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Kamares view

Kamares view
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-23
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/9.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sifnos island
Date Submitted: 2012-10-05 22:41
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panoramic view from Kamares,the port of the island, taken from the St.Simeon church from an altitude of 500m.
The beach underneath has awarded with one of the 'blue flags' of the Europe Union for the clear waters,the sandy beach and so on.


Kamares may be the port of Sifnos but it is also one of the nicest places to stay.When you say 'port' you think of something not like Kamares. You know how most ports are....busy, a bit dirty, and a place to come and go from but not to stay in".
Kamares has a long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes. And the ferries are generally not in long enough to make Kamares seem like a 'port'. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet (but not too quiet), fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez.
Kamares is the main port of Sifnos and the transportation hub. From here you can get buses to all the other villages, boats to Vathy, or you can stay here and enjoy one of the nicest beaches and some of the best restaurants on the island. As you get off the boat you can follow the procession into the town. The main street is the harbor road with its restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels on one side of the street, the tables and chairs and the bay on the other. There are a couple supermarkets, a tourist information office, the office of Aegean Thesaurus, the Hotel Stavros and finally on your left a long crescent shaped beach with the tiny village of Agia Marina on the far side.
In the evening the harbor fills up with sailboats and yachts and these sailors usually make their way into Kamares for a night of fun using a remedy of good food and wine to get their land legs back. The restaurants are all excellent and the atmosphere can be festive at night. Many people who come to Kamares have been doing so for years and a night at the Old Captain bar can seem like a highschool reunion at times.
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fantastic capture from Kamares,panoramic view
from this port of the island and greetings
for the deep blue,first sho quality
have a nice weekend

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrin, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepa panorama.
Lepa luka, arhitektura i priroda.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.

Good day.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful panorama.
Beautiful harbor, architecture and nature.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

ciao Danos,
mi piace questa immagine dall'alto con le montagne di selvaggia bellezza a circondare il piccolo paese di case bianche.
buona giornata

Bonjour Danos
Une belle vue plongeante sur ce village de mer avec une mer d'un bleu profond. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.

Good morning, Danos,
Just a breathtaking view... An interesting pattern of the coast line, perfect sharpness, excellent POV. But I think you can't show real quality in 800x600 pxls and 300 kb. Good presentation of the Sifnos Islands.
Best wishes from cool rainy Ural,

δάνο καλημέρα,
βλέποντας την φωτογραφία αυτή απο τις Καμάρες έχω την αίσθηση ότι ευρίσκομαι σε αεροπλάνο και κατεβαίνουμε για προσγείωση.
Εξαιρετική η διαύγεια της φωτογραφίας με την ομορφιά του τοπίου να είναι απλωμένη παντού,

View beautiful with attractive appearance and excellent prospects
Breadth and depth to the picture look good
Well obviously happy with the color blue
Good day

Hi Danos,
Spectacular panorama of the amazing place. I like the effect of the white houses against the natural background. Well seen, enjoy a fine weekend.


Bom dia Danos

Marvelous view of this place. Splendid natural design and a perfect photo. Congratulations.

Kalimera Danos,
From the hight atop the hill, the place looks overwhelming. A white houses village, a small marina in a perfect hideout bay, surround with high mountains.
Superb perspective on.
Enjoy a nice weekend.

Hello Danos,
wow,the POV makes me a little dizzy.It looks so high,but it provides us also with fantastic view of the whole bay and area around it.The image has superb clarity,very good contrast and delightful,vibrant colors.Well done!
Have a nice weekend

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  • chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1362 W: 21 N: 3240] (20760)
  • [2012-10-06 4:06]

Hi Danos,
A nice POV on this spectacular landscape. Colours are very nice.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-10-06 4:07]

Hello Danos,
Excellent bird view photo with great exposure and focus! Perfect sharpness, brightness and nice color with details. Well composed with the blue-green bay, white houses and the rocks in BG.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-10-06 4:48]

Hello Danos,
This beautiful bay, which is shaped like the letter Ω, resembles me the Omega Bay near ancient Greek colony Khersones in Crimea. A highly picturesque scene, beautiful settlement, very well chosen point of view, well-managed colors and light and perfect quality of your shot.
Best regards,

Hi Danos,

The downward point of view is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me to see a panoramic view of the village and of the port. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Danos,

This is a spectacular downward view. The changing color of the water in interesting and the white buildings make a good contrast against the rugged landscape. The light is good and gives nice colors and details.

Best regards


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-10-06 5:45]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well the port of the island by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see beautiful sea with two color tones and the curved beach. It's interesting that many houses with white wall are built on the flat ground surrounded by the rocky mountain, too.

Kind regards,

Hello Dan

This picture is a concentration of greek landacepes: the sea with its intense blue colour, the white hoses, some green gardens and the rocks with semi-desertic vegetation. A beautiful composition.

Hello Danos!
Magnificent view!
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2012-10-06 7:55]


impressive this view of the place, looks like from an airplane. I liked the precious colors of the sea and the urban details of the village surrounded by these arid slopes. nice image, very beautiful and well done.



