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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: 2009-09-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, B+W SLIM 82E C-POL MRC
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 22:26
Viewed: 6608
Points: 178
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The point that the two beaches of Kokkari are met,the left one and the right one.

Samos island in the maps of Google


Kokkari is on the northern part of the island, ten kilometres distant from the main town. It is located in an area with an abundance of pine and olive trees and vineyards. The name of the village is derived from the large quantities of onions which its fields once produced. Nestling between two small protective headlands that capture the gaze. The most tourist - friendly and picturesque village on Samos.

The people are simple, kind and welcoming. The sea is crystal clear. Popular with surfers, because the wind is good. There you can find as well a school for wind surfing. There are several small bars and caffe on the beach at Kokkari, which operate from the morning hours, in order to lift your spirits. Wonderful taverns and fantastic clubs make Kokkari the most lively and happening place on the island.

It is probably the outstanding scenery and the good beaches for water sports which attract a large proportion of the visitors to Samos to Kokari.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2009-09-30 22:52]

Kaimera Danos,

a fascinating picture, which gives a deep impressive look at that great location, must b e one of the hot-spots in that part of the island..
like the colors and most of all, the additional pictures from WS, giving a great perspective to the main picture..

have a nice day, filika Bernd

Hi Danos,
Wonderful landscape. Beautiful clouds and sky.great colours and a good composition. The lighting is well done.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2009-09-30 23:46]

Hello DAnos ,
What a pretty place ! The color and the clarity of the water are outstanding . The three boats are very well placed in the composition .

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2009-09-30 23:57]

Hi Danos,
excellent composition and a sea so clear and appealing that it's a pain in the heart here in rainy Amsterdam,.
reagrds, Gerrit

Dobar dan iz danas suncane Cuprije.
Lepo ali daleko ...
Odlicna kompozicija, dobre boje i ostrina snimka.
Dobar trenutak snimka i ova deca na plazi.
Pozdrav, Paja.

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-10-01 2:43]

Excellent composition, Danos!!!
Amazing colours and perfect POV!!

Fantastic work!!!

My congrats!!

Hi Danos,
beautiful place.
Great use of the wide angle lens.
The boats and the children plaing in the water create an atmosphere of serenity. It seems very paceful and quiet place.
You can relax just by looking at this shot,

hello Danos,
beautiful panorama on the bay with of the beautiful colors and a good light. The green-blue of the sea is spectacular.
good day

This is a great seascape shot. The boats and children in the foreground add nice points of interest for the shot. The curving waterline leads the eye through the shot nicely creating a sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has nice sharpness and DOF.

Dano Geia sou

j'apprcie beaucoup dans cette photo la grande profondeur du champ de vision , l'ensemble des lements :enfants , bateaux , maison tres beau POV , belles couleurs bien contrasts

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-10-01 5:03]

Hi Danos,

your photo transport us to there. It's like the paradise. The wide angle makes it even more attractive. Beautifully well composed!

Good morning Danos

Amazing and lovely picture.A nice composition and these children in the water give a beautiful atmosphere to the image. Congrats.

Ciao Danos, splendid sea view with fantastic bright colors, beautiful composition with boats in FG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Danos,
the place seems so beautiful to my eyes and it's very particular for the meeting of two beaches.
It muast be very attractive for the tourists who love sea and in particular way seasports.
The composition gives a great idea of the beauty of this place, colours and sharpness are amazing.
Congratulations and TFS.
Friendly regards dear friend.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφα χρώματα και ατμόσφαιρα σε ένα πανέμορφο τοπίο, εκπληκτική η θάλασσα και το χτισμένο λοφάκι στην αρχή του μώλου.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.

Hello Danos,
Wonderful landscape.Beautiful panorama on the bay with of the beautiful colors and a good light. Great colours and a good composition. Amazing colours and perfect POV.

Hi Danos
A pleasant seaside image with strong leading perspective from this curve starting on the left, there's a bit of wind producing movement on the water but still we can see how nicely clear it is
Have a nice day JY

Hello Danos!
Wonderful place and your picture is excellent!
Sharpness, exposure, dof, high privileged pov and colors are excellent! The composition is quite effective and attractive! A very inviting image, full of beautiful details, like those boats, the water so clear and with magnificent colors, the children playing and so forth!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

It's always a pleasure to see these fine corners of the Greek islands, especially when they are photographed by a skillfull hand like yours. The curve that the shoreline forms here creates a very well balanced composition dividing the sea from the sky. The colour and transparency of the water here is fantastic and those three boats make the scene more interesting.
Also the houses are positioned in the right place and add a touch of colours. A splendid work!

