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San Isidoros bay

San Isidoros bay
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13692 W: 295 N: 27272] (109507)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Nature, Transportation
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, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2010-05-10 10:41
Viewed: 2847
Points: 140
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The “Tarsanas” (shipyard) at Agios Isidoros, Samos

The old traditional “tarsanas” (shipyard) at Agios Isidoros presents an image and an activity very common in Samos in the past, when the island had several shipyards, almost in every coastal settlement: apart from Agios Isidoros shipyards also existed in Pythagorio, in Kokkari, in Karlovasi, in Ormos Marathokambou and elsewhere.
The wooden vessels, boats and caiques, built in these shipyards in the 19th century, were considered as the best for the difficult sailing conditions of the Aegean Sea. One of the reasons of such a success is the long lasting tradition of the island in building ships goes back to the 6th century b.C. when the “samaina”, the type of vessel developed on the island, dominated the Aegean Sea for more than one century; this “know how” kept developing and lasted until the steamships substituted the wooden vessels in trade and transports. Another reason is the material used: the local species of pine which has proved to be ideally sea resistant.
Today only two traditional shipyards are still working: one at the port of Karlovasi and the other, the best known and important of them, in Aghios Isidoros. In the past this shipyard constituted of several independent units for building and repairing vessels, but today there is only one person working there: he is named Psilopatis and is famous for his skills in the entire island. His shipyard is possibly the last workshop of this kind operating on the island and it is found at the cove of Aghios Isidoros, an area of breathtaking beauty, which human traditional works do not spoil, but add up to it.
The shipyard is situated some 5 kilometers far from Kallithea; the visitor may also access the place from Drakaeoi, but you should bear in mind that in either case you will drive on a dirt the last 4 kilometers on a dirt road.

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Hello Danos,
what a splendid panoramic view! This bay is delicious, a very relaxing place in which going for the holidays. The sharpness and the light are superb so as the magnificent colors. Congratulations and TFS dear friend.
best regards

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3941] (26437)
  • [2010-05-10 11:27]

Geia sou Danos,

wow, what an pretty location and truely a very smart capture of it..
would like to have a stay down there in that charming little village, think it must be there very calm..

have a nice evening, Jassu Bernd

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6076 W: 277 N: 11708] (90355)
  • [2010-05-10 11:55]

Hello Danos ,
An incredible beauty fo this stunning place where is situated this secluded shipyard . Also a very interesting note to complete the picture .
great work !

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 417 N: 1877] (11856)
  • [2010-05-10 12:02]

Hola Danos ---->

Bonita imagen de la costa de San Isidoros,
los tonos del mar son preciosos.

Enhorabuena y un saludo.

salut danos
un POV en hauteur pour nous donner un max de la vue de cette cote découpé dans un endroit de verdure, beau travail

Hi Danos
another shot to show us why we should all be traveling to greece one day!
i'm sure those houses and boats would make for a charming photo!
you have excellent light management here, and depth.
well done

ciao Danos,
molto caratteristiche e belle queste baie con la roccia che entra nel mare.
Azzurro intenso che ben contrasta con la vegetazione,
un caro saluto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11750 W: 126 N: 21127] (108809)
  • [2010-05-10 15:53]

Hi Danos,a very perfect pic...you work at the best whit the perfect light to create a nice composition,the best point of view and impressive sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Boa noite Danos

A very informativa and useful note that completes this marvelous pícture.An incredible view of this baw.Very well done work.

Hi Danos,

The village and the trees are framing well the bay. The point of view is allowing me to see the details acolors of the village. The luminosity is enhancin the different of colors of the photo. have a nice day.


Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η θέα από ψηλά με τις δαντελωτές ακτές της Σάμου, ωραία ζωντανά χρώματα και μια ατμόσφαιρα που μας προετοιμάζει για τις καλοκαιρινές διακοπές (ωχ! όνειρα απατηλά τώρα με τα νέα μέτρα).
Καλή σου μέρα, Βασίλης.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10124 W: 144 N: 25326] (123353)
  • [2010-05-10 23:55]

Hi danos,

Gorgeous view of this Greek coast, fantastic bay with small fishermen ports, beautiful colours.



