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An inviting place

An inviting place
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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: 2009-09-13
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2012-05-16 23:39
Viewed: 3367
Points: 142
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kokkari beach

Kokkari is on the northern part of the island, ten kilometres distant from the main town. It is located in an area with an abundance of pine and olive trees and vineyards. The name of the village is derived from the large quantities of onions which its fields once produced. Nestling between two small protective headlands that capture the gaze. The most tourist - friendly and picturesque village on Samos.

The people are simple, kind and welcoming. The sea is crystal clear. Popular with surfers, because the wind is good. There you can find as well a school for wind surfing. There are several small bars and caffe on the beach at Kokkari, which operate from the morning hours, in order to lift your spirits. Wonderful taverns and fantastic clubs make Kokkari the most lively and happening place on the island.

It is probably the outstanding scenery and the good beaches for water sports which attract a large proportion of the visitors to Samos to Kokari.

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Hello Danos,
magnificent view!But not only the place is beautiful and iviting to relax,but also the execution of this image is perfect.You´ve chosen really fantastic POV to show us the beauty of this place and the colors are amazing,so well-saturated and warm.By the way,just love this clear water.Must be great place for holiday.
Wish You a very nice day

Hello dear Danos,
Amazing capture from one of my most beloved and visited Greek islands !
Very good pov, including both sides of the sea to the scenery and perfect light.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Ciao Danos,
effettivamente un posto molto invitante per una rilassante gita in barca.
Il promontorio è circondato su tutti i lati da un mare splendido.
Ottima inquadratura ed eccellente qualità dell'immagine.
Buona giornata

Dobar dan.
Dobar tekst o mestu i ostrvu sa datim podacima.
Lep pogled na mesto i dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu ostrvu.


Good afternoon.
Good article about the place and the island with the given data ...
Nice view of the place and good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Nice place for vacation and fishing.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best with beautiful memories of visiting the island.

Hello Danos,
چشم انداز بسیار زیبا با تلفیق رنگ دریا و اسمان
قاب قشنگ و دارای نگاه ایده ال به زیبایی ساحل و دریا
مدیریت در نور
موفقیت و تلاش برای زنگی بهتر با ارامش
Very beautiful landscape combining sea and sky colors
Beautifully framed and have a look at the beautiful beach and the sea ideal
Management in the light
Success and strive for a better life with serenity

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Encore un endroit merveilleux où il doit faire bon vivre.
La joliesse de l'ensemble est remarquable.
C'est très agréable de rêver les yeux ouverts.
Très bonne composition.

Good Morning Danos,

A beautiful and very tranquil view. No wonder you term it 'An Inviting Place', for I am sure many would just love to be there.
The beach makes a fine lead, detailed with the pespective-producing boats, to the focal buildings. The azure and sky blues are so typically Greek and produce an impression of clarity and cleanliness.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)
When I see the turmoil in Greece, on the tv, I worry about people like you and hope that the troubles can be resolved without the fracturing of EU.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-05-17 0:38]

Hi Danos,
A privilege to live there, delightful composition of this beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!


Hi Danos!
A magnificent view, excellent point of view. This is pleasant and peaceful place to rest. Beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice day

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-05-17 2:30]

amazing place to enjoy the waters. I liked the precious colors of the sea, this strip covered with houses is very interesting. nice place and beautiful compo. TFS.



Hi Danos,
a beautiful place, indeed. I like the composition and the fascinating details, the POV is very attractive, great mood, TFs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hi Danos
remember this place so distinctly and I love your composition it depicts its appeal and beauty perfectly. Enticing and inviting POV with sharp clarity and that special Greek light. Beautiful!

Regards - Brian.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-05-17 3:41]

Yassou Danos
Very nice place for visiting in holidays.
Good summer ambiance, no crowd and that's very good.
Best regards

Hello Danos, very good and pretty picture of this interesting and charming place, very good pov. Good luminosity, good clarity, depth and color, good and beautiful work my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.

Good day and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.


