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Psili ammos beach.

Psili ammos beach.
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27477] (110389)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2010-05-21 12:47
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Bird's eye view of the Psili Ammos from a point of the road,with the umbrellas of the beach to be closed on account of the grey sky.

Psili Ammos or Chrissi Ammos beach, Samos Island

The small (400 meters long) beach of Psili Ammos (the word in Greek means “fine sand) is a sandy beach with fine sand from which it has taken its name; it is also referred to as Chrissi Ammos (“golden sand”), because of the color of the sand. The beach is situated some 51 kilometers southwestern to the capital town of Samos. The sea is shallow enough and very clean and, as the beach is found within the bay of Marathokambos at the southwestern coast of the island, it is well protected from the winds.
Accommodation facilities are available, both close to the beach and in the area around; a tavern at the seafront is available for full meals, snacks and refreshments.
The beach is organized and offers sufficient facilities; although far from the capital, it is nice for a relaxing swimming.

Παραλία Ψιλή Άμμος ή Χρυσή Άμμος, Σάμος

Η μικρή παραλία (400 περίπου μέτρα μήκος) με ωραία άμμο Ψιλή Άμμος, ή όπως αλλιώς είναι γνωστή Χρυσή Άμμος, βρίσκεται σε απόσταση 51 περίπου χιλιόμετρα νοτιοδυτικά από την πρωτεύουσα, έχει αρκετά ρηχά και καθαρά νερά και είναι προστατευμένη μέσα στον κόλπο του Μαραθόκαμπου στην νοτιοδυτική ακτή του νησιού.
Η διαμονή κοντά στην περιοχή της παραλίας, αλλά και στην ευρύτερη περιοχή είναι εξασφαλισμένη και ο επισκέπτης μπορεί μετά το μπάνιο του να απολαύσει το φαγητό του στην παραθαλάσσια ταβέρνα της.
Η παραλία είναι σχετικά καλά οργανωμένη και προσφέρεται για όμορφο μπάνιο σε πολύ ωραία θάλασσα σε μακρινή απόσταση από την πρωτεύουσα, αλλά με αρκετές παροχές.
Η πρόσβαση είναι εύκολη από την πρωτεύουσα με νοικιασμένο, ή ιδιωτικό αυτοκίνητο, ή μοτοσικλέτα μέσω του Μαραθόκαμπου ακολουθώντας το δρόμο που οδηγεί στην Καλλιθέα.

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Hello Danos! Wonderful high POV. Spectacular view. Amazing seascape and landscape. Excellent mountains. Nice weather, superb lightness and colours, good exposure. Well done!

Hello Danos,
the panoramic view is superb, the beach is very well placed on the scene, the colors and the light are so natural, and at the end there's a magnificent sky over all. The quality of the image is absolutely perfect, congratulations and TFS.
Best regards

ciao Danos,
un panorama che ricorda certe coste della Sicilia.
Molto bella e ampia l'inquadratura con un'ottima luce e la spiaggia in FG.
buona serata

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η θέα της ωραίας αυτής παραλίας από ψηλά, εξαιρετική ατμόσφαιρα, υπέροχα χρώματα και φωτισμός.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-05-21 14:28]

Bonjour Danos,
même sous un ciel aussi gris mais vraiment magnifique, ces plages sont de toutes beauté. Il faut dire que tu as trouvé des lumières pour les mettre en beauté.
Excellent week-end.

Hi Danos,

The curve of the beach is an asset to the composition. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. have a nice day.


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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-05-21 21:37]

Hello Danos, This is a very delightful and attractive looking beach. Great composition with your ability to capture a significant amount of the shoreline. The latter provides the viewer with lots of blue water contrasting with the green and brown of the water's edge. The umbrellas give a nice line of symmetry across the beach as well. Nice work. Regards, Roger

Όμορφες χρυσές αμμουδιές, σμαραγδένια όμορφη θάλασσα και την πανέμορφη ακτή. Αλλά νομίζω ότι, ωστόσο, ότι οι ομπρέλες τα τοποθετούσαν στις παραλίες της disfiguration. Μεγάλη φωτογραφία με εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.
Δικός σας

Hello Danos
Amazing seascape.
Excellent mountains clouds in background.
Wonderful gradients, sea, clouds, beaches, fine scenery combined into one beautiful whole.
Excellent presentation.

Hi Danos,
a beautiful view of this picturesque place, the composition is spectacular, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét Kívánok!
George (György)

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2010-05-22 2:05]

Hello Danos ,
A superb plunging view . Not really a postcard of the sunny Greece :) , but I like the effect of the threatening cloudy sky .

Ola Danos ,
Lindo ponto de visão , a vista é enorme sobre a praia lá em baixo , gostei muito da linha de ondas bonito contraste entre a espuma do mar e a areia , muito bela a paisagem ,boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-05-22 3:22]

Hi Dano,
althought the wheather was not the best, the POV and the perspective of this beach is wonderful. I like the long umbrellas' line. Fantastic sky great sense of the space. Congratulations.
Have a nice week end

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-05-22 5:08]

Hi Danos

That's a beach a lovely bay inviting for a swim. The weather was not at it best, possibly you got some rain later on. It must be a nice beach resort with lots to discover in the hills. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my tribute to Bangkok shot. I like the town a lot, and it hurts to see it burn, just because somebody orders it. Loosing face can be dangerous.

