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Mandraki Harbor,Rhodes


Mandraki Harbor,Rhodes
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13192 W: 298 N: 26312] (105592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f3.5-5.6, Cokin 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Rodos 07
Date Submitted: 2007-07-19 10:15
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Mandraki Harbor,Rhodes

Mandraki harbor was the main as and military harbor of ancient Rhodes for almost 2,500 years,and its mouth could be shut off by chains. Now the mouth is adorned by statues of a male and female deer ( Elafos and Elafina) symbols of the island - which stand on columns.It is believed that the Colossus of Rhodes was standing there, a Rhodian symbol of strength and wealth. The harbor with its millionaires' yachts, moored alongside quaint, old fishing boats is an unspoilt place, lined by seaside Cafes. Mandraki is used by boats which leave here every day for short cruises to nearby islands and to bathing places on Rhodes. On the long breakwater front at Mandraki stand the three medieval windmills which ground the grain unloaded from merchant vessels in the harbor.

Colossus of Rhodes

one of the seven wonders of the world, was built around 304 BC by Chares the Lindios (from Lindos), in honor of Apollo the god of the sun (Helios in Greek) and patron god of Rhodes. It stood one hundred feet tall and it was located at the entrance of Mandraki harbor. Made entirely of bronze, it was then used as a lighthouse. It symbolized the strength and wealth of the Rhodian people.

It is believed to have been destroyed in 226 BC by a powerful earthquake. Later the pieces, it is believed, to have been taken by the Egyptians.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2007-07-19 10:19]

Beautiful sunset colours, Danos! And I like the elements you´ve included to this nice composition. Its a nice harbour!!
Regards,
Zeca

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-07-19 10:22]
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Beautiful shot! First of all, the colour is really amazing, with golden yellow and red tones in the sky. Nice perspective on the entrance to the harbour too, which as you say was the location of the Colossus. Not only is this beautiful, but very informative and historical. Excellent work!

you lives in a fantastic country danos,
you have take the pov very good here, the light is good and the balance is good, good details and fine quality, good job.
gr. jaap

this one is amazing dano... beautiful warm colours of the sunrise and a good pov to include both of the deers at mandraki... well done, file mou...

all the best

korkut

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2007-07-19 10:27]
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Hello Danos,
Beautiful composition with the two pillars and statues framing the picture. Perfect time for this kind of photography producing nice and soft colors. The two men fit nicely in the scenery although I'm not sure about the attire. I wish those trash bins and the lamp post were not there, but what can you do? Regards,
Hakan

Hi Dear Danos)
Another wonderful photo from you.
Great light,composition and colours
with your note excellent
congrats

Hello Danos,
An amazing composition!
Kind of surprising subjects they have chosen to gard the harbour...
Wonderful sunset colours, human interest well taken care of!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Great photo. Nice colors in the sky and very good composition.
Good job.

Daniel

Hi Danos
the light is nice and the colors also.
This is an interesting composition with teh shades of the animals and the men.
Beautifull
Bertrand

Danos,
Sunset colors are beautiful, and your compo creates a nice perspective, with pleasant depth.
Nice catch,
Regards,
JB.

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2007-07-19 10:54]

Geia soy Dano
Einai panemorfh h foto soy apo thn Rodo opoy opws ua ksereis hmoyn prin mia edomada Ta xrwmata yperoxa to kadro soy opws prepei
sygxarthria
Y.G. To sabbato opws soy eipa patreyetai h aderfh moy opote elpizw na ta poyme th Kyriakh an ta kataferw na brw xrono tha soy thlefwnhsw

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  • utkue Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 655 W: 12 N: 498] (3420)
  • [2007-07-19 10:58]

Kalimera Danos,
This photograph is very excellent. Sunset light, colours and cadrage are all wonderfull.
Congratulations.
Best regards from Ankara and good evening.

