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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-17
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Naxos-Paros-Mikonos-Dilos islands
Theme(s): Three of A Kind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-22 10:28
Viewed: 4185
Points: 154
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just returned in the homeland,photographically,from Canada.

I spent some days in Naxos-Mykonos islands,so you can see these three horsemen to ride away from the range of vision of my lens, in one of the beaches of Naxos island,late the afternoon..

Hope you like it.

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Hello Danos,

An another excellent photowork in your gallery. I like here the nice harmony of colors. The silhouet of the three horsemen in the FG give agreta prospect and a beautiful graphic effect. The details of the sand of the play of light in the sea arve very well colected too.
Have a nice evening,

Excellent silhouettes and light, I like the metallic shining of the sea, the warm brown of the beach, the fog-wrapped mountains and the boat...

Hi Danos,

Very good shot, with the three silhouettes of horsemen on the beach. Very beutiful scenery with the montains and the ship in the background. I like it!


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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2009-06-22 12:19]

Hi Danos,

welcome back home, very fine and moody capture of this beach scenery.. like this soft colors and your fine pov and great depth..

have a nice evening, filika Bernd

Hello Danos

Something magic this picture. The composition is beautiful and it has a special effect . the colours was very well chosen. TFS

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2009-06-22 13:04]

nice counterlight...the silver shining of the sea adds some romantic to the atmosphere

well done

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-06-22 13:37]

Hi Danos,

very beautiful view. The scenery is really beautiful and the inclusion of the horses brings an interesting dramatism. The moment with the tangential light is perfect and the panorama format fits very well in here. Well done!

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  • clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961)
  • [2009-06-22 13:48]
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Geia sou Dano,
Beautiful light to light this scene. Beaches must be very pleasant to this period. The sight on blue mountains (of Paros?) so typical of Cyclades, is very sweet.

Hello Danos,
I'm really impressed about this photo.
It'a a superb composition with a splendid light and a special atmosphere.
I like the horsemen in silhouette and the man on the right of the scene.
Friendly regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2009-06-22 16:19]

!!! What a beautiful backlight!! Hi Danos,this is really a great work and you be sure that i like it! The magic composition between lights and shadows is wonderful.! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Όμορφα διαγράφονται οι σιλουέτες στο φως του δειλινού σε αυτή την πανέμορφη παραλία της Νάξου.
Σε καληνυχτίζω, Βασίλης.

Hello Danos!
Beautiful picture with quite a mood (peaceful atmosphere, inviting to some relaxing time by the sea... horse riding... walking along the beach or towards the sea... the sand under our feet... hazy mountains in the distance... a ship too... where is it going to? We do not know... but our thoughts can travel anywhere we want to!
Wow... tfs - congratulations!
Best regards,

hello Danos
wonderful picture!I love the great harmony of the soft tones,the brilliant watre,the different layers of mountains at the horyzon,and of course,the silhouettes of the horses whose only the tail is lightened!The peaceful atmosphere is also very nice!

Hello Danos.
A well composed seascape, enriched by the horses and human figures. Well-chosen large view.
Best regards.

Dano Geia sou

I just back from .....Naxos and other place in Hellas ;-)

Good POV with a nice manage of the people and the horses and a splendid light very natural
good coming back

hi danos
I definitely like your POV in this shot ... it provides such good perspective. The low light hasn't prevented you from getting rich colours and great sharpness. The descending fog is a nice touch too.


Geia sou Dano!
Poly omorfh h foto sou me tis figoures twn anthrwpwn na dinoun mia wraia dynamiki kai sto vathos to ploio na symplirwnei to yperoxo kadro!
M aresei para poly!!!
Xairetw Basilis

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2009-06-23 4:06]

Hello Danos

A nice capture of the horsemen on the beach. The distant tanker at right on the horizon is a good addition. Tfs!

Hi Danos,
A beautiful scenery! Very nice point of view and superb lighting . Well done!
Have a good day.

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2009-06-23 7:35]

kalispera, Danos

nice mood in this one. composition seems a tad too centered (the group is almost walking out of the frame), but i recognize, you did not want to lose that glow in the left side of the scene.

a pleasing shot!

hello Danos,

Très belle composition!
Les silhouettes offrent un mouvement lent à la photo.
Le bateau, au loin, équilibre la composition!



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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3995] (27462)
  • [2009-06-23 9:50]

Uma beleza de trabalho fotográfico aqui, com uma primorosa e artística composição. Muito boa.