Hello Danos,
this is breathtaking view. Very spectacular!!! . Stunningly beautiful composition and framework as well. Beautifully executed flawlessly picture. Wonderful colors, great light, POV and DOF are simply wonderful. Congratulations.
Best regards,

Hello Danos,

What a place, almost surrounded by water with beaches, nice bars and boating facilities. Your POV is well chosen. The colors in the transparent water are eye catching. The mood is peaceful and relaxing.

Best regards


Hi Danos,
Very beautiful place. A superb composition in great colors with attractive elements. Well seen!


Δάνο καλησπέρα,
πολύ όμορφη και εντυπωσιακή η απεικόνηση αυτή της παραλίας από το Κοκάρι της Σάμου,με το 'Γ' που σχηματίζεται να κάνει το σκηνικό τόσο ενδιαφέρον.Το φως,τα χρώματα και οι βάρκες κάνουν ακόμα ομορφότερη τη σκηνή,

Hi, Danos,
Simple but lovely summer view, I just can image a light breeze from the sea. One my friend id going to Saloniki for a few days.
Best wishes,

Hi Danos!
I agree with you... a very inviting place... it's wonderful!
The picture is beautiful and attractive too!
I specially enjoyed the colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-05-17 6:36]

Ciao Danos,
a perfect framing for this dream scenery, a fantastic sea, wonderful colors and beautiful light, top quality and a perfect exposure with the right depth...
Have a good day...

Hello Danos,
This is indeed an inviting view and you have exposed the composition really well. I like the turquoise water and bots ready for the ride. Nice architecture surrounding the little hill against the beautiful sky.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Hello Danos,

good image of this place, I like the relax sensation there, you chose a good point of view, the composition is very nice,

Best regards,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2012-05-17 7:55]

Hello Danos,

Indeed it is a very beautiful spot. If I get a job teaching in Turkey, then Greece is definitely on my 'to do' list! Love the repetition of the boats the azure colour of the water & the high pov. Tfs!

One thought came to my mind as i saw this: People are lucky to have the rocky-hill at the edge of a small peninsula - that may protect winds and storm waves when the sea is rough - that is why built the pier as we see on far.
Fabulous location along the shore, well collectd with fine depth.

Τέλεια. Πολύ όμορφη παραλία, με τις βάρκες, και τα χρώματα.
θέλω να κάνω μια βουτιά.
Να είσαι καλά

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-05-17 8:36]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful sea resort with curved line of island. It's impressive in clean sea, some boats and attractive houses on beach line. And, the color contrast of sea and sky draws out a good impressiton, too.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2012-05-17 8:43]

Geia sou Danos
Please make me a reservation in this idyllic island so I can climb the butte and enjoy kilometers around of a paradisiac scenery by the Aegean Sea for taking such "spirited" pictures as yours!
Se xereto.

Indeed! The place and the invitingly warm water looks great! Nicely captured with good lighting. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Awesome colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.

Hello Danos,
Splendid composition with a excellent POV.This place is wonderful.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Danos
As you said it, an inviting place !
Well composed with this charming little village, a nice sky, blue turquoise sea, a few boats as the FG ... what else to be asked actually !?
have a nice evening

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Με αυτή την φωτογραφία ξεπέρασες τον ευατό σου. Εξαιρετική τεχνική, καταπληκτικο καδράρισμα και άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Μπράβο είναι είδη screensaver στον υπολογιστή μου.
Να έχεις ένα καλό απόγευμα,

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
πολύ ελκυστική φωτογραφία, έξυπνα δομημένη, με εξαιρετικό βάθος και προοπτική που τραβούν τον θεατή σα μαγνήτες. Η απόσταση που καλύπτει αυτή η υπέροχη καμπύλη είναι πολύ μεγάλη, αυτό φαίνεται από τις βάρκες που είναι διάσπαρτες σε όλο το μήκος της. Η διαύγεια είναι εντυπωσιακή και τα χρώματα πολύ όμορφα. Πολύ εντυπωσιακό το πώς το φως μοιάζει δυνατό και απαλό ταυτόχρονα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό βράδυ,