Hello dear Danos,
Wonderfull capture. Great lights and colors.
Only a week ago I've been there, but didn't had the chance to have such a nice atmosphere.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3351 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2007-07-19 14:31]

Yperoxi sunthesi Dano,
to kadrarisma polu kalo,katapliktika xromata kai kali oxutita,mou aresei i galinia atmossfaira pou petuxes edo.
Xairetismous.
Dimitris.

hi friend,
what a beautiful sunset captured and composed by you again!!
Fantastic image.The colors are outstanding.What a nice sunset! Take care Ana:)

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  • nisko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 65 N: 298] (2642)
  • [2007-07-19 15:49]

geia sou dano,
ta xromata ston ourano thimizoun kati apo mesi anatoli..i gonia lipsi sou einai ekseretiki...kali i poiotita kai oi leptomeries sto nero!poli kali!
kalinixta
thodoris

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2007-07-19 18:41]

Hi Danos,

Wonderful image .. beautiful thoughtful tone . vast beautiful thoughtful sea .. distant beautiful thoughtful mountains .. evocative pillars .. wondrous.

take care,

John

Très belle composition et somptueuses couleurs et lumière.Superbe photo!
Amicalement
JJ

Kalimera Danos,

Very nice soft tones. Nice sun set colors. I like your POV. TFS
Kind regards,
Atilgan

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 77 N: 406] (6289)
  • [2007-07-19 23:59]

Bonjour,
Que voilà un port bien gardé ! charmante ambiance.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

hi danos,
nicely framed,yuo have achieved a very good shot, wondeful colours and note too.

ta leme
didier

Γειάσου Δάνο,μας δείχνεις μάλλον την πιο όμορφη, την πιο εικαστική παρουσίαση της εισόδου αυτού του λημανιού που έχω δει.
Δεν νομίζω ότι χρειάζεται περιγραφή γιατί το πιστεύω, απλώς την κοιτάς...
Χαιρετώ
Βαγγέλης
αύριο...

Hi Danos. Excellent photo. You have timed this shot perfectly to catch the best light. Well balanced composition and good detail also. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

Iassou Danos
A well balanced image from an interesting POV with these deers standing on top of the columns which seem to be in contemplation in front of the beautiful sunset colors. The hills in BG add atmosphere and give a sense of depth to your image.
Cheers
Marilyn

Yasu Danos,
You make the 5D talk filemou. Very nice composition, superb late afternoon colors. Very nice depth as well.
I wish you a great weekend. Se xereto. Salvator.

Hi Danos,
Magnificent shot, What an impressive and picturesque photo, composition is excellent, I like the beautiful details and the fabled colours. Picturesque and peaceful image, indeed. Very good note, Congratulations. Have a nice weekend
George

Hi Danos
this one stand out in your gallery by the colorful catch of the gradiant reds and yellows in the sky towards the green in the sea, nicely composed with the two coloms and the people aside, the texturing of the clouds enhance this nice pastel palet of gradiant colors very well, a beauty.
Henk

Hi Danos,
Lovely colours in this very gorgeous sunset. I like your POV and how you managed the light
TFS and have a nice weekend
Aires

Hi Danos, The tranquil light is excellent & the mellow mood beautiful, the horizen gives great depth & the two brilliant colmbs help a perfect balence, this is a gorgeous scene & TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Gia sou Dano,
Katapliktiki h sunthesi sou,
Yperoxa ta xrwmata tou ouranou kai oi antanaklaseis stin thalassa,to de anthrwpino stoixeio kanei to kati allo sto omorfo sou kadro.
Sugxaritiria,
Kalo weekend
Costas

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 149 N: 6379] (34962)
  • [2007-07-20 5:33]

Hello Danos,
I remember this lovely place where I go 30 years ago! A very nice photo you present here with beautiful colors and a charming light .
Best regards and have a good weekend
Denise

Ciao Danos, fascinating composition, splendid sky with wonderful sunset colors, great view of a lovely place, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2007-07-20 6:01]

Iassou Danos,
That is an excellent picture of the harbour entrance with fantastic colors, excellent framing and natural looking sharpening.
I like this picture!
Laurent

Diafimises tin Rodo me auto to spoudeo stigmiotipo Danos, Mou aresan ta chromata, i stigmi lipsis kai to plano, Dinati photo Bravo
Georgios

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3752 W: 144 N: 8842] (41230)
  • [2007-07-20 9:02]

Hi Danos, excellent sunset view, with amazing colours and a special light.
good quality, exposure and a perfect POV.
thanks, ciao

hi Danos
marvelous composition
good POV and fantastic colours
regards
jo

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  • ls7902 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 986 W: 194 N: 1670] (7348)
  • [2007-07-20 11:44]

Such wonderful colors Danos. And taken at a good angle giving the columns a different height & the entrance a dynamic feel. The people are in the right position giving scale & life to this photo. Well done. Have a nice weekend. Regards. Latiff.

