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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-18
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm IS USM, Cokin 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Mykonos island
Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 23:17
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Mykonos island

Mykonos (Greek: Μύκονος) is a Greek island and a tourist destination, renowned for its cosmopolitan character and its intense night-life. The island is part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. It spans an area of 105.183 km2 (41 sq mi) and rises at an elevation of 341 m (1,119 ft) at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water in order to meet its needs. There are 9,320 inhabitants (2001) most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town), which lies on the west coast.

It is believed that the island was named after a local hero, who is considered an offspring of the god Apollo and was worshiped locally in antiquity.

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Dobar dan.
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa arhitektura, trenutak sa posetiocima i velikim talasima na moru.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good afternoon.
An interesting article on the island, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely shown.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful architecture, a moment with the visitors and big waves at sea.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-08-20 23:29]

Kalimera Danos,
very nice and attractive view. Fine look on the row of windmills. Good informations about Mykonos. Photo I like, is well done.
Have a nice day.

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Paysage enchanteur à travers cette très belle composition.
Un lieu qui mérite impérativement une halte pour profiter du spectacle.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10139 W: 144 N: 25364] (123503)
  • [2013-08-21 0:00]

Hi Danos,

How wonderful it must be to sit by these tables, to taste some delicious Greek food and admire this wonderful view. marvelous shot.

WArm regrads

Bonjour Danos
Cette image a du caractère avec ce rendu des ombres.L'arrière plan est superbe avec ces cinq moulins à vent.
Bonne journée

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2013-08-21 0:58]

Witaj Danos!
Wonderful view, beautiful windmills.
Excellent composition and colors.
I love windmills :)
Have a nice day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2013-08-21 1:19]

HI Danos,i been there 11 years ago and nothing is changed as i can see,magnificent choice of point of view to take the windmills from the Little Venice,great exposure of the different light levels and beautiful colors,especially of the water,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2013-08-21 1:30]

Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.

Καλημέρα Δάνο,
μια εξαιρετική σύνθεση που ξεκινά από τα απλά αντικείμενα και τον ευχάριστο χώρο του πρώτου πλάνου για να μας μεταφέρει σιγά σιγά σε μια πραγματική ξενάγηση στο μυκονιάτικο τοπίο. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το βάθος της εικόνας, οι εναλλαγές του γαλάζιου και του λευκού, η καθαρότητα και η γαλήνη τόσο της λιακάδας όσο και της σκιάς. Μια υπέροχη εναρμόνιση αντιθέσεων. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου μέρα,

Charming as always, those famous windmills of Mikonos, Danos, endless beauty.
Fine chosen the POV with the view from the Cafe', over the curve of the shoreline and people on side's.
Grand blue/green tone of the seawater. Beautiful taken shot.

Hello Danos - A tranquil scene if not for the energy of the waves which (if created by the wind) explain the location of these old mills. An attractive corner of Mykonos and seeing this it is understandable why so many people choose to visit the location. A beautiful palette of blues and blue-greens here. Warm regards rosemary

Hi Danos,

The curve of the beach is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the famous windmills of Mykonos. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Danos,

C'est sûrement le point de vue idéal pour mettre en valeur les moulins de Mykonos. L'alignement des tables pousse le regard vers les moulins eux aussi bien alignés sous cette superbe lumière Grecque.



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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-08-21 5:36]

Hi Danos,
Excellent colourful photo with outstanding composition. The arrangement with inviting coffee tables in front and the row of white windmill in BG is excellent. Well done my friend. Greetings, Miro.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-08-21 5:37]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the coastline of Mikonos island with blue/clean sea, five windmills standing on the hill and the outdoor terrace of restaurant. It seems to the attractive place which combines both history and a resort here. And, white and blue contrast are very fitting.

Kind regards,

Hi Danos,
I have a habit of putting human feelings and looks to inanimate objects, which I know is weird. To me, this groupd of windmills looks like a group of children, playing follow the leader as they all head down to the seaside for a day of fun. Strange, I know. Its a beautifully composed scene, and once again, you make me crave a coffee and a nice time spent sitting there enjoying this fine vista. Great shot.

