A reflection by a fishing boat in the harbour of Ayia Marina. The bright red colour comes from the fisherman's jumper as he was standing in the boat sorting out his nets. It's the fisherman whose hand, red sleeve and shadow featured in my picture "at work" posted a few days ago:)
The bright light and vivid colours gave me so many opportunities for reflection photos that afternoon. I believe that, although reflections are abstract as forms and are often difficult or impossible to decipher, they still tell us something about the place they were captured, about the its light, colours and atmosphere.
Thank you for visiting, a great Sunday to all
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ikeharel (61393) 2014-02-02 1:10
Nicely added part of the boat over the reflection you very well spotted. That's giving a sense of reality to the magical water-painting.
Red contrast blue and baige, skillfully applied.
siudzi (34131) 2014-02-02 1:12
The reflected view full of intensive colors looks superb and built very eye-catching scene. Excellent light management and sharpness made this scene so beautiful and unique. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-02 1:52
Nice minimal photo, like the play of colours and light on the water. The inclusion of a little part of the boat is a good idea, it doesn't make the photo too abstract. The warm light provides excellent clarity to your photo. Thanks for sharing a fantastic photo with bright colors and eye-catching contrast.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-02 1:57
i riflessi nel mare sono una delle tue specialità ed in essi riesci a imprimere tutti i colori vivaci delle isole greche.
Anche in questa composizione essenxiale, nitidezza e brillantezza di colori concorrono ad un risultato eccellente.
Ciao e buona domenica
snunney (88317) 2014-02-02 2:49
These beautifully lit reflections make for a delightful abstract composition. Ideally exposed and with excellent colours and clarity. The inclusion of the boat at the top of the frame offers a reference point to 'reality'; it would be interesting to see how the composition works with that area cropped. Just a thought.
Nicou (127766) 2014-02-02 2:54
quelle compo et vue sueprbe iamge quelle couleur ces reflets sur l'eau et ces déformations cela fait un très très beau dessin une ouvre d'art.
Bravo et belle journée
jhm (142794) 2014-02-02 2:59
Your picture is almost a modern painting with the reflections of the boat.
Colours and composition are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (65191) 2014-02-02 6:07
Je trouve ces reflets très beaux. Surtout au niveau des couleurs très affirmées. On dirait une toile impressionniste.Personnellement je crois que j'aurais tenté de couper la barque elle-même pour ne voir que les reflets.
tyro (21588) 2014-02-02 6:25
Yes, I agree: reflections like this are indeed abstract but they do give us information about a place too. And here we can appreciate the bright warm sunshine, a blue sea, colourful little fishing boats and lots of activity of the fishermen too.
Gorgeous light and lovely vibrant colours, perfect composition and exposure and excellent details and clarity.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2014-02-02 7:08
Another beautiful piece of abstract art. If I turn this upside down and look at the man in the red jumper, it looks like a painting by van gogh! A sublime reflection with wonderful golden
Iight, that ight being a beautiful compliment to the deep blue of the water.
Thanks as always, have a wonderful new week.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-02-02 7:17
Very fine reflections. These is very much like a modernistic painting with a non-figurative composition. Indeed very attractive!
ricardomattos (4951) 2014-02-02 8:55
Lovely reflections in a well done composition. I like the colors and lightning here too.Fantastic blues!
Silvio1953 (128325) 2014-02-02 11:20
Ciao Ourania, delizioso riflesso arricchito dalla presenza umana, delizioso tremolio, fantastici colori e splendida luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-02 11:27
Interesting idea with a good result. Nice frame with good light and colors. I like the result!
pajaran (54131) 2014-02-02 12:20
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepa igra boja i svetla na vodi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice play of color and light on the water ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
carlo62 (37205) 2014-02-02 13:41
hai messo a segno due bei colpi con le ultime foto, complimenti.
Avrei preferito non vedere la barca sul limite alto, ma, come sempre, si tratta di interpretazioni personali, che non hanno niente a che vedere con la bellezza della foto e, soprattutto, del riflesso.
jcpix (13726) 2014-02-02 14:11
I had re-read some of the TE guidelines recently about reflection pictures and what must be included to make them allowable. Although it's necessary to incorporate a portion of the reflective subject in order to post a photo, I would also love to see just the reflection itself...as you stated, in its abstract nature. I find them to be wildly intriguing and like to try and guess what is is without help from the additional material.
Anyway, my personal preferences aside, what you have captured here is a real beauty. There's just enough red to draw attention without being distracting to the the remainder of the visual. The clarity and crisp finish is outstanding and the warm sunlight gives this an added kiss of ambiance. Love your vision to have realized this opportunity. Thanks for sharing the "painting." :)
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-02-03 1:23
wow, a beautiful minimal composition with those reflected colours. Great light and very good depth. A superb one. Tfs.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-02-03 10:54
A really unique composition filled with perfectly captured forms and colours. For me it makes a great abstract. The inclusion of the boat is appropriate and contrasts well with the tremulous water. Thanks for sharing.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-03 12:43
What a fantastic reflection you have captured of this colourful boat. Love the colours and squiggles. Like an abstract painting, well spotted and managed.
abmdsudi (45644) 2014-02-03 21:52
You knock my socks off with those wibbly-wobbly reflections! bundled by stunning of colours, smooth, sumptuous lighting and fluid. You really do bring out the best in that lens and astonishing to see. Congrats
Didi (58422) 2014-02-03 22:54
Un tableau abstrait intéressant qui rendrait jaloux ce cher Pablo Picasso
Il est possible de masquer la partie supérieure du bateau afin de mieux se concentrer sur la partie essentielle
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-04 0:05
reflection shots are becoming your trademark here on TE!
This one is truly magnificent!And like you wrote the scene with its bright,vivid colors and abstract character conveys perfectly the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of this place and this moment.
Beautiful and working on our imagination composition!
My kind regards
holmertz (43685) 2014-02-04 4:21
These reflections are very nicely distorted and I needed your title and note to really understand the origins of the large red area. You did well to keep a small part of the boat. It is fascinating to watch its red line and compare it with the pattern of red patches seen on the surface.
Cricri (110295) 2014-02-04 10:30
Magnifique réalisation, tant pour la capture des reflets , les couleurs et le cadrage, très jolie
nikkitta (16230) 2014-02-04 16:23
Hola Ourania querida
And the reflections were taken and a creative capture taken and posted
Did you noticed that are the colors of the french flag?
Like the frame given on top for the part of the white boat and its shadows ( some real thing to avoid TE police?)
Original, colorful and personal capture
Very well done
mcmtanyel (15557) 2014-02-04 21:04
Nice colors, pretty patterns like ebru work, as usual.
adores (39860) 2014-03-01 2:48
It's a beautiful reflection indeed. I like the effects, specially the reflection of the red stripe of the boat, and also the combination of colours. The red colour is really great there!