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Golden moments

Golden moments
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-28
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Magnisia
Date Submitted: 2009-08-19 6:44
Viewed: 3832
Points: 162
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Golden moments in Milina.

Milina, situated 49 km away from Volos, is a picturesque little seaside village which combines simplicity and tranquillity with modern facilities.
All along the coast, visitor can enjoy the little bays with their clear green waters and their splendid views of the mountain. In the surrounding area, you can also find Valtoudi which is a small, natural port with two small islands, "Alatas" and "Prassoudas".
In Milina, you will find restaurants and tavernas where you can sample a variety of local snacks. During the summer, the night-life is lively with plenty of bars staying open until way past after midnight. Moreover, visitors can enjoy some of the many cultural activities that take place during the tourist season.

Σε απόσταση 49 χιλιομέτρων από την πόλη του Βόλου βρίσκεται η Μηλίνα,ένα γραφικό παραθαλάσσιο χωριό που συνδιάζει την απλότητα και την ηρεμία με τις σύγχρονες υποδομές.
Σε όλο το μήκος της ακτής απλώνονται μικροί κολπίσκοι με καταγάλανα νερά μέσα σε ένα καταπράσινο τοπίο, το σήμα κατατεθέν όλου του Πηλίου. Το Βαλτούδι, γραφικό φυσικό λιμάνι που φιλοξενεί τα νησιά Αλατά, και Πρασούδα είναι ένα αραξοβόλι από όπου μπορείτε επισκευθείτε τη Μηλίνα.
Θα βρείτε εστιατόρια, ταβέρνες και μεζεδοπωλεία με λογής ντόπιους ψαρομεζέδες. Το καλοκαίρι η νυχτερινή ζωή είναι έντονη, με μπαρ και καφέ που λειτουργούν ακόμα και τις μεταμεσονύκτιες ώρες και πολλές πολιτιστικές εκδηλώσεις.
Βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στα χωριά Πινακάτες και Μηλιές και σε υψόμετρο 500 μέτρων.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-08-19 7:11]

Hi Danos,

perfect moment I would say...the image has a powerful graphical apealing. You did a good job on the catch and post-processing. The golden tones are there for our contemplation. Great job!

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Υπέροχες σιλουέτες μέσα σε ένα πολύ ονειρεμένο χρυσό πέπλο, μια πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση από μια πολή καλή γωνία λήψης.
Καλό απόγευμα, Βασίλης.

Very nice view... Beautiful mood, POV and good light. Nice work!
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos

Wonderful capture of this scene. Looks like a postcard. Nice pov and Excellent work.



Hola Danos ---------------->

Buen trabajo en lo que parece una imagen en sepia,
me gusta en encuadre y los tonos suaves a pesar de
ser una foto a contraluz, pienso que has conseguido
un cuadro que llama la atención por lo sencillo
y agradable.


Un saludo.


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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2009-08-19 8:26]

Danos, geia sou,

really a golden moment you captured here, and a very moody one..
like the nice pov, would like to have a rest there..
several years ago during our stay/vacations at Pilion i remember to have visited this little village also..

have a fine afternoon, filika Bernd

Hi Danos,
Lovely mood captured here and an excellent composition.Nice colours and lighting, well framed.

Hello Danos,
what an inviting picture, I like a lot how you composed the scene, with the table and drinks on FG, and the trees as a frame.
Spectacular atmosphere with the boat on the sea and suggestive tonalities of colour. A really great shot.
Have a good evening.

Hi Danos!
The atmosphere is so pleasant out there! Amazing reflection of the sun light on the water! Excellent composition, the natural framing is grea, the sharpness and point of view very good and the golden tones are fantastic! Well done!
Best regards

Hello Danos,

Congratulations for this excellent shot with an very nice harmony of the colors, a great depht and a superb framing. I like the athmospher of this maige.
Good evening,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 157 N: 16070] (126527)
  • [2009-08-19 13:12]

Witaj Danos!
Fantastic climate!
I like the frame and nice composition.
Very curious effect in water.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice ewening

Hi Danos,

Nice composition with taste of summer. Very good effects of backlight, nice silhouettes, perfect sharpness. Well done!


