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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: 2009-09-14
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/45 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2010-03-03 8:58
Viewed: 2348
Points: 144
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marathokampos Bay

Marathokampos Bay (Όρμος Μαραθόκαμπου) is a municipality on the island of Samos, Samos Prefecture, Greece. The population is 2,837 (2001 census) and the land area is 87.250 km². It shares the island of Samos with the municipalities of Vathy, Pythagoreio, and Karlovasi. It is the smallest of the four municipalities in both land area and population.

Is found in the south-western side of Samos island, on the foot of the tall mountain Kerkis overlooking the deep blue Aegean sea. In distance of 30 km is found the island’s airport and 40 km is the capital of Samos, Vathi.

Allocates a small graphic traditional port embellished with traditional fish boats, where various excursion boats offers to visitors the opportunity to explore unspoilt beaches, small islets, the holy island of Patmos as well as the islands of Fournous and Ikaria. Moreover the visitor is able to travel in Turkey to visit the ancient city of Ephesus.

Is considered as the centre of the tourist region of Marathokampos municipality, where the visitor can escape for the everyday routine by enjoying the picturesque ness and the inalterable natural environment of a genuine traditional village.

Apart from the village’s beach, in very short distance are found many famous beaches such as Velanidia, Votsalakia, Psili Ammos, Limionas and others. The green region is offered for walks, excursions to the various monasteries and small churces, in the cave of Pythagoras and for ascent on the taller mountain of island, Kerkis (1450m altitude.)

Is an ideal destination for visitors who desire to spend without any interruptions their leisure time, far away from crowd tourist resorts (especially for families with small children). Visit the unique fish-village and you will be charmed from the natural environment, the picturesqueness and the ultra-clean sea…

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Hello Danos!
That's a very pleasant and truly beautiful photograph!
A very well chosen pov and a very effective and attractive composition resulted such an eye-catching by-the-sea picture! Highlights are the colors and clearness of the water and the presence of those boats!
Sharpness, exposure and dof are very good too!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Wonderful boats. Amazing lake. Nice colors, very fine saturation. Good exposure. Perfect capture and ideal frame.

Bonjour Danos
Un joli cliché de ce bord de mer. Le bâteau est aux couleurs de la France, peut-être un compatriote qui est parti se perdre vers chez toi.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.

Ciao Danos,
composizione bellissima, ogni elemento è perfettamente collocato nella scena, i colori sono fantastici e piacevolmente saturi, molto bello il riflesso della barca sul mare calmissimo. Ottimo lavoro.
Un caro abbraccio.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-03-03 10:48]

Geia sou Danos,

as always a very unique capture and motive, looks so pretty!
captured and composed in a very good quality, like it a lot!

have a nice evening, Jassu Bernd

Bonsoir, cher Danos,
Une prise de vue remarquable à tous points de vue.
La transparence de l'eau et la présence de galets sont magnifiquement mises en image.
Une vue très agréable à contempler.

Bonsoir Danos
une belle luminosité et un excellent rendu des couleurs. Bon choix du format de l'image qui permet de donner un bon équilibre.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία με φωτεινά χρώματα και ευχάριστη δροσερή νησιώτικη ατμόσφαιρα.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.

Good evening Danos,
Your note speaks to us with passion about this area, in a pleasant and convincing way. Your photograph is also convincing. The composition is poetic and very beautiful. This coloured boat and its reflection are a good introduction for the discovery of this luminous landscape. Excellent realization. Cheer.
Have a good evening

Hi danos,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is leading my eyes toward the mountain which is giving depth to the scenery. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.


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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-03-03 21:24]

Geia sou kai pali Dano,
Omorfi fotografiki sunthesi,poli kali gonia lipsis kai kadrarisma,
se xaireto!

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-03-03 22:15]

Hi Danos,
Lovely the beautiful reflection of the wonderufly wooden boat in the foreground.
The colors are splendid as is the sharp details to this fine coastal scen.
Regards, Tom

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2010-03-03 22:30]

Hi Danos,
very beautiful and very special indeed of this Greek landscape..
Such a stunning capture of the sky and vantage point.
the richness of the colors really amazing and you have compose the photographic elements so well.
So beautiful.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-03-03 23:50]

Kalimera Danos,
an interesting informations and picture. Fine peaceful mood. Good composition and glance on the bay.
Have a nice day.

