Holidaymakers on their way to one of the several sandy beaches surrounding the village of Koukounaries on the Greek island of Skiathos. The hills you see in the distance are the Greek mainland east of the city of Volos.
You can see two alternative pictures from the same place as workshops.
I just returned the other day from two weeks on Skiathos. It was not a photo vacation but a vacation spent on resting on the beaches, reading interesting books and taking long walks through the pine forests and along the cliffs high above the sea. I will only upload a few photos from this journey before returning to my scanned oldies.
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lousat (77896) 2013-10-01 10:55
Hi Gert,I heard about your presence in Skiathos only on my return via Ourania, I was at the same time and also Alonissos to Skiathos to take the plane, and we have a chance to say hello .. ehehe .... I'm very curious to see your photos, the first is very original and with a very nice view, beautiful even the 2 WS with this walk among the olive trees before arriving at the beach, which I hope you find as deserted as it happened to me in Alonissos.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (85500) 2013-10-01 11:37
Hello dear Gert,
Very nice capture of a wnderfull place I've also visited.
The walkers towards the beach adds a very unique taste to your capture.
TFS and best regards
ourania (32169) 2013-10-01 12:04
what a lovely picture, I like very much the colours, the scenery, the textures and the light. It reminds me of childhood summers, but somewhere in Attica:) Your point of view is superb, allowing us to see deep into the downhill dirtroad and far across the sea. The people add interest, movement and vividness and also allow us to relate to this place and feel the delightful anticipation of this walk. Everything looks calm and natural, your picture evokes also the wonderful smell of a place like this. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
dta (67366) 2013-10-01 12:05
Hello Gert ,
This is a beautiful and luminous picture of the summertime . I suppose that the shade of the olive trees is welcame to avoid the hot mediterranean sun .
arnie (1803) 2013-10-01 12:06
A great capture, the walkers giving depth to the shot down the lane with the green of the foliage giving contrast to the deep blue of the sea and the white yacht.
pajaran (52648) 2013-10-01 12:30
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na turiste, zeleno drvece i horizont ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
Nice view of the tourists, the green trees and the horizon ...
Good composition, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
tatadalou (6341) 2013-10-01 12:53
This one is the one I prefer since we can see more sea and the far-off coastline. Colours are well saturated. Great depth of field and sharpness.
daddo (24420) 2013-10-01 17:04
Lucky you Gert. This photo does remind me of my childhood days in Dalmatia when my little friends and I would walk to the sea which was a few minutes walk from our homes. There is a lovely feel to this image, a sense of delight and anticipation. Lovely blue awaits after this green and golden walk. Glad to hear you had a great time. Best wishes. Klaudio.
kato (11630) 2013-10-01 17:06
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impresive to see the spectacle in which some couple wearing on casual clothes are geting down from a hill and walking toward the beach. We can see the yacht floating to the clean/blue sea and some islands in back. And, it's impressive that here is surrounded by rich greenery including WS#1-2, too.
npecanhuk (66382) 2013-10-01 18:09
Quite inviting picture!
And yes, the good side of life is not always so easy at hand! But the sight of it might give us some encouragement to go on!
I loved the composition!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (43754) 2013-10-01 23:16
Here's a real freshness about this image making the most of a sunny day... A beautiful rolling green grove bathed in a glorious sunshine carries the eyes into the brilliant blue sea and sky. I love the bright colours and the energy transmitted by the beach goers giving a summer atmosphere to the photo and sense of freedom without a care in the world. This is very distinctive and appealing, excellently composed and perspective. Great way to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, Congrats and tfs.
dkmurphys (50032) 2013-10-01 23:25
A charming countryside road through olive trees to the beach....amazing place, well taken scene.
Have a good day.
emka (80034) 2013-10-01 23:58
Hi Gert, I was wondering where you went this time. So, like Luciano you went to the beaches?? How nice to see people enjoying sun and then warm bath! In Warsaw we have already freezing temperatures in the morning, probably in Sweden you also have. I do not like it :(.
Whit this big format we actually see two photos. The upper part has such wonder colours - blue sea and marvelous green pine trees. When I will spend my holidays like this, on the beach? I still prefer sightseeing of whatever is.
Miguel82 (24319) 2013-10-02 2:19
People on the way to the beach, good light I like that mediterranean vegetation and dusty soil, fine colors and definition, all the best, have a nice day Gert
SnapRJW (31531) 2013-10-02 2:57
The location looks idyllic Gert and I too would be tempted to spend a relaxing holiday here. Your shot shows the typical vegetation with lovely old olive trees with their soft green leaves contrasting nicely with the more vivid greens of the pines. A fine composition with the beach-goers leading us into the frame and towards the blue sea. Warm regards Rosemary
Sergiom (61242) 2013-10-02 5:43
En effet, elle semble bien belle et l'eau bien invitante. La chaleur est intense et les gens sont pressés d'arriver. Les couleurs sont très estivales.