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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-06-23 10:05]

Hi Danos,
A lovely sunset scene, beautifully composed and making great use of the difficult but wonderful light. The centrality of the position of the horsemen is compensated by the man walking and the ship in the distance.

salut danos
un contre jour bien réussi avec un format pano qui donne encore plus de grandeur a cette plage , je suis pas persuadé que le bateau apporte quelque chose, mais bon il est la, bravo

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2009-06-23 17:40]

Hello Danos,
It's a beutiful shot, I like the silhouette of the horse riders into the picture. They are a little too much in the center, and Personally I like to see more sky even though it's hazy and it will bring us closer to the riders, technical quality are great as always.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-06-23 23:50]

Kalimera Danos,
nice scene and scenery. I like the light and silhuettes on the beach. Good panoramic format. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2009-06-24 4:08]

Hi Danos
Jolies scéne et moment tout en douceur dans les couleurs et lumière, bon POV avec le graphisme des montagnes a l'horizon
Good day for you

Hi Danos,
Great atmosphere with beautiful panoramic composition and details. The depth of the photo is superb, beautiful soft lights, peaceful and romantic mood. Great! Have a nice day!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-06-24 9:58]

Yassou Danos
Interesting composition with bacl lights and nice foreground perspective who guide my glance to the group.
Best regards

Hi Danos!
This is a really beautiful picture of the three riders trotting away on the beach. Although all the shapes are mainly silhouettes, they are all very sharp, even the hills in the far horizon! The presence of the ship is also a pleasant element!
Marie Louise.

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-06-24 12:21]

That like a shot a film!!!The persons of the road with horses and they've had an fantastic view,specteclar photo depth,and silhouttes(ship,walk a man,mounts view in the photo backgroud,sand of beach,etc...all the best kirie Danos.


Hi dear Danos,
What a wonderful mood in this photo.The riders and lonely man makes this photo really enchanting! The sea is superb, the beach is beautiful. Good composition and beautiful soft colours.Also very nice framed.impressive light management.TFS


Hi Danos,

I like this picture very much, the peaceful atmosphere is great, good light management and excellent sharpness and details, good job,

Best regards


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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-06-24 18:56]

Hi Danos,
Love the misty late day light and soft pink sky above the gently rolling hills.
The horsemen add effective scale and an excellent focal point to this fine image.
Regards, Tom

Γειά σου Δάνο,

Εξαιρετική χρήση του φωτός και όμορφο πλάνο! Καλή δουλειά. Απλή και λειτουργική.

Hi Danos,
Well taken these horses on the beach to give an interesting and dynamic details on your photo, a scene well captured with this light.

Hello Danos,
Superb image which combines nature and the tradition with our visible modern time in the distance. The format of the image and its framing are superb. Its realization respects the colors. Cheer.
Have a nice day

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-06-25 9:59]

We are at home Danos. Nice to see Greece again in your gallery. Great moment in wonderful place. Light is your partner here. I am your friend.


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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2009-06-25 11:01]

Allô Danos!
Merveilleuse scène de plage avec ces chevaux en demie-silhouette et le bateau au loin qui donne une bonne idée de l'immensité de la scène. C'est bien aussi d'avoir inclus le personnage à droite. Un beau panoramique et des couleurs sorties d'un film du Farwest.
Toutes mes félicitations,

Hello Danos,
A magnificent place, peaceful atmosphere. Evening lights are great, and the colors, too,
Best regards,

Gia sou file mou
Poli omorfi ke apli i fotografia sou me ta aloga ke tous tris kavalarides,ligo asinithisto gia akrogialia ke omos alithino..Omorfa ta hromata,entipossiaka tha elega,kallitehniki fotografia idaniki gia ekthessi zografikis

Hi Danos,
This is a very atmospheric and beautiful picture with an outstanding depth. The light is fantastic, you have done really a masterpiece. Congratulations!
Best regards,

You captured an excellent sepia mood. Silhouettes of riders and beach are very nice. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi Danos,
Fantastic color and lighting, without the sea it is really look like desert, nice soft color to show the relaxing view, good perspecvtive effect, distinct photo, well done.

Hi Danos,

The diagonal line of the beach is an asset to the composition. The presence of the three horsemen has an effect of scale. The point of view leads our eyes toward the mountains in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The light has a special effect on the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.


There is a lovely atmosphere from the late afternoon light. The high contrast and the glittering water play their part in the success of the image. Excellent shot.

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2009-06-26 8:40]

Hi Danos,

Wonderful tone and shadow .. I love the superimposition of the modern boat with the horses.

take care,


Kalispera Dano,
....and a very inspired and narrative return it is. The framing adds a cinematic feel to it. The juxta of the horsemen and the hill is an interesting feauture and I dig the warm and restricted colour palet too. Very appealing work.
Have a great weekend,

Helo Danos
Back in beautiful Greece and beautiful nostalgic scene from beach
Nice shot

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-06-26 13:11]

Geia sou Dano,
tetoies skines den tis vlepoume kathimerina,isoun ekei tin katalili stigmi,
poli oraia! opos sou eipa kai apo konta:)

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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2009-06-27 1:51]

Fabulous painting like shot Danos. i love the textures and tones and lovelt ehw ay you have compsoed the ambience. its magical and classy

Bonjour Danos
I like the way you've built up this compo, with the horsemen riding at a foot-pace on the beach, the hills fading in the far in back light...The boat is also a nice element in your image.

Hello Danos,

A picturesque beach scene, where the photographer makes well use of the angle of light!
The image has a strong feeling of depth and good details, the atmosphere is well conveyed...