Hi Dear friend Danos,
great composition with superb blue tones and nice deatils..peaceful and calm scene..wooden pier and little boats are eye catcher..also elegant composition with superb framing.well done.TFS


Hi Danos
very charming composition with the boats.
They give this shot a feeling of relax. Nice natural colors, very well done,

Another of your well balanced compositions and lovely harbours. The boat in fg at left is a very nice focal point and complement the others in the distance. I like the fine clarity which shows well the stones in fg and the transparency of the water. Great DOF and a pleasant perspective on the distant mountains.
Well done,

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-03-04 1:35]

Hi Danos

Interesting pier leading to the motor boat. I hope it is stable. This is not the beach I would like, to many stones, but that is natural. A very peaceful shot with great deep blue hues well done. Thanks for your critique of my Tamil shot from Alor Star

Best regards

Olá Danos,

A photo very relaxing, in these cold days and the economic crisis.The reflections in the water are adding a special atmosphere to your picture.

*It is with much pleasure, that I add its name in the gallery of my favorite members (in TE).

Hi Danos,
a beautiful photo from this place with spectacular composition and very nice blue tones, the atmosphere of the photo is picturesque, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot!
George (György)

Bom dia Danos

this composition is a poem. Marvelous view with a romantic and nice atmosphere. Cograts and TFS.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-03-04 3:50]

Hi Danos,

a lovely coastal scenery of the great Greece. I like to see the boats and their reflection on the calm water. The panorama format fits very well in here. Top quality in its colors, light and definition. I like this very much. TFS!

Hi Danos,

Magnificent view from Samos, excellent composition with great depth and beautiful contrast of colors. I like the improvised pier at right, the pebbles in the edge and the boats which created a lovely atmosphere of peace.


a nice one Danos,
a fine place here and a well seen shot, good composition, fine balance, very nice colors, a good photo job here, have a good day.
regard jaap

Hi Danos,
Nice image of the bay in this good framing, the scene is very attractive and relaxing.
I like these boats in the foreground and its beautiful reflections on the blue and transparent sea, and the fantastic coastal landscape.
The organization of the framing in thirds increases the beauty of your composition.
A nice work, my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Danos, splendid view of beautiful by, wonderful blue sea, wonderful light and colors, fantastic reflections, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-03-04 8:53]

Γειά σου Δάνος!
Μια υπέροχη στιγμή! Εντυπωσιάζει η ηρεμία και η διαύγεια στο πρώτο πλάνο! Καλή και δυναμική καταγραφή με άψογο πλαίσιο και προοπτική επίσης! Καλή ισορροπία
και επιλογή του θέματος!
Χαιρετώ σε!

salut danos
superbe couleur qui flashe de ce bateau dans tout ce bleu, image pleine de calme avec un beau cadrage

Nice boats with excellent sharpness and transparency of the water. Beautiful composition, congratulations!

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-03-04 20:39]

Hello Danos, Good color and the red and white boat you were fortunate to have a great reflection. Interesting rock in the foreground. It seems that boats and water with a friendly looking harbor always makes for a good shot. Regards Roger

Namaste Danos,
nice picturesque place and you have captured it well. Great boat in blue water with its reflection.Beautiful mountain in horizon. Superb composition. Tfs.
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)
  • [2010-03-04 21:32]

Geia sou Danos
Well composed image with all elements in a strategic position. Natural colors and sharpness. The sand is big there!
Ta leme

Dobro jutro, kod nas pada sneg, zima se ne predaje.
Lepo mirno mesto, mirno more, camci, milina, dobro prikazano lepim bojama i fotografijom, odmor za oci i dusu, cestitam.
Prijatan dan, imajte lepo vreme, Paja.


Good morning, our snow, winter is not taught.
Nice quiet place, calm sea, boats, pleasure, well presented and beautiful color photography, rest the eyes and soul, congratulations.
Nice day, keep good time, Paja.

