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Dancing...on the beach

Dancing...on the beach
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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: 2009-09-13
Categories: Nature
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/16, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2010-06-28 9:28
Viewed: 4026
Points: 134
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dancing on the beach,or preparing the straw umbrellas for the new season.

Potami beach

Potami beach is a long white pebble and sand magnificent beach of rare beauty at the north part of Samos west of Karlovasi.
Potami that combines mountain and sea is place for nature lovers. There can the visitors see the ancienter church, Metamorfosi, who is build the 11th century, the waterfalls, as well as the Castle that used the warriors for the expulsion of pirates and robbers.

Παραλία Ποτάμι

Ποτάμι, Μια μαγευτική τοποθεσία του Καρλοβάσου είναι το Ποτάμι με την ωραία του πεντακάθαρη ακρογιαλιά. Το Ποτάμι που συνδυάζει βουνό και θάλασσα είναι τόπος για φυσιολάτρες. Εκεί οι επισκέπτες μπορούν να δουν την αρχαιότερη εκκλησία, τη "Μεταμόρφωση", η οποία χτίστηκε τον 11ο αιώνα, τους καταρράκτες καθώς και το Κάστρο που χρησιμοποιούσαν οι πολεμιστές για την εκδίωξη των πειρατών και ληστών.

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Hi Danos.
Magnificent image announces summer, nice circular shadow effect umbrellas, I like the comporsicion with horizontal stripes formed by the beach, the sea and the horizon with well-marked sea and sky. Beautiful colors with a bright light but well handled, as always optimal quality.
Enjoy a good week. Best regards.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφο παιχνίδι με τις σκιές, ωραία χρώματα, εξαιρετικός φωτισμός και αντίθεση, όμορφη ατμόσφαιρα.
Καλό απόγευμα, Βασίλης.

Hi Danos,

Very visual and eye catching. Well they really seem to be dancing. Nice POV and framing. The sea and sky look fabulous.


Bonsoir Danos,

très belle prise de vue depuis un pov bien choisie et avec des couelurs de l'étè que j'aime beaucoup.Les couleurs du ciel et de la mer sont fantastiques.Très beau travail photo.Merci pour le partage.

Salutations amicales du Luxembourg


Well Danos, summer is here ( there) ...
Very detaied photo ,sharp : I can count the stones and shells on the beach.

Ola Danos ,
Uma foto muito bem conseguida junto deste dois chapéus de sol , gostei das divisões areia mar e céu , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

very nice idea good image...........
nice sharpness in your image............
pov is nice............

Ciao Danos,
eloquente dimostrazione di come con semplici elementi ben composti si possa dare vita ad una splendida immagine, perfettamente simmetrica e col bell'effetto creato dalle ombre degli ombrelloni e dal magnifico cielo. Complimenti, un caro abbraccio.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-06-28 11:42]

Geia sou Dano,
mia omorfi kalokairini foto opou oi skies apo tis ompreles klevoun tin parastasi,
oraia sunthesi me kalo kadrarisma,
se xaireto,

Bonsoir Danos
Un bon cliché de ces parasols et de leurs ombres. Les couleurs sont superbes et l'ensemble fait penser aux vacances.
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée.

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2010-06-28 12:31]

Hi Danos!
It's a very attractive photo! I like the way you framed the two umbrellas and colours are fabulous. Even the shadows are great!

Fine composition Danos, full of good skill, compliments, well done.

Ciao dear Danos,
pleasant image, captured with excellent photographic quality. You have well managed the strong light playing with the graphic effect of the shades and the marvelous color of the sea. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!

Boa noite Danos

Very beautiful composition. The umbrelas and the shadows make an interesting effect in the image.
Very nice. TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11750 W: 126 N: 21127] (108809)
  • [2010-06-28 16:32]

Hi Danos,it's very interesting to see the same umbrellas in your pic and in mine...but the weather was very different...ehehe...very very nice pic colorfull and whit a beautiful composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-06-28 18:20]

Well, there a many ways to look at this, they do look like the Hawaiian girl dancing in there grass skirt. They can also looks like giant mushrooms. beautiful and a summerly atmosphere.

Hope all is well with you while the country is going throught such trouble. Hope all will return to normal soon.

Dobro jutro.
Plaze su spremne, turisti samo sto nisu stigli, mnogo je ljudi iz Srbije ove godine planiralo letovanje u Grckoj.
Dobar rad, dubina snimka i senke koje daju car snimku, lepa fotografija.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom, pozdrav Paja.


