Photographer's Note

Back from a 6 days trip to Milos, that magnificent island, which is my absolute favourite among the Kyklades. More than 80 fantastic beaches, some of them among the most spectacular of Greece, great traditional architecture, and an open-air geological museum.

Milos has been since the prehistoric years, a huge mineral centre, providing obsidian for tool making to allmost each and everyone one of the prehistoric settlements in Greece. Its geological importance stays at a very high leven until today, and in the mines of the island you can see unbelievable images and extraordinary colour pallette.

All around the island, you can see more than 20 bridges, from new and still functioning to old abandoned ones (one of my favourite photographic subjects), that are (or were) used to load minerals to ships. This one is located at Alykes (means "salterns") and was probably used for loading salt.

We 'll have the chance to talk a lot about Milos in some future posts.


I lowered manually the ISO to 50, used a small aperture (f/16), an ND-4 (2-stop down) filter, a polarizer and a tripod for this long shutter speed.

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