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Tsambou beach

Tsambou beach
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-13
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/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2009-10-04 22:44
Viewed: 4153
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tsambou beach, Samos Island

Tsambou is a small beach only some 350 meters long, with big pebbles, deep and very clean sea, open to the northern winds which raise high waves when blowing. The beach is situated at a distance of some 15 kilometers north-western to the capital town of Samos and 3 kilometres before arriving to Aghios Constantinos, a bit off the circular road of the northern coast connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi.

Accommodation facilities are available close to the beach and in the area around and the seafront taverns offer full meals, coffee and refreshments.

Tsambou is a well organized beach with facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sea beds, umbrellas). Just beside it there is another beach, smaller and more secluded.

Access to the beach from the town of Samos is easy by rented or private car and motorbikes.

Παραλία Τσαμπού.

Η μικρή παραλία (350 περίπου μέτρα) Τσαμπού με χοντρό βότσαλο βρίσκεται σε απόσταση 15 περίπου χιλιόμετρα βορειοδυτικά από την πρωτεύουσα, έχει βαθιά και καθαρά νερά και είναι απροστάτευτη από τους βόρειους ανέμους που σηκώνουν μεγάλα κύματα όταν φυσούν. Η παραλία βρίσκεται λίγο έξω από τον περιφερειακό δρόμο της βόρειας ακτής του νησιού που ενώνει την Σάμο και το Καρλόβασι 3 χιλιόμετρα πριν τον Άγιο Κωνσταντίνο.

Η διαμονή κοντά στην περιοχή της παραλίας, αλλά και στην ευρύτερη περιοχή είναι εξασφαλισμένη και ο επισκέπτης μπορεί μετά το μπάνιο του να απολαύσει καφέ, αναψυκτικά, ή το φαγητό του στις παραθαλάσσιες ταβέρνες της.

Η παραλία είναι καλά οργανωμένη και προσφέρεται για μπάνιο σε προσιτή απόσταση από την πρωτεύουσα και ηλιοθεραπεία και ξεκούραση σε ξαπλώστρες και κάτω από ομπρέλες. Αμέσως δίπλα της υπάρχει και μια μικρότερη παραλία λίγο πιο απομονωμένη.

Η πρόσβαση είναι εύκολη από την πρωτεύουσα με νοικιασμένο, ή ιδιωτικό αυτοκίνητο, ή μοτοσικλέτα.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2762 W: 28 N: 3953] (26485)
  • [2009-10-04 22:49]

Good morning Danos,

very imporessive outlook dwon to that famous beach.. excellent colors, pov and sharpness in this splendid picture..

wish you a nice week, filika Bernd

Hi Danos. This looks like a great place to take in some sun and enjoy the ocean. Well captured also, I love the “through the tree” composition. Excellent clarity and detail also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-10-04 23:59]

Bonjour Danos,
très jolie carte postale aux bleus très forts et aux contrastes puissants ans les lumières. J'aurai cadré plus à gauche, quitte à perdre les rochers, mais c'est mon oeil, pas le tien.

Pozdrav iz maglom okovane Cuprije.
Lepa plaza ...
Dobra kompozicija, dobre boje i ostrina snimka.
Jos da sam ovde, svidja mi se mnogo boja mora.
Prijatan dan, zeli vam Paja.

Salam Danos
A peaceful and successful shot. I enjoy the sharpness and the light. Well composed with the shadows. Good depth.
Best regards,

Hello Danos

Splendid composition.These colours of the sea and the sky are fabulous. Excellent depth that values the horizon line. I like these shadows under the trees. Congratulations.
Best regards

Dano Geia sou

d' abord de belles couleurs bien contrastés ; à cela se rajoute un point de vue bien en hauteur qui donne une belle perspéctive , Bravo

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-10-05 4:14]

Hi Danos,

great seascape. The intense blue and green of the water makes a good play with the sky. You found a good element in the foreground to break the horizon line. Very fine colors and contrasts. Well done!
Have a great weekend,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2009-10-05 4:15]

Hi Danos,
wonderful colours and contrast and a very appealing composition and landscape.
regards, Gerrit

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-10-05 4:27]

Hi Danos

Very dramatic but romantic beach, I like the white sand. The contrast to the blue sea and sky is great. And as a bonus you have that lovely cloud formation to the right. Color saturation is at it's best, combined with high sharpness as usual and a well written note. Well done my friend


Hi Danos,

The trees and the rocks are framing well Tsambou beach. The curve of the beach is an asset to the composition. The point of view takes our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the photo. The nice blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Danos, fantastic sea view with splendid colors, great composition with lovely trees, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Danos!
Very beautiful picture!
The viewpoint is excellent and the composition is magnificent! Sharpness, dof and specially exposure and colors are very good too!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

marvelous place Danos.
must be a pleasure to make photo's there, a well taken shot, good balance, fine colors, good is the point of view, very good photo job here, have a good evening.
regard jaap

Hello Danos,
Excellent clarity and detail also. A peaceful and successful shot.Well composed with the shadows.Regards.