Hi Danis
A very nice sectopon of coast with contrasts between shore and the deep blue sea, is this the little cove you already showed from a closer pov before ?
Have a nice day JY

Bonjour Danos
une belle photo de cette baie qui de plus est, en plongée et nous offre une très belle perspective sur ces petites criques; les couleurs sont sublimes
belle composition

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Difficile de ne pas apprécier une nouvelle fois cette magnifique composition.
Nous plongeons notre regard sur cette côte joliment découpée sur la mer qui prend des couleurs merveilleuses.
Un grand merci !

Hello Danos,

A POV very well selected give alrage prospect open and a greta depht to the image. I like too the graphich effect whith the coats which advance in the sea. Superb contrasts and colors well colected, especially the nice color of the sea.
Best regards,

Hi Danos,
Excellent POV to obtain this image in a bird view, deep, dizzy, and especially, very attractive, due to the natural beauty of the coast and its beautiful colors, with a fantastic luminosity.
I like the obtained result. Is a magnificent work.
Friendly regards,

hello Danos,
excellent composition...
those houses and boats make a photo charming ...
beautiful colors and wonderful light and sharpness ...
nice place...

Hello Danos,

I'm always pleased to see a bit of Greek seascapes... and your photos do justice to those scenery. Here we have a lovely tiny bay surrounded by a rich Mediterranean vegetation which makes the place highly pleasurable. I like how you framed the coast diagonally and I love the hight saturated colours especially that of the sea.

Hello Danos!
What a wonderful place! The shape of the coastline, the color and the clarity of the water, the green of the trees and plants... everything's so beautiful!
Your picture is very attractive and although I miss a bit more of sharpness, colors, privileged high pov, exposure and composition compensate it all and the visual results are magnificent!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

hi danos
idyllic place isn't??

The composition is well planned with a nice perspective and pov which brings out the depth and the textures so finely.


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-05-11 8:37]

Yassou Danos
Nice dominant point of view on the coast a paradise for Holidays.
Interesting idea for not included the sky.
Best regards

Very good view of this shore with a little picturesque settlement.
Nice colors in yours photo.
Best greetings.Alin.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15432 W: 159 N: 26991] (141662)
  • [2010-05-11 10:04]

Hi Danos
Un POV super bien choisi donnant une vue très étendue du paysage, belle découpe de la crique qui s'allonge vers la mer, un endroit de toute beauté
Très belle soirée

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2010-05-11 15:15]

Tua terra é lindíssima e essa pequenas prais interligadas apenas mais um interessante detalhe desse paraíso. Muito boa, amigo.



Hi Danos.

Amazing POV in this lovely, lovely view. I like the small houses and the colours.

Well done!

Namaste Danos,
nice capture of this shot with high and angular point of view. Very nice colour contrast with blue and green. Like the management of light very much and like also the endless depth. Very well done. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled na mnogo lepo mesto, prikazali ste ga dobrim uvodnim tekstom i lepom fotografijom.
Brodogradilista su stvarala camce i brodove, duga istorija ovog mesta u gradnje brodova, lepo je i svojim izgledom mami turiste.
Prijatan uspesan dan i lepo vreme, zeli vam Paja.


Good day.
Nice view of the many beautiful place, you show him a good introductory text and beautiful photography.
Shipyards have created boats and ships, long history of this place in the building of ships, and its nice to look enticing tourists.
Friendly successful day and good weather, you want Paja.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-05-12 4:46]

Hi Danos,

one more great seen of the lovely Greece. Very good play with the diagonal and the color contrast between the beautiful blue and the warm tones of the land. Lucky is the guy on the fast boat there in the right side. Very good one!

- Very nice landscape Danos for this beautiful composition, with this PoV, we plunge our eyes on this coast beautifully carved by the sea that takes wonderful colors, superb, well done!

