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Drinking...on the sea

Drinking...on the sea
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2009-10-08 11:37
Viewed: 2361
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of the TE friends asked me what is on the plate.The answer is a variety of fresh beans with finely chopped garlic and a piece of lemon on the right.

Lemonakia beach, Samos Island

Lemonakia (the word means “small lemons” in Greek) is a rather small beach, 400 meters long, with pebbles; the sea is not very deep and very clean but, as it happens with many of the beaches at the northern coast, it is not protected from the northern winds that raise high waves when blowing. The beach is found at a distance of some 12 kilometers north-western to the town of Samos, a bit off the circular road of the northern coast connecting the town of Samos with Karlovasi, in short distance after Kokkari and beside the beach of Tsamadou.

Παραλία Λεμονάκια, Σάμος

Η σχετικά μικρή παραλία (400 περίπου μέτρα) Λεμονάκια με βότσαλο βρίσκεται σε απόσταση 12 περίπου χιλιόμετρα βορειοδυτικά από την πρωτεύουσα, τα νερά της δεν είναι πολύ βαθιά νερά, αλλά είναι πολύ καθαρά 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 λίγο μετά το Κοκκάρι, δίπλα ακριβώς στην παραλία Τσαμαδού.

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Dobro vece.
Ziveli ...
Dobra kompozicija i dobre boje.
Lepa plaza ali lepse na stolu.
Prijatno vece, Paja.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Στην υγειά μας.

Hi Danos,
A perfect place to take a meal, sympatic invitation ... well for the composition this boat on the horizon, nice blue sea.

Kalispera Danos,
and thanks for this nice picture. It reminds of pretty nice hours at Samos. I've got appetite for a glass of wine now.
Have a nice evening

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 417 N: 1877] (11856)
  • [2009-10-08 12:50]

Hola Danos ->

Not usual image ... in a very interesting framing ....
to eat in the sea, I love the result,
I would like to be there to be able to drink this wine.

Congratulations for the good work and thanks for the meal.

Un saludo.

Ciao Danos,
cosa c'è di più bello di una tavola imbandita e di un buon bicchiere di vino stando vicino al mare?
Composizione che oltre ad essere bella è anche molto allettante :-))
Un caro abbraccio

Hi, Danos. I like your foreground with the plate and the glasses giving us the impression we are sitting at the table enjoying the view. There are nice green and blue tones in the sea and the boat on the horizon adds some contrast.
Have a nice evening,

bonjour Danos
c'est sur que la météo est plus favorable chez toi que chez moi, un bon cadrage ici avec ces deux verres de part et d'autre de la bouteille, cette mer avec cette eau claire, truquoise et bleue et ce bateau au loin qui passe
une belle capture

ciao danos,
bella l'idea e la realizzazione con questo splendido sfondo turchese.
Anche la nave all'orizzonte...non ti sei fatto mancare nulla.

Hi Danos

Nothing more that the perfection to drink wine looking for this beauty.Amazing composition. Very well done.

There would be great to drink this lemonakia and eat this mezades , looking on this view.
Splendid idea. wonderfull delicate colours and very good light.
Best Regards

Hi Danos.

For sure, a different composition so...well done!

Should be a pleasure drinking this wine with a view like that...

Rgs, Oscar

Hi Danos,
Interesting composition to show the meals, good pov to have the beautiful seascape as background, feel very relax, enjoy the meals and the natural scenery, thanks for sharing.

Salut Danos
Thanks for the invitation ;) Not a bad idea to enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks in front of the sea...
I like to see in BG the yacht nicely illuminated, giving a sense of distance.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2009-10-08 23:31]
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Hi Danos,

What is on the plate? The wine is not for me, I do not drink any, but I like the photo. Very nice composition.



Dano geia sou
un POV classique mais bien réalisé , excellente gestion de la profondeur de champ , belles couleurs et bon équilibre entre les différentes partie de l'image
Kalo Sabbatokyriaki

Yes, it is nice experience to sit idly beside this nice sea and have some drinks. Your composition is nice here with ideal point of view. Depth and sharpness are great. Lights are managed with brilliant efficiency. Very well done and tfs.
Have a nice time.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-10-09 4:21]

Thank you Danos. I accept with pleasure.


