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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: 2010-10-23
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/13.0, 1/45 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krete island
Date Submitted: 2010-11-05 23:29
Viewed: 6323
Points: 138
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A more effective panoramic shot from Agia Galini,from other POV, with the city of Ierapetra on the far end.
The temperature of this day was about 25o C.

Agia Galini

Agia Galini, holiday pearl on the south coast of Crete, is a friendly harbour village that can easily be reached by bus, taxi or (rented) car. Approximately one and a half hour from Heraklion and Chania you can find the real Cretan culture, lifestyle and cosiness. Enjoy your stay in different types of accommodation and taste the great variety of taverns, restaurants and bars.

You can take a swim, enjoy the blue flag beach, try water sports or go for a long and quiet walk in the mountains. Due to it's central position Agia Galini is also the perfect base to explore the wonderful south coast and the many nearby ancient Greek sites and villages.
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Here is a beautiful Greek landscape played in the most beautiful colors, the unmistakable blue of the green sea of vegetation burned, a clear image with good handling of light.... well done picture.!!

Bonjour Danos
Une belle vue plongeante sur ces rochers sauvages bordés par une mer d'un bleu profond.
Merci pour le partage et bon wee-end.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η θέα της παραλίας από ψηλά, ωραία χρώματα, πολύ καλός φωτισμός, μια εξαιρετική καρτ ποστάλ.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-11-06 0:12]

Bonjour danos,
POV bien chois, en hauteur, accroissant la profondeur, équilibrant terre, mer et ciel. Dominantes de teintes bleues et paille, un endroit qui échappe à l'automne.
Un coin de rêve pour passer l'hiver.

Coste frastagliate ...ma dove c'è anche una piccola spiaggia ...turismo e bellezze naturali ...
Creta in questa foto ..da "mitos" ...diventa "eros" un piacere per gli occhi ..ma anche per i turisti

Hello Danos,
I think I prefer this POV and composition to those in your first shot from this place. The grass and trees in the fg work very well and the hill has more "breathing space".
The colours and light management are superb and your note very informative. Thank you for sharing.
Eh, and did you say 25°C? Hmm, I wish I could teleport myself...
Have a nice weekend!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-11-06 0:31]

Kalimera Danos,
beautiful landscape by sea, view like from good postcard. Very nice coast with the beaches. I like it a lot. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos
Superb landscape and seascape composition.
Wonderful see and beautiful details.
Nice beach.
Beautiful colors,excellent sharpness,perfect light managment.
Spectacular point of view.
Excellent job.

ciao Danos,
altra bella immagine di questa costa che deve essere spettacolare ammirare di presenza.
Ottimo il POV ricco di particolari e belli come sempre i colori,

Hi Danos,

You are really an agitator... 25°c...two seasons in Greece, summer and spring ? ;-)
I prefer this composition to the first one because we feel more the altitude and moreover, I find beautiful the different blue tones of the sea. The foreground with the yellow grass is important also, il allows us to sit down and to contemplate.
Have a nice WE.


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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-11-06 1:29]

Hello Danos, very nice shot from Crete with a good PoV dislaying the beautiful contrast between the yellowish grass at the foreground and the blue sea behind. I liked the different tones of blue on the surface of the sea water. Best regards, Tolga

Kalimera Danos,
A diff. view on a fabulous beach, long range DOF here, good colors of the blue sea against "falling" mountain .
Good WE,

Ciao Danos!
Eccellente scorcio paesaggistico! Il colore del mare è semplicemente fantastico! Un ritorno alla voglia d'estate appena passata!
Buon fine settimana, Nino.


lovable place. Very good POV, excellent colors



HI Danos,
Good panoramic view. A splendid place. Perfect colors and good management of light, well done.
Have a nice weekend.

Ola Danos ,
Bonita esta linha de costa com esta praia , a agua tem uma magnifica cor , um lugar bem recatado ,boa luz , bom ponto de visão alto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

Another fantastic view of this lovely beach and coast of Crete.
Like in the previous one I'm stunned by the excellent clarity and by the vivid colours. Very good compositive idea to set the grass in fg. Beautiful long view on the town in the distance.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2010-11-06 4:30]

Hi Danos
Une vue plus large sur la mer qui laisse apercevoir la ville au loin, toujours un endroit paradisiaque bien présenter par un bon choix du POV, sublime couleurs
Beau weekend

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-11-06 4:44]

Hello Danos,

Another point of view compared to your preceding photograph, and I acknowledge to have a small preference for this one which profits of more than depth I find with this beautiful background. Qualities of light and the colors natural are always also good. A superb photograph almost estival, very pleasant to contemplate… And I will like to make a small dive !!! Thank you Danos.

