A sunny wintry day in Ayia Marina. The beach practically disappears during and after windy days and the colours are different. The shadow is cast by the high fence of a renovated mansion that belongs to the family who have given the beach of Ayia Marina its familiar name "Papalefteris".
Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all
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arnie (1215) 2014-02-16 7:39
A very nice shot, with the tree giving a very nice focal point.
serp2000 (35072) 2014-02-16 7:51
Good evening, Ourania,
The fence shadow make this foreground looks like a railway in the thumbnail. Simple but interesting daily life photo.
Have a great new week too!
ikeharel (46976) 2014-02-16 7:58
Placed the tree on a very well chosen point, employ the seascape which is relatively empty, and in contrast to the rest of pic. space.
By itself, the tree "rusty" brown color is exquisite.
Fine winter ambiance, looks a whole different from other times of the year.
Have a nice new week ahead,
Romano46 (14496) 2014-02-16 8:00
una visione invernale e recentissima della tua isola che ci mostra quanto essa sia bella anche lontano dai calori estivi.
Eccellente luminosità e tranquillita per la lontananza dei turisti spesso troppo invasivi la fanno apprezzare ancora di più.
Straordinaria la brillantezza dell'atmosfera che rende i colori vivi e contrastanti.
Molto bella e curata la composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
lousat (67105) 2014-02-16 8:09
Ciao Ourania.La composizione è davvero bellissima,spiccano l'albero ed il piccolo mulino sullo sfondo,ma tutto è combinato nella miglior maniera ed al posto giusto,ottima qualita' come sempre.Buona serata,Luciano
tyro (16748) 2014-02-16 8:12
You have written an interesting note and also provided a delightful photograph by way of illustration.
That is indeed lovely wintry sunshine which pervades this scene and although it appears cold and quite windy, the light is warm as it lights the solitary tree which is well placed in the frame for a perfect composition. The colours are delightul and the whole image is topped off beautifully by a fine and characterful sky.
Kamilutka (5705) 2014-02-16 8:18
very nice view with this warm toned tree in the foreground. It catches an eye as well as light and shade pattern road.
I also very much like the background. The windmill on a causeway looks from distance as rising from the sea. The distant hills and clear sky finish off the picture.
Very pretty colors and light and well managed sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Sunday
saxo042 (35196) 2014-02-16 8:36
You must have had a very pleasant day yesterday with sunshine. A beautiful view here. That red roof far away adds a nice accent in this picture. The shadows of the fence brings a feeling of a railway...
Schnappilic (9536) 2014-02-16 8:45
Great picture with perfect exposure, sharpness and colors. The whole atmosphere is great. Congratulations!
Nicou (109695) 2014-02-16 8:59
quel ensemble et compo sueprbe cet arbre avec la mer une petite tout en fond ces maisons quelle vue splendide.
Bravo et belle soirée
carlo62 (22341) 2014-02-16 10:59
una foto fresca di giornata ( o quasi), ben composta, con il vecchio mulino in bella mostra e questo albero ben posizionato per mostrarci il panorama.
Si respira la tranquillità del luogo, che, sicuramente, accoglie molti turisti in estate.
Buon inizio settimana
jcpix (8350) 2014-02-16 19:38
This is far from being a typical winters day...well, for most anyway. :) I would guess there are more than a few who envy this "harsh" winter scenery and conditions...it must be torture to have to endure this kind of climate. lol
If I didn't know any better, I'd say the water looks mighty fine for a swim right now...but the empty beach tells me otherwise. There is a nice range of blue colors between the sky and sea, separated nicely by the natural landscape, and thus creating a fun layered effect from top to bottom. Aside from the natural beauty, the thing that really stands out to me are the repeating shapes of the shadows in the bottom left corner, almost looks like a giant UPC bar code. :) I can only assume this is another in a long line of pleasant places for a walk, one I wouldn't mind taking each and every day. Enjoy the new week. Take care.
Corry (3402) 2014-02-16 20:27
Belle prise de vue du bord de mer avec cet arbre au premier plan. L'ombre de la clôture sur le trottoir donne un bel effet. Belle composition. Bien fait.
abmdsudi (35340) 2014-02-16 21:36
That's winter sunshine is in order. Superb shot well framed by the tree in the foreground with the eyes being led to the hills by the sea. Spot on compo of a very welcome sight under that terrific blue sky, rich tones with the hills show a foretaste of what's to come. Brilliant not only the picture, but the day and landscape, too. Wonderful capture, Tfs
danos (80278) 2014-02-17 0:58
όμορφο το Χειμωνιάτικο σκηικό με το ν ήλιο να το κάνει ακόμα πιό ενδιαφέρον.Η γωνία λήψης είναι πολύ πετυχημένη με το θαλασσοδαρμένο δένδρο να έχει τοποθετηθεί τέλεια στο κάδρο και συμπληρώνεται εξ΄ ίσου καλά με τον μύλο στην άκρη της θάλασσας.