Hi Danos,
beautiful and inviting photo with splendid composition, the mood of the photo is great, the environment is beautiful. Have a nice weekend!

Hello Danos,

Thanks for the invitation! I come immediately!



Γεια σου Δάνο!

Πολύ όμορφη, πολύ "δελεαστική" φωτογραφία, με υπέροχη καλοκαιρινή ατμόσφαιρα! Άψογο κάδρο και σύνθεση, καλός φωτισμός και χρώματα! Τεράστιο βάθος πεδιου! Συγχαρητήρια!


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-10-09 7:59]

It's really great and very pleasant capture, Danos!!
Nice seascape and a gourmet dish!!


With the best regards,

Hello Danos,
A perfect place to take a meal, sympatic invitation.Amazing composition. Very well done.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-10-09 10:06]

Hi Danos,

very romantic scene. Thw wine contributes for this sense for sure :) Unusual and interesting shot of Lemonakia beach. Good framing and depth with the focus in the background. Very well done!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-10-09 10:11]
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Hi Danos
Interesting picture with the bottle of wine, nice pplace for having lunch in the ftresh air.
But you don't say anything aboiut the kind of food.
Best regards

a fine one my friend,
well composed shot here, good composition, fine details and it must be a pleasure to have a drink there, have a very good weekend.
regard jaap

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  • antua Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 2 N: 3] (16)
  • [2009-10-09 11:37]

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,

ένα πολύ όμορφο σκηνικό απο τα Λεμονάκια! Τι καλύτερο απο το να βρίσκεσαι σε μια υπέροχη παραλία και να απολαμβάνεις το φαγητό σου δίπλα στη θάλασσα σε συνδυασμό με ένα μπουκάλι Σαμιώτικο κρασί; Μια σκηνή την οποία αποτύπωσες εξαιρετικά με πολύ καλό φωτισμό και όμορφα καλοκαιρινά χρώματα! Συγχαρητήρια!

Καλό βράδυ,

Ciao Danos, cin cin, lovely composition with bottle and food, splendid sea view, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi dear Danos,
a magnificent table at the side of perfect sea..very inviting,very appetizer...and a very nice Mediterranean scene..bon appetit my friend..tfs


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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-10-09 14:24]

Bonjour danos,
je l'aime beaucoup celle là, très symbolique de certains plaisirs de la vie, au bord d'une me calme, un délice aussi dans ces lumières reposantes.
C'est follement séduisant comme ambiance.
My best regards

Hi Danos,

An iinvitation to enjoy a glass of wine looking at the beach, a relaxing scenery. The point of view leads our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showi ng the details and colors of the table setting. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Danos.
You have searched the depth of field with closed diaphragm but perhaps the time has beeb long with an effect of light moved.
Excellent composition and good performance of colors.
Best regards.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-09 22:59]

Kalimera Danos,
good idea and realize. Fine composition and sight in BG. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Geia sou Danos,

oti kalutero apolaumanontas thn omorfi thalassa se ena toso uperoxo meros me mia thalassa me katapliktikes xrwmatikes diakumanseis na apolamvaneis
mia GOLDEN SAMENA, ante stin ygeia sou,
Kalo weekend


Hi Danos,
very pleasant composition. It looks really inviting and could be used in a booklet advertising Greece.
Fantastic color of the sea,

Hello Danos
When I have seen your photo, I have thought : "What agitator this Danos !!" ;-)
By looking at your photo, I can imagine the pleasure you had to take this photo thinking you will post it on TE. You are really a comic man ! ;-)
I hope the meal was as good as the sight !
Have a good day.
Best regards,

Hi Danos,

A very attractive composition. The scenery is beautiful, with clear blue sea and the ship in the distance. Excellent colors and a good soft light.


Hi Danos.

Perfect setting captured in dreamy focus. Excellent framing making this some kind of a romantic view.


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-10-10 9:15]
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Dear Danos

No problem to recognize the food, I would eat it, but I'm actually even more interested in the white wine. Is that a Greek wine, is it dry or??? I'm always interested in wine. It's a fine shot with high color saturation and fine sharpness. Well done

Best regards

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Μου ανοιξες την όρεξη με τη φωτογραφια σου!Σπουδαια φωτογραφικη δουλεια, τοσο στο φως οσο και στα χρωματα οπου διακρινονται ολες οι αποχρωσεις...