Hi Danos,
from this high POV you offer us an impressive bird view, which it makes us feel as that we are flying on this magnificent landscape.
The beauty of the port, of the white village, and of the island, under a splendid light and with a high chromatic quality, it is valued effectively by means of this fantastic photo.
It is an excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2012-10-06 9:45]

Witaj Danos!
Fantastic view!!!
Excellent POV and composition.
Wonderful colors.
Beautiful light.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice evening

Hi,quite a spectacular view,where the pristine waters embrace the mountains.Colors are magnificent,you seem to use the 24-105 lens mostly,like I do too.Very happy with it.Friendly regards,Wolf.

Hi Danos

Clear water indeed. A spectacular view of this nice place. The shallow, and clear, water creates fine shades of blue and green in the bottom of the bay. Nice colours and great clarity and sharpness. Excellent:) TFS. Enjoy your WE.

Best regards, Erling

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-10-06 10:43]

Hello Danos,
beautiful beach and bay here, between the mountains. Nice view of Kamares from high POV. Attractive serie from Kyklades.
Have a nice evening.

Hello Danos, very nice picture of this stunning view of the interesting town and its bay. Very nice picture taken with good pov, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice perfectemente work done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.

Good night and good Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Απέραντη θέα και απέραντη ακτογραμμή. Πολύ καλή θέση λήψης θα πρέπει να ανέβηκες πολύ ψηλά για να μπορέσεις να έχεις αυτήν την θέα. Υπέροχα χρώματα και διαχειριστικές πολύ καλά το δυνατό φωτισμό.
Καλό βράδυ και καλή Κυριακή,

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
εκπληκτική η πανοραμική θέα προς το λευκό χωριουδάκι και την παραλία του. Η οπτική γωνία προσφέρει ιλιγγιώδες βάθος και προοπτική προσφέροντας στη μαγευτική θέα συναρπαστικό δυναμισμό. Το φως και πάλι γεμίζει το χώρο ζωντανεύοντας θαυμάσια τα φυσικά χρώματα. Οι σκιές είναι υποβλητικές και οι χρωματικές αντιθέσεις καθηλώνουν. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η θάλασσα και οι χρωματικές διαβαθμίσεις της. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα και καλή Κυριακή,

Awesome panoramic view of this landscape! Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Danos.
You have a beautiful gallery on this site.
My compliments.
I'm new to the TE and I hope we can get along fine here.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2012-10-06 22:31]

dear friend a another very fantastic view over the very beautiful coast
i licke very much this very beautiful and satured colors and great scharpnees

Μικρή λευκή πόλη στον πανέμορφο κόλπο του σμαραγδιού και τιρκουάζ νερά. Πάνω από τα βουνά της πόλης ψηλά και άγρια. Φωτογραφία πρέπει να σας κοστίσει μια μεγάλη προσπάθεια, θα έπρεπε να πάει πολύ ψηλά. Μια υπέροχη σύνθεση.
Δικός σου.

Hi Danos,
Nicely captured image. Beautiful colour and wonderful sea.. What a nice place to be.. Have a nice day, Danos.

Hello Danos,

Very fine landscape picture from an excellent high pov. I like the panoramia very much. Very good and informative note.TFS.

With regards from Luxembour


Hi Danos,
Wonderful composition from the beautiful beach and village.
Amazing color of the sea Very good point of view,excellent presentation.
Best regards

Hello dear Danos,
Another topclass birdeye view.
The shades of green and blue values of the see is just perfect.
TFS and best regards

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-10-07 9:39]

Γειά σου Δάνο!
Μπορώ να χαρακτηρίσω την εικόνα σου αεροφωτογραφία!
Δίνει την γραφική περιοχή με το γύρο τοπίο σε 3D μορφή και σαν μακέτα! Τα χρώματα και το ανάγλυφο συνδυάζονται τόσο αρμονικά που σε σκλαβώνει!

Hi Danos,
Magnificent view, and what an idyllic place to build a town. The rocky outlets almost seem like a pair of arms wrapped around the small harbour. As you say, its not the image I conjure when I think of ports, this is beautiful.

Γεια Danos
Μια όμορφη θέα της οθόνης. Καλή οξύτητα και έκθεση, όπως πάντα.
Ευχαριστούμε για την εγγραφή αυτό το ωραίο εικόνα
Όσον αφορά

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-10-08 3:16]

Yassou Danos
Again a very nice dominant point of view on the white village.
Wonderful place for holidays.
Best regards

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-10-08 6:29]

Ciao Danos,
amazing POV for a incredible view, so nice place, look like a very dry place without no so much vegetacion but with a beautiful sea, excellent quality shot...

Hello, Danos!

Very good POV to show this beautiful place! The different tones of the water are beautiful! Wonderful composition! Very good job!