Hi Danos
What a coastal scape, I love he composition on how you have framed the attractive background to put into the whole context of the scene with some nice foreground subject. Combination green water and blue sky has created such a stunning contrast as we can almost feel the surf at the same time. Lighting and colours are subtle, great dof and sharp in focus. It's a great photo work and your execution is seamless. Well done. TFS
Best regards

Hi Danos,
Lovely scene looking across the beautiful bay. Nicely composed shot using the tables in the foreground leading to the windmills on the horizon with the fantastic blue sky. Very nice.

Kalispèra Danos,
Beautiful composition. Nice view on Mykonos with the windmills in BG. I love it!
Best regards,

Good evening Danos,
Stormy sea with superb colors, I note that the water comes inside of the restaurant's terrace
The windmills in the bg and the village are wonderful

Hello Danos!
Beautiful postcard from Mykonos!
Excellent POV and composition with beautiful windmills in the background.
A lovely light and colors, excellent sharpness.

Kalispera Danos,

I have seen these windmills on TE before but never from this aspect, with the tavern and the sea creating guides. It is a very interesting pov and actually explains their location very well.
The windmills, a fine focus, strongly positioned, stand out beautifully against the blue sky and are bathed in sunlight, contrasting strongly with the f/g.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-08-21 12:57]

Hi Danos,
this picture has all the main elements of your beautiful islands combined:) The mills, the inviting tables, the stunning sea and perfect skies. Nothing else needed, absolute pleasure!:)
Have a good time!

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  • Glint Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 30 N: 1226] (6171)
  • [2013-08-21 13:42]

Hello Danos,
as soon as I spotted the blue & white thumbnail I knew it must be one of yours. You have chosen a good pov to show us the windmills. The tables invite us to sit at them and linger, perhaps while enjoying an iced coffee.
best regards,

Δάνο, μα πότε πήγες στο νησί του Αιόλου?δεν σε προλαβαίνω πιά...μια φωτογραφία υπέροχη, μοναδικά ελληνική, πού εχει γίνει σημείο κατατεθέν τής πατρίδας μας και τών Κυκλάδων φυσικά πολύ ιδιαίτερη παρουσίαση με τήν σφραγίδα σου!!!
χάρηκα πού σ' άρεσε το θεατράκι του χωριού μου, τίς δικές σου τίς εχω δεί και θαυμάσει απεριόριστα και ζήλεψα...(με τήν καλή έννοια...)
καληνύχτα σου..

Hi Danos,
This summer, I went to landlocked places (Denver CO, Branson MO - though Branson had a lake). Earlier in March, we were in Morocco but that was too early to dip in the Mediterranean. So, every time I see a photo like this, my yearning for the Mediterranean is rekindled. Maybe next year!

very very greece , this pic is,with nice blue and white colors.love the pov.

namaste, a beautiful image with a series of wind-mills is here. Great composition. Love the chosen POV. The tables in FG nicely added depth to it. A very good one. Tfs.

Hello Danos,
truly a marvelous place for a meal and to enjoy the beauty of the island!
Iconic for Greek landscapes windmills and sound of the sea provide really unique ambience of the scene.
Well considered and executed composition!

Have a nice day

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2013-08-22 2:40]


excellent view mixing the waves, the tables and the row of mills at distance. very beautiful use of elements TFS.



Hello Danos,

The curve on the shore creates deepness toward the windmills. The tables are an invitation for a drink and relax. The mix of light and shadow creates a special mood and nice tones on the water.