Best regards,

fine one Danos,
a marvelous place,
good pov fine composition, very good photo job here, good job, have a good evening.
regard jaap

hello Danos
the colors are fantastic,and the water is incredibly transparent with a magnificent emerald color!The white houses give a superb contrast as well as a strong impact!By seing such pictures,we can understand why Greece is so touristic,the is superb!

Hello Danos,
Beautiful capture of this curving small beach.
Good view on the clear water of the bay on the foreground, the sea behind the rock and the houses almost surrounded by water.
Best regards, Paul

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2009-10-01 11:46]

Πανεμορφη καλοκαιριατικη εικονα φιλε μου
Υπεροχα χρωματα

Hi Danos,

Magnificent scenery! This foreground area looks very calm, children play alone. Excellent point of view, the curve of the beach gives great dynamism to the image. Beautiful colors, great light. Well done!


Hi Danos,

The curve of the beach is an asset to the cpmposition.. The presence of the children and of the persons has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors hof the houses. It takes our eyes also toward the horizon wich is giving depth to the composition. The light is well managed, it is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-10-01 17:04]

Dear Danos

Thanks to your wide angle the effect of this tinny hamlet and the beaches was magnified e.g. it looks so impressive!!! Your light management has turned it in a heaven on earth, a garden of eden, with vibrant colors, loads of light and fine sharpness. Well done

Best regards

Hi Danos,
Good pov to show big curve and meeting of two beach, good perspective, attractive clean and clear water, full in relaxing feel, thanks for sharing the vacation's paradise.

an inviting reminder of the summer... looks like an amazing place for a swim... very good shot dano...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-01 23:59]

Kalimera Danos,
very nice view and place. Beautiful peninsula and the hill by end. Great place for resting. Well presentation. I like it a lot.
Gr., Aleksander


Hi Danos,
picturesque mood of this beautiful place with splendid composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, cosy and fabled view, I like it! Have a nice weekend!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
  • [2009-10-02 3:06]

Hello Danos,

Splendid vacation place, lovely wide angle this gives a excellent composition.
The colour and the clarity of the water are outstanding.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hello Danos,

It's a nice composition with beautiful colors.
Water transparency is amazing and reinforced by the fact that the sea floor consists of rollers.
It's impressive to see how this point was exploited : when humans take control on nature...
Have a good week-end Danos !
Friendly regards,

Hello Danos,
A very beautiful place to spend the last days of the summer there. The composition is balanced and pleasant. The boats are attractive elements. This rock is strange with the trees. The small bay is described perfectly by a point of view and an adequate framing. Excellent realization. Cheer.
Have a nice day

Hello Danos
great atmosphere
beuatiful beach
i like yoru POV
i like diagonal lines of the shore
very nice architecture
thanks for sharing
have a nice weekend
best regads

Hi danos,
nice curve and clear sea in the fg, great depth with the view of this beautiful white village, well done.

- Splendid place with clear water Danos, emerald sea and nice little white houses, in bonus the coloured boats, good composition, bravo!
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Danos,

beautiful place and beautiful picture, I like the colours and the water... good perspective and nice job,

Have a good weekend!


Bonsoir, mon ami Danos,
C'est toujours un rel plaisir que de regarder tes images. Tu nous emmnes dans des lieux enchanteurs o la beaut est reine.
Encore une trs belle composition fort bien prsente.
Bravo !

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3986] (27422)
  • [2009-10-02 16:16]

Uma viso paradisaca voc nos mostra aqui. Lindo o lugar e apresentado de excelente pov. Muito boa.



Hi Danos!
An interesting wide curve made by the beach. Fantastic sky, sharpness and colours. The three boats in the foreground are a bonus to the composition. The water seems pure and clear. Cheers!
Best regards

Hello Danos,

Ahhh, this is an interesting place, seems like they are living on a small cliff in the end of a sand bar..!
The clear water is amazing, I can count the pebbles on the bottom...
A nice frame with an eye-catching curve, rich vivid colours!