Hi Danos
Dotted of white dwelling filling the frame is what we are attracted to as they really stand out against the surroundings. You have also captured some awesome blue water to bring this to life. A lovely composition of interesting cove, with all the elements rightly blended. Well done.
Warm regards

Ciao Danos,
incredibile! Che scenario, un panorama mozzafiato che hai trasformato in una cartolina bellissima, con colori fantastici ed una gran bella luce.
Molto efficace il POV dall'alto.
Un caro saluto

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3021] (20620)
  • [2012-10-08 7:53]

Hello Danos
My sight has everything it could possibly want with this fabulous picture of you, the ambassador of greek tourism!!
From that angle, the city appears as a jewel of serenity set by the sea in a rock safe!
Thanks for climbing so high, the result is outstanding.
Se xereto.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2012-10-08 11:46]

Hi Danos,
great panoramic view, the village, mountains and the beach are all visible here. The transparent water at the beach looks very inviting and there are probably not many tourist during this time of the year. Sharp and clear shot also, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.

Kalimera Dano,
A fab take on Kamares port - it has the fascinating feel of an aerial shot. The compo is nicely balanced and I really dig the very strong lines of the ridges of the mountains and the textural tension between rock and see.
Have a great start of the week,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2012-10-08 23:09]

Hi Danos
C'est un POV qui impressionne par sa beauté, ces couleurs et la texture de ces énormes rochers, magnifique
Belle journée

Hello Danos. The view from the top of the scenery is truly magnificent. Rocks, water, village, harbor and so complement each other perfectly. Very nice.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-10-09 5:54]

Wow...what a vieuw!! I love the lines of the rough and steep landschape and that frame the little white village.
Lovely done.
Best regards

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-10-09 12:16]

Hi Danos,
great bird's eye view on this cosy cove. The color of Greek waters is unparalleled. You could never get tired of taking beautiful pictures there:)
Me best regards

Hello Danos.
A fabulous and very beautiful panorama of this wonderful bay and its beautiful beach, ideal small population in the shelter of the high cost, a delightful range of blue in the sea.
It is a razor sharp image that allows us to recreate in the beautiful scenery.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Hola Danos

What a fantastic view from upside, almost an aerial one, well composed with port, each and white houses sorrounded by the mountains
Good note, quite true what you said about ports
Great POV, congrats and TFS

This could only be greece! I like how the buildings contrast nicely with the surroundings. Great colours and sharp details.

Hello Danos,
I missed a few of your latest posts. This one is stunning and breathtaking. It is a fortune to get the two colours of water as in here.Perfect execution and POV. Compliments,,,

Hi Danos,
spectacular view from above to show the beauty of this village. It seems like a great beach with the shallow water giving the green color to the water. Very attractive location and perfectly presented here,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-10-10 20:14]

Geia sou Danos
A superb high POV and view on the bay and village. This deep blue is just gorgeous! Good crop without sky.

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-10-11 8:28]

Hi Danos,

you were in a very higher place to get this panoramic view! Well done. Great colors and sharpness. It seems a very pretty place with the pretty sea.

Hi Danos,
Great pov, impressive bay between mountains, nice light capture, tfs.

Scenic beauty. Exposure was good. With respect

Hi Danvs

High angle view of lovely pretty exciting. Exposure and color are good. A good mix

With respect

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-10-12 1:02]

Hello Danos
Fine high POV of the port of Kamares with the deep blue water contrasting well with the landmass colour. the white houses create fine focal points as well. Well done!
With kind Regards

Hi Danos
splendid views from up here.
did you hike up here, or was there a mode of transportation that you took?
its a great look of the valley below, with the ups and downs of the landscape.
cool views.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-10-13 9:26]

Hi Danos,
your high POV on this idyllic bay works excellently. This is a very interesting impression with a wonderful mood. I also enjoyed reading your interesting notes. My compliments for another fantastic image!
Warm regards

Hi Danos,
Good bird view shot to frame a hidden village on the coast, very nice a site that comprises a hidden bay, hills and sea, good contrast of colors in between the whitish architectures, brown mountains and blue sea, clear to show the unique geographical feature too, distinct photo, good shoot.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2012-10-17 2:12]

So romantic corner for the best holidays. And your position is so efficient, my friend Danos. Many thanks for inspiration.


Hallo Danos,

Beautiful panoramic view, great composition
and light management and very nice colors.

Friendly regards,

hello. The landscape is very beautiful. Very well done. Regards

Kalispera dear Danos

Wow, what a view. And how high you have climbed to achieve this POV. I hope you were driving and not walking! Beautiful colours, amazing details and depth. The emerald/blue tones of the sea are magically, making the viewer want to dive straight into the sea.

Warmest regards, geia sou

Ενα απο τα κρυμμένα στολίδια του Αιγαίου βρήκες και γέμισε η ματιά γαλάζιο. Πολύ όμορφη η οπτική γωνία και τα αυθεντικά χρώματα.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2012-12-05 12:47]

Hi Danos,

What a wonderful view. Your high POV is really great. Brillant composition with the mountain ridge in the foreground that adds depth to the scene and it a perfect lead in to the village far below. The mountain ridge on the other side is a perfect backdrop. TFS and have a nice evening!

Kind regards,


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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2012-12-12 10:11]

Γειά σου Δάνο,
μαγευτικό το τοπίο απ΄το συγκεκριμένο σημείο λήψης!
υπέροχη πανοραμική φωτό απο τις Καμάρες!
καλό βράδυ,

Fantastic bird's eye view-shot.
Impressive details and brighteness

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