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2009-08-19 20:48]

Hi Danos

The warm, reddish brown sepia tone works well here. Excellent sharpness & framing. The sparkling stars, dancing on the water at right, are a nice touch. Tfs!

Hello Danos.
This shot give me a sense of peace.
Composition deep and well-balanced.
Best regards.
P.S. I'm sorry, I've no more point today. I'll see you later!

hi danos,
You captured fantastic light in a really good composition. I am impressed by the details and colours of your photo
really good one

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-08-20 0:05]

Klimera Danos,
very nice place, good composition. Pleasant peaceful mood. Ilike it. Well idea and theme on photojob. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Hello Danos

These golden tones are perfect to give to the picture a romantic and nostalgic atmosphere. Very lovely. Congratulations.
Best regards

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-08-20 2:04]

Geia sou Dano,
omorfi,romantiki skini,
oi antanaklaseis pano sto nero einai ola ta lefta!
poli kalo to kadrarisma,

Namaste Danos, wow, what a moment created by you! Really golden moment. It has too much depth. Moods are nicely depicted here. To seat on a chair and enjoy the tranquility. Great... Tfs.

Hello Danos,
Nice framing, perspective, soft light, colours and nice silhouettes. Nicely composed view.
Best wishes,

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3986] (27422)
  • [2009-08-20 3:57]

Fantástica composição aqui, amigo. Controle de exposição e enquadramentoi perfeitos para o lindo resultado.



Hi Danos,
amazing mood, the composition of the photo is beautiful, I like the natural frame and the lovely foreground, the lights are amazing, Tfs! Have a nice day!

Bonjour, mon ami Danos,
C'est toujours un pur régal que d'admirer tes photographies. Je me laisse emporter par la beauté du paysage. J'ouvre grand les yeux pour m'en souvenir longtemps !

geia sou dane kataplhktikh
texnika apsoga
filika stamatis

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
  • [2009-08-20 4:54]

Hello Danos,

I would no better words can find or the first writer,
perfect moment I would say...the image has a powerful graphical apealing.
Nice composition, lovely presentation. TFS.

Have a nice hot day,

Hello Danos,
I like this moderate light and the very metal aspect of sea surface. Excellent romantic composition with the boat and the foreground. A beautiful work. Cheer.
Have a nice day

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2009-08-20 7:55]

Hi Danos
Interestin framing with table and glass ready as a good FG, and a nice scenery in the BG with good luminosity and well positionned sailing boat
Ta leme

Hi Danos,
Wonderful picture! I love the beautiful, golden tones. The shilhouettes are amazing. Nicely composed with magical atmosphere here. Well done!

Hello Danos,
I like this composition very much with the sunset not in the middle of the picture, the sailing boat between
the overhanging branches, the inviting foreground and the glittering on the water left and right
of the back of the chair.
The picture creates a very pleasant atmosphere.
Best regards, Paul

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-08-20 11:55]

Hola Danos.
Nice composition with the sepia tones, your POV with the inclusion of the table and sailing boat was a great idea. The branches of the tree creates a nice natural frame. Very well captured. Good work.
Best regards.

Hi Danos,

The reflexion of the rays of the sun on the sea is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing a place to relax and enjoy life. It is also taking our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the photo. Well done, have a nice day.


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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2009-08-20 14:44]

Hello Danos

Wonderful capture of this scene; very good effects of backlight.

Hello Danos,

What a beautiful moment! Great light, nice colours and details. I wish I was sitting there at that table enjoying that beautiful view! Great work!


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2009-08-20 22:15]

Hi Danos,
its nice romantic atmosphere .Very good light control here. your natural framing is great. TFS
Best wishes.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-08-21 0:13]

Bonjour Danos,
ce passage en duotone est une pure merveille, une iédée excellente pour dorer la scène et lui donner encore plus une allure reposante et de quiétude.
La table à l'avant plan symbolise aussi les bons moments de vacances.
C'est bien agréable à regarder.
My best regards.

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-08-21 1:12]

Hello Danos!!!

This absolutely excellent capture!!!!
Insual composition and really amazing colours!!!

Great work!!!

My congrats!!

