A relatively large cargo boat that frequently visits the harbour of Ayia Marina. Its name, "Taxiarchis" evokes the Archangel Michael, highly revered in the Dodecanese.
Taxiarch, the anglicized form of taxiarchos or taxiarchēs (Greek: ταξίαρχος or ταξιάρχης) is used in the Greek language to mean "brigadier". The term derives from táxis, "order", in military context "an ordered formation". In turn, the rank has given rise to the Greek term for brigade, taxiarchia. In Greek Orthodox Church usage, the term is also applied to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, as leaders of the heavenly host, and several locations in Greece are named after them.
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serp2000 (41688) 2013-04-09 7:34
Good cropped shot, good idea to show a part of cargo boat, fine details, interesting note.
Best wishes from Russia!
dta (70325) 2013-04-09 7:53
Hello Ourania ,
A good idea to show us only the front of the boat . We can discover here interesting details ; anchors , paintings , marks ...
tyro (21620) 2013-04-09 7:59
A very interesting note and a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it!
Your composition is very strong and imposing, the bow of this mighty ship really "making a statement". The light is delightful as are the reflections on the water's surface. Beautiful vibrant colours, perfect light and exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
snunney (88391) 2013-04-09 8:19
Ships have a fascination for many people including me. I guess it is because they have the ability to travel all over the world and yet they also exist as a little isolated world of their own when at sea. I like the precise framing here and the warm light and colours. A fine presentation.
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2013-04-09 8:22
Your shots of the sea are always beautiful, and another one here, but this time with the addition of a perfectly composed and impressive ship. Thanks for the note on the meaning of the name, I was not familiar with that word, so a pleasure to learn from your shot.
ikeharel (61491) 2013-04-09 8:24
An impressive look on the bow of a relatively big vessel anchored in Ayia-Marina.
Seeing the numbers in roman-numerals, indicate it was off-loaded already, not heavy on water.
Colors in fine contrast and clear view on.
macjake (60000) 2013-04-09 10:00
the shot of the day so far :)
I absolutely love these subjects, they are so powerful inside the frame and really capture my attention.
excellent light and again...wonderful subject
holmertz (43747) 2013-04-09 11:55
As always a very well composed photo. It expresses strength and heaviness. The boat filles nearly the entire frame and yet ws only see a small part of it. The red star on white, the heavy anchors, the dark blue and the dark red all give the picture a very strong impact and the late afternoon light give the colours a beautiful warm tone.
Silvio1953 (128423) 2013-04-09 12:25
Ciao Ourania, la prue della nave sembra uscire dallo schermo, bella la texture data dalla leggera increspatura del mare, fantastica luce, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
joso (2417) 2013-04-09 12:50
the low sun gives the well saturated vivid colours, the light breeze gives the textures on the sea - or? An other interpretation? as the ship takes the main part of the photo? The reflections of the wawes on the red, blue and white? that gives also a kind of texture, and the ship is on the sea...
however... well seen and done
nikkitta (16230) 2013-04-09 15:25
What a big ship, while writing the note I am afraid he will hits me
On the other hand, is a good idea to best appreciate details like the numbers in Latin , did you know the meaning?
Greetings and TFS
dkmurphys (51509) 2013-04-10 3:38
Very attractive detail of the huge ship. I like the colors and the calm atmopshere. Well taken.
jhm (142884) 2013-04-10 4:51
You took nice the foreside of the ship, this gives extra space beside to the sea
You create nice depth and perspective.
Splendid colours, also a wonderful place for this picture, without obstructions
Composition and presentation are very well taken.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
Miguel82 (26254) 2013-04-10 5:16
Good close up on a part of this big ship
Fine colors, good sharpness and presentation
Sergiom (65297) 2013-04-10 6:26
Le cadrage défie toutes les rêgles mais il est d'une grande efficacité pour montrer les textures de la mer sous une lumière spectaculaire, tellement grecque.