holmertz (33511) 2014-02-17 3:09
For a brief moment I wondered if there is really a railway on Leros. I got that impression from the shadow of the fence. Those lines in any case add a fine element to this composition which is also full of other nice details. As you say, the colours are a bit different, giving the view a slightly chilly look. The brown tree underscores the fact that tihis is winter, and I get the same impression from the clouds. There is a fine, crispy clarity to the light that I thoroughly enjoy.
jhm (130642) 2014-02-17 3:11
I hope that wintry sunshine regular is present here in Belgium, today get a nice day, with sun and ten degree Celsius.
Your picture is very pleasant through the pleasant water and an excellent cloudy sky.
Sharpness and colour are pleasant made.
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
snunney (75072) 2014-02-17 3:38
I like the composition and the framing offered by the tree; the shadows cast by the fence are a fine plus point. Attractive warm light and colours.
mohammad_H (7940) 2014-02-17 4:30
At a right angle to your camera, background, beautiful sky and calm water, eye-catching and attractive landscape, color and light management is
Best wishes to you,
Didi (52429) 2014-02-17 8:08
Le point de vue est très intéressant et la lumière très appréciable
Je me demande si il était possible d'inclure entièrement l'arbre sur la partie de droite ?
Silvio1953 (109295) 2014-02-17 10:41
Ciao Ourania, gran bella composizione con l'albero fiorito in primo piano, ottima esposizione, magnifica nitidezza, splendida luce e bei colori naturali, bravissima, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (7325) 2014-02-17 21:03
That tree is awfully close to the sea, it must like saline water. I see that is is framing that lovely windmill on the water. Great view, TFS.
pajaran (44354) 2014-02-17 22:14
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A good article on the place and time ...
Nice view ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
krzychu30 (14378) 2014-02-18 0:58
middle of the winter,but the sunny weather makes really lovely atmosphere of the scene.I like the way the light affects the colors and how it helps you to depict the scene even more pleasant to us.
And also the slightly rough sea is a great contribution,as it adds so nice maritime and also kind of dynamic character to the scene.
Excellently spotted and executed!
Wish You a nice day
Subhogen (3200) 2014-02-18 2:25
Beautiful view from the side of the sea. The leaning tree and the shadows on the pavement create good FG interests. The tree is also framing well the coastal town and the hills in the BG. Lovely colours on the sea accentuated with the aid of wonderful bright light. Overall it is a nice scenery and a superb composition. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (46486) 2014-02-18 11:41
pleasant shot for those who love this winter
atmosphere I love the position of the tree
in the foreground and the beauty of the sea
fine winter ambiance with a delicate
windmill down there
is this a windmill really?
how sweet and worthseeing
have a nice new day tomorrow
Sonata11 (31881) 2014-02-18 21:15
what a gorgeous view. Amazingly beautiful place. Colors are fabulous. Very, very beautiful. I love it. Perfect snapshot. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
Gigidusud (11649) 2014-02-19 13:43
Un punto di vista diversa di Ayia Marina con l'albero in fiore in primo piano, una bella combinazione di tonalità rosa e blu e una luce splendida. Mi piace molto!
Un caro saluto.
eldancer1 (22435) 2014-02-19 14:39
It's still supposed to be winter in Southern Nevada but the temperature has been in the low 80s and today the wind blowing hard. I like the capture of this winter scene with dark clouds in the background. The tree seems to hang on for dear life. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2014-02-19 20:11
αυτα τα χρωματα τα ζεστα σε αντίθεση με το απειλητικο του καιρου δημιουργουν μια ομορφη αντίθεση!
πολυ γλυκο το φως που παιχνιδίζει με τίς σκιές..
το σπιτάκι αριστερά και ο μύλος στο βάθος ειναι δυο μοναδικές λεπτομέρειες!!
nikkitta (10418) 2014-02-21 8:29
Kaliuspera Ourania querida
That way is more familiar being "querida first" more formal, time to prectice your spanish
A very creative way to place the atractive tree in golden color in contrast with the seaside landscape, well use of the diagonal rails
What I like is the touch of red given roof of this kind of tower
Buen fin de semana
Cricri (95391) 2014-02-23 8:20
Très jolie composition, j'aime la couleur et la position de l'arbre offrant une vue intéressante et belle, bien sur la lumière est magnifique, très jolie