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Sunset at Aegina island

Sunset at Aegina island
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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: 2014-09-21
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-19 8:31
Viewed: 2994
Points: 118
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Aegina island

Aegina is one of the Saronic islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (27 km) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and became its king.During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.

Aegina is roughly triangular in shape, approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) from east to west and 10 km (6.2 mi) from north to south, with an area of about 87 km2 (34 sq mi).

An extinct volcano constitutes two thirds of Aegina. The northern and western sides consist of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produce luxuriant crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs,but the most characteristic crop of Aegina today is pistachio. Economically, the sponge fisheries are of notable importance. The southern volcanic part of the island is rugged and mountainous, and largely barren. Its highest rise is the conical Mount Oros (531 m) in the south, and the Panhellenian ridge stretches northward with narrow fertile valleys on either side.
The beaches are also a popular tourist attraction. Hydrofoil ferries from Piraeus take only forty minutes to reach Aegina,the regular ferry takes about an hour, with ticket prices for adults within the 4-15 euro range. There are regular bus services from Aegina town to destinations throughout the island such as Agia Marina. Portes is a fishing village on the east coast.

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Hello my dear friend and have a nice new week
breathtaking photo and breathtaking sunset
this orange color changes everybody s mood
now dominating the whole photo
everything is in order the island the sun
and the boats awaiting the sun to be dissapeared
perfect and great work again from you

Kalispera Danos,
A total golden sky painted, and reflected on the calm sea surface.
Fine takenthe moment, boats given a good scale to appreciate distance to the island on far horizon.

Bonsoir Danos
Un magnifique coucher avec des couleurs dorées incroyables. Les bateaux sont idéalement placés et l'ensemble dégage une grande sérénité très appréciable.
Amitiés et bonne fin de journée.

Yasu Danos
Great sunset pic. Amazing colors. İne poli omorfo bravo

Hello Danos,
The sky and the sea are completely filled with the golden tones.
Beautiful long reflection of the sun in the water.
Well composed with the two boats and the island placed perfectly.
Well done!
Best regards, Paul

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2014-10-19 9:31]

Witaj Danos!
Excellent POV and composition.
Very impressive colors.
Wonderful climate.
Nice evening

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11750 W: 126 N: 21127] (108809)
  • [2014-10-19 9:34]

Hi Danos,greek sunsets are always fantastic,i seen the best of my life in Crete island,and this is another spectacular example,very very red,a great fire in the sky caught in the exposure to show us the best colors of this magic moment,great minimalistic composition,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
ένα μαγικό ηλιοβασίλεμα στη θάλασσα, πολύ ωραία αφαιρετική σύνθεση που δημιουργεί ευχάριστη ισορροπία μέσα στο κάδρο, προσφέρει λίγα αλλά πολύ ελκυστικά σημεία αναφοράς και μας αφήνει να βυθιστούμε στο χρώμα και την ατμόσφαιρα της σκηνής. Όλα τα στοιχεία και οι περιοχές της σύνθεσης έχουν αποδοθεί με εξαιρετική σαφήνεια, μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ ο τρόπος που διαγράφεται η ξηρά αλλά και σκιές. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή εβδομάδα,

Hello Danos,

The composition is perfect, the golden colors so beautiful.
Congratulations for this beautiful picture.


Hi Danos
easy to like this one.
this shot is all about the atmosphere and mood.
really like how the orange colors are darker on the right, and lighter/brighter on the left.
perfect to have the sun over the range on the left as well.
excellent shot

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst o ostrvu i vulkanu sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lep refleks na vodi.
Lep zalazak sunca.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Nice view, and moment, a good article about the island and the volcano with a description ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment, a nice reflection on the water.
Beautiful sunset.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.

Absolutely perfect sunset photo... Reminds me of a perfect summer day...

Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
Pur régal que cette composition. Le disque d'or offre un magnifique moment coloré sur la mer.
Le résultat est superbe;

Hello dear Danos,
Very nice capture of this scenery in Aegina.
Good layout and light management.
TFS and best regards

Hello Danos, lovely view of this beautiful unique moment, nicely composed and captured with interesting boats, in this great and beautiful photography. A wonderful image of a charming place with a nice light, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Excellent work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2014-10-19 12:13]

Hello Danos,
Wow! What a superb landscape post this! These orange tones made the scene so unique and special. Perfectly observed and executed with great exposure and color management. Bravo!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3971 W: 2 N: 6671] (33124)
  • [2014-10-19 14:25]

Hello Danos,
amazing scene from Aigina.I like warm colors and wonderful sunset scene.Good framing and lovely colors. The light is perfectly managed and the sharpness is acceptable.
Very well done.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2014-10-19 15:13]


very beautiful these golden hues, reflections and details of sunset. excellent use of the boats in the compo. beautiful and well done.



Hi Danos,

The wideness of the sea is giving depth to the scene. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky and to the sea. Have a nice day.


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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2014-10-19 16:56]

Hello Danos,
Great sunset in wonderful dark orange. The silhouette of the island and the boats that is positioned perfectly are doing the job great.
regards, Gerrit

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2014-10-19 19:36]

Dear Danos,
A beautiful sunset with golden incredible colors. The boats are ideally placed and all off a very large significant serenity. Beautiful.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 0 N: 7662] (55907)
  • [2014-10-19 21:15]

Superb, great minimalist shot with fantastic colors andperfect composition
regards Ryszard

Hi Danos
This is a very beautiful and lovely sunsets. Good shot with great composition. Exposure well performed.

Regards ...

Hello Danos. Images for the eyes and the senses. No natural spectacle delights people more than a sunset. Fine composition. The inclusion of small boats is excellent.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.

Bonjour Danos,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le coucher de soleil est magique mais c'est surtout l'île et les voiliers qui apportent une très belle texture à l'image.



Hi Danos,
Fantastic orange sunset view!
l love the calm and lazy mood here. Very nice!
Best wishes

Ciao Danos, fascinatoing sunset, magic atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15432 W: 159 N: 26991] (141662)
  • [2014-10-20 10:54]

Hi Danos
Merveilleuses couleur oranger du ciel qui ce reflète dans l'eau, bel équilibre entre la montagnes et les bateaux, netteté impeccable , très belle réalisation
Belle soirée

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2014-10-20 12:08]

Hello Danos, my friend,

It is a wonderful sunset image, for its warm colours and its simple, yet very effective compo — a couple of boats, the profile of land on the distance, with the sun over the closest hill. Very nice indeed.

Regards, José.

Hi Danos
A magical golden sunset and the boat and mountain create fine gentle silhouettes breaking the horizon at just the right places. Great composition.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-10-20 13:27]

Hi Danos,

It's no wonder sunsets/sunrises are a popular theme, and this only goes to reinforce the attraction. Marvelous deep orange coloring...this act of nature and your timing to capture its essence sets a most pleasing tone over the scenery. I certainly wish I could be out on that boat soaking up the days last light while listening to the gentle rhythms of the sea. There's nothing more required in a situation like this, just sit back and enjoy! :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.

Friendly wishes,


Hello Danos.
Beautiful romantic pictures, I like the warm air that keeps images.
Pretty colors and good depth and sharpness. Excellent quality.

Wowwwwwww Danos

You have here a true and deserving winner, a sunset where the orange light reflects on the sea
Like the presence of the boats and the black silhouette of the island for contrast and balance
Congrats for the capture and for being there at this impressive moment

Hi Danos,
It is good to look at this lovely sunset right now. It seems that autumn has reached Holland now with heavy rain and storm.
So it is good to look at a scene from better times.
Groet Rob

Hi Danos
A cracking sunset enhanced by that fabulous golden sky and almost ominous, indeed a stunner and a drop dead incredible for sure. Congrats
Best regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
  • [2014-10-21 3:57]

Hello Danos,

Notwithstanding a picture of 50/50 but very nice I look with a lot pleasure to the pink sky and reflections.
An excellent subject and pleasant colours.
Sharpness and depth make these picture very attractive.
Nice composition, lovely presentation..
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2014-10-21 10:19]

Geia sou Danos
A nice sunset view with a very peaceful atmosphere.
Good balance between the land and sun on the left and the boats on the other side.