Hi Danos,
it is an inviting place, indeed, I like how you offer it to us in this beautiful composition.
The image is very sharp, the light is magnificent, and the colors have a great beauty.
This small beach, the white houses on the rock, the sea and the sky, they form a graphical ensemble really attractive at sight.
It is a great work, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 157 N: 16070] (126527)
  • [2012-05-17 12:51]

Witaj Danos!
Beautiful place, wonderful climate!Good frame and superb colors.
Very impresaive picture.
Best regards

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-05-17 12:55]

Hi Danos,

What a charming place you have found for taking this great post! Fantastic image which has been composed perfectly. A top quality work. TFS.


Hi Danos,

The distance between the boats and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses and of the boats. ¸The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. 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)
  • [2012-05-17 21:57]

Hello Danos, Yes this is a very inviting looking spot in your world here. Beautiful clear water and boats waiting for a capitan. It has a great expansive look with the sky and beach framing the structure in the background. I would guess that most of the tourist are from Europe as most of the cruises that I have seen or experienced do not go to the Agean Sea. I am sure one could spend quite some time here realaxing. Great job. Have a good weekend. Regards, Roger

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-05-17 23:23]

Kalimera Danos,
very nice place near by sea for resting. Amazing hill and the beach. Good presentation. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.

Picture is very beautiful. Very good picture of your beautiful country.
Thank you.

Hi Danos,
Good pov to frame the unique geographical feature with a big curce and a highland in the depth, nice whitish houses and little boats in blue, attractive view in a sunny day, distinct photo, good shoot.

hello Danos
a very nice place where I would like to stay a few day.I like the houses that seem to be the middle of the sea.

Hi Danos
Dotted of colorful boats filling the frame is what we are attracted to as strong focal and their bright vivid colors really stand out against the turquoise green water. You have also bundled some other interests into the shot to bring it to life. A lovely composition of wonderful beach scape seen from high pov with all the elements rightly blended together. Great capture my friend, TFS, Congrats :)
Warm regards

Hello Danos,
The point of view and framing are particularly well chosen. The photo is crisp, bright and pleasantly colorful and deep. This is a fantastic place. Bravo.
Have a nice day

Hello Danos.
Superb this wonderful picture, you offer us today, ideal this strip of sand and the hill where perch that group of houses, an image that conveys the relaxation of these paradisiacal corner of the Aegean islands.
Fantastic light and color.
Have a nice weekend.
Best wishes.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-05-18 9:25]

Hi Danos,
I agree - you have captured a wonderful mood and composed a very inviting impression of this lovely place! Your POV works very well. The light and the wonderful colors are really pleasing.
My compliment also for the nice note!
Warm regards

Hola Danos
Wonderful capture of a wonderful island
Very good POV from upside

Colors and clarity are perfect
Like the most the different blues, sky , sea and at the FG almost turquoise
Nice place to visit
Informative note, also


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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2012-05-19 0:02]

Hi Danos !!
lucky you that went there and on a perfect day.
you deserve all the compliments that other members have offered so far....
Well done. Have a great week end.

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-05-19 3:17]

Hi Danos,
what a lovely marina with those boats all over the place! Love the amazing turquoise water as well. Nice point of view and colors.
My best regards

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-05-19 6:21]

Hello Danos, you are right, this is an inviting place, very inviting!
Your shot is very well done, with an optimal pov and colors.
The picture transmit a relaxant atmosphere and a fresh sensation, the fishermen's small boats in the clear water, the blue sky, the houses on the small hill, are unequivocally mediterranean.
This is a very desiderable place for an holiday.

Have a nice weekend & ciao


Hello Danos,

you are right! This must be a very coll and relaxing location. Excellent composition, very good clarity and colors. Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2012-05-19 10:10]

Hi Danos
Oh combien agréable, un endroit tranquille, joliment bien présenter, sublime couleurs et réalisation
Belle soirée

ciao Danos,
i POV dall'alto conferiscono sempre una grande inquadratura e rendono merito alla bellezza di queste coste.
Buona la luce e la tonalità di acqua e cielo,
un saluto

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-05-20 1:33]

Γειά σου Δάνο
Σαμιώτικο τοπίο και χρώματα Αιγαίου!
Μια ενδιαφέρουσα άποψη που χαρίζει ομορφιά και
γοητεύει καλώντας μας για διακοπές?