Hi Danos,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good autumn colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.

Hi Danos,
The rocky bed is visible through the shallow and distinct water, good frame to variety type of boats within a shoot, beautiful seascape from the fishing village, thanks for sharing.

Hello Danos,
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition.The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light.

Hello danos,

A nice image with the light of the end of the summer well managed. an image full of serenity, of peacefull. Superb blue color, beautiful reflections in the water and great depht.
Have a nice WE,

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2010-03-05 6:15]

Great capture, my dear Danos!!!
Nice colours and wonderful composition!!

Very well done!!


My congrats!!

Hi Danos
i simply like the peacefullness, the calming serenity this scene evokes.
the red and blue striped boat is a nice punch of colour.

Very nice marina in a natural bay. Over there at the wharf is not at all pretty large ship. Great colors and perfect sharpness.
Best regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2010-03-05 12:15]

Witaj Danos!
Wonderful place.
Good frame and colors.
The water makes impression.
Good work.
Have a nice weekend.

Hello friend, after a long time, again hanging pictures in TE, now under a new user.

I notice that you keep true to your beautiful seascapes Greeks. This visual is simply relaxing within a magnificent composition. The variety of blues and greens is very balanced and the reflections in the water, giving a large sample of brightness and sharpness.

Nice work. Hugs from Colombia, John

Hello Danos,
Great composition and presentation from
Marathokampos Bay.Your pov is very good.
Best regards

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-03-06 0:24]

Hi Danos,
Beautiful composition, and a lovely scenery, the little pier leads us to the boat, but we have to get in the water to go to the colorful one :) Beautiful light and such a typical Mediteranean scenery, like I always imagine it. I would love to be there one day.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24633 W: 523 N: 41345] (177668)
  • [2010-03-06 1:36]

Hello Danos,

Quiet place, lovely for a good stroll around marina.
All ingredients are present for a good picture.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Perspective and composition are very good choice.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

- Beautiful colors flashing Danos with this boat in all blue, full of quiet atmosphere with a beautiful large frame successfully, congratulations!
Have a nice weekend.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2010-03-06 6:23]

Lindo enquadramento fotográfico aqui, amigo, tomando bom proiveito dessa beleza de paisagem.



Hi Danos.
Wonderful post, in this luminous panoramic, in which the foreground with the clear and clean water is quite an invitation. The calm surface of water with the boats moored convey a feeling of peace and relaxation. Very beautiful colors and perfect control of light.
A nice weekend.
Best regards.

Hello Danos
very nice place again from Greece
i like composition and blue colors too
thanks for sharing
best regards

Hello dear Danos,
Amazing seaside scene; aLthough mid September but the atmosphere is allready autumny.
Nice reflections; nice to see the pebbles in the foreground under sealevel.
Nice framing, good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards

Hi Danos,

A truly beautiful scene. The picuture is really attractive and pleasant to look at. For me that loves water and boats very relaxing. The colours, lighting and clarity are perfect. Perhaps I would personally have chosen a slightly different composition and cropped out the jetty and the boat to the right. See my workshop. TFS and have a nice weekend!



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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-03-06 12:24]

Kalimerhaba Danos!
One more soooo relaxing place than life..incredible perspective from a difficult angle.Ta leme kyrie Danos,


Geia sou Dano!

Poly oraia skini, 100% "elliniki" atmosfera! Poly kali synthesi kai kadrarisma, apsogos fotismos kai xromata!


Hello Danos!

Great picture - I very like its amazing harmony and calmness, very well framed scene. Magnificent technical quality.



