Last week I stayed for a few days in Pelion. It was my second visit to this beautiful region. Last year, I moved mainly in the northern part, this time I moved mainly around Central Pelion. So, now, I have left only the southern part, which hopefully I will visit around late spring, early summer.
The region is mostly mountainous, with beautiful forests, exceptional nature, and some of the most beautiful villages of Greece, with excellent traditional architecture. Pelion has also some wonderful "exits" to the sea, both on the east side (Aegean) and south side (Pagasitikos Gulf).
The weather during my stay was very bad, it kept raining and snowing for days, not to mention the fog, but that helped me take some "diferent" photos. Here you can see a photo from Kato Gatzea a seaside village in the Pagasitikos Gulf, that becomes rather melancholic in winter, but still beautiful.
PS. I would like to apologize to some friends from Volos and Almyros (they know who they are), because I didn't inform them about my visit to the region. It was a sudden, out of schedule, visit. I thought that I could find the time after finishing with my job, but the afwul weather, made me work from early morning till night, under very dificult conditions, so when I went back to my hotel I was "dead meat". Not to mention that I had my wife with me! Now, if that's not a good excuse, then what? Anyway, I hope I'll meet them when I return for Southern Pelion.
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alin-m (3716) 2010-01-21 4:28
Nice idea to give yours picture in this way.
Interesting image and nice composition.
Hellas (7017) 2010-01-21 4:36
Πολύ καλό κάδρο και φαντασία!
Πυρ, γυνή και θάλασσα! Τα δυο τελευταία εξεδήλωσαν την παρουσία τους σε λόγο και εικόνα, το πρώτο υπάρχει και κινεί τις μηχανές!
avishek_khan (544) 2010-01-21 4:41
Nicely spotted violin in the realm of blue. The exposure info of 3 sec is a bit interesting. A good composition altogether.
afroditi (731) 2010-01-21 4:43
akoma mia wraia photografia,kalo kadro kai shmeio lipsis!
jhm (161051) 2010-01-21 4:53
A very great violin but a wonderful title for this idea.
Very fine picture here on TE.
Very well composition, real colours a nice presentation with the lovely place!
Nice done, TFS.
veyselk (0) 2010-01-21 4:54
the thing I wonder is that you used ND filter for long exposure in this shot. sea is blur and rock is sharp. that gives a beautiful efect to photo.
thanks for sharing
bema (26425) 2010-01-21 5:05
being on Pilion peninsula, that´s great, have visited that region several years ago, and i also didn´t get the time to be there everythere.. but you are right, it´s really a fascinating region, both sides belong to beautiful coastlines with very nice villages, imho i prefer more the aegean side, the beaches there look for me a bit better..
will watch your new theme surely..
PS.: a very good capture...
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-01-21 5:20
Buena idea, un título con imaginación.
La composición fantástica.
Una imagen que transmite mucha calma.
La gama de azules del cielo y el mar me gustan mucho.
Muy buen trabajo.
jasmis (58529) 2010-01-21 5:40
Smart title and really fine place which deserved to be saved.
travelm8 (366) 2010-01-21 6:45
Great title and excellent photo.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-01-21 7:38
great impression, I like the idea and the artistic realization, the composition is effective, the blue tones are very beautiful, the title is superb. Congratulations, Tfs! Have a nice day!
Cricri (126824) 2010-01-21 8:13
Bien choisi le titre
la longue pose fait comme si le "violon" de pierre flottait sur l'eau, ça donne un coté un peu irréelle, magnifiques couleurs
Buin (42522) 2010-01-21 9:09
Good evening Hercules!
An intriguing photo, a real eye-catcher - and a very beautiful and inventive one. The long exposure time created a very special effect here. Great!
Greetings from cold and grey Germany!
coco (30439) 2010-01-21 9:30
Fotón, Hércules, fotón.