Pablo -

Hello Danos. What a wonderful photo. The view of the water scenery is fantastic. You have captured this picture in a professional manner with your camera. Best regards, wolfgang.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-10-03 0:02]

Bonjour Danos,
l'endroit est magnifique, le ciel radieux, les eaux d'une grande limpidit . Que demander de plus pour nos yeux, que de tels paysages photographis avec tant de soin.
Excellent samedi.

Bonjour Danos.
Cette photo sent les vacances alors qu'elle a t prise en septembre. J'aime la transparence et les couleurs de la mer. La lumire est encore bien brillante pour donner de l'clat aux couleurs.
Bon week-end !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2009-10-03 2:33]

Hi Danos,
superbs landscape. what a beach. The clear water is so stunning and the curve is wonderful.The composition is simply brilliant , the light and the colours.


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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2009-10-03 4:34]

Geia sou Danos,
A superb double beach in great light and polarized colors. The POV gives a good shot at the place which doesn't seem too crowded if you consider its beauty and attractiveness!
Ta leme

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14486 W: 1045 N: 29278] (138426)
  • [2009-10-03 6:42]

Hi Danos

I was out photographing coastal scenes in Korea today, & I had the same rich green turquoise colour of the sea. The boy at left adds a nice human element. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-10-03 6:51]

Hello Danos,

This seaside resort is splendid and you us offers 3 photographs quite as beautiful the ones as the others. Here the marine landscape is well framed bringing a good depth, this crystalline water is very enticing. I like much the natural light and colors. I appreciate also your photograph of the restaurant the feet in water Thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good WE,


Ol, Danos!
Excelente e maravilhosa composio! Enquadramento perfeito, lindas cores e tima nitidez. Parabns!

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2009-10-03 11:26]
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Kalimera Danos,
Nobody on TE shows Greece to be quite as alluring as you. I would love to visit here with its turquoise lagoon and the dining places perched on the cliff for a good view of course, I can also imagine the warmth of the water. asd always, your note makes it even more attractive.
HLJ, Pat

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • [2009-10-03 14:05]

Hi Danos,

A very beautiful seascape, with its many boats put in the composition.

Very beautiful colors of water of excellent blue and the beach which gives a perspective view. A nice place to spend his holidays
very nice depth of field and clarity.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hi Danos,
an eye catcher shot with nice wide angle effect..depth,light and sharpness are excellent..a wonderful atmosphere like a dream..peaceful scene between the blue color tones..very lovely details..tfs


Hi Danos,
Fascinating atmosphere of this beautiful place with spectacular composition and lovely details. Amazing lights and colours. The water in the foreground is so inviting I want to jump in :) Well done!
Thanks for sharing,

What a wonderfull place. This beach on promontory is a very beautyfull and amazing. splendid colours of sky and sea. Very good composition
Best Regards

Geia sou Danos, summer seems to have returned in this beautiful shot. I love the random positioning of the boats and those cool emerald tones of the water near the rocks. Beautiful control of the harsh light here and I like how the beach itself frames the photo. Great job, Lisa

Hello Danos,

Serenity, peacefull... a very plesant athmospehr in this image. A shot very well composd with a large Fg which give a great depht and a prospect to the white house. An image full of life and details too very well colected.
Have a nice Sunday,

en regardant ta photo je prends le soleil, la mer bleue et cel conforte un peu avec le temps froid et maussade de chez moi
je reste, je regarde et c'est superbe

Hi, Danos. A nice image composition with the beach on the left leading the eye towards the buildings and the small hill. The water is crystal clear and has superb colours. The boats in the foreground add depth and contrast to the image. A nice sky too.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Danos,

I like also the left one! It's beautiful! Paradise on the world!
Great transparency of the water... very clear.
I like



An excellent scenery... Very good sharpness, good point of view and superb seascape... Nice work!
Have a good evening.


Hi Danos,
The place is very beautiful, and both complementary photos help us to enjoy its global image.
I like the sensation of tranquility of this small beach and the nice aesthetic effect of this white architecture and of the boats, skilfully combined with the sky decorated with thin clouds and the blue sea of transparent water, in an excellent framing.
A superb work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Danos.
Beautiful port with the sea on two sides.
Transparency is nice and so is the summer atmosphere.
Best regards.

hello danos,

trs belle composition, d'un bel endroit.
Bonne soire

Incredible scene-the white house with their red roofs, the transparent water, the blue sky, the blue and white boats. I definitely must go there some day...