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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2010-03-06 16:52]
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Kalispera Danos,
I like the way you framed the simple dock leading out to the boat and captured the bright boat and its reflection against the BG of mountain and sea. The clarity of light you captured even shows the rocks under the water. Well done.
The detail of your note makes me long to visit it; the distances mentioned make it sound like a very big island.
HLJ, Pat

Geia sou dear Danos, another beautiful panorama with the nice perspective of the boat ramp and the reflection of the boat on the left to give it that special Danos-touch. The Dpeth of Field, as always, is impressive and the composition is nicely balanced with the boats on the left and the pier on the right. Have a lovely weekend and TFS, Lisa

Good Morning Danos,

People who have never been to Greece must be tempted when they see scenery and tranquility, like this!
A well exposed shot which brings to the viewer a multitude of differing textural details.
Good lead from the walkway and nicely composed, with all the elements in the right places.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2010-03-07 3:48]

Hi Danos
Toute belle cette image pour ce qu'elle représente, le choix du cadrage et les magnifiques couleurs et lumière, bonne note
Good sunday

Hi Danos
Perfect capture, that means composition, colours and light. Lovely place with clear water.

Hi Danos,
Superb transparent sea, incredibly blue. I like the well balanced compo-those colorful boats are so well placed, especially that white, blue and red with its reflection.
Have a good week !

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-03-08 21:52]

Hello Danos,

Which calm on this photograph, not a wave and a superb crystalline water. Perfect framing on this marine landscape, I like much the balance of the image and the depth which this mini pontoon produces. Beautiful luminosity and of the pleasant colors natural. Composition resting and very beautiful area, thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good day,


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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2010-03-09 5:07]

Hi Danos,
a beautiful composition in every sense, especially the brightness of the colors is very attractive. Most of all I like the colors of the water, this deep blue is fascinating. My compliments, also for the interesting note, this place is really inviting!
Warm regards

Hello Danos,

A pleasant seaside view, with several kinds of resting boats!
The rich blue is amazing and contrasting well with the boats...
A well balanced composition with lovely colours, and I notice the clarity of the water!

Pablo -

Hello Danos,

Your shots always express holidays for me, a call to escape far from our town life.
What could be more pleasant to begin a WE by seeing a shot like this one which releases such calm. It is really a therapeutic shot which has relaxing qualities. It's the magic of photography and your shot transmits it very well. What I prefer are the light reflections we sees on the hull of the boat. I love these reflections. Nice transparency of water also.
Have a good WE.


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-03-14 21:08]

Hello Danos
I like the way you created the perspective with the pier leading us right upto the boat. But its the other boat on the left which is the prime attraction with its red colour and fine reflections contrasting with the blue water...fine work my friend!
Best Regards

Hello Danos, Kalimera,

as i wrote the title the name was very familiar to me and after a few minutes i realised that i've been there in the middle of the eighties for holidays. Long time gone, since. But i remember of a beautiful landscape.
You have created a fine POV with a great depth and nice colours. The eyecahtcher is surely the small boat.;-)
TFS and have a fine weekend

ciao Danos,
immagine semplice con le barche a riva e un'ottima prospettiva con la collina sullo sfondo.
ottima la luce,

Hello Danos
Beautiful boats.
Very nice bright colors and beautiful reflections and contrast.
Nice ship in background.
Great frame.
Have a nice weekend.

σκέτος πίνακας ζωγραφικής είναι το στιγμιότυπο από τον Μαραθόκαμπο της Σάμου.Η ξύλινη εξέδρα με την αριστερή πολύχρωμη βαρκούλα, είναι από τα πλεον χαρακτηριστικά σημεία της φωτογραφίας.


Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Η ηρεμία της θάλασσας μας αφήνει να δούμε την καθαρότητα του νερού και το βυθό. Τα βαρκάκια κουνιούνται νωχελικά κάτω απο το νερό. Ο ήλιος δημιουργει παιχνιδια με το νερό και οι αντανακλάσεις είναι εξαιρετικές.
Καλή συνέχεια,

Hello Danos,
Very quite place, no waves on the sea at the time you take the picture
So charming mini jetty and bay
I like the landscape with the ship and mountains in the background
Have a good evening

Δάνο, πλως τα παραγγέλνεισ στην φύση, πώς τα βρίσκεις, πώς τα βγάζεις δεν εχω ιδέα..το αποτέλεσμα πάντα είναι μαγικό και εξωφρενικά όμορφο!! η φωτογραφική σου δουλειά είναι μαγική και ανεπανάληπτη!!

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