A composition with strong colours and character!
It gives very well the atmosphere of this lovely island and its environment. Very well balanced and clear.

Best regards,

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-10-05 8:59]

Superb capture, Danos!!
Excellent compostion and extremery amazing colours!!

Very fine work!!

Perfectly taken!!

Best regards,

hello Danos
this is a lovely beach emphasized by the intense colors and the beauty of the light!Wonderful!

Hello danos,
really splendid the view through the trees, it gives a superb natural sensation to your image.
The beach is a paradise, I like the POV and the superb colours, in particular way that of the deep blue.
Congratulations and TFS.
friendly regards.

Hi Danos,

Gorgeous beach view from above, a spectacular composition. It is a breathtaking seascape! I love this amazing colors. Congratulations!

Greetings from Brasília

Hi Danos,

Excellent composition with the top of the trees out of the frame.
It makes the image less static and therefore more attractive.

Groet Rob

Hi Danos,
Well seen the composition with these two trees, so lovelycolors for the blue sea, great light, well captured.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-10-05 15:52]

Hi Danos,
What marvelous varying shades of intense blue and turquoise to the sea and sky.
The white stand beach is seen in brillinat contrast to the vividly colored sea.
Regards, Tom

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-05 23:42]

Kalimera Danos,
beautiful beach. Nice view and fine composition. Pleasant colours with the blue dominante. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2009-10-06 0:28]

Hi Danos

A superb beaxhscape with good graphism of the 2 fg dark tree trunks. A marvellous high pov with excellent sharpness & superb colour. Tfs!

Hello Danos,

It's interesting to compare our beach photos. They are very different and there is doubt they are more beautiful and charming when they wild and surrounded with rock faces like this one. It's the kind of beaches I like but I haven't the luck to have this kind of beaches in the area where I live.
Nice photo Danos, with a good POV and nice colors.

Have a good day.

Namaste Danos,
beautiful composition of this calm and blue sea with it nice small beach. The way is looking well through this POV. Inclusion of these trees are added a lot to it. Great effect of light and shadow. Very well done and tfs.
Have a nice time.

Hello Danos
i like atmosphere
great blue colors of the sea
thanks for sharing and explanations
best regards

Hi Danos,
It is always a pleasure to find a photo like this one. Very beautiful and well saturated colours. The colour of the sea is fantastic and the depth of the photo is superb. Well done!

Hi Danos,
wonderful seascape, perfect light and beautiful natural colours , well done,

Hi Danos
Beautiful beach and fantastic composition.
It looks really great: the beach line and horizon line are crossed with trees.
Amazing colors too.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-10-07 6:21]

Hello Danos,

Still an extraordinary luminosity on this photograph and which splendid and pleasant colors. A photograph which makes regret the holidays !!! A pretty panorama where these two trees come to give a little shade and to contrast the unit. Beautiful glance, thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,


- Beautiful beach of dream and with white sand Danos, I like the emerald color of the sea, nice foreground with the pines, excellent PoV, bravo!

Kalispera Dano.
Une photo comme on n'en voit pas beaucoup !
J'aime les belles couleurs de la mer, l'éclat de lumière sur le sable et les deux arbres si expressifs du premier plan.
Que du bonheur !

Bonita foto, predominando o azul muito bem trabalhado e distribuído. O polarizador foi, sem dúvida, um fator de suma importância. Belo trabalho. Parabéns!

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η γωνία λήψης και η θέα από το υψωματάκι, όμορφα χρώματα, όμορφη ατμόσφαιρα, όμορφη παραλία.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-10-07 11:03]
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did you make HDR technic?because this has really great colors...Shadow was had greatly thought at here..Ta leme!