Good morning.
The beaches are ready, just as tourists have arrived, many people from Serbia this year, plans for summer vacation in Greece.
Good work, recording depth and shadows that give the car a snapshot, beautiful photos.
Have a nice day with beautiful weather, greeting Paja.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3941] (26437)
  • [2010-06-28 23:07]

Jassu Danos,

it´s really the time for the new season to start up, here in central europe the weather ist getting hot the next two weeks, would like to have this outlook right now..

have a nice week, see you, Bernd

Hi Danos,
Beautiful umbrella just look like the dancing skirts, shadows add extra effect, lovely blue sky and green sea in a sunny day, full with relaxing feel, nice clean beach, good frame thanks for sharing.

Hello Danos
Very interesting to see the same umbrellas.
Nice sea and sky in backgroung.
Nice light managment,excellent shadows.
A beautiful colors and sharpness.
Great job.

Hello Danos,

Nice parallelism between beach, water, sky and beach umbrellas! The perfect picture to feel ourselves in holdidays!



Hello Danos,
Indeed, I see dancers or dancing dervishes. It is very well seen, and superbly put in image. Cheer.image.Have a nice day

Hi Danos,

I like the brilliant light, colours sky and sea of the image.Nice POV and framing.
Magnificent image from Samos.
Best regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2010-06-29 7:38]

Witaj DAnos!
A curious composition.
I like the light and shadows.
Good colors and sharpness.
Well done.

Hi Danos,

The point of view is sending my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the parasols dancinh with the shadows. There is a good contrast between the colors of the sky, the colors of the sea and the colors of the beach. Have a nice day.


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  • prabut Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 11 N: 183] (3548)
  • [2010-06-29 11:16]

I do not have much to write here. Picture speaks for itself. Very elegant, simple composition of a perfectly executed.
Best regards

Ciao Danos, beautiful symmetryc composition with lovely umbrella, splendid light and colors, excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Gigsn Gold Star Critiquer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 7] (858)
  • [2010-06-29 13:24]

Hello Danos,
A charming summerfeeling photo with an fine title!
Well done, Danos...
greetings from GIGI

Bonsoir, mon ami Danos,
Ces parasols en forme de paréo semblent danser sous le soleil en dessinant des ronds d'ombre sur la plage où coquillages et galets sont amenés par le flux et le reflux de cette mer couleur pierre précieuse.
Une très originale photographie.

Hi Danos,
a splendid summer impression with attractive composition, the colours and lights are beautiful, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György (George)

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-06-29 23:07]

Bonjour Danos,
photo simple pour couleurs fortes, courbes et droites, tout cela bien cadré et exposé.
My best regards.

Geia sou dear Dabos. excellent symmetry and management of light and shade. The blocks of colour present a striking graphic effect. What a wonderful place to take photos and then have a swim. TFS and I wish you a beautiful day, Lisa

hello Danos
the colors are splendid,and I like the circles of the parasols and their shadows among the lines of the sea and the sand,doing un excellent graphism!Superb!

Olá Danos,

Great colors and light in this very nice picture. What a refreshing and relaxing holiday in the beach.

Um abraço,

Bonjour Danos,
J'aime la simplicité et la force de cette composition avec ces deux parasols qui font penser à des danseuses. Belle lumière qui permet des ombres portées très graphiques !
Les couleurs sont un régal !

Hello Danos,

A good idea for an orginal and very pleasant shot. Very graphic too with the umbrella's and the geometric shade on the beach. Very good prospect too the well coloured sea and sky.
Have a nice evening,

Namaste Danos,
really beautiful beach and it looks more beautiful with the straw umbrellas and particularly of their shadows. Nice title. The sea act as a pleasant background of it. Very good idea to present the view. Excellent. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-06-30 19:27]

Hi Danos

Yes, why not dancing in the sun instead of the rain? The straw umbrellas are waiting for the guests to "roast". Good use of light and shadows to create a lively picture. Fine color hues and sharpness. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my dragon shot from Penang.

best regards

Γεια σου Δάνο!

Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία, εντυπωσιακή καλοκαιρινή σκηνή και ατμόσφαιρα, ωραία αίσθηση του ευρυγώνιου φακού! Άψογος φωτισμός, εντυπωσιακές σκιές, υπέροχα χρώματα!


Hello Danos,
Very beautiful composition. The umbrelas and the shadows make an interesting effect in the image.

Hello Danos,
An absolutely beautiful beach. Love the beautiful colors and the nice framing.
best wishes,

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-07-01 15:12]

hello Danos
some days I was absent, sorry!
impressive beach composition. Great colors and perfect sharpness. You can still smell sea air. Bravo

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 417 N: 1877] (11856)
  • [2010-07-01 15:18]

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

An image with excellent details of light,
color and definition,
the framing of two symmetrical sunshades and
the sea of fund is the whole pleasure,
I like .... congratulations.

Un saludo amigo mio.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-07-01 23:10]

Kalimera Danos,
nice effect, good shot and idea. Amazing dancing umbrellas, fine title. I like it.
Have a nice day.

