Photographer's Note

A little history from Wikipedia:
The Eurotas or Evrotas (Greek: Ευρώτας) is a river in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The river originates in the Taygetos mountains and flows for 82 km. It flows through the city of Sparta and empties into the Laconic Gulf. Historically, it was used as a transportation method by the Ancient Spartans as an alternative to their port located at Gytheio.

A little Greek info from
Στην περιοχή που λέγεται ότι η Ωραία Ελένη πέρασε τα νεανικά της χρόνια, δίπλα στις πηγές του ποταμού Ευρώτα και βορείως του κάστρου του Χελμού, μέσα σε ένα ειδυλλιακό τοπίο βρίσκεται ο Σκορτσινός σε απόσταση 15 χιλ. ανατολικά του Λεονταρίου.

My info:
Eurotas river is passing through Arkadia and Lakonia regions over taygetos mountain.
This photo was taken from Falesia prefecture south east in Arkadia region, close to Megalopoli city.
You take the road that leads to Leontari, all the way south, close to a village named Skortsinos. Before you get there, you'll see a part of the river in this mystic place.
The place has been contracted recently and it is used for local culture events and representations of the area.

About the shot:
The wind made me use some extreme settings to my camera, because I wanted to capture a frozen scene.
As you see from the EXIF data, Shutter priority (TV) was used, noiseless for this scene ISO 400 as I also used a polarizer filter in this one, and the f was set to 4.5 for a shallower and soft depth of field which I didn't manage to get at 24mm. :(

There is no way of setting a shallow depth of field in wide angle lenses. Best f values are 8-16 in such cases. Extreme should be avoided for a faithful result. I had no other way by using f/4.5 in this one as the light was tricky for the rest of my scene and the rest of my settings.

RAW Post Processing notes:
- Precise Exposure and contrast adjustment
- Saturation increasment
- Frame added
- Title added
- Jpeg optimized for TE ready

I hope you like it

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