Best regards


I returned from Samos yesterday night but
this shot changed my mind and I would
like to be at Mykonos,in my opinion this
shot is one of your best,excellent choice
the position of those windmills in the
background,you cteated a wonderful
postcard with nice pov
have a nice evening

Nice light and mood here in this work. A calm mood here, well captured and shown here. Good use of shutter speed speed to capture here this scenery. Well seen and composed photo. Regards

Good camera angle, in a charming landscape,
light and color, high quality
good day

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2013-08-22 5:33]

Αύγουστο στη Μύκονο! τελικά είσαι πολύ 'in' :)
Μου αρέσει η τοποθέτηση των τραπεζιών στο προσκήνιο,
την παράσταση την κλέβουν οι ανεμόμυλοι στο βάθος βέβαια,

Hello, Danos,
Another very nice postcard from South Aegean.
Excellent composition with the attractive FG and gorgeous BG! These windmills remind me La Mancha ;)
I see it was some stormy day.
Best wishes from the warm Ural,

Δάνο γεια σου,
άλλο ένα εντυπωσιακό πλάνο με τα τραπεζάκια στο μπροστινό μέρος του σκηνικού να οδηγούν το μάτι στους ανεμόμυλους στον λόφο.Η διχρωμία της θάλασσας είναι φανταστική με τα κύματα να εμποδίζουν τους επισκέπτες να περάσουν το στενό δρομάκι που οδηγεί στον απάναντι λόφο,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2013-08-22 16:42]

Two smiles for touristic Greece, your idea and creation. Regards, friend Danos!


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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-08-22 19:27]

Good morning Danos,

These have really been some delightful pictures that you've presented from the perspective of sitting seaside to enjoy these views! This one in particular gives the most vivid sensation of sitting at the adjacent table. :) Even void of any human presence, this is wonderful atmosphere and a view that would make anyone envious! I especially like this composition which takes us right along the waters edge with that gentle curve. Simply beautiful! Enjoy the day ahead.

Friendly regards,


Hola danos
Each time I saw one of your photos I believe that it will be the best and each time I am wrong

This time the windmills gave a new background at the typical Greek capture
like also the way it s composed , in a curve
Very beautiful and inviting landscape

Hello Danos,

Great history of this Greek Island.I love this angle from where you took the shot.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.Keep sharing.TFS.


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-08-23 1:32]

Hi Danos

The scenery cannot be better, in the BG you only have 5 of these famous windmills ... and the table in the FG is placed exactly where you needed it. Good light and shadow management Well done

Warm regards

Hi dear Danos, how are you?

Alywas fanatstic for your country image. Great combination with various objcets but so well and sythematically arranged in one shot. Great job again!

Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good day! Takero

I like those windmills better than the ones we have the U.S. desert. And it looks like this is a nice place to have a meal and enjoy watching the waves. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2013-08-23 10:50]

Hello Danos,

This is a very nice image with relaxing atmopshere. the table and chair in the foreground are so inviting for us to sit down and enjoy the beuatiful view and the wonderful sun light. Excllent photo quality and the lovely light with good clarity and warm. Thanks.


Κε Δανο

Σας ευχαριστώ για το καλωσόρισμα και έχετε τις θερμότερες ευχές για τον χειμώνα που έρχεται. Όσο για την λήψη,πριν κάν δω καλά καλά ολόκληρο το θεμα,φαντάστηκα οτι ειναι στην Μύκονο. Εξαιρετικό θέμα αλλά και φωτισμό.Πολύ καλή αίσθηση του βάθους και γωνία λήψης!

Να έχετε ένα εξαίρετο ΣΚ

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-08-23 17:05]

Hi Danos !!
This is one of the most famous islands in your country..... is it because the spectacular wind mills ?????
anyway......when I see tables I can only think of Greek food..... delicious.
so from my POV your POV is perfect..... nice views and nice food.
Have a nice week end.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-08-23 20:08]

Hello Danos,
Very nice composition to present these windmills contrasting on that beautiful blue sky.I like very much the colors of the water and the waves along the shore.Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.

Hello Danos,

Wonderful contribution to TE from Greece showing this very interesting and well composed shot. I like the clarity and fine colors. Would like to be there now.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2013-08-24 10:33]

Hi Danos
Quel endroit de rêve, une vue sur la mer et sur les moulins, une terrasse joliment bien située
belle lumière et couleurs, vraiment un bel endroit
Belle soirée

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3022] (20624)
  • [2013-08-24 10:49]

Geia sou Danos
I'm very disappointed because you did not invite me to share an ouzo sip with you on one of those tables, facing such a paradisiac view dominated by the four guardian angels that watch over the serenity mood of the premises!
Se xereto.