Hi Danos.
Wonderful landscape with this coast so cut, the cove we see in the foreground with the small town is a delight in such a beautiful location.
The image has a fantastic POV captured the landscape from above, magnic colors with good use of light and very good image quality. Very good work friend Danos.
Have a nice day. Best regards.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-05-12 9:36]

Hello Danos,
The picture is great showing the rugged terrain of the coast and the wonderful colors of the water.
Excellent capture and very good details.
Best wishes,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2010-05-12 11:42]

Witaj Danos!
Wonderful landscape,
nice climate.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Very impressive picture.

Ciao dear Danos
beautiful panorama, captured in excellent way. The quality of the photo is perfect and gives a pleasant feeling of great opened spaces. Compliments!
CIao, have a nice day!

Hi Danos,
a picturesque view with effective POV, the atmosphere of the photo is romantic, beautiful colours and details, great view, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
George (György)

Olá Danos!

Fantástica paisagem...pedacinho do paraíso.
Lugar de sonhos, cores preciosas, tudo isso
muito bem registrado por você.
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-05-12 22:02]

Hi Danos

Excellent bird view shot of this beautiful coastline with a deep blue sea set in contrast to the forested hill. Well researched note as usual. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my Penang market upload - you are welcome to try all the specialties in South East Asia.

Have a nice day

Good morning Danos
Wonderful perspective of San Isidoros bay
Excellent high POV, sharpness and details
Beautiful vivid colors
Have a nice day

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2010-05-13 1:12]

Hi Danos,
great place and wonderful view.
Good composition with the to curves and the diagonal line.
regards, gerrit

Iassu my dear Danos
A amazing POV and fantastic colors makes this picture very attractive. It isa really very marvelous bay with your picture is more powerful. Bravo ihsan

Hi dear Danos,
a wonderful place and superb postcard with untouched nature and coasts..also with very rich blue and green tones..excellent presentation with very nice framing and view angle..TFS


Ola Danos ,
Muito interessante esta linha de costa com estas pequenas baías , bonitas as casas de pescadores lá em baixo , a agua tem uma cor magnifica belo tom de azul, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Kalispera Dano,
Les chantiers navals un peu partout dans nos pays ont vu leur activité baisser depuis cinquante ans. Les causes de cette baisse sont multiples mais la mondialisation y est certainement pour beaucoup. J'aime beaucoup ce paysage qui n'a rien d'un site industriel mais qui fait penser à un paradis.
Bonne composition !

Hi Danos,

beautiful bay, I like it, it must be a good place to spend the holidays, good details and vivid colors, nice job,

Have a good wekeend,


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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-05-14 23:50]

Bonjour Danos,
POV exceptionnel, dominateur, peut-être que la vue de l'horizon aurait donné davantage de profondeur. Belle carte postale de cet endroit paradisiaque.
Excellent week-end.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-05-15 1:21]

Geia sou Dano,
yperoxi panoramiki apopsi,poli kalo simeio lipsis kai parousiasi!
kalo Savatokuriako!

Hi Danos!
Breathtaking beauty!
You are absolutely right! I wouldn't drive 4 KM on the dirt road to reach this paradise! I would walk them, enjoying the panoramas on the way!
The composition was there ready-made, with this beautiful little crique, and the magnificent colours of the vegetation, the rocks and the sea; But you captured it well for our enjoyment!
Have a good weekend!
Marie Louise.

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-05-15 11:44]

Hello Danos, very lovely place with its small coves squeezed between the green slopes and the blue waters of the sea.I wish to have a glass of tea while enjoying this panorama. Best regards, Tolga

Hello Danos,

A pleasant elevated view of this more rugged coastline!
Seems like the curving bays give shelter for houses and boats but maybe not so many beaches for tourists...
A well balanced composition with rich colours!