Good morning dear Danos,
Very nice -almost- monochrome capture with perfect pov and nice and balanced light management.
Good framed and good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi Danos,
This one is a great spectacle for our eyes. The light of the image creates a specially attractive atmosphere, and fills our soul of peace and of tranquility.
The dark silhouettes of all the elements and its strong contrast with the golden hues of the sea and of the sky, notices us that you have done a great work with this difficult cross-light.
And finally, the table and the chairs invite us to take a glass while we enjoy this wonderful sight.
A fantastic composition.
Friendly regards,

- Superb composition Danos, very artistic and almost monochromic in bonus the superb foreground is a bonus, well done!
Have a nice weekend.

Hello Danos
Wonderful capture of this scene. Looks like a postcard. Nice pov and Excellent work.Regards.

As first I thought it was sepia toning, but I guess not. All the silhouettes are immediately recognisable, and the empty chair with the beer waiting creates a wonderful mood. I want to be on that chair gazing out into teh sunset.

fantastic back light shot here my friend,
technical very good, fantastic balance and good silhouettes, a good photo job here, have a fine weekend.
regard jaap

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-08-21 9:04]

Hi Danos

You really can name it Golden Moments, however I would prefer to visit this place in the off season. Even I'm a foreigner as well, but I prefer to experience each destination how life really is. The unique color is vibrant, sharpness is fine and DOF is at its best with the table in the FG and the boat in the BG. Well done

Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2009-08-21 10:37]

Hi Danos
Un endroit qui invite a la détente, j'aime l'effet de lumière qui donne l'atmosphére encore plus plaisante, beau cadrage et composition
Have a nice week end

Hello Danos!
The composition with all those attractive silhouettes is awesome!!!!!! To complete the beauty of this image, the golden tones all over the frame and those sunlight reflections on the water surface! Fantastic!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Nice relaxing photo with the table with beer - my favorite drink. Natural frame makes from branches.
Wonderfull colours of sea and splendid sun reflections on the brown water.
Best regards

Hello Give Us.
A great POV in this composition, the contrast that they believe the table in the beach and the sailboat on a sea that seems of silver is really bellisimo, the incorporation of a few branches in the top part believes a nice frame. The image transmits a sensation of peace and tranquility.
Regards and good weekend.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-08-21 18:11]

Hi Danos,
Beautiful late day image of the glittering harbor and tranquil silhouettes of boats, mountains and trees.
Looks like a great day whatch the day end.
Regards, Tom

Hello my dear Danos

What a impressive and perfect angle shot !
And quite impact image and splendid composition indeed.
Congratulation on your good job !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice weekend !

Hi Danos, what an idyllic scene here. After finishing a nice cold drink you could dive straight into the water. I like the light here, the sparkles on the water are dream-like. Excellent photo, thanks for sharing, Lisa.

Bonjour Danos
wonderfull this photo with the colour dorée, une quiétude règne en cet endroit; ce bateau situé un peu sur la gauche, ces chaises vides et tant mieux qui nous permettent d'en apprécier encore plus le côté paisible
belle réalisation

Hello Danos,
what a peaceful moment! The POV is so excellent and the colours so soft. Very good work. TFS

Hello Danos. A strangely fascinating photo. Above all the fantastic light gives expression and value to the photo. Outstanding. Regards, Wolfgang.

Hi Danos,
yes!this is a golden moment with superb light and reflections.nice framing and clarity.very peaceful and relax scene with wonderful details.superb presentation,eye catcher frame..well done.tfs


Hi Danos
Wonderful view and details in this fine picture. I like a lot how you framed it and the atmosphere. Beautiful reflections and details
TFS and have a nice Sunday

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-08-23 2:24]

the title is very harmonic!
Bingo kirie Danos...Especially site of the factors are on the place.Very impressive shot,and incredible timing at the same time...
Ta leme!


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-08-23 2:30]

Romantic Milina and the picture as the result of your sensibility, friend. i like it. i like to be there. Freindly,


Hi Danos. This scene is just so inviting and relaxing. Wonderful colour tones and excellent details. Well framed and presented. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good Sunday, Paul.

Hello Danos,

Indeed a special moment..!
The setting by the shimmering sea is dreamlike, as the day is about to end and pleasures of the evening to begin...
The scene is well framed, fine details and the mood is perfectly conveyed!

Pablo -

Hi Danos.

