Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Love this Photo - Great Mosque, Muskat, Oman



I was visiting the Grand Mosque in Muscat on Tuesday, March 5th 2013 during my stay in Oman. I noticed a photographer trying to capture the portrait of three Omanis who were sitting near the entrance of the Mosque. The whole scene looked quite unusual in my eyes so I moved as quickly as possible to capture that moment and to ''photograph the photographer''...

This is why I love this photo Photographer's website


Photograph Technical Description
 
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P5100
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G
Focal Length: 18,6mm
F-stop: f/4,3
Exposure Time: 1/88 sec 
ISO Speed: ISO-64
 
Google Earth Coordinates: N/A
Camera Direction: N/A
Time of Shooting: 09:42 [GMT +2]

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I Love this Photo - Thessaloniki Sky, Greece




This landscape photograph was taken on Thursday, May 23rd 2013 just before this late spring sunset over the city of my hometown Thessaloniki, Greece. The sky was very dramatic and the openings in the clouds let the sun rays to escape through and reach the earth surface.

Those moments I had in my mind a gigantic spaceship approaching earth just above the clouds...and Sting's song lyrics ''I can feel it coming in the air tonight'' coming out of my stereo...  Photographer's website


Photograph Technical Description
 
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G
Focal Length: 50mm
F-stop: f/7,1
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec 
ISO Speed: ISO-200
 
Google Earth Coordinates: N/A
Camera Direction: WNW
Time of Shooting: 19:09 [GMT +2]

Friday, July 26, 2013

I Love this Photo - Thessaloniki, Greece




This photo was taken on Tuesday, June 4th 2013 late at night (around midnight) during an early summer storm over the city of my hometown Thessaloniki, Greece. I was lucky enough to shoot under the comfort and shelter of my veranda as this storm was developing across my neighborhood  and over Thessaloniki bay. A solid tripod and a shutter release were used in order to cope with the 13 seconds of exposure. Photographer's website


Photograph Technical Description
 
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G
Focal Length: 50mm
F-stop: f/7,1
Exposure Time: 13 sec 
ISO Speed: ISO-200
 
Google Earth Coordinates: N/A
Camera Direction: WNW
Time of Shooting: 23:38 [GMT +2]

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I Love This Photo - Elatochori Forest, Pieria Mountains



This photo was taken on Monday, March 25th 2013 in the beautiful forest of Elatochori at Pieria Mountains, 1 hour car drive from Thessaloniki and some km north of the famous Olympus Mountain, the homeland of the Ancient Greek Gods. I was attracted by a persistent late morning fog spread out across the forest, the silhouettes of these giant old trees and the thick brown carpet of fallen leaves on my feet. I chose a rather low angle to shoot and capture the entire sense of that moment. Photographer's Website


Photograph Technical Description
 
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1:2.8D ED 
Focal Length: 17mm
F-stop: f/7,1
Exposure Time: 1/125sec 
ISO Speed: ISO-500
 
Google Earth Coordinates: 40 19' 44.49''N, 22 14' 55.43''E
Camera Direction: WNW
Time of Shooting: 12:14 [GMT +2]




Sunday, October 21, 2012

I Love This Photo - Thoriko Lavriou, Attika



This photo was taken less than 300 meters away from Thoriko Ancient Theater NE of Lavrio Town some 70 km SE drive from the city of Athens on Monday, October 15, 2012. Driving home from work I've noticed the rich gold evening colors of the Attika sky so I couldn't resist to stop my car for a few shots with my old D70s and my new Nikkor AF-S 70-300 VR.

The rich colors and the simplicity of the composition make me love that photo! Photographer's website
 
Photograph Technical Description
 
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
Focal Length: 70mm
F-stop: f/4,5
Exposure Time: 1/3200sec
ISO Speed: ISO-200
 
Google Earth Coordinates: 37 44' 11.22''N, 24 03' 29.76''E
Camera Direction: WNW
Time of Shooting: 18:31 [GMT +2]

Monday, October 11, 2010

I Love This Photo - Kato Gouves, Crete


This photo was taken in Kato Gouves Village, Island of Crete, on Monday, February 23, 2009. Nature's colours in Crete during winter can be very warm and saturated. Crete's North Cost offers to the photographer a variety of waterfront subjects like this beautiful small boat.
  
The unique texture of the clouds and the rocks along with the solitude of this colorfull boat make me love that photo! Photographer's website
Photograph Technical Description
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED
Focal Length: 55mm
F-stop: f/9
Exposure Time: 1/80sec
ISO Speed: ISO-200

Google Earth Coordinates: 35 20' 06.14''N, 25 18' 56.64''E
Camera Direction: ENE
Time of Shooting: 17:20 [GMT +2]