Warm regards

Hello Danos!
Pretty interesting and beautiful location!
Very attractive picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, pov, dof and composition !
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Gia sou file
i fotografi sou mou ferni mnimes apo to perssino
kalokeri,eho ke ego tin idia
ehis dikio pragmatika gia tin Psili Ammo ke se efharistoume gia tin shetikes plirofories
Ithea apo ki epano ine monadiki
kalo triimero

Hello Danos,
The high point of view allows an interesting and precise description landscape, of which the beach. The image has much of depth. In spite of the weather, the light is good. Very good realization. Cheer.
Have a nice day

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-05-22 11:05]

Jassu Danos,

realy an great point of view, classical high pov, and a splendid beach and landscvape down below..
must sure be a place for fine vacations..

have a nice weekend, filika Bernd

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9882 W: 157 N: 16101] (126619)
  • [2010-05-22 12:51]

Witaj Danos!
Wonderful place,
beautiful landscape.
Good frame and composition.
Very well done.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15725 W: 159 N: 27516] (144278)
  • [2010-05-22 22:47]

Hi Danos
Très jolie panorama, les couleurs sont belles et une lumière suffisante malgré le ciel nuageux, j'aime la longueur de la plage entourer de collines, belle image
Good sunday

Geia sou dear Danos, a mesmerising bird's eye view of this enchanting coastline. I love the tranquillity of the sea and those beautiful soft tones. Great job, and I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday morning, Lisa

Dobar dan, preko noci imali smo nevreme sa kisom i grmljavinom, postalo je opasno od vode.
Mnogo lepo mesto, plaza, more, planina i nebo koje salje poruku svojim oblacima prikazali ste odlicnim radom, cestitam vam.
Prijatan vikend sa lepim vremenom, zeli vam Paja.


Good day, over night we had a storm with rain and thunderstorms, it has become dangerous than water.
A lot of nice place, beach, sea, mountains and sky that sends a message to its cloud display your excellent work, I congratulate you.
Have a nice weekend with beautiful weather, you want Paja.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-05-23 0:04]

Kalimera Danos,
good POV and effect. Fine presentation of coast with the great beach. Pity that weather was cloudly.
Have a nice sunday.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-05-23 0:16]

Geia sou Dano,
yperoxi panoramiki apopsi tis paralias,o kairos den einai idanikos gia mpania kai relax,to meros omos fainetai pragmatika poli omorfo!

Hello danos,

Beautiful large view to this nice seascape. Under an impressice and well collected cloudy sky, beautiful contrast and superb colors especially the colors of the sea. great balance between the part for the sea and the part for the coast.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi my dear Friend Danos,
an amazing atmosphere with emerald sea,green nature and cloudy sky..wonderful details and eye catcher scene from Beautiful Greece.also very impressive depth with good point of view..TFS


Kalimera Danos,

This is a place we considered visiting, but went to Cos instead!
It looks incredibly beautiful, even without the usual blue sky. In fact, the threatening sky gives a much less steriotypical view of Greece. I like how the curve of the beach makes a natural lead around the shot, around the bay, to the headland, where the tumbling clouds seem to mimic the bumps of the hills.

Have a great Sunday,
Bev :-)

- Very pretty panorama Danos, colours are nice and a sufficient light in spite of the cloudy sky, I like the length of the beach to encircle hills, nice picture with this PoV, well done!
Good end for this weekend.

Hi Danos
Great picture of the Psili ammos beach with excellent sharpness and depth
The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light
Have a nice week

Hello Danos,
Very attractive picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, pov, dof and composition.

Hi Danos,

you chose a very good pov to show this lovely beach and coast, I love the birds eye views. There is a good contrast between the dramatic sky and the serene beach and the particular weather conditions gave you pastel colours. A fine coastal view for the joy of the seascapes lovers.

Very well drawn line, in a very well organized composition and perfect framing. Excellent colors of the water. Beautiful mountains. Congratulations!

Namaste Danos,
it is really a nice beach showed here by you. Repeatation of the umbrellas with rhythm is just fantastic. Great colour contrast between the golden sand with water. Nice to see the islands in background. Nice presentation with perfect light management. Very well done. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-05-24 1:19]

Hi Danos, What a fascinating beach with the umbrellas so perfect.. good depth and strong lines.. Great POV well done and TFS Rich

hello Danos
this high POV is superb and spectacular,and the colors are very beautiful!In spite of the cloudy sky,the light is superb!

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2010-05-24 8:37]

Hola Danos ~~~~~~~~~~~>

A very attractive making the beaches of Psili Ammos,
the POV is good from picking up the coast
and cliffs in the background,
a good job, congratulations.