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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2009-10-07 17:33]

Kalispera Danos,
The sea is classically framed between the curve of the white beach and the skiff of clouds. The rocks at the end of the beach close the scene nicely like bookends while the foreground tree adds the drama of shadows to the sunny vies.
HLJ, Pat

Geia sou Danos, the wide angle lens has captured this beautiful beach frm headland to headland. Inclusion of the trees makes it more interesting, although I think standing in front pf them, you might not have been able to capture the entire of the beach. So I understand why they're included. Lovely colours and depth. Thank you for telling us about this beautiful little corner of Greece, Lisa.

Hello Danos,

An image very impressive very nice too. I like especillay the supreb blu colors in the sky and especially in the sea. Thhe two trees in the FG give a plesant play of shade and too a great depht to the image. An impression of wind well colected too.
Best regards,

Geia sou Dano!
Wraio kadro me exairetika ellhnika xrwmata,mpravo sou!!!!!!!!!

Hi Danos,
The composition with the pine trees in foreground and the wonderful sight of the calm beach and the blue sea in background is very attractive and elegant, and also is a real invitation to visit this splendid place.
The perfect management of the light offers us a few nice shades and a few beautiful colors.
Is an excellent work.
Friendly regards,

salut danos
une vue fabuleuse de ce POV avec ces deux arbres et l'ombre, ce bleu profond est magnifique, beau travail

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2009-10-08 19:58]

As cores estão muito boas para mostrar essa paradisíaca paisagem. Linda fotografia, amigo.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2009-10-09 11:23]

Hi Danos
Très jolioe carte postale, des couleurs sublime et un cadrage bien penser et réaliser, superbe
Good evening for you

Hi Danos,
very peaceful and eye catcher scene,like a nice postcard from heaven..color tones,sharpness and cadrage are excellent..tfs
Have a nice weekend


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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2009-10-09 20:25]

Geia sou Danos
Nice high POV with beautiful panorama of this small beach. Colors are intense. You did good use of the trees in FG to give some depth to the scene (and shadow on your head! :D)
Ta leme

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10139 W: 144 N: 25364] (123503)
  • [2009-10-09 23:47]

Hi Danos, splendid beach even if not very big. Fantastic colour of the sea. But maybe it is low season because I do not sea people bathing. Beautiful composition fron the hill.



Hi Danos
Excellent perspective of the Tsambou beach
Nice high POV, great colours and contrast
Have a nice weekend

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-10-13 19:47]

Hello Danos
I am enchanted by the brilliant colour of the sea...it simply is mesmerising! I like the idea of having the two trees in the FG creating a type of narrow frame and the converging perspective we have thanks to your wide angle lens, leading our eyes to the wonderful sea. Fine shot!

Kalispera Dano,
ekpliktika ta xromata. Poli omorfi sinthesi kai exeiretiko to simeio lipsis apo ekei psila, mias kai mas dinei tin efkaireia na apolausoume oli tin paralia.


Hi Danos: You have placed these trunks under the shade overlooking the turquoise water and the beach making it looks beautiful. Nice clear day with traces of cloud. Beautiful day a neat presentation. Best regards. Jusni


Well done, with saturated colors. Seems to be a very pleasant place, not crowded with many people.

Best Regards,


Hello Danos,
Very beautiful picture.
Fantastic sea view.
Amazing colours and contrast.
Best regards.

Hello Danos
Splendid composition.
These colours of the sea and the sky are superb.
Nice shadows under the trees.
Perfect job.

Δάνο καλημέρα,
φανταστκή η θέα από τα ψηλά της παραλίας Τσαμπού.Τα δύο πεύκα σε σχεδόν σχήμα V,για κάποιον που κοιτάει, διαπερνούν την αμμουδένια παραλία και κατευθύνονται στο απέραντο γαλάζιο.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2011-07-04 12:08]

very nice point of view over the great and very beautiful beach
i love very fantastic blu colors and the beach

Kalimera Danos,
A good POV from a shaded area looking at the marvelous beach, blue sea is incredible, lovely sight.
Excelent light managed.

Μικρή παραλία, θαύμα της φύσης με μοναδικη αρμονία στα ελληνικά χρώματα!
Απάνεμη, με τα πευκάκια να σκιάζουν τόν ηλιο της!
Απλόχερη ομορφιά αδιαφιλονίκητη!
καλό βράδυ,

One more wonderful beach scenery Danos,
Magnific landscape,
Excellent sharpness,superb colors and contrast
Good evening

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