Hi Danos,
Wonderful place.
Perfect colors, light and good clear photo.
Great work!

Best wishes. Uğur

Kalispera Danos,
ahhh those memories when I walked along this harbours... my first night before leaving with an early morning ferry in search of lost small islands... You caught the light and the relaxed moment of a walk along the harbour...
Well done!
A smile for your weekend!
Luca

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  • gbeli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 63 N: 238] (1970)
  • [2007-07-20 14:11]

Geia sou Dano
Poli omorfi stigmi me ton ilio pou diei na kanei ena romantiko backround gia ta elafakia sto limani tis Rodou.
Xereto

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 165 N: 1512] (9588)
  • [2007-07-20 14:46]

Merhaba Danos my friend...
Wow... It's a very effective atmosphere... The light and the colors are incredible... Especially the tones of the pink and their contrast between the cold colors are great... Wonderful point of view and perspective too...
TFS...
Stay well..
Salim.

Merhaba Danos,
Excellent composotion and point of view. The sharpness, colorus and light are very good.
Have a nice weekend.
Ahmet

Olá Danos

Um espetáculo de composição e cores lindíssimas. A presença das pessoas só valorizou ainda mais o trabalho.

Grande abraço e parabéns!
Vera.

Hi Danos,

Lovely sky and great composition with these statues put away from the centre. The persons present add mood..a bit abandoned, since there are only 2. Ofcourse beautiful colours in the sky..I like it a lot! Good sharpness.
Fine work.

Hello Danos,
wonderful and very sharp image, excellent depth of field and positioning! You captured that lovely scene very nicely. Colours are so natural. Bravo.
Regards.
Stella

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-07-21 1:35]

Some fantastic feeling here with the statues on top of the columns and the very nice colours both on the sea and in the sky. Great work.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική σύνθεση. Πανέμορφα τα χρώματα του δειλινού, η προοπτική και το καδράρισμα.
Χαιρετισμούς απο Λονδίνο,
Χριστιάννα

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8158 W: 57 N: 13666] (50352)
  • [2007-07-21 7:27]

Hej Danos,
A beautiful shot of the entrance of the harbour of Rhodes with the two deer on the columns nicely placed on both sides of the photo. The warm colours of the sky are beautiful as well and I like the inclusion of the people. Well done!
Regards,
Lars

Γειάσου Δάνο.
J'aime l'impression de paix qui se dégage de cette superbe photo.
Les couleurs de la mer et du ciel sont superbes. On regrette le colosse, une des merveilles du monde. On resterait bien à contempler ce paysage.
Jacques

Dear danos
Stunning picture looks like a scene from a Anghelopulos film. Wonderful very colorful sky and these two men in the background very significant for this breathtaking picture. Without the men inside this picture would have be very dull. Good weekend ihsan

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-21 12:32]

Bonjour Danos! Rhode est une île de légende et la fameuse entrée du port est, si je ne m'abuse, l'endroit où était dressé le fameux colosse. Les couleurs sont magnifiques mais la photo manque un peu de netteté. Amitié
Daniel

Hello Danos,
Nice atmosphere with the sunset colors, a very peaceful image, I like it, good work.
Regards
Christian

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8600 W: 157 N: 13579] (115837)
  • [2007-07-21 14:14]

Witaj Danos!
Wonderful place. I like the composition and fantastic colors. Very impressive picture!
Nice sunday
Krzysztof

Hi Danos - the colossus may be gone, but the entrance is still totally atmospheric, nice warming effect on the sky because of the filter perhaps, if a touch grainy.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-07-21 23:45]

