A view to the south from the highest mountain of Leros, approx. 320m. The mountain is called Kleidi and played a critical role in the Battle of Leros.
Kleidi very often features in the background of my photos from the harbour of Ayia Marina.
Now the harbor lies across the sea (the bay of Alinda) with the castle above and several districts spread along the landscape.
The distant mountains belong to Kalymnos and further away lies Kos. The round islet on the left is called Piganoussa.
I realize the quality of this picture is not great but decided to show you this view until I get another chance to enjoy this viewpoint again.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely weekend to all
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photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-15 2:43
that is a beautiful picture with great depth and pov. The city framed by the hills and the water makes a charming focal point. The colours are natural and the sharpness excellent. Lovely water in the fg and the hazy mountains in the distance. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
PaulVDV (27900) 2014-03-15 3:09
It wasn't a very sunny day but the clarity is certainly good. That highest top of the island must be a challenge for those who visit Leros.
I find this view awesome. All the white houses look wonderful against the darker natural surrounding. Especially I like the wide view of that impressive coastline with islands, peninsulas and mountains that rise up steeply from the sea. And this splendid coastline extends to the hazy horizon.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (69319) 2014-03-15 3:20
Inspit of the low light conditon, you managed a wonderful view from the Kleidi, down to the bay town and fortress above. Also, a great scenery as far as the other island mountains and bays.
I am sure you will take another opportunity and hike again, when better weather prevail.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-15 3:24
Excellent shot from the high POV. I like the view of the town nestled in between the seas. Thanks to the high POV we get a beautiful view of the spectacular coastline. Like the way you have handled the subdued light to take this atmospheric shot. The distant hills fading in the mist has created a perfect backdrop for the scene. Congratulations on a fantastic capture. Thanks for sharing.
snunney (96825) 2014-03-15 3:37
I like very much the composition with all the elements nicely placed in the frame; also the superb depth. Soft light and tones are very much to my taste. Have a good weekend.
tenretin (2545) 2014-03-15 3:38
I love your picture it looks like she is taking flight. Sharpness even at distant can enjoy the details of the landscape.
This is well documented.
Sergiom (76491) 2014-03-15 6:31
Tu as su trouver un point de vue parfait pour nous montrer cette ville toute blanche sur le bord de la mer. Même si tu es très loin de ton sujet, l'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
ngk (2413) 2014-03-15 6:34
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ ωραία παρουσίαση με εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια και πολύ καλό βάθος.
npecanhuk (74542) 2014-03-15 6:34
Very beautiful place and details!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
arnie (1805) 2014-03-15 6:48
This shot is magnificent, good use of what light you had and great depth, good detail.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-15 8:24
who could resist such fabulous view?
Love the hig POV,which provide us with so magnificent view of Leros and I love this unique,delicate light creating here so lovely,for me kind of nostalgic feeling.
I feel I could stand there for hours admiring the island and its life.
Have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (30209) 2014-03-15 8:28
The layout of this beautiful place seems timeless. The way the buildings spread over the land look as they have for thousands of years, and still this place retains its natural beauty. In fact is a rare example of human development actually complimenting the natural view! And once again, this reminds me of the ancient legends. I can happily believe that any of those islands or mountains beyond would be home to the mighty Minotaur, and can almost hear his roar echo across the land. Inspiring scene, and a beautiful capture.
Thanks as always
mesutilgim (94062) 2014-03-15 10:04
Hello dear Ourania,
Another nice capture of Leros in your Gallery.
It has the taste of an aquarell painting. Again interesting notes.
TSF and have a nice weekend
danos (96215) 2014-03-15 10:50
πράγματι το φως ή η ώρα δεν ξέρω πιό από τα δύο,δεν σε βοήθησαν για μια πιό καλή πανοραμική παρουσίαση της περιοχής που μοιάζει με 'αεροφωτογραφία'.Και αυτή όμως η παρουσίαση είναι εξαιρετική με τις νησίδες στη θάλασσα να δημιουργούν μια εξαιρετική προοπτική και βάθος στο σκηνικό.
pajaran (59151) 2014-03-15 12:46
Dobar tekta o mestu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i planine u daljini.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa arhitektura i priroda.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article on the place with a history and description of ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated and mountains in the distance.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful architecture and nature.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Sonata11 (33753) 2014-03-15 12:54
This place is extremely beautiful, very spectacular. Very well taken and presentation. I love the great management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Congrats. Tfs.