Nicou (123350) 2013-10-02 6:29
Merveilleuse image ces personnage qui vont à la plage avec leurs habits colorés la végétation et la vue sur la mer et les bâteaux sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
bayno (18342) 2013-10-02 7:45
a scene that brings memories summer, very beautiful vivid colors, excellent composition with exquisite detail and a great depth ...
Fis2 (86357) 2013-10-02 10:00
Excellent frame, colors and light.
Have a nice evening
Romano46 (18466) 2013-10-02 10:10
sei tornato all'attualità del 2013 e lo fai con una foto recentissima nella quale mare, cielo e terra si uniscono a celebrare le bellezze di questo angolo di Grecia.
Una composizione molto curata che celebra la vacanza con i suoi aspetti esteriori più evidenti, il tutto in un contorno di colore e grande nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (14615) 2013-10-02 12:34
who could resist the temptation of a day on the beach? Certainly not these lucky people carrying just the bare essentials,the whole scene appears most inviting with the little boat waiting to sail away to the distant mainland...
A most enjoyable holiday shot.
Kind regards Les.
serp2000 (40400) 2013-10-02 16:01
glad to see your report from Greek vacation. i agree with you, i try to read the books too. i don't have enough the time for this hobby in my daily life.
very nice summer scene, we as a north deer waiting and longing for the sun.
greetings from the US,
saxo042 (37580) 2013-10-02 23:13
Här ser det verkligen varmt och sommaraktigt ut. Väldigt fin färgkombination med den djupblå bakgrunden mot den varma sanden i förgrunden. Människorna i bilden ger extra liv och intresse. Själva är vi fortfarande på resa, just nu i Kamp-Bornhofen i Rhendalen. Om en dryg timme går tåget vidare mot Koblenz där vi byter och åker till Hamburg.
eldancer1 (28557) 2013-10-03 7:47
Indeed! Now that the weather is cooler I'm ready to leave the desert and head to the California beach. Nice capture of those people on their way to the beach and beautiful water. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (24072) 2013-10-03 9:03
Very nice scene and fantastic landscape with beautiful blue tones of the sea and mountains on horizon, beautiful photo with peaceful atmosphere
fabbs99 (16495) 2013-10-03 21:11
Nice view of the sea in the BG with people walking towards the beach for suntan or sea surfing.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image.Hope you had a great time at the beach in Greece.TFS.
gildasjan (41628) 2013-10-04 0:12
Bonne lumière qui met bien en contraste le vert de la végétation et le bleu de cette mer.C'est comme un paradis pour les vacanciers.
Silvio1953 (123689) 2013-10-04 5:37
Ciao Gert, great mediterranean view, nice composition with walking people, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (36242) 2013-10-04 12:37
Hi dear Gert
Ya very timely posting with much nostalgy for already pasted Summer. Finest framework and composition with nice light as usual.
All the best and thanks a lot !
Graal (97897) 2013-10-04 23:48
very nice 3 images from Greece coast. Good title and pleasant sceneries near by beach. Fine journey and resting you had.
Have a nice WE.
annjackman (19937) 2013-10-05 23:24
This is a lovely trio of pictures from this island. This image is unusually refreshing in that you do not show the beach but rather the path leading to it and that glorious view across the blue water. I very much enjoy the colour of the sand fringed by some soft green bushes. These contrast well with the stronger colours of the people's clothes and the dark green of the more distant trees.
A gorgeous photo - you must have had a wonderful time there.
Kind Regards, Ann
mvdisco (17774) 2013-10-08 10:49
Hi Gert, bonjour,
Très belle perpective et point de vue de cette Ile,
jolie composition et détails de ce magnifique endroit,
Excellent 'daily life scene' et présentation,
j'aime bien le petit voilier et le lac en arrière-plant,
excellent cliché.. tous mes compliments,
Waylim (25360) 2013-10-09 23:28
Very nice shot, full of summer spirit, makes me wish it stay a little longer. Summer is over :( I miss it already. This is nice as people hurry to the beach. The Beach maybe waiting but summer didn't, it is gone bye bye.
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2013-10-14 2:48
really a very pleasant seabeach is waiting there. You composed it nicely from this POV. The road acted as a nice leading line which leads our vision into the attractive sea. I like the warmth of it and those people of it added life in your composition. Great shot. Tfs.
mkamionka (30694) 2013-10-15 3:10
lovely scene. Very good idea! People walking along the path introduce some sort of anticipation feeling and the view further in the distance gives a preview of the wonderful place they are going to enjoy soon.
Very well done!
IBAlex (0) 2013-10-17 17:14
Great picture! This is a test.
carlo62 (33861) 2013-10-31 15:53
bella composizione e bella scena, di solito si vedono le spiagge e il mare di questo bellissimo paese, ma tu hai aggiunto una parte di vita che anticipa di pochi minuti la scena classica.