Pablo -

Hello Danos,
A supreme panoramic vista. The outlines of the distant mountains, the beach, and the horsemen are the highlights. Best regards...

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2009-06-28 4:19]

Hello Danos,

Lovely soft and fine picture.
The composition is beautiful and it has a special effect
The details of the sand of the play of light in the sea have very well collected too. The framing is very good and the sharpness is excellent
Thank you very much for your interesting note. TFS.

Have a nice sunday,

Hi Danos,

Excellent POV of horse riders heading down the beach with a nice golden lighting on the water and sand. Great job on the sharpness and clarity Danos.

Best regards

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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2009-06-29 21:33]

hello Danos

an holidays' atmosphere !!!
the good hour, the good light, the good timing, the nice work.
a fine day, Danos

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-06-30 10:48]

Hello Danos,

It's a pity that I cannot ride a horse because they are moment that I will appreciate much. We also have in Brittany of great and beautiful beaches favourable with these walks. Very beautiful light on this photograph which gives light and pleasant back-light and adds a soft atmosphere to the scene. Thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good evening,


hello Danos,

très belle composition, j'aime bien ce bateau au loin.
Bonne soirée

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  • Jakab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 213 N: 1282] (3867)
  • [2009-07-04 17:25]
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Hello Danos,
I think this picture is one of your best. The central figures are admiring the same panorama as the viewer thus attracting him into the scene - a really good emotional effect. The reduced set of colours supports the meditative character. The side light on the tails of the horses is excellent, the contours of the remote mounts (the real main motive of the picture since the horsemen appear in silhouettes only) show the land of desires. A great concept in perfect realization.


La luz y la escena es genila, muy buen brillo en el agua,
me encantan los caballo y has conseguido una genial profunidad! Trabajo Excelente!!!

Un saludo,

one of the things i would love to do (more than driving a car or riding a bike etc), riding a horse!
beautiful visionary with loveable light. i would even go for a tighter crop here.
ta leme,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-07-05 21:21]

Hello Danos
Fine layered picture with the the three horsemen in semi-silhouette and the lovely shaded hills forming a fine BG. Against backlight, but the effect is execellent also as evidenced from the glistening water. The ship & the walking person balances the compo. well. Good work!

Hi Danos
Beautiful scenary in the beach.
I like a lot horses and this POV is axcellent
Great details and depth
TFS and have a nice week

Hi Danos,
Very well captured shot of a great perspective and good sense of depth.
Superb composition.
Best wishes. Uğur

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-07-06 16:26]

Dear Danos

This light of the sunrise is simply beautiful as it has turned everything into pinkish hues. I rally like your nicely framed picture. The 3 horsemen and the lonely person walking into the picture from right add greatly to your excellent DOF. Sharpness is fine. Congrats.

best regards

Hi Danos,

Amazing shot with a great view, beautiful light and great colours. I love it! Great work!


Hello Danos. Rider, landscape, light, composition, background, - all ingredients for a skillful photo. Impressing is also the technical quality. Very beautifully. Regards, Wolfgang.

Geia sou Dano,
Poly omorfi eikona me ekpliktikes silouetes!!
Eksairetiki diaxeirisi tou fwtismou!
Pragmatika yperoxi!!

ciao danos,
una composizione molto curata con la nave sullo sfondo e i tre cavalieri che preocedono sulla spiaggia.
bella la resa delle luci, grande effetto.

Hi Danos,
A very nice scene, it could be a supeb poster!!
The colours are very harmonious and the whole is superb.

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2009-07-25 13:50]
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Kalispera Danos,
The colors look like it's early or late in the day but the shadows are really short so I'm confused; what time of day did you take this photo?

In any case, the photo has a nice feeling of balance and harmony; I think part of it is the way the diagonals of the beach, sea and mountains come together in the far distance, another part is the dynamic tension between the three riders and the lone walker. I also like the pano crop in an uncluttered scene which gives a spacious feeling to the compo.

HLJ, Pat

Hello Danos
Simple photo with excellent lighting in the late afternoon. Just a few colours - good composition. Tfs, Marlene

Namaste Danos,
nice shot in daylight. The sea with the faded hilly area looks great. The horsemen create fine perspective here. Depth and sharpness fantastic. Very well done.
Have a nice week.

Pozdrav prijatelju, srecni praznici i neka donesu srecu i radost.
Format fotografije koji volim, lepa fotografija i boje , pravi trenutak snimka sa dobrim tekstom.
Sve najbolje, Paja.

αναπάντεχο προφανώς το θέαμα να δει κάποιος λουόμενος τέσσερεις ιππείς να κάνουν την βόλτα τους στην παραλία.Εξαιρετικό στιγμυότυπο με το άνθρωπο και το φορτηγό καράβι στο βάθος να συμπληρώμουν το σκηνικό.


A very similar pic. to one later posted, but a wonderful sight of the rider at the beach, Danos.
What a fun taking horse-back ride, enjoying the golden afternoon light's.
Nice placed on pic. space, allow much of the seascape scenery and the vessel sailed.
Nice weekend,

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