Photographer's Note

Agios Nikolaos is located in eastern Messinia prefecture, in famous Mani region, almost 45km away from Kalamata.

More info you will find here.

I visit this place frequently for two reasons, it reminds me some of the places I've been grown up, its beauty and simplicity is beyond reality, and not far away from Kalamata where I live now.

About the shot:
Noon time, the reflections were perfect, and the sky not bad at all, this one was simple to capture, at 18mm (wish I had a 12mm or 10mm wide lens).
I really haven't much to say about the settings, as the Aperture Priority (AP) was selected and the f locked at 8.
The polarizer filter seemed useful in order to make the water darker in addition with the sunny houses and the reflections below. The clear and cold winter day helped me a lot too.

Post Processing Notes:
Some saturation and contrast levels were slightly adjusted, and nothing more than the usual black frame with the title below.
UnSharp Mask (USM) didn't needed because of my f/8 which gave a really good sharp result.

I hope you like it

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