Pablo -

Hi Danos,
Beautiful blue sea-the color is different of that of the only sea I know-the Black Sea. Excellent high POV. I like that combination of sea and forest, of green and blue and the small, doll-like houses and colorful boats.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2010-05-16 9:47]

Hi Danos,
you have chosen a very well working POV on this interesting place and created a great impression with the wonderful atmosphere of the South. The colors and the light are very pleasant. And what a lovely and very inviting bay. TFS!
Warm regards

Hello Danos ,
Very good view of this beautiful seacoast and little village.W.onderful colors.
Best regards

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-05-16 21:44]

Hello Danos
A superb high view point with the small cove and fine contrast between the deep blue of the sea and the greenery. The speed boat on the right provides a good addition to the picture. As always a fine note to accompany the picture

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-05-17 20:05]

Hi Danos,
Splendid view from your high vantage down on this splendid harbor,
Intresting shape to this tiny harbor and beautifully clear colors and sharpness to this fine coastal scene.
Regards, Tom

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  • Glint Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 30 N: 1226] (6171)
  • [2010-05-17 22:30]

hello Danos,
you have a wonderful pov that gives a nice diagonal composition.Your interesting note explains the little settlement that we see.Lovely colours, especially the lovely blue of the sea.How I wish I could be there this very moment!
best wishes,

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-05-18 0:52]

Charming small split where it must be very pleasant to live… Superb air panorama where I like contrasts of colors between the sea and the surrounding vegetation. The boat which seems to slip by on water gives a good dynamics to the image. Beautiful and pleasant photograph, thank you Danos for the interesting note.

With all my friendships and an excellent day,


Hi Danos,
Very beautiful bays and so lovely village, great light and colors and a very well chosen pov, interesting view,tfs.

Hi Danos,
Amazing strong curve and rich colours. The point of view gives a great idea of that stunning place. Well done!
Best regards

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-05-18 18:56]

Hi Danos,
Fantastic view from this elevation, I feel like a bird flying over the beautiful cove with clear blue water. Beautiful and rich colors, good light, lovely composition.

Geia sou dear Danos, a beautiful panorama of this spectacular coastline. The blue of the water is just marvellous. Excellent DOF and sharpness. TFS and I wish you a good day, Lisa

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2010-05-19 10:31]

Hi Danos,

A wonderful high POV where have an excellent view of the nice little village andthe bay below. The trees to the left is a good inclusion and you realise that you are at rather high point. Wonderful and natural colours.



Γειά σου Δάνο. Φανταστικό το πλάνο από τον Άγιο Ισίδωρο και είναι ένα πολύ καλό θέμα για τον φωτογραφικό σου φακό. Πολύ καλό το καδράρισμα, μία πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία στην συλλογή σου με όμορφα χρώματα και πολύ καλό φωτισμό. Καλό Βράδυ. Φιλικά Χρήστος

Hi Danos,
what a beautiful view here of this beach or bay! The water colors is impressive and I like of the houses too. Great job, my friend.

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  • clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961)
  • [2010-05-21 12:59]

Geia sou Danos,
Wonderful cohabitation of the nature, the man and the sea.
A small paradise... Greece is certainly in Europe, the only country which knew how to preserve such a lifestyle and such a beauty.
Thank's for this shot!

Ciao Danos,
bella vista panoramica dall'alto su questa bella scogliera.
Ottima gestione della luce e gran bel mare blu.

Well done!

Salam Danos,

Nice frame division has created a good graphic effect here.. great colors n a beautiful place for sure.
Best regards, Atousa

Hi Danos,
very attractive fragment of coast. The bays make incredible shapes and together with the beautiful colors the final effect of your composition is very impressive. The location of the houses is fantastic. It seems like a perfect place for vacations.
I like it very much,

φανταστική δαντελωτή ακτή με τα δένδρα να φτάνουν εως την θάλασσα και το βαρκάκι παράλληλα με τις άκρες της ακτήε να εισέρχεται σιγά-σιγά στο πλάνο σου.


Wonderful view Danos,
Excellent colors, congratulations for that picture
Clear shot and useful note giving us pratical elements

Δάνο, ψάχνω φωτογραφίες απο το Πήλιο και δεν βλέπω τίποτα...αλλά εχεις τόσες άλλες να διαλέξω..οπως αυτή εδώ με τα πανέμορφα χρώματα, τα καραβάκια και φυσικά τήν αντίθεση του μπλέ με το πράσινο...ομορφη μέρα για διακοπές!!
σου απάντησα στο μήνυμα και τήν κριτική σου και σ' ευχαριστω πολύ

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