A wider view from my previous post. The settlements of Ayia Marina along the coast, Platanos on the right, Ayia Paraskevi in the middle of the hill. This picture icludes the Castle of Leros and part of the 300 steps leading to it. There's also a winding road on the other side of the hill that leads to the castle and offers marvellous views to the east and south.
Thank you for visiting.
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ikeharel (58195) 2012-07-10 2:55
The wider view reveals an element that has a great importance on life back intime: the castle.
It's ruins prominantly atop, has a good overview on the sea around the island.
You made a good POV showing it, with the lovely colors on the village's houses.
dip (23632) 2012-07-10 3:25
Γειά σου Ουρανία,
ωραία φωτογραφία με ενδιαφέρουσες λεπτομέριες και όμορφα χρώματα,το κάστρο στη κορυφή του βουνού κλέβει την παράσταση!
npecanhuk (66324) 2012-07-10 3:27
Very beautiful location both for its natural and man-made elements!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (140054) 2012-07-10 3:31
Exactly or all the green vegetation is disappeared on the hill.
Very nice panorama view about these area with the much white houses on the slope.
You play wonderful with light and shadows, also fantastic nice colors.
Also lovely steel blue sky.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Miguel82 (24223) 2012-07-10 5:17
Another magnific view on this coast
I like the white houses and the castle on the top of the hill
Sharp picture, fine colors and contrast
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-07-10 5:39
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Το κάστρο στην κορυφή δεσπόζει αριστοκρατικά στο πέρασμα του χρόνου. Η πόλη ξεδιπλώνεται στους πρόποδες. Η θέα από το κάστρο πρέπει να είναι εκπληκτική. Μια υπέροχη στιγμή.
mirosu (14512) 2012-07-10 11:31
A great use of color contrast. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the fort and white houses. This is a really excellent photo, and is a good example of architectural-nature mode combimation. The great light on the "white" village and the blue sky & sea water color also lends a lovely contrast to the scene.
jemaflor (85476) 2012-07-10 11:43
Another interesting view with herre the hill with the top anf the fortress, always a strong nice blue for the sea, tfs.
brianmcc (6181) 2012-07-10 11:54
this is a lovely view of the coastline and the town situated on the hillside. the colours are superb and very appealing. love the deep blue sky and water. your composition is nicely balanced with the castle towering above the town. the viewers eye is nicely drawn along the path to the castle.
holmertz (41737) 2012-07-10 12:29
Diagonals often benefit a composition and this picture is full of them along the hillside, among the houses and paths leading up the hill. There are also very dynamic contrasts between the white village and the barren hill, the light blue sky and the dark water. It's a picture with lots of details that could be carefully scrutinized for a long while. It only makes me wonder what my breath would be like by the time I reached the castle on a hot and sunny day.
diomed (13926) 2012-07-10 14:03
vedo con piacere che il tuo occhio fotografico si sta rapidamente affinando nel proporci paesaggi della tua Leros che evocano sperdute atmosfere egee. La rocca in alto, la collina digradante, le case bianche e il mare di un azzurro profondo: un sogno mediterraneo.
Un caro saluto
Antonio ( a Nafplio, in una rapida incursione notturna su TE )
tyro (20696) 2012-07-10 14:16
This is a very fine photograph, very similar to your last posting but clearly taken either from a greater distance or at a shorter focal length.
It is a lovely picture with lovely colours and perfect exposure but, somehow, beautiful though it is, I doesn't seem to have quite the same "impact" as your last picture.
An excellent photograph nonetheless! Certainly worth deux points!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-07-10 18:03
I like the comparison of this and your previous photo. They are obviously the same place but have quite a different feel to them. Here it is not a feeling of a densely construct town but more a a few buildings occupying a relatively baron place. This is nicely cropped to make the castle the centre of interest.
baddori (19963) 2012-07-10 22:16
Imponente rocca Bizantina ed inclusione successiva.
Il moderno borgo, molto successivo.
La vista è mozzafiato dall'alto ed offre una visione a 360° stupenda .
Grazie per questo ulteriore contributo informativo .
Nicou (123236) 2012-07-11 4:38
fantastique vue et iamge quelle veille au flanc de la colline superbe ces maisons blanches queis e contrastent avec le beua blue, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-07-11 4:52
questi sono i posti che più amo, questi villaggi distesi sulle colline a ridosso del mare regalano una grande sensazione di pace e serenità.
I colori hanno una resa molto naturale, la qualità è perfetta, complimenti per questa bella cartolina.
Un caro saluto
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-11 8:42
a picturesque view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the castle on the rocky hill is amazing, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-11 14:15
un particolare susseguirsi di case bianche dal mare alla colina.
Natura in certi punti di una bellezza selvaggia unica,
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2012-07-11 16:19
Hi dear Ourania
Yes, a great artstic shot again. Typical Greece image, I like very much. The blue sky and sea and white houses, there seems to be another paradise as me. Sharp and clear image as usual. Best suitable to present at this season, giving me a comfortable feeling very much. Thanks for your good work and have a good day!
Takero from again rainy Tokyo
Silvio1953 (123561) 2012-07-12 2:22
Ciao Ourania, stesso delizioso paesino, altra inquadratura più ampia che ci consente di ammirarae anche il possente castello, gran bella panoramica, splenddi colori del Mediterraneo, ottima nitidezza e magnifica luce, brava, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-07-12 5:38
Ola Ourania ,
Bela visão dentro de agua para esta ilha Grega , bonito a fortaleza no alto da montanha , belo contraste das casas com o azul do mar , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ChrisJ (99260) 2012-07-12 23:26
I like this wider angled view too which includes the hilltop castle fort. Nice sharpness and superb warm vs cold cold contrasts between the blue sea & sky and the reddish yellow tints of the hillside. Amazing repetition of all the houses tightly packed along the hillside. Tfs!
dkmurphys (50022) 2012-07-24 2:49
Spectacular place at the sea side. I like the colors and the strong contrasts. Well taken.
Angshu (55914) 2012-08-01 21:27
Looks like a wonderful place & indeed very photogrenic. Like how the white houses hug the slope of the hill & draws our eyes with the slope to the castle at the top. The deep azure water in the FG provides a nice contrast & also works well as layer. Well done!
Have a great day!
kiks (11749) 2012-10-04 4:49
Beautiful view and what an strategic place for the castle. I love the contrast of the white houses with the natural colors of the hill and the blue sea looks very invinting,