Hi Danos.
Wonderful image, which mesmerizes us with its beauty, with this orange dominant, sea and sky, the sun disc looks great, the anchored boats are an ideal complement, an image that conveys peace and calm.
Sharpness, exposure, color, chosen POV and the magnificent composition are all factors that I liked in this beautiful image.
Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos,

very fine picture from Greece showing this very fine sunset. You have perfectly composed your shot in combination with an excellent light management.I like the view really very much.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello Danos,

The sun was dipping under the horizon and total atmosphere was painted by deep orange color, two silhouetted boats were perfectly placed at the side of the frame, an excellent composition with warm color contrast.


warm regards,


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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2014-10-22 13:26]

Hi Danos,
this is pure magic! Wonderful colors and scenery creates a nice atmosphere at Aegina Island. I like this warm impression and also this nice composition, well done!

Best regards/

Beautiful sunset! So peaceful and colorful. I like the composition especially with the sailboat and the small island. Love the warm golden colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Danos.
A beautiful sunset with great tone of colors and light,
Excellent point of view and details,
very well done Danos..and composition.
My compliments.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2014-10-24 8:23]

Hi Danos,
the sunsets in our hemisphere create quite fascinating colors! This is an excellently composed impression with a wonderful atmosphere. The management of the light is outstanding. My compliments!
Warm regards

What a gorgeous honey sunset Danos, the sea was so calm, excellent dof, perfect resolution

Hello Danos,
This is a perfect sunset and must have been lovely to experience. I like the simplicity of the shot and the juxtaposition of the island and the boats.
Excellent quality too.
Kind Regards, Ann

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2014-10-25 9:32]

Yassou Danos
Nice romantic moment in the sunset
Very good lights management
In this case I'll put the horizon in the 1/3 position
Kind regards

Salam dear Danos,

Wonderful moment with excellent POV has shown here,
very beautiful colours , excellent details as boats ,

very fine work and Thanks!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20596)
  • [2014-10-27 6:51]

Geia sou Danos
This orange hue that creates the main attraction of your superb picture makes me think of those fiery eruptions issuing from the ancient volcano!
A well-balanced overall view is conveyed by the boats on the opposite side of the "outburst"!
Se xereto.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14257 W: 1033 N: 28549] (135778)
  • [2014-10-30 7:18]

Kalispera Danos,

A wonderful elevated high pov overlooking the sea with the darker silhouetted island top left and 2 moored yachts at right adding graphism to the colorful sunset shot. The sun is well positioned in the frame and perfectly exposed with no lens flare. I like the reflection cone in the water too. Tfs!

Hello Danos,
Splendid sunset with nice orange tones. I like the calm atmosphere and the sun reflections on the sea. Well done!
Best regards.

Dear Danos
As usual wonderfu nature in your capture.
Impressive sunset.
Nice minimalistic work.
Perfect photo job.
All the best,my friend,from Serbia.

Hi Danos,
Wow! what a beautiful sunset photo! You've caught the whole beauty and the special feeling of this moment of the day, which is different day after day.
I love these orange golden tones in the sky and its wonderful sheens and reflections on the sea.
I think that the silhouettes of the island and the presence of the boats in the composition give it a great aesthetical and visual power.
An excellent work, my friend.
Kind regards,

Hallo Danos,
schöne Abendstimmung, dein Foto gefällt mir sehr!
Viele Grüße

Hi Danos

Great mood and warm calming atmosphere in this sunset shot.very nicely done.



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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2014-11-09 13:32]

Hi Danos!
Great capture, the light is just perfect and the composition is so simple and well thought. Beautiful tonalities! I specially like the sun, you waited for the right moment!

Hello Danos,
Lovely sunset colors, excellent minimalistic composition. Simple and superb!

για ονειροπολους και για ταξιδιωτες!!
μοναδικη φωτογραφια!!


romantic and relaxing picture with beautiful colours.

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