Hi Danos.
Fantastic view, with this POV so well chosen, with the tables of the restaurants by the sea, and the wonderful view of the windmills in the background, perfect movement of the sea and lovely atmosphere.
I love the vibrancy of color.
A magnificent lighting, as well as the sharpness.
Well done. I like.
Happy Sunday.
Best wishes.

Hi Danos,
Nice view with an interesting Bg with windmills and a good Fg with these tables, light is perfectly managed as the colors.

Hi Danos,
A perfect place to serve a delicious meal. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Well taken.


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-08-26 4:15]

Hello Danos
So here we see the famed windmills from Mykonos. You have added extra interest with the chairs & tables in the FG. The blue sea & the clear sky provides rich contrast. Well done!

Bonjour Danos,
Jolie présentation et composition de ce bel endroit,
I like the winmills on Background and the point of view,
Beautiful colors ,contrast, perpective and light,
very well done...
my compliments. Michel

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3987 W: 2 N: 6715] (33282)
  • [2013-08-26 15:14]

Hello Danos,
Nice summery picture with Mykonos . Lovely perspective.Nice detailed picture..
Composition and presentation are pleasant.

Hello dear Danos,
Amazing capture from this amazing island.
Early this summer we were been invited to a wedding party of a turkish couple in Mykonos, but unfotuanetly we couldn't participate !
Again a perfect TE job with many interesting and good notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello Danos,
Wow! what a magnificent composition of stunning windmills and the sea. Wonderfully done it and wonderfully executed image. I really enjoy. Love it. Awesome !!!
All the best,

Hello Danos,
This terrace gives us a beautiful view of the small bay and the well-known row of windmills.
I like the composition and the excellent depth.
Best regards, Paul

For a reason I am unsure of, Danos, I prefer this shot to "The Five Guards." This one has the dynamism of the water and the tranquility of the seaside tables, and the point-of-view shows better the very large size of the windmills. "The Five Guards" is good, but this is GREAT!

Austin, Texas

Hi Danos,
I like it very much. You captued these famous mills in a very original way with lovely restaurant as a framing. If I ever have a chance to visit this place I definitely want to have lunch there :)
Excellent capture!
Have a great weekend,

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-08-31 6:35]

Hi Danos,
your POV on this already well known but still fascinating village with these characteristic wind mills works excellently, showing us its location by the sea. Very nice and natural colors and a wonderful light, the composition is also outstanding. My compliments!
Warm regards

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-09-01 2:12]

Hello Danos,
The rows of white windmills and white tables along with the nice architecture and the beautiful sea make a great composition. The light, colors and photographic qualities also are excellent. Perfectly good job!
Best regards,

Bonjour Danos
je n'avais pas vu cette photo avec un cadrage intéressant et qui nous permet de voir ces cinq moulins bien distinctement
ces tables au prmeir plan nous invitent à regarder cette belle perspective

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2013-09-16 19:37]

Belle prise de vue de ces tables dont l'alignement dirige le regard vers l'alignement des moulins en arrière plan. Jolie composition avec de belles couleurs. Félicitations.


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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2013-09-30 10:04]

Hi Danos,

Probably quite an original view of the five windmills. Very well spotted. The chairs and tables of the café works really well as a lead in to the windmills in the background. The composition is excellent in particular the diagonal line and the bending shoreline. TFS and have a fine week!

Kind regards,


Hi Danos,
Nice composition. I like the alignment of tables and the slight curve of the coastline that drive the look to the famous windmills.

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 496 W: 9 N: 1189] (5665)
  • [2013-11-15 6:36]

Hi Danos,
Well this is wonderful place for vacation. Beautiful island with Greek architecture. It is lovely place to have a dinner here.
Great postcard photo with good compo, light, colors, sharpness and interesting note.
Have a nice weekend,

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