Didi (58440) 2013-04-10 9:50
Une image intéressante au cadrage serré de la proue de ce cargo
Une belle luminosité chaude de fin de journée
pajaran (54169) 2013-04-10 10:29
Interesantan tekst o brodovima ...
Lep pogled na prednji deo teretnog broda i sidra ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i komozicija, lepo pokazan deo broda.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the boats ...
A nice view of the front of the cargo ship and the anchor ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition getting, well shown the ship.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
marabu61 (9211) 2013-04-10 11:58
Very pleasing reflection on the ship from the play of water and sun. The thight crop gives the composition a good impact. Thank you for your note as well, I'd never had connected Taxiarchis with the archangels.
have a good evening
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-04-10 16:19
The composition is effective and impressive. The boat is out of the picture. I love the light and colors. I appreciate the good quality.
baddori (20021) 2013-04-11 0:33
La nota è "dotta" e molto bella con molto da imparare.
Nave storica in Leros , http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/it/showallphotos.aspx?imo=6913340&photoid=350296#top_photo .
Cento isole .... molte navi, vocazione marinara .
Ottima documentatrice . GF
saxo042 (37602) 2013-04-11 6:54
Very warm and pleasant colours in this picture. The reflections of these colours in the water are also significant for the total result. An impressive ship, no doubt.
delpeoples (54467) 2013-04-12 3:16
Un bel colpo di questa nave grande. La luce é squisita, facendo bei riflessi sul mare ed il taglio stretto ha dato l'immagine quella dramma che vogliamo da una foto. Non potrei chiedere di piú di una foto nei termi di geometrie, nitidezza e resa cromatica. Bellissima!
Un abbraccio e buon venerdi
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-12 4:08
Πολύ καλή η λήψη του "Ταξιάρχη".Πολύ όμορφα χρώματα και εξαιρετικές αντιθέσεις.Πολύ καλός φωτισμός όπως και γωνία λήψης.
Να έχεις ένα όμορφο Σαββατοκύριακο
siolaw (38292) 2013-04-13 3:58
Geia sou Ourania
I like the original crop around the ship's bow. The soft light and colours are very pleasant.
ChrisJ (102831) 2013-04-13 11:39
Nice warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sea / sky upper ship, and the lower red part of the ship, with excellent sharpness. Well framed and composed with adequate breathing space right around. Nice subtle reflections too. Have a nice weekend!
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-04-13 11:50
Ουρανία γειάσου, μια φωτογραφία απλη πού όμως ξυπνάει μνήμες απο εικόνες ελληνικές, όμορφες, χρωματικά εναρμονισμένες, εικόνες αξέχαστες όπως ο "Ταξιάρχης".
Μια πολύ όμορφη γωνία λήψης και μια καθαρή σύνθεση!
καλο σου βράδυ εκεί στην πατρίδα,
EstelleJ (921) 2013-04-16 12:25
Interesting subject, a close-up of the ship, it looks very authentic, with signs of long use and it seems to have its character. Nice warm light gives the whole photo pleasant hues and it's very visible on the white part of the ship - well-exposed, non-glaring appealing warm "white". Good composition and informative note to accompany.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-18 7:22
I like how you've chosen to present this, Ourania, focusing on the prow of this large ship, and the small rope keeping it at the dock. Beautiful warm light and rich textures that you've captured quite well. Thanks!
mcmtanyel (15607) 2013-08-12 10:07
This is an angle that gives me the creeps. I really do not like being close to the bow of a ship even if it is docked. Good composition, since it gives me the willies just looking at it! Excellent light and colors.
PS. Bingo, temel means foundation in Turkish, too. I think we discovered something!
mirosu (15126) 2013-08-14 23:30
I like this photo with view to ship bow in superb light.
The details are exclusive, interesting with this is the tight crop and almost like a very good close up. Well managed arrangement in the frame. Greetings, Miro