With all my friendships and a very good WE,


Hello Danos,

A very nice place and a POV very well selcetd for the presnettaion of this place. The vegetation in the Fg give a very greta depht to the image. The details of the elements on the beach give an interesting idea of the importnat scale of the image. Superb blue color in the sea.
Have a nice WE,

Hi Danos,
From this another higher POV, the vision on this nice beach is splendid, with a great depth of image, which leads our look towards the distant mountains in background.
The sharpness, the good light, and the beautiful natural colors, they give a high aesthetic quality to your photo, in a very attractive composition.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

Namaste Danos,
another great shot of this beautiful beach. Like the clarity and depth of this image. Great colour contrast between the blue water and the grey land. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hello Danos,
This closer look at the beautiful beach and rocks of Agia Galini resembles for me the views of the former Greek colonies of Partenit and Feodosiya in our Crimea, which are such picturesque as this nice place. You have captured it with interesting foreground and the distant, but rather distinct background. Perfectly well done!
Best regards,

Hi Danos,

The point of view is sending my eyes toward the opposite shore which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showin the details and colors of the beach, of the village and of the mountain. The quality of the light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


- Another view on this beautiful brach, under nice sky and with emerald sea, excellent PoV maybe better of the first, excellent, bravo!
Have a nice weekend Danos.

Once again a fantastic work you have done from the top of this hill.
Really great panorama
TFS Danos!

Hello Danos!
Magnificent place!
Wonderful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and compositionare all excellent here!
I love the lower fg with all that vegetation! I also like very much the color of the sea and the shapes of all those mountains and cliffs!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards,

Hello Danos,
Superb landscape and seascape composition.Beautiful colors,excellent sharpness,perfect light managment.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-11-06 10:11]

hi Danos
odlična reklama za grške plaže in celotno deželo. bravo my friend!!! grške plaže so večinoma lepe in tudi ta ni izjema. odlične barve, ostrina in celoten motiv mi je všeč. lepo delo!!! TFS!
lep večer, vojko

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-11-06 10:39]

Jassu Danos,

really a place where should be more than one day, should really be a fine place for a longer vacation, i guess, fine depth, beautiful colors, and ofcourse a fine pov!

filika Bernd

Hi Danos,
A dramatic and very beautiful landscape. A fantastic blue colour of the sea here and a well balanced capture! The colour of the dry foreground grass is perfect against the sea.
Kind regards

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2010-11-06 12:26]

Hello Danos ,
A pleasure to see how the autumn can be sunny and enjoyable in Crete . This is a splendid vierw of this beach . But What i like most is the contrast golden-grass-green trees-blue sky .
Thanks for the share .

Greeting Danos, very good and nice landcape, good shot and very good work, congratulation, have good weekend.

Dobro vece.
lep pogled na mesto sa lepom plazom i gradom u daljini, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar rad, lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke.
Lep topao dan za plazu, srecno.
Prijatno vece i lep vikend, pozdrav, Paja.


Good evening.
Nice view of the place with nice beach and city in the distance, a good composition.
Good work, nice colors and pictures, my congratulations.
A nice warm day for the beach, happily.
Pleasant evening and a nice weekend, regards, Paja.

Good evening Danos,
It is an incredible image of autumn. The sky and the sea are superb. The composition is perfect. Clearness and the depth are excellent. Cheer.
Have a good evening

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9874 W: 157 N: 16079] (126553)
  • [2010-11-06 14:22]

Witaj Danos!
Wondeful place,
beautiful landscape.
Excellent POV and composition.
Superb colors.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

Ciao Danos,
uno scenario magnifico si apre dinanzi ai nostri occhi grazie alla tua bellissima composizione. Una cartolina favolosa che si perde all'orizzonte senza mai perdere qualità e dettagli. I colori sono superbi, la luce davvero favolosa.
un caro abbraccio.

Boa noite Danos

Incredible this blue sea. Splendid point of view. Here the meeting between the beauty and the art of the photograph. Congratulations.

Καλή Ημέρα
Όμορφη παραλία στο χωριό. Αλλά θα προτιμούσα τις παραλίες του wzórzami. Εκεί στην άγρια παραλίες, αλλά δεν υπάρχει ξαπλώστρες, ομπρέλες και το εμπόριο. Το χρώμα της θάλασσας είναι όμορφο και καταπληκτικό.
Δικός σας

Geia sou dear Danos, another breath-taking panorama of this amazing coastline. Beautiful colours and excellent depth. The photo is perfectly framed by the beach and cliffs. TFS and I wish you a beautiful weekend, Lisa

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2010-11-07 12:06]

Geiasou Danos
You display for our greatest enjoyment a "sapphire" set in solid rock!!
Lovely seaside resort, indeed!
Se xereto.

Hi Danos,
a beautiful view with spectacular composition and picuresque colours, great POV and lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!

Hi Danos. The angle is beautiful to capture this wonderful scene. The turquoise water is in good contrast with the earth tone. Sharp details and nicely composed shot. Regards - Jusni

Hi dear Danos,
an another perfect painting by you.very rich nature details..emerald sea and calm beach are eye catcher.excellent presentation with good point of view..sharpness and depth are superb..a very nice postcard from Greece..TFS
Have a nice week


Hello Danos,
the gorgeous view of the beautiful beach is perfectly capture. The colours, sharpness, composition, everything is seuperb!!!!! well done.
Best regards,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 46 N: 170] (15125)
  • [2010-11-07 17:56]

dear Danos,
a beautiful panoramic view picture of Agia Galini from another POV,
fore shore and rock mountain are more beautifully contrasted with distant shore and mountains,
and the ocean looks so more deep blue than previous,
anyway splendid light and colors are very fine,
and peaceful and delightful atmosphere is superb,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-11-07 21:11]

Hi Danos,
The stunning blue of the sea is seen in stark contrast to the arid hills.
The lovely beach and village make for a very peaceful scene.
The foreground grasses lead nicely to the peacfule harbor.
Regards, Tom

Good Morning Danos,

Indeed, this does look a very attractive place, even more so as we are experiencing gale force winds and heavy rain, here in U.K.
You did well to incorporate the cliff top in the f/g, creating a sense of height and depth to your shot.
The curve of the bay leads the viewer naturally around the shot, whilst the good dof satisfies his interest.
The colours are well saturated.

