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I'm very sorry for the few hours delayed information
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Nafplion or Nauplio (Ναύπλιο), on the Peloponnese in Greece, is a seaport town that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf (Argolikos Bay). The town was the capital of Greece from 1829 to 1834, and is where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of the modern Greek state, was assassinated. Nafplion, with a population of (13,822) is the capital of the prefecture of Argolis and the province of Nafplion.

More information about Nauplio you will find here.



Technical Photo Notes:
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My special subject in this photo is not the boat,
neither the bourtzi castle, and not even the pier on the left.

The life of the picture for me is the big wave touching the boat.

This picture is easy. trust me on this. Anybody that time could take this shot, at least it was too obvious for me anyway, proof that I had set my tripod there waiting.
However I needed more:
Imagine this shot without the wave, still a good shot but, incomplete perhaps? (lack of timing)
I saw this big wave comming some meteres from beyond, and I thought "it would be nice to catch it when it touches the boat, well at least I'll have one with it, and I can take as many as I want without it later", so all I needed was some patience and timing, and I did it.

I knew I shouldn't go beneath 1/6 shutter speed, in order to catch the wave still, but to do this I had to set the ISO 800, and the lowest f (not wise, but there wasn't any other way) in order to maintain the rest light of the shot.

Slower speed wouldn't give me this result,
f bigger than 3.5 should increase the ISO to 1600, in order not to underexpose by one or two f-stops, and I hate noise in such pictures, its completely useless.

So I said, don't mind about the f/3.5, you have the Sharpen tool in PS if needed :), take this shot with these settings, and here it is


Post Processing Notes:
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This one was taken under a blue hour.
You'll have to forgive me for changing this, or post the original one, but I did it because i liked it better this way, Its closer to reality this way, rather the dead and mood colours after the sunset.

This purple red colour made by shifting my white balance (WB) warmer and the HUE to light purple.
I tried many colours, but these are the ones that fit to this scene, (the original purple sky on the horizon helped me also).
Except that, some levels were adjusted, and my favorite frame was added for the final touch


I hope you like it

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