Hi Danos,
great view from the famous place. Interesting remind about Colossus of Rhodes. Beautiful warm colours and light. Well composed image. I like it. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • flory Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 25 N: 1001] (4848)
  • [2007-07-22 0:01]

ciao Danos,
oo,amazing colors give it by this sunset,good for us that you included these symbols of the island..tks for your historical note!
from hot Romania,42 C!
flory

Hi Danos
Great capture with lovely sunshine,
Amazing view from Rhodes,
Colors and POV is also very good,
TFS/Kind regards

Beautiful scene, with those monuments and silhouettes on the BG of the superb sunset sky and the shining sea. Great captured moment.

TFS,

Andreea

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-07-22 1:57]

Hola Danos,
Estupenda captura con excelente luz. color y definición.
Gran POV.
Cordialmente
Charo

Hi Danos
I very surprised when see your shot.Amazing sky colors and Nice POV.I Think and sure your country is full of this landscape and this is great for you.I dont know the time is sunset or sunrise and this doesn't matter.Two columns and harbor are wonderful and fantastic.

Well done.
afshin.

Hello Danos,
wow...such a beautifully peaceful photo, the color tones in the sky and water, the collums so typical of the views I would expect to see in Greece and the people there standing enjoying it all in quiet and solitude...beautiful....I love it. TFS
Donna:o)

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2156 W: 208 N: 4537] (15856)
  • [2007-07-22 4:23]

Hello Danos,
greatly captured and very well composed shot of a fantastic atmosphere. The light is gorgeous and very well managed and the colours are really amazing. I like the clever framing of the scenery with the interesting columns and the presence of the persons adding scale and vitality.
Very nice work, my friend!
Tfs and have a nice day!
Attila

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14623 W: 157 N: 25410] (134080)
  • [2007-07-22 4:36]

Hi Danos,
Belle composition sous un ciel d'une grande douceur des couleurs, belle lumiére, bon POV, trés jolie, compliment
have a nice sunday
cricri

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23491 W: 523 N: 38990] (168524)
  • [2007-07-22 5:06]

Hello Danos,

What an impressive and picturesque photo, composition is excellent, through the silhouettes of the statues and the people.
My compliments for this one.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day,
John.

Bonjour Danos
très belle gestion de la lumière dans cette photo. Le cadrage de ces deux colonnes est superbes. Belle qualité du post. Bravo
Xavier

The sunset sky is beautiful; even the water is tinted orange. There is still plenty of light to show some excellent detail. The people in the scene are a very good feature.
Kath

bonsoir Danos,
D'abord merci pour les explications sur Europa et Zeus,h'ai rectifier.
Un splendide couché de soleil,les couleurs ont magnifiques,j'imagine le colosse mais il supprimerait une grosse partie de cette vue.
A+
Joseph

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5846 W: 64 N: 11207] (46467)
  • [2007-07-22 15:41]

Hi Danos!
A great and famous place. Unfortunately, it's not very common to see photos of it but this one is really great. You got fantastic sunset colours and the composition is perfect with the statues (almost silhouettes) and those people there, giving s a good idea of their size. Great work!

Hi Danos.

Excellent picture! The depth and the colours of the sky are amazing!

MY compliments!

Rgs, Oscar

Hi Danos,
What a superb sunset shot with excellent silhouettes light and colours. Well composition! TFS.
Regards.

hAyAti

Wonderful gate of the harbour, it's so lovely and beautiful, and you have done a great image of it, with excellent lights and colors and magic atmosphere, well done, Danos, compliments.
Ciao
Vinicio

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-23 1:05]

Belle photo de cette entrée de port, de très jolies couleurs, fines,légères, superbes. Amitiés Thomas
je reviens

Hi Danos,
A nice dusk photo with very subtle colors, it's good you had the people there to add some life, otherwise a boat would have done the job too. Interesting to be greeted by deers when entering a harbour !
Have a nice day,
Jean-Yves

