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Photographer's Note

This picture was taken from Taygetos mountain, as you take the road from Kalamata to Sparta, take the turn which says to Nedousa village, enjoy the view, and keep going up past the village, to the road which leads to Alagonia Village, this landscape is between Nedousa and Alagonia, almost 20km away from Kalamata.

This is another victim place from the dramatic fires occurred in August 2007

Some parts are still alive though, I didn't had the time to examine which on my latest trip to Sparta, but there are places and forests saved as they appeared driving.

A few notes for this photo:
This shot was taken at noon, I had a picnic with my family after the photographic cover I made for Nedousa village which I'll post soon on TrekEARTH, TrekNATURE and TrekLENS.
That day helped me a lot, it was wonderful. Lovely light, crystal clear atmosphere, even the worst shots could look amazing. I wanted a shallow depth of field, for I used f/5.6 at 45mm focal length, and tried a few shots playing with shutter speed, in order to capture the branches still from the wind.

It is one of the few times, I've shotted more than 100 scenes from the whole area, which I kept almost all of them, and couldn't decide which was best.

Enjoy

Stelios

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