τους χαιρετισμους μου,

Hi Danos,
Very atmospheric and beautiful picture with an outstanding depth. A glass of wine is a pleasure in the palce like that. Congratulations!!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2009-10-10 19:49]

Hi Danos

Looks like a fine way to wile away a spare hour or 2. The azure sea makes a fine backdrop. Good sharpness, colour & framing. I'd prefer cheese to beans, even though it has more cholesterol. I'd settle for calomari, though!

Bonjour Danos.
Cette nature morte devant le beau paysage marin est une réussite. J'aime la douce lumière qui arrive dans les deux verres de vin blanc. Une belle affiche pour les saveurs de ton pays !
Bon dimanche !

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-10-11 1:39]

Hello Danos,

Here is a photograph which will give me appetite rather than envisaged, I hardly have just had my breakfast !!! One with the impression to eat the feet in water here, which could not be unpleasant. The point of view is superb and this culinary foreground gives much of depth to the image. Pretty and appetizing glance, thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and very good Sunday,


Geia sou Danos, you are making me very jealous with this beautiful view, the good food and the good wine! It is a lovely composition against that beautiful backdrop. Oooh, I feel like lunch and wine now and it's almost midnight here in Australia. TFS and have a great week, Lisa

- It's a very nice to splurge, that you showed us there Danos, some shellfishes and more would be welcome ;o) in any case an opportunity for you to make a beautiful composition, well done!
Nice sunday.

Kalispera Dano...

poly psagmenh fwtografia!
den blepoume suxna tetoiou eidous fwto!
panemorfes oi apoxrwseis tou mple sth thalassa!
apgogos fwtismos...
pragmatika poly meletimenh fwto!
ta sunxaritiria mou!

loipon sthn ugeia mas kai kalh mas oreksh :)


Hello, Danos!

I wish I was there right now drinking this wine and looking at the sea, with these wonderful colors! Lovely composition with excellent lighting! Good job!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2009-10-11 10:22]

Witaj Danos!
Good frame (dead nature).
A very interestin composition.
Photo has climate.

An inviting table!
Actually I'm not sure if it's more inviting the table or the sea! A simple but smart composition with a great dof and appeal. I like the reflections in the glasses and the balanced position of the table. What kind of wine was it?
Best regards,

hello Danos,

appétissante, et sympathique, cette composition face à la mer.
Bonne soirée

Good evening Danos,
As an amateur of good expensive, I appreciate this composition, which inspires the good taste and the pleasure. The light is remarkable, just sufficient to give glare to the wine, and to create a reflection on the table. The colors and clearness is perfect, it is an excellent realization. Cheer.
Have a nice evening

hello Danos,
it's an original and nice idea,with a great harmony of colors,and superbly framed!

Hello Danos,

A very original, very nice and very efficience composition. The FG and the white bota in the BG giove an incredible depht to this image. Beautiful color of the sea well collected too.
Have a good week,

Hi Danos,

what a wonderful place to have this meal and drink a good white wine, great composition, I like it, different and very well done, nice job,

Best regards,


HI Danos!
This meal seems delicious as well as the wine. What a nice to enjoy that meal. The rule of the thirds is perfect. The boat further away makes me dreaming! I like the variation of the blue of the sea. Interesting and different work! Well done!
Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15444 W: 159 N: 26993] (141742)
  • [2009-10-13 11:06]

Hi Danos
Tout me plaît, un endroit idéal, calme, en plein air et si près de la mer, ce serais avec un grand plaisir de partager ce repas qui lui me plaît aussi..
Une idée de présentation original et qui apparemment plaît beaucoup
A ta santé Danos

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2009-10-13 16:45]

Kalispera Danos,
Very creative framing makes an attractive composition.
HLj, Pat

What a great invitation :)
I would like to be there :)
Simple and effective summer shot

What invite, my friend !
fresh beans, white wine, great atmosphere...
Excellent POV, details and depth

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-10-14 18:56]

Hola Danos.
Nice way to invite for a good cup of wine and fresh beans in the presence of such beautiful sea. Good colors, sharpness and frame. The boat in the horizon is a good addition to your wonderful composition.
Best regards.

Hello Danos,

What a nice place for a good meal!
Amazing view, and for some reason the small white ship out there catch my attention...
A balanced composition with a strong feeling of depth, good atmosphere!