Hi Danos,
What a spectacular scene ... the pastel colors is just fantastic. The pillars forms a balanced framing while the men gives the pillars some scale of dimension. Great depth and pleasant contrast. Excellent work! tfs
Cheers,
Renier

Hi Danos
Superb atmosphere...
Great colours and composition...
Good details...
Nice POV.
Excellent done.
TFS/Regards

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-07-23 12:20]

I find that mythological. Only because of the statues, on the columns, facing the sea... Beautiful and impressive light...
Very well done.
Stéphane

Καλημέρα Δάνο
πολύ ωραία ζυγισμένη σύνθεση, το θεωρώ αυτονόητο οτι ο χρόνος λήψης είναι τέλειος με τα χρώματα να σε ταξιδεύουν στη στιγμή.
Σωτήρης

Γειά σου Δάνο
Τέλειο "Timing" με τα εκπληκτικά χρώματα του ουρανού και της θάλασσας να απογειώνουν την σύνθεση σου.
Πολυ καλό το ζύγισμα του κάντρου σου μεταξύ των δύο κιόνων με τα ελάφια.
Συγχαρητήρια
Κώστας

merhaba dear danos
wonderful picture.wonderful skyline and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Danos, I don't think that I will find words to elevate the praise beyond of what was already done in all previous critiques. I'm sorry that I came so late!
Congratulations for this one!!!

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-07-27 7:08]
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Hi my friend!

I would have liked to comment your 100th image, and congratulate you for it, well I congratulate you for it, and I expect you will upload at least 1000 images more! but this image stole my heart, because of its beauty and the astonsihing controla and balance of light!

Congratulations for this first 100 th images Danos, I have learned a lot from them, and from your way of seeing things, this mediterranean way of thinking, just like me! ;-)

Enjoy your weekend, friend!

Miguel

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1271 W: 128 N: 1579] (5975)
  • [2007-07-27 7:13]
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Hi Danos,
I sometimes find sunsets a bit chliché, but this one is very good! I like the rich colours, the dark silhouettes and the vague shapes of the mountains in the background.
TFS,
Stef

Korkut had shown me his Rhodes book and those basements of the Colossus. I had thought that this would be a great place for photographing, and here you are, you show the best possible photo i guess.
Excellent colors and compo. Thank you Dano!
Deniz

Beautiful scene and colors. Very natural and at the same time enchanting sunset.
Now, for your note. Sorry to spoil it for all, but it is widely accepted that the Colossus did not stand there :). At least not at the exact point. The image we have of it standing at this point with the boats passing under it is only the result of a tradition probably started in the middle ages or later. First of all it would be technically impossible for such a huge statue to be standing with spread out legs. Of course that's not what you say in your note exaclty, but many people have that notion and I thought it should be made clear.
It's exact position is not mentioned in the reports we have from the ancient years. Some believe it was standing near the harbor (but definately with its legs closed together) and others say it was higher up, near the temple of Apollo, which was where the Knight's palace is today.

Γεια σου Δανο,
Εκπληκτικη συνθεση βγαλμενη απο παραμυθι.....
Σε χαιρετω,
Γιωργος

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  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 0 N: 270] (1636)
  • [2007-08-03 15:21]

Beautiful composition. Wonderful colours and light.
greetings,
figen

hi Danos
good to see you back . the entrance of this harbor is so alluring . you were able to take advantage of sunset so well. plus I liked mainly that layer between the sea and orange sky, where the mountains are. it is a different sort of color

Γεια σου Δάνο.
Η εικόνα είναι υπέροχη με όμορφα χρώματα και καλή θέση λήψης. Ζυγισμένη απόλυτα και διαυγής. Bravo!
Αθανάσιος.

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  • Bandit Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 284 W: 28 N: 309] (2360)
  • [2007-08-07 10:49]

Une superbe image dont la mesure de la lumière est sans faille !!
Bravo !!

I like the place and the style of the monument.
You have done well for the mood, these colors are increasing the charm for the place.
Beautiful
Jean Michel

Hello Danos,
Splendid pastel colors in a somptuous place. Beautifully done.
Vincent

Hello Danos!
Beautiful colours and nice reflexion!
Lovely sky!
Nice point of view and great composition!
Excellent done!
Regards!
Lili

Καλημέρα, Δάνο!