Un saludo.

Bonsoir Danos
Encore une belle image ici de cette mer de Grèce.Le ciel est chargé et met bien valeur les teintes de l'eau.
Bonne soirée

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-05-24 13:20]

Hi Danos, my friend.

You know I've been working a lot and photography is far away from my thoughts....but seen an image like makes me think about finding some time for shooting :) Gorgeous view of Psili Ammos. I'm impressed by the depth and sharpness. Very fine photograph!

Hi Danos,
I always thought the sea-mountain combination is very impressive-it offers great views. Excellent high POV and compo-the massive silhouettes of the mountains, the green sea, the empty beach, the foamy line of the shore.
The truth is I should like better a blue sky, but those clouds have their appeal...
Have a nice week !

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2010-05-25 4:59]

Hello Danos,
nice to see your beautiful pics again. As usual, a very well composed one from a favourable high pov. Great clarity and excellent sharpness with this spectacular dramatic sky. Well done,my friend!

Hi Danos
Good pov to deliver a comprehensive coast view that reaches far and has perspective following the shoreline, good rendering of the clouds
Have a nice day jY

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2010-05-26 1:43]

Hi Danos,
Un commentaire intéressant illustré par une jolie compo de cette côte.
Très joli ciel et un pov bien choisi.
Best regards

Hi Danos,
Great pov on this bay and beach, beautiful landscape and lovely blue for the sea even the sky is cloudy.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-05-27 4:14]

hello Danos
beautiful colors on photo!
beautiful sharpness, color and especially the design.
good shot!
TFS! Congratulations!
Have a nice day

salut danos
un bon POV en plongée qui nous montre toute la courbe de cette plage, beau travail

Hi Danos,
It is a magnificent sight of this beach and of the beautiful landscape of the coast.
I like your framing, the depth of the image, and the management of the light, that they form a luminous and very attractive composition.
One eExcellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

I heard about Samos that is a wonderful island and from yours photo I see that is right.
Beautiful scape with great mountains and a nice beach.
Very good picture.
Friendly greetings.Alin.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-06-02 10:09]

Hello Danos,

Astonishing this sand with several colors… One day cloudy which does not remove anything with the beauty of this splendid panorama altitude which gives a little the giddiness !!! A balanced framing which emphasizes this tourist area where this calm sea is favourable with the bathe… Thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good evening,


Hi Danos,
amazing view from a fantastic POV.
The umbrellas on the beach are aligned so straight and make nice objects to focus on.
Very nice mood introduced by the grey skies.
Excellent work,

Hi Danos.
Sensational image of this beautiful beach is a delight of place with tree-lined this rugged coast and especially the waters are so transparent and color is so pretty. Wonderful POV that we offer from a high place in a cloudy day the light is adequate and conveys that reality.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.

Καλωσόρισες Danos,

Δεν έχω πολλά να διδαχθούμε από τη χώρα σας και σκοπεύω να το πράξει πριν να μεταβεί εκεί, να ξεκινήσει η γλώσσα, ιστορία της μπορεί να αποδείξει μια κάπως ευγένεια όταν βρίσκομαι ! Δεν ξέρω αν αυτό είναι πολύ κατανοητό τι λέω όμως, εάν δεν είναι, είναι λάθος του μεταφραστή.
You repeated a part of your note in case I wouldn't have understood after the first reading ? ;-))
A shot which presents us a view I like and which remembers me those of Corsica. The littoral is well preserved and preserves its wild aspect. Only the parasols and the deckchairs on the beach remember that this place is very knowed by the tourists.
Thanks for this interesting shot.
Have a nice day.


Δάνο γεια σου,
εξαιρετική αυτή η πανοραμική φωτογραφία της παραλίας της Ψιλής άμμου.Οι κλειστές ομπρέλλες υποδηλώνουν και το τέλος της εποχήε.

Καλή Ανάσταση,Πέτρος

Very impressive pov Danos, a post card of that place
Good depth and field of vision
Superb colors, neat composition
Have a nice week end

Δάνο, δεν εχω πάει στην Σάμο αλλά εδώ στο Μεξικό πού είμαι εχει τα ίδια νερά αλλά με ξεραίλα τριγύρω...αυτη η ομορφιά τής Ελλάδας δεν υπάρχει πουθενά, όπου κι αν εχω πάει δεν τήν βρίσκω πουθενά...συμφωνείς??
πάντως τίς φωτογραφίες πού βγάζω στο Μεξικό θα τίς αφιερώσω ολες σε σένα..
ετσι γιατί με προκάλεσες..
υπέροχη η φωτογραφία σου θα προτιμούσα να είμαι στήν Σάμο τώρα...
καλημέρα σου εκεί πού ξημερώνει όπου ναναι

Kalimera danos,
The clouds added much dramatic sens to the beach scenery, and must say you managed the low light very good. The beach seems to be empty, due to the weather, of course - but I can imagine what the sight may be on a bright summer day.
Picture space superbly allocated.
Have a nice day,

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