Klima, is one of the typical seaside, traditional fishing villages of Milos, known as "Syrmata", probably the most colourful and famous among them. In fact "syrmata" is the name of the small houses of this kind of settlements.
But why "syrmata"? They are called like this because they have a special mechanism to "syroun" (=draw) the boats inside during winter. Sometimes they have two floors (each floor never bigger than 20-25 square meters, and some other times only one floor "built" inside a cave. During summer the inhabitants of the inland, put their boats in the sea and use "syrmata" as summer "villas". Only the absolutely necessary (a bed, a table, two chairs and a small kitchen) fit in there. I like to call them the "apotheosis of minimalism".
What I really like about "Syrmata" is that they could be very touristic places (especially colourful Klima), but they still keep their "character" intact. Times flows soft and sweet, gently and slowly there. Do you want a proof? Just check the man sitting on the motorcycle, he practically remained "frozen" for 25 seconds !?!?!?
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ChrisJ (117201) 2009-06-27 3:23
Wonderful reflections with good warm cold colour contrasts between the amber & blue. Excellent sharpness, & lots of interesting details to explore. Have a great weekend!
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-06-27 4:06
Great image of this village by the sea. I like the POV and story of this place. TFS
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-27 4:12
Absolutely stunning and a mesmerising work of art Hercules. I like the way the lights and the hues have been used and captured. Superlative view
Morac (27723) 2009-06-27 4:52
Superbes couleurs obtenues grâce à ce long temps de pose de 26 seconds.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-06-27 6:26
Γειά σου Ηρακλή!
Θα τολμούσα να πώ! ότι και γιά αυτό το σημείο και μόνο
αξίζει η Μήλος! Θα το χαρακτηρίσω "έργο τέχνης"!
dareco (17134) 2009-06-27 6:27
A very interesting place! Lovely colors and detail. Nice atmosphere. TFS
Budapestman (82620) 2009-06-27 7:17
Great impression with amazing lights and mood, the composition of the photo is superb, excellent note and realization. Tfs! Congraulations. Have a nice weekend!
alvaraalto (19778) 2009-06-27 7:24
Fascinating picture with all these beautiful and colourful light.
I’m wondering what the lost and frozen motor rider is doing at this place. It looks more a place to visit by boat.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-06-27 7:35
A great view of these houses keeping their characters. The lights and the colors are amazing,
Urs (14082) 2009-06-27 8:45
Super, these reflection and the sharpness simply are great, and the colors are very vibrant. Certainly you used a tripod. I would love to be there. Very well done, congrats.
dip (23890) 2009-06-27 8:56
Geia sou Irakli,
auto mou mou kanei entuposi einai o anthropos pano stin mixani,26 deut, akinitos!an tin evgaza ego tha eferne olo voltes me tin tuxi pou exo se tetoies periptoseis:)
kata t'alla ti na po,
fos kai xromata se olo tous to megaleio,
poli oraio to simeioma sou,
bema (26425) 2009-06-27 9:07
Geia sou Hercules,
wow, what an excellent capture of that great place; have seen some more days shot, but your blue hour capture is a dreamlike picture, great mood, and a picture i could look at a long time, enjoying the colors and calmness.. excellent work my friend..
have a fine weekend, filika Bernd
vasilpro (41661) 2009-06-27 9:48
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
Εκτός από την καταπληκτική σου φωτογραφία το μέρος αυτό της Μήλου είναι εξαιρετικό και είναι το πρώτο που με εντυπωσίασε από το πλοίο όταν πριν 25 χρόνια επισκέφθηκα το νησί. Μπράβο!
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
clio (27961) 2009-06-27 10:28
Geia sou Hrakli,
I know perfectly those Syrmata of Klima because I made a watercolor of the same place and I spent a lot of time to loog at the houses!!!
But it was during the day and there was no this extraordinary light.
I believe that the place is even more fantastic at this blue hour.