Hi danos,
A so pleasant view, photogenic pov with this small peninsula anf whites houses, well taken and composed, tfs.

Ένα μεγάλο μέρος. Όμορφη παραλία, μαρίνα και τα μικρά σπίτια στο λόφο. Μου αρέσουν και τα γαλαζοπράσινα νερά της θάλασσας και το μπλε του ουρανού με τα σύννεφα μαλακά. Η Ελλάδα είναι μια πραγματικά μεγάλη χώρα, με przemi³ymi ανθρώπους και λυπάμαι είναι ότι τώρα έχει τέτοια προβλήματα.
Δικός σου.

Hi Danos
Beautiful landscape photo
This photo has a very good composition
Very good job
Best Regards

Hi Danos,bonjour,
Magnifique prise de vue et composition de cet endroit magnifique,
Excellent point de vue et paysage de la mer.
jolies couleurs naturelles et détails.
tous mes compliments,.

Kalimera dear Danos

Yet another excellent POV and great use of the wide-angle lens to deliver to us this beautiful beach and port. The water is wonderfully limpid and - as is usual for Greece - has an amazing colour. Wonderful shot, congrats.

Warm regards

looks so inviting dano, i wish i was there right now... beautiful summer mood...



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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-05-22 8:38]

Hello Danos
Beautiful blue waters inviting the viewers to the scene. The boat in the FG creates a good lead-in for the eyes, as is the path leading to the hillock with fine red roofed houses. The clarity of the water is clear in the fg. Fine place & a fine picture

Καλησπέρα σας Κε Δανο

Όντως έξοχο αποτέλεσμα με όμορφες σκιές και υπέροχο φωτισμό.Σίγουρα πολλοί απο μας θα θέλαμε να περάσουμε λίγες μέρες σε αυτό το όμορφο μέρος της Σάμου!Πολύ καλή γωνία λήψης και εξαίρετη "καλοκαιρινή" ατμόσφαιρα.Συγχαρητήρια!

Να έχετε ένα όμορφο βράδυ

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  • ines8 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 43 N: 97] (6122)
  • [2012-05-24 13:42]

Hi, Danos,
What a splendid view, excellent point of vue,perfect clarity,i like the crystal clear of the water, it is wonderful.
Warm regards,

Ciao Danos,
Un posto molto invitante? A me sembra proprio un paradiso, uno di quei siti in cui potrei trascorrere tranquillamente tutta l'estate ed oltre...
Molto buono il tuo POV, la luce è perfetta sicché se ne giovino i colori.
Un caro abbraccio

Olá Danos,

A beautiful place, I like the POV which shows the bay and the mediterranean sea.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2012-06-12 8:00]

dear friend a another very beautiful location over the fantastic blu and smerald sea
very interested paint

Hello Danos,

What you wrote: an inviting place.
You took a great point of view and
used a great composition, because
the picture has a beautiful view.
Light management is also great.

Friendly regards,

Gorgeous strip of land here. The houses on the rock are stunning and very welcoming. Color saturation is so natural and the light management is superb. Your POV here is a lucky one for sure, great job Danos!!

TFS......Your Friend from California......Buddy

Δάνο, πρόκληση και πρόσκληση για επίσκεψη είναι η φωτογραφία σου!Ολη η ομορφιά και η απλότητα αποτυπωμένες με τον πιο απλό και όμορφο τρόπο!

Bajeranckie widoki i wspania³e ujecie fotograficzne. Niesamowity domek w tym kadrze. Pozdrawiam - Adrian

Hi Danos,
This is indeed an inviting place presented by a very inviting photo. Very effective composition: Both the shore on the left and the breakwater point to the little hill (rock?).

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