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-10-05 8:06]

The subject is superb, Danos. And your realization. Greece is my choice. Friendly your


kalispera Dano!

katapliktiki fwto!
panemorfna stoixeia se olo to kadro
pou denoun armonika kai dinoun
ena aristo apotelesma!


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2009-10-05 11:05]

Hi Danos
Quel rve de vivre a cet endroit entourer de la mer, sublime sa couleur turquoise, la composition toute entire me plat beaucoup
Good evening

Nice place and good photo Danos!

TFS and regards,

Hi Danos
Wonderful POV and colours in this beautiful picture from Kokkari.
Lovely clouds in the sky, excellent contrast
Have a nice day

Hello Danos.
A fascinating composition of this bellisimo place, these clean and crystalline waters invite to going out running for there, the place meets idyllic. Marvellous colors and a great luminosity.
Regards and a nice week.

Ciao Danos,
bella panoramica sul mare con le barche a dare dinamicit.
La lunga spiaggia, d DOF e crea una bella diagonale insieme a quella creata dal molo.
Composizione gradevole in tutto il suo insieme.

Well done!

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  • antua Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 2 N: 3] (16)
  • [2009-10-06 9:07]

Kalispera Dano,

yperoxi fotografia apo to Kokkari me eksairetiko fotismo,panemorfa xromata kai teleia eukrineia! Katapliktiki douleia! Sygxaritiria!


Hello Danos,

a very nice wide angle picture that gives me really summer and holiday feeling.Excellent lights and colors.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


geia sou dano,

eiduliaki i sunthesi sou! Kateferes na apotuposeis monadika tin panemorfi paralia apo to Kokkari me tetoio tropo oste na anadeiknuontai ta katagalana nera, oi varkes se apoxroseis asprou kai galaziou, o lofiskos me ta kataspra spitakia kathos kai enas yperoxos ouranos sto background. Kapliktiki dimiourgia! Bravo.


Namaste Danos,
great shot of the island with nice colours in water and those colourful boats. Tfs.

salut danos
uns superbe photo lumineuse avec une grosse profondeur, une couleur d'eau qui invite aux vacances
un cadrage bien trouv

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2009-10-10 13:42]

Hi Danos!
Is this some kind of goodbye to the summer:)? The photo is great, I like this crystal water, the line of houses almost surrounded by water and there's even an incredible detail - there aren't much people there:). Very good pov and great colours!

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-10-10 21:45]

Hello Danos
What a fabulous picture! The lead-in has been well defined by the narrow patch of sand on the left, leading us to the small island with fine white houses. The water is transparent and is lovely turquoise in colour. Wonderful image, technically perfect as well!

Hi Danos
I like the perspective and beautiful, clear light. Lovely composition.

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  • dumbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 64 N: 199] (4541)
  • [2009-10-16 4:40]

Hello Danos,
In these cold and rainy autumn days I wish it would be a summer again. And this very beautiful and warm photo makes me miss the summer even more. I really like this shot with the amazing colored water and deep blue sky.
Well done!

Best regards,

Beautiful place, a bit of summer in these days is good :)
A well done image and a beautiful scene, well done, compliments Danos.
Have a nice day

Hi Danos
Wonderful place.
Amazing colours of water and sky .Very good photo.
Best regards

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2009-12-10 10:15]

Hi Danos,

Looks like a wonderful place and time (especially as I look at the snow out my front window .. and note the fact that it is currently -3F = -19C) .. the water is beautiful and the beaches radiate warmth .. wonderfully composed little hill .. very nice. take care, John

Hello Danos,

great colours and holiday feel in your picture. I wish I could warm up there in the sunshine.

Best regards from snowy Czech republic

Kalispera Danos,
An impressive scene on the edge of the island - beautiful location with clear water and unique rock hill in a strange corner.
Great shot,

άλλη μια πανοραμική θέα από τα ψηλά,της περίφημης παραλίας του Κοκκάρι.Τα πεντακάθαρα διαυγή νερά δημιουργούν μια αισθητική πανδαισία.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-10-04 10:15]

very nice atmosphere in this image
i love the little boat and the kind and fantastic sea

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Καλώς ήρθες και περιμένω με ανυπομονησία της φωτογραφίες σου από την Σίφνο. Ο καιρός μας βοηθάει να κάνουμε τις τελευταίες βουτιές μας και ένα τέτοιο μέρος ενδείκνυται για να τις απολαύσουμε. Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση με υπέροχα χρώματα.
Καλό απόγευμα και καλό Σ/Κ,

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