carper (96) 2008-11-08 9:22
a fantastic view here Hercules,
a very nice photo, well taken with good contrast, good colours a lovely one my friend, good photojob, have a nice weekend.
clio (27955) 2008-11-08 14:08
Geai sou Hrakli,
My eyes walk of the left towards the right, from the shade towards the light, the green towards the red, they jump over hills which magnificent new journey around the lake Plastiras.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-11-08 14:25
very good shot nice colours good pov and nice composition
vinicio (23415) 2008-11-08 14:51
I'm without words... :) One for all... compliments. astonishing view.
Have a nice Sunday
manada (6239) 2008-11-08 23:30
Geia sou Hercules
Signomi my long absence... in this way I loose many pics of you and of my friends, but.... it's life!
About that one I like very much levels. Each one perfects: nice dof, amazing colors and clarity.
Bravo file mou!!
Graal (95982) 2008-11-09 0:55
beautiful view, good POV and fantastic place. I like it a lot. Friends all told You.
sacavem (18610) 2008-11-09 4:07
I like the pure nature.The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)
Με τη φιλία,
sagar (2410) 2008-11-09 5:42
WOW, Hercules!! What a fantastic shot. Just Amazing in color and quality!!
Cricri (103055) 2008-11-09 6:04
Un format et un POV qui donne une vue lointaine de ce paysage grandiose...sublime dans les couleurs....magnifique lumiére....une merveille cette image, bravo
Good sunday for you
Dragut (14) 2008-11-09 9:33
Very nice view of this landscape, well colourized and composed. So nice, thanks to share
kiks (11749) 2008-11-09 10:48
Very very good composition, Hercules. The trees at the fg give more depth and scale to de scene and teh colors are ofcourse amazing. You made very good use of the shore lines here.
Emile (20350) 2008-11-09 13:07
Magnifica fotografía del lago y sus alrededores captada desde un alto punto de vista que nos permite disfrutar de tanta belleza, me gustan los colores fuertes y las diferentes áreas donde encuentras luz y otras con sombras. Tiene una excelente definición y profundidad además que los arboles en primer plano sirven de un precioso marco natural
Muy buena foto amigo.
hispic (9619) 2008-11-10 0:47
What an amazing work with perfectly beautiful color!
Emerald green of the lake, yellow of the shore, green of the wood, and vermilion of the leaves in the foreground. They are piercing my eyes. The spot light brought a splendid effect.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
edytungkal (4551) 2008-11-10 0:52
Perhaps this shot is one of your best pictures so far and just admire the fantastic colours and perfect lighting here. very nice Hercules, like it alot...tfs
josepmarin (57623) 2008-11-10 9:53
magnífica vista desde un gran POV, con una espectacular profundidad y nitidez.
La geometría de la orilla del lago tiene un bonito efecto, y la luz del sol iluminando el paisaje otoñal es un gran plus en la composición.
Me gusta su bello colorido, sobre todo en el lago.
Una gran foto, amigo mío.
stelli (2993) 2008-11-10 11:54
Amazing autumn colors and great angle in this picture! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
kdialyna (3148) 2008-11-12 10:36
Εξαιρετικό τοπίο, εξαιρετικά χρώματα, εξαιρετική φωτογραφία. Φωτογραφία που σε κάνει να "ταξιδεύεις" ανάμεσα στα δέντρα ή να απολαμβάνεις την σκιά τους χαζεύοντας την ομορφιά της λίμνης.
InasiaJones (31448) 2008-11-13 0:59
This aerial view is shot at the best possible time, both for the season's colours and the light playing with cloud shadows.
The fjords are well presented from this height and it most be terrific to see 360° from this watching tower.
Glint (6163) 2008-11-14 14:50
wonderful light and colours. Fully deserving of the many points.
sta (164) 2009-07-04 7:08
Great composition and rich & Colorfull ...thats awesome Hercules!!!
gaurav31dec (54) 2010-07-16 21:31
This is by far the most beautiful picture of this location.
Salute you to find this point of view and then share this with us.
fds (7502) 2010-11-13 3:08
fantastic scenary with super great colors
very very congratulation
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68685)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, 77 mm circular polariser,HOYA
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ***YOUR FAVOURITES (BY 4 TE MEMBERS AT LEAST)***, Lakes and lagoons of Greece, ***54 MOST RATED PHOTOS*** [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-07 3:47
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