There is a thing which I don't understand it is as the boy on the motorcycle can remain so sharp with 26 seconds of exposure. It is a friend of you and you asked him not to move?
macondo (19804) 2009-06-27 10:47
Beautiful shot, Hercules, with that wonderful copper light on the hillside and reflected so well in the water. Clear, sharp and a nice angle of view. The blue and golden tones make good companions in this mellow evening scene. And thanks for the very interesting note.
ymrk (15085) 2009-06-27 10:59
Kalimerhaba file Mou!
Have you taken at blue hour?I guess,firsly you'd waited for minutes..Ahahah :)
Perfectly exposure time,that such as everytime...Wonderful reflection on lights with their colors...
Have a good week end,Kirie Giritli.
hyasar (7773) 2009-06-27 10:59
colors, composition superb. But the major interest on my side is the man, the frozen man :) How did you convince him being frozen for 25 seconds :))) I guess the most important success point in this photo is that :)
anesugur (18789) 2009-06-27 13:16
Very well composed image with wonderful color tones, clarity and good POV.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
bebbetto (40) 2009-06-27 13:20
In september I will be in Milos. I will try to compete with you. Hard to do.
coco (30439) 2009-06-27 14:27
UN lugar con encanto, sin duda. Y, para seguir con una tradición no escrita, hicistes uso de tus "gafas de visión nocturna" para hacer una de tus muchas grandes y muy destacables fotos nocturnas y/o de la hora azul.
Sencillamente, un grandísimo trabajo.
Ta leme, file mou.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2009-06-28 0:21
i guess you will make me go to milos in the end... loved the shot and the note too... that's what i like a bout greece... even the most touristy spots has the authentic life going on... hugs bro mou...
antua (16) 2009-06-28 1:55
Geia sou Irakli,
yperoxi fotografia apo ena yperoxo meros.Poly omorfa xromata,teleios fotismos kai teleio simeio lipsis.Poly enimerotiko to simeioma sou episis (den iksera giati ta lene Syrmata). Sygxaritiria gia akoma mia fora!
suzzz (399) 2009-06-28 4:11
very interesting place and note..
an awesome photo indeed with beautiful
colorful reflection, and lighting, warm atmosphere
and one thing caught my attention, the towels on the
right side, looks a bit windy when you took the shot
I like the motion and al the details in this presentation...
jemaflor (102261) 2009-06-29 13:33
Impressive light and reflections on water, very well captured at the good moment, interesting and original result to show us this place.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-06-29 18:07
Nice one here. Great colors and reflections in low light. I also like the effect of a very slow shutter speed - a silky water surface. TFS. Gerald
Emile (20352) 2009-06-30 10:05
Una preciosa foto nocturna con excelentes colores y gran reflejo, muy buena iluminacion, el foco es perfecto y tu POV es muy bueno igual que tu magnífico encuadre. Las casas captadas de manera diagonal nos permiten disfrutar de sus bellos detalles.
Muy buena foto.
Glint (6171) 2009-06-30 12:05
"Time flows soft and sweet" is the perfect phrase to describe this lovely place.I would love to be there but a common tourist like me would spoil the place I guess.The contemplative motocyclist (now there is a novelty!) is perfectly placed.It is as if he is lulled by the evening light. A beautiful lights and such nice colours and reflections.
mkamionka (39803) 2009-07-02 5:32
another jaw dropping view.
It has a fantastic atmosphere. The architecture is really special, I believe it is a bit common for Mediterranean.
Your composition is perfect, you have cut a very interesting fragment of the village.
The colors are great too.
Perfect work, TFS
Kielia (24077) 2009-07-02 12:46
congratulation, this is an outstanding night shot! Excellent POV on this cozy place. The colors and the contrasts are very beautiful. And your note is also very interesting. But what I like most is this fantastic light. TFS!
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, 77 mm circular polariser,HOYA
- Exposure: f/11, 26 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Greek nights (part 2), Milos island-my favourite of the Cyclades [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-27 3:12
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