Hi danos,
I like photographing umbrellas on the beach.
You have a very attractive composition here. The umbrellas seem so symetric and their shades are not. It makes a nice effect.
But also the colors of the photo are fantastic.
I like the contrast of the sky with the water having a completely different tone of blue or green.
Also the tiny stones on the beach look very nice.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Danos
Nice composition with the parasols and shadows
Lovely colors, fine light
Have a nice weekend

Hi, Danos. A nice invitation to the holidays. There are very good contrasts in your image. I also like the shades that are projected by the parasols on the beach and the central opening onto the sea between the parasols.
Have a nice day,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15432 W: 159 N: 26991] (141662)
  • [2010-07-02 9:51]

Hi Danos
Joli titre :-)
Parfait cadrage des parasols de paille et de leurs ombres, belle ligne horizon de la mer et ses couleurs divines, magnifique image
Good week end

Hi Danos,
an optimal shot that conjugates geometry and infinite. excellent.
ciao, have a nice evening

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-07-03 5:48]

Hello Danos,

We do not need parasols today on Versailles with the wet weather which we had today and who refreshed the atmosphere agreeably !!! A beautiful photograph with a luminosity which I like much highlighting your composition well. The holidays approach !!! Thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and an excellent WE,


Hello Danos,

Two umbrellas and three shades - almost!
Interesting scene showing that simple subjects can have interest value when cleverly done...
Well seen!

Pablo -

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20596)
  • [2010-07-05 4:45]

Sorry for my delay, Danos
What a nice set for a difficult tip-toe ballet performance in the boulders!

Hi Danos,
Well seen these details, good composition and nice view on the sea, interesting symetric result.

ciao Danos,
tanti i campi compositivi dai diversi colori.
Immagine ben strutturata con una piacevole luce,

Hello Danos
Magnificently composed beach scene with those interesting umbrellas casting their shadows on the pebbly beach. Great contrasting colours and superb sharpness and clarity. Well captured, very inviting place to relax with a drink and a swim but where are the people?
Cheers Peter

Hi Danos!
I like the title, and when you look at the straw umbrellas, it seems they are dancing indeed!
The effect of the round shadows on the beach is very good too!
I also like the pebbles on the beach! It makes a change from white sand and looks original.
Beautiful sea and sky divided by a perfect horizon line!
Have a great weekend! Not too hot for you I hope! It's hot enough over here! I daren't think what it can be in Greece at this moment.
Kindest regards.

Bonjour Danos
excellent cette photo, de l'imagination, les ombres de ces parasols, entre deux la perspective de cette mer et de cet horizon, c'est un chef d'oeuvre

Hi dear friend Danos,
what a wonderful composition with superb graphical effect..amazing depth like a 3-D photo.also very impressive and relaxing atmosphere..great colours and fine sharpness..well done.TFS


Hi Danos,
The shades of the straw umbrellas on the beach creates an image with a strong graphism that attracts our look already in the thumbnail.
I like the minimalism in the composition and the great luminosity obtained.
Good idea, and excellent technical execution.
Friendly regards,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-07-24 4:57]

Geia sou Danos
I like the graphical minimalism here. Perfect colours in a favourable light and sharp details and textures.
Se xereto


I like the obvious symmetrical appeal of this, but also the variety of contrasting shapes - the linear appearancwe of the sky, sea and beach, the triangular shape of the umbrellas and the circular shape of the shadows. Very effective.


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  • clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961)
  • [2010-08-15 4:21]

Geia sou Dano,
The short lens gives a light and very aesthetic deformation. I like this very graphic photo with these simple lines and colors which make me dream... you told me yesterday that it was very warm in Athens. In Paris it is raining non-stop for this morning and it is 15 °!
I had no money to come in Greece this year then I am very sad!!!
Have a nice 15 August.

ciao Danos

splendida ed originale composizione,ottimo il punto di ripresa e il momento di luce scelto,bravo !!

ciao e buona serata,

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2010-09-30 21:10]

Good evening Danos,
what a beautiful scene, quietness of the sea, lovely colour of the sky, clarity of rocks and nice combination of sunlight and shadows creates atmosphere of vacation and calm.
I wish I were there :-)
Nicely done.

Hi danos.
This is beautiful simplicity captured in well managed light and shadow. The blue sea in deep tone and sky are contrasting with the natural roofing of the shade.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

ή ο τίτλος μπορούσε να είναι οι δυό χορεύτριες.Εξαιρετική παρουσίαση με το φως και τα χρώματα να έχουν αποδοθεί εντυπωσιακά.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2012-03-21 7:08]


very smart your idea to catch these structures. I liked the shapes and the play with the shadows and shapes. light is nice, sharpness too. good colors. a creative job full of beauty and simplicity.



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