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A photo of Oia, Santorini at dusk.
More can be found at my web photo site at http://www.larios.gr

Oia's sunsets are nowadays a tourist attraction, gathering thousands of tourists every evening.
I ascended a high-vista point where I could have a good view, early in advance and before the sun set. Thousands of tourists were around me. All with their cameras, P&S, DSLRs, long "L" lenses.... whatever, you name it!.... They were shooting ferociously at the sunset.... No point! The high contrast was killing their scene.

I could see them.... Instead of enjoying the moment, they were absorbed by their camera LCDs, mumbling dissappointed, and saying things about the "damn camera" that could not capture the sunset.

When the sun set, they all left... like they where vaporised! I was left there alone, with another entusiast photographer. A total stranger to me....

Both of us with our humble cameras. Mine a Canon 350D. Himself with a Nikon D40.
Both of us on tripods. Both of us with our ND grad filters. And watching there.... alone! In silence...

The moment was delightful! We didn't speak to each other... But we looked at each other in understanding... and we shook our heads.... "how foolish are they! To travel so many thousand kilometers to come here, to pick the vista point, and to leave like flocks at the most precious moment"

Two shots was all I needed. Alone.

Thanks for seeing and for voting. Thanks for commenting. Thanks for understanding.

Regards,

Yannis (http://www.larios.gr)

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Canon EF-S 17-85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Santorini (Oia)
Username:larios larios
Uploaded:18 Aug 2007 - 11:13 AM
Tags:Aegean, Greece, Hellas, Islands, Landscape / travel, Oia, Santorini
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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2007 - 11:17 AM

a delightful image

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Jimmyblue
Jimmyblue  7
18 Aug 2007 - 11:30 AM

one of my favourite places, well caught.

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kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
18 Aug 2007 - 11:41 AM

Absolutley beautiful. Lovely light, just gorgeous. Great story too, and so true!

Laura x

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2007 - 12:13 PM

Stunning light and colours in this - well captured.
Well worht waiting for.
R.

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David
David  1332 forum posts Scotland
18 Aug 2007 - 12:47 PM

Superb! I'll be joining you with my tripod sometime in the future I hope.

Regards,

David.

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HelenNicol
18 Aug 2007 - 1:58 PM

Great light, lovely hues

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BrianSS
BrianSS  8281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2007 - 2:22 PM

A beautiful, picture post card, shot. Good composition, colours & exposure.

The title says Santorini at dawn but your description is about the sunset, which was it?

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larios
larios  7 Greece
18 Aug 2007 - 2:28 PM


Quote:
The title says Santorini at dawn but your description is about the sunset, which was it?

....Oops! You are right! Corrected...

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BrianSS
BrianSS  8281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2007 - 2:32 PM

You have some beautiful photographs on your web-site . . . . . absolutely beautiful !

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larios
larios  7 Greece
18 Aug 2007 - 2:43 PM


Quote: You have some beautiful photographs on your web-site . . . . . absolutely beautiful !

Thanks a lot Brian! Please feel free to comment them also there!

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imjam
imjam  10 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 - 3:56 PM

Great shot I don't think my shots of this place came out this well.
Super capture.
Jamie

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
18 Aug 2007 - 5:54 PM

Great image. Wish I was there. Andy

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2007 - 8:18 PM

Wonderful shot and description.

Nigel

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justin c
justin c  104538 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2007 - 8:23 PM

What an excellent story and so very true.
I think you're image is superb and of particular interest to me as Santorini is one place I've been meaning to visit armed with camera and lenses, unlike the tourists in your story I shan't be in any rush whatsoever though, after all such a stunning location, and moment in time deserves to be savoured.

Justin.

Last Modified By Dave at 19 Aug 2007 - 8:24 PM

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ian walker
ian walker  10716 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 - 8:31 PM

excellent image

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scthomas
scthomas  762 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 - 8:43 PM

Looks like a scene from a fairytale. Beautiful photography. Well done.
Sue

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zed
zed  10551 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 - 10:16 PM

A beautiful image and story too...Smile

zt

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wasper
wasper e2 Member 8532 forum postswasper vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2007 - 3:31 AM

Kalos epthate. Superb panoramic view of the town against a colourful sky.

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loki
loki  8 England
24 Aug 2007 - 2:57 PM

Hi, I went to Santorini in 2006. Oia is a beautiful place. The gathering of people as the sun sets is most odd - 1000s of them like you say. During the same holiday My now wife and I got married at Santo winery as the sun set - This image is the perfect reminder of the beauty of Santorini and a great holiday.Thanks.

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Dix
Dix  7 England
31 Aug 2007 - 4:53 PM

This photo give a very warm feeling. I love it.
PS Your website and photos are very good as well!

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larios
larios  7 Greece
20 Sep 2007 - 4:37 PM

Thanks for your kind comments!

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AnnieK
AnnieK  996 forum posts Spain
26 Jan 2008 - 1:40 PM

Great shot, & story. What a beautiful place.

Annie

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