Have a good day, my friend,
Bev :-)

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2010-11-08 6:10]

Hi Danos,
seems to be a pleasant place for holidays! Great atmosphere of the Mediterranean with wonderful colors and this typical light of the seaside. My compliments for this very well composed impression!
Warm regards

Hello Danos,

very claer image with amazing blue colors of the sea.With the weather conditions we have here in Luxembourg this days I would like to be there now.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello Danos,

Again a picture that makes want to take the first plane to Greece! Very nice background with very good colours; Its a bit over sharp but not extreme.

well done,


Hello Danos,
Nice postcard from Crete.
Fantastic point of view on the splendid coast.
Beautiful colors, light managment and sharpness are perfect.
Best regards

Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
Véritable Ode à la beauté à travers cette image.
Comment ne pas se laisser convaincre par un tel paysage.
Cela donne des fourmis dans les jambes et les pieds !
Un cadrage très réussi.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-11-08 18:47]

Geia sou Danos
The framing, with more space allowing to see Ierapetra is, in my opinion, better than the previous one. The general quality of colours/light/sharpness is the same as previous one: excellent!
Ta leme

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2010-11-08 21:00]

Good evening Danos,
a magnificent photograph. It has everything that postcard will require: colours, details, mountains, trees, housing, background of town and mountains, and the major is the sea with its scenic colours from light green to deep blue.
Very good - like it a lot, much better than previous photo of this wonderful place!

Hello Danos,
Excellent coastline. Great light and wonderful colours, very well done.
best wishes,

Salam Danos,

Very nice pov.. the color composition is great n I like the way you framed this shot.. beautifully captured.. tfs
All the best, Atousa

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-11-10 17:56]

Hi Danos,

Agia Galini could accept this wonderful shot for its best post card. The blue is fantastic and your idea gives us inspiration to follow your feet.

Have the bset continuation, friend.


Bonjour Danos,
Les touristes sont partis mais le paysage y a gagné. J'aime cette opposition entre la mer et les rochers. Belles couleurs d'un paysage redevenu lui-même !

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-11-12 10:10]

Geia sou Dano,
ki'auti oraia lipsi me katapliktika xromata,poli kalo vathos pediou kai fotismos,tha mporouse na ginei mia poli oraia card postal gia tin perioxi,

Hello Danos,

The elevated point of view gives a fine impression of this well organized beach!
The wonderful colour of the water of course attracts attention, and inclusion of the dry grass in front creates a fine feeling of depth...
Lovely colour palette all over!

Pablo -

Olá Danos,

Another beautiful image of Agia Galini.
Excellent point of view and excellent sharpening,too.Colours are interesting great shot, good work!


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2010-11-22 8:41]

very beautiful beach with fantastic colors of the water and the rocks
very beautiful landsea

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-11-23 6:34]

Hi Dano,
amazing seascape with impressive colors and beautiful light. You could say that is a capture from the summer.
Perfect exposure and POV. TFS
NIce evening

Hi Danos,
I really like the POV in this photo.
These yellow grass in the foreground here are doing a great atmosphere.
Rocky coastline, beach and beautiful prospect are simply stunning.
Regards Tomasz

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2010-12-30 9:33]

Allô Danos!
Merveilleuse point de vue et très joli bord de mer avec une magnifique plage. Une scène de grande beauté et excellente perspective. Une photo qui nous fait un peu oublier la neige. Les couleurs sont fantastiques.
Tous mes meilleurs voeux pour 2011,

Hi Danos,
beautiful view here. I love the well saturated colors.
It seems so peaceful and quiet like a perfect place for beach holidays. Fantastic composition with some foreground elements and a great framing of the beach.
Excellent POV, very well done,

Γεια σου Δάνο,
εξαιρετική η θέα από τα ψηλά με την παραλία να έχει ακόμα κόσμο και τις ομπρέλες να είναι ανοικτές για την υποδοχή τους.Ο καθαρός ουρανός και το φως της ημέρας δημιουργούν ένα υπέροχο σκηνικό.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-05-11 2:47]


amazing the color of the sea here and its peacefull mood. the arid slopes are fabulous and produced a nice contrast. excellent view, nice job.



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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2014-01-31 12:55]

Hello Danos !!
great panoramic view with stunning colours ...... it is certainly worth the travelling time to get to see this Gem of a place.
We were away for 3 weeks and 3453 Km..... distances in this country are Astronomical !!

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