Υπέροχο το καδράρισμα και τα χρώματα! Μόνο που οι δυο φιγούρες χαλάνε λίγο τη ρομαντική ατμόσφαιρα...
Σ' ευχαριστώ που τη μοιράστηκες μαζί μας.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7885 W: 56 N: 6399] (45863)
  • [2007-08-26 17:07]

Danos,
Exposure well balanced in a scene with a nice depth. Colors and composition are also very well.

Paulo

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2007-09-02 11:15]

Hi Danos.

A lovely postcard shot with warm colors.
The composition is good with the perspective between the 2 colonns.

Regards.

Yves

Υπέροχη φωτογραφία από την μαγευτική Ρόδο. Καταπληκτικά χρώματα και πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα σύνθεση. Μπράβο!!!

Hello Danos,

I've missed so many of your fine photographs that I've searched and discovered this wonderful image full of warm, soft colour in the great evening light and the pov is first class with the two figures guarding the entrance to the harbour. A superb capture my friend and worthy of the acclaim.

Warmest regards

Stephen

Hola Danos,
Gran encuadre con magníficos colores y profundidad.
La inclusión de las personas le da vida.
Buen trabajo
Saludos cordiales
Ros

Hi Danos,
interesting spatial symmetry with these two columns :-)
The colours are subtle but very rich and focus is very good. Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Hello Danos,
A wonderful sunset colours....
The two poles with the animal's statue on top really a nice focal point beside the sunset. I like the colours alot, fresh and peaceful feeling to see this beautiful sunset, Thanks :-)

daniel

Very nice colors here, Danos, nicely capturing the famous columns of the entrance to the harbor... I like those hills on the horizon... cheers :) Daniel

Impressive composition colours and light.
The POV seems to be very carefully choosen.
TFS Danos
R

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-12-12 0:47]

Great art work, my dear Danos!
Excellent composition and absolutely amazing colours!!

Very well taken!!


Best regards,

Δάνο καλησπέρα,
πέτυχες jack pot τραβώντας αυτή την φωτογραφία από το παλιό λιμάνι της Ρόδου.Εξαιρετική η ισορροπία της φωτογραφίας με τα δυό ελάφια σήμα κατατεθέν του νησιού των Ιπποτών να δεσπόζουν της εισόδου του λιμανιού.Το χρώμα του δειλινού είναι όλα τα λεφτά του σκηνικού.

Πέτρος

Hello Danos,

this is a beautiful image of this harbor, I like the colors and tones, the composition is interesting with the two columns, well seen,

Best regards,

Sergio

Hi Danos,
Everyone knows about the Colossus of Rhodes, but My knowledge was rather vague ! Now thanks to your post, I know more about it.
The colossus has gone unfortunately, but the entrance to the harbour is still very beautiful with these elegant male and female deer on top of the columns.
As for your capture in the sunset, you have made it look like the entrance into Heaven !
Congratulations.
Marie-Louise.

Εντυπωσιακή είσοδος στην Ιστορία με το ηλιοβασίλεμα να υποκλίνεται στα ερείπια του Κολοσσού της Ρόδου!
Ομορφο σημείο λήψης με πανοραμικότητα και απλές εντυπωσιακές λεπτομερειες!
καλό σου βράδυ Δάνο,
Ελένη

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2602 W: 0 N: 2866] (19934)
  • [2013-03-17 9:23]

Geia sou Danos
Too bad the Colossus has been destroyed by the earthquake; he is now missing all those fabulous shows performed by Nature at sunset!
The remaining towers convey an elegant visual balance in your picture enriched of subtle pastel tone.
Xe xereto.
Robert

Ooh! So beautiful picture Danos!
I like this sunset view and the monumenet. On the right a deer and on the left a hind
Excellent sharpness, good light management
Nice colors and contrast
Regards

Hello Danos,

Beautiful location for the sunset shot.The presence of the deer on the towers has added a new dimension to the scene.Very pleasant colors and an interesting note.
Very well done.

Best regards and best wishes.
Farhat

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