Best regards and have a great Sunday, Barbara
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-15 14:36
Splendid view of this lovely bay, bathed in soft light. I like the way the city nestles between the hillsides and makes the junction between the two sides of the sea. I also like how the mountains fade away in the background, it gives the image a great sense of depth. This is the kind of landscape that makes you quietly contemplative, and it's also a picture I would have loved to take myself. Some day, maybe...
carlo62 (45967) 2014-03-15 16:57
bella panoramica, il mare e la terra si susseguono all'infinito, in modo piacevole.
Le case dai colori delicati, ci offrono un ottimo punto di vista e riempiono lo spazio in modo ben equilibrato.
jcpix (13910) 2014-03-15 17:13
Oh, how do we all become our own worst critics? From my point of view, the quality is just fine...and as I will preach until the end of time...well, my time anyway...content is much more important! :)
You sure get around, I really enjoy the multitude of different subjects and views...from near and far, no matter where you are. :) This elevated vantage point offers up a wonderful lay of the land and sea, and takes us far into the distance. The wide open vista shows us just how the village is nestled along the hillside between the two ranges, and conveys a strong sense of scale. Despite the hazy conditions, the alluring visual is not lost...I'd be more than happy to come visit! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take it easy.
mirosu (16041) 2014-03-15 21:05
The view down is superb. The composition is well chosen, with excellent combination of light and simple colors and perfect deep depth of field. I like to see the small township with white houses because it contrasts nicely with the other areas, especially the hills. The overall composition with the bay, town houses, small islands and the mountains in BG is very good. Bravo.
Very well done
Wish you a nice Sunday.
Nicou (139240) 2014-03-16 0:24
quelle iamge et décor sueprbe ce lace et ce méandres et ce colline en dessin et découpage quelle vue sueprbe le dessin et le panorama à l’infini.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-16 1:26
This is a very beautiful presentation of this amazing view! The special lights added something very unique to the scene which now looks extremely eye catching. Very well photographed from a superb POV. TFS!
Have a nice day!
Silvio1953 (140033) 2014-03-16 3:35
Ciao Ourania, gran bellla vista di una deliziosa cittadina, gran POV, splendio psnorama di mare, bella luce e mgnifici colori, brava, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
jhm (150878) 2014-03-16 3:58
A nice panoramic view about this part of Leros, with a great history out of WW II.
Splendid picture with the village in the valley between the mountains.
Excellent composituion, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-03-16 9:06
What a beautiful landscape! Great panorama from this high POV. Most of all I like the background. Congratulations!
Gigidusud (20823) 2014-03-17 2:04
Hai scelto un'ottimo POV su Leros. Splendida la vista sullo villaggio tra montagne e mare. Mi piace i toni pastello e la profondità. Splendida foto, complimenti!
Buona settimana amica mia.
holmertz (50790) 2014-03-17 8:57
I had missed this delightful photo. The slightly hazy light creates a fine atmosphere and the silvery tones of the sea are very attractive. It's very interesting to see the well known port of Ayia Marina and the castle from this angle.
Cricri (117425) 2014-03-17 10:30
Une vue qui est magnifique, j'aime le village entre deux eaux, le château surélevé, la profondeur vers les montagnes dans la brume, belle présentation
cornejo (40953) 2014-03-18 11:16
Hi Ourania, lovely view of this interesting and beautiful town and its stunning setting with interesting hills and beautiful coastline, beautifully captured by a great pov with nice photography. A wonderful image of a lovely place, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ChrisJ (111774) 2014-03-18 15:53
I love this high aerial view of Leros and the minimalist pastel colors. Good sharpness and the aerial perspective of receding lighter tones is great. The zig zag road to the fort or monastery adds interest. Looks like a nice island to visit. Tfs!
Kielia (24077) 2014-03-19 7:23
this almost aerial photograph gives us information about the surface of this well known region we otherwise won’t get. This very spacious combination of water, islands and small settlements is fascinating. The moody light makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-19 10:16
Very nice capture of this village and the castle above this harbor. Great pov even the hazy lighting condition. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (21436) 2014-03-21 21:12
Wow! Dis you climb up there on foot or in a vehicle? The view is breathtaking. It that is Kos in the distance, a little to its left must be Turgutreis. How close and yet how far!
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-03-28 8:29
A great vantage point that you have composed very nicely to show off the layers of sea, land and sky. Although you did not have bright sunshine, the muted colours work quite well and give a sense of serenity to the scene.
aliabazari (16154) 2014-09-27 23:00
Hi Ourania dear
Nice shot of this beautiful landscape with a perfect combination of architecture. Exposure clarity and well performed.