El uso de la exposición y la composición en sí son... magníficas.
gilou530 (34) 2010-01-21 9:47
un vieux ponton qui tombe en ruine au milieu de l'eau, un cadrage bien vu pour l'isoler dans cet espace bleu, beau boulot
COSTANTINO (70270) 2010-01-21 11:01
Geia sou Hrakli,
Mi mou peis oti perases apo ta meri mas,
Katapliktiki foto me uperoxous xrwmatismous ,
arketi eukrinia kai katapliktiko kadro pou ekpempi mia hremia,kai mousiki diathesi,
JCG (35129) 2010-01-21 11:26
Fantastic use of the long exposure which creates a splendid effect on water surface. An imaginary landscape would be said. Much poetry in the composition of this image, I like much. A superb photographic eye, cheer and thank you Hercules.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
ymrk (15085) 2010-01-21 13:23
A Turkish proverb(you approximately know it) : "you shouldn't swim on unseen bottomless waters" :p
anyway,impressive long exposure as always..fantastic and certainly eye catching prospect!
rikko77 (10861) 2010-01-21 13:27
what a curious place! As usual, you took this pic with great skill and the final result which come to us is a great atmosphere. TFS!
vasilpro (41661) 2010-01-21 14:22
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
Καταπληκτική η τεχνική σου, έδωσε ένα φόντο τόσο καλό ώστε να αναδειχθεί η υπέροχη αυτή παρομοίωση, χρώματα πανέμορφα, ατμόσφαιρα εξαιρετική.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Gerrit (52283) 2010-01-21 16:53
fine observation, wonderful colors/
worldcitizen (9464) 2010-01-21 17:19
It is amazing what treasures we can find, and I like your presentation of this "broken violin" very much. I also like how the water changes from green to blue as it moves into the distance. This is definitely an interesting structure, in a lovely setting.
clio (27961) 2010-01-21 22:02
Geia sou Hrakli
I went in Pelion a long time ago in february. I saw the snow falling in Milina and around the coast of the Pagasitikos gulf.
There was a particulary charm that I found here in the colour of the sea.
Beautiful composition around the colours and the shapness's contrast.
carper (96) 2010-01-22 3:12
very nice and well taken shot here Hercules,
the point of view is good and the balance is great, good photo art job here, have a nice day.
sacavem (18620) 2010-01-22 3:53
Minimalist, simple, full of softness.
Great colours and a very pleasant composition.
Nice perspective is excellent. Good DOF.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-01-22 7:36
This is a great shot and a novel subject. A simple composition that speaks for itself. Very well done even if the weather was not too cooperative.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-01-22 9:47
A rainy and overcast day did not prevent you from shooting a beautiful and artistic photo with full of colours and a lovely atmosphere. An interesting object and a perfect title for the photo. TFS!
JT50 (1491) 2010-01-22 10:04
A superb composition and a
good imagination. I am afraid
this violin will not make much
of a sound. Beautifull blend of
colours. Well done.
Enjoy your week.
Sorry, I am out of smileys today except this one. :o))
ngk (2413) 2010-01-22 11:34
geia soy Irakli,
katapliktiki fotografia, ta xromata kai h oxytita exaitetika.
Leconte (5795) 2010-01-22 13:57
waw, a note of melancholy and unreal in this color palette of blue/green beautiful and dark, and a violin (or mandoline) in ruins, gives us an excellent composition,
thank you for this beautiful poem,
mkamionka (40163) 2010-01-22 14:13
you have an amazing eye to find interesting subjects for photographing everywhere plus enormous creativity for the titles :)
This is really a great catch, the long exposure time make the central elements to stand out .
siam2005 (1566) 2010-01-23 13:52
bella composizione, per l'armonia dei colori e la composizione.
Ciò che hai composto è una idea creativa, di grande effetto che colpisce l'occhio grazie anche al titolo perfettamente azzeccato.
Buon fine settimana.
chantelley (113) 2010-01-24 2:39
I still can´t figure out how you get the water to look so amazing. These photos make me wanna up and move to Greece!
Keep posting them, they give me inspiration
amaryllis (37039) 2010-01-24 6:07
je ne peux laisser passer cette superbe composition de ce "violon " dans la mer; je comprends pourquoi tu retournes dans cette région qui doit être superbe avec de beaux trésors
pasternak (15185) 2010-01-24 8:52
Excellent shot, but also very good vision resulting in this title, quite imaginative! Also the long exposure works well, of course:)
kastanaras (1160) 2010-01-25 10:18
Geia sou Irakli,
Ekpempi mia galini, mia iremia.
Poli omorfa xromata, ekseretiki eukrinia tou thematos.
Poli kali sinthesi kai kadro.
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2010-01-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, 77 mm circular polariser,HOYA
- Exposition: f/22, 3 secondes
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 4:23
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