I love the beautiful setting of this shot. The tall drink and the sparkle on the surface are just stunning. Great place to unwind and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

A magic hour when the tired sailor sits in the cockpit of his boat enjoying the calmness of the sea and the setting of the sun... and a magic hour even for the land man who sit at a table like that where he can drink his frozen beer and look at the fine boat in front of him...
two worlds depicted very well in this masterful composition.
Best compliments,

Hello Danos,
I like much this peaceful ambiance, very good framing with the branchs too, a very delicious moment.

Helo Danos
O yes this is golden moments
Amaizing sommer photo....
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Danos,
una foto eseguita con grande stile e che invita a sognare.
Bello l'inserimento del tavolo con le sedie in primo piano.
Rende dinamica la foto e dà anche profondità (DOF) alla scena.


Ciao Danos, fascinating composition with superb light, I like a lot, very well done, ciao Silvio

This moment is very good captured!
Great monochrome, great atmposphere!



Hello Danos,
This is a beautiful composition, very original and well done!
I like the little stars on the water, they add so much romanticism to the scene.
Have a nice week-end,

Geia sou Dano!
Kataplhktiki h foto sou me poly wraio tonismo kai yperoxh synthesh.
Bravo sou!!!

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  • savask Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 53 N: 270] (1891)
  • [2009-08-30 17:29]

very nice idea this sepia color. It adds more to the magic moment you caught. Well done.

Hi Danos!
I love this photo of a sunset turned into sepia! It gives the best of effects!
Who wouldn't like to be there enjoying the peace and quiet of the place and moment!
The composition is great with the beautiful reflection of the sunset in the sea, the lone boat going to sleep, and the inviting table under the canopy of the branches!
An excellent job!
Have a good Sunday!
Marie Louise.

hello Danos
waoooow!!!I love this very much!The water with its little starry lights is absolutly wonderful,and I love the black silhouettes framing the scene created by the boat!Really wonderful!

Hi Danos, A brilliantly composed night photo, the light is truly excellent & great silhouettes, it's such an inviting & peaceful picture, oozing quality, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2009-10-04 12:32]

Hi Danos,
lovely Greece again..I never get tired of going there !
I could really imagine sitting at that table, downing a beer and enjoy life..
Fine composition,silhouettes and an attractive atmosphere. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday.

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  • arnie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 0 N: 67] (1817)
  • [2009-10-08 11:33]

A great shot, really peaceful nad tranquil shot.
Regards Arnie

Hi Danos,
This is a very charming composition. The colors or their lack make the atmosphere very special. Amazing are the reflections of the sun in the water.
Plenty of characteristic -vacation related shapes.
Great work

Dobar dan, tmurno vreme sa kisom.
Odlican rad, trenutak i boje. Mesto za uzivanje sa voljenom osobom.
Prijatan, lep dan, Paja.

ciao Danos,
la conversione in sepia valorizza molto l'mmagine che ha un'ottima inquadratura sulla spiaggia,
Idea di grande relax tra tavolnio e sedie con la barca che attraversa lo scatto.
un caro saluto

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2010-09-10 9:03]

what an wonderful place to seat and enjoy the moment. I love the golden light.
Best regards

άλλη μια ειδυλιακή φωτογραφία με το ιστιοφόρο να προσπερνά την παραλία μέσα σ΄αυτές τις χρυσές ανταύγιες στην επιφάνεια της θάλασσας.Το τραπεζάκι με το ποτήρι της μπύρας, μυρίζει Καλοκάιρι.


Magnific sunset Danos,
A dedicated place to relax after a warm day and beach activities, excellent presentation
With respect

Δάνο, ανακάλυψα μια τάση σου για δημιουργικότητα και εφευρετικότητα..να χρησιμοποιείς σέπια χρώμα...και καλά έκανες γιατι δίνει τήν αίσθηση του χρυσού και κάνει την εικόνα σου απλά μαγευτική...τι μέρος για να αγναντέψει κανείς!!!
ξημερώνει σε λίγο στην Παιανία, καλημέρα σου!!

Almost darkness and the sepia tones applied, made the scene so unique, Danos.
Still maintained good sharpness and glow of last light upon water.
Kalispera and a nice weekend,

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