Pablo -

Helo Danos
First place seat and vine before diner
Realy lovely and very romantic photo

Hello Danos.
A marvellous composition that is an authentic natural "still life", the idea is very original and the perfect result. The sea like bottom is a beauty. An authentic picture.
Good weekend.

Hello Danos,

very good and original idea to present this shot here on TE.I like the picture.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-10-24 20:48]

Kalimera Danos,
I keep many good memories of your wonderful country and the food is surely one of them, even if I suspect that I knew mostly the worse kind of it, the one served in hotels and tourists restaurants. Besides the food itself, a thing that I liked much in Crete, it's the quantity of inviting restaurants by the seaside or even above water, like this one looks to be. It's said that the eyes also need to eat, in places like the one you show here, they eat not only the food but also but also the view to that clear emerald sea. And we can't forget the wine... Ah, that's really paradise! It sounds that I am not saying anything about the photo? Wrong!!! I see all of that in the photo! Thank you for sharing with us this plate of food and the wine!

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  • dexy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 44] (341)
  • [2009-10-31 12:46]

Lepo more, hladno pice samo jos dobro drustvo pa da krenemo,ZIVELI.Odlicna fotografija.
Pozdrav Dexy

Hi Danos!
This photo is just paradisiac! Who wouln't like to be there enjoying a meal with a glass of local wine and some local bread, in front of the infinity of the sea! The presence of the tiny ship in the horizon, adds to the impression of immensity! Your POV makes it look as though you had your feet literally in water!
I also like the different colours of the sea and the colour of the table which adds yet another shade of blue!
Moreover, I am very much interested in the content of the plate! In Greece, I have only visited Crete, and I was delighted that they eat so many different vegetables, and that their meals remain very frugal, without feeling the neccessity to eat meat all the time!
Your picture corroborates that experience, and makes people's mouths water with a very simple meal!
Best regards!
Marie Louise.

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  • amazon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1338 W: 57 N: 1882] (12112)
  • [2009-11-22 22:55]

ege'de nefis bir gün,beyaz şarap ve ege'ye has zeytinyağlı yemekler....insan daha ne ister ki?
çok güzel paylaşım,
teşekkürler danos,

This is a great composition, gathering three pleasures - wine, sea, and boats. Great idea, and excellent framing, congratulations!

Hello Danos
Cheers ...
Great Idea,original composition.
Excellent beach and beautiful colors.
Beautiful table.

Wine and dine, on the sea-front resturant, that's making life... what we say in Israel, danos.
The wine glass on left has a mirror effect - fantastic,
well taken.

Good morning Danos,
what an inviting photograph, livable, beautiful, relaxed. Very nice take, especially white ship on horizon gives great depth and perspective.
With your photo I feel taste of vacation and pleasure. Unfortunately, did not get a chance to visit your beautiful country yet, but I hope :-)
You are right, there a little tilt in the lake photo. I specifically left it as is to create an overflow feeling and imaginary, hope my trick gives such an impression. Thank You for noting :-)
Have a wonderful weekend,

το τραπέζι λες και αιωρείται επάνω από την θάλασσα.Εξαιρετική σκηννή με την θάλασσα να φαίνεται συνέχεια του τραπεζιού.Τα ποτήρια το μπουκάλι και το πιάτο με τα φασολάκια κάνουν το τέλειο σκηνικό.


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  • gmg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 74 N: 188] (4202)
  • [2011-07-07 11:24]

Hi Danos

Prosit! This is a romantic spot.
Nice photo with good tones of the sea


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-09-27 20:31]

Hello Danos,

You offer the attractive photograph to us. So, it makes us an open feeling. There are wine and snack on the table, it's wonderful life to see beautiful blue sea while drinking and eating them.
And, good arrangement for some objects on table, too.


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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-12-31 10:18]

Hi Danos,

I wish you a happy New Year and your photo is the best illustration for this wonderful occasion! And though I prefer red wine I wouldn't mind tasting this white as well:))

Best wishes and cheers,

Good morning, Danos,
Good contribution to the Food theme. I am a vegetarian and I love this one. Very nice composition, excellent background with a white ship. Good register.
Best wishes,

Good presentation and beautiful place to eat and drink Danos
Fine colors, beautiful view
Excellent sharpness and exposition
Have a nice saturday

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