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Hidden depths

By Mayfly  
Melassani Lake, Kefalonia.

This place is pretty awesome. Crystal clear blue water full of fish (and yes it really is that colour)

It was discovered on 1953 after a large earthquake, the roof of the cave collapsed exposing the cavern below.

It's since been made into a tourist attraction and was pretty busy when we were there.

Would love to have the place to myself to get some shots without lots of people, although I quite like the boats, I think they give some sense of scale.



Large is defo best on this one if you have time.

Tags: Water Boats Lake Greece Digitally manipulated Cave Landscape and travel Kefaloina Melassani

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nimmo47 13 6 England
22 Aug 2010 9:34AM
wonderful shot love the colour and composition, well done.
walk8 13 England
22 Aug 2010 9:35AM
Very nice shot very interesting.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Aug 2010 9:35AM
looks impressive that place
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 9:36AM
This must have been a very tricky exposure as I imagine there was extreme contrast between light and shade but you have handled tha shot very well. Love that shaft of light and there is a subtle light falling on the front deck of what I presume is the boat you were on when this was taken .
Mayfly 16 485 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 9:59AM

Quote:I imagine there was extreme contrast between light and shade

Certainly was chant. I was looking at images of this place online before we went on holiday trying to work out how best to get over the problem. I didn't realise just how dark it was down there until I looked at my meter reading I was on 1/8th sec ish at f8 -11 iso 200 Sad

This was taken at 1/250th iso 400 f5.6 - I wanted to make sure everything stayed sharp as the boat was moving too.

All good fun Smile
James_C 12 38 57 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 10:01AM
I think Chant57 has just about said it all... Fascinating, and what wonderful colours.

22 Aug 2010 10:09AM
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 10:43AM

I tried to get a similar image a few years back and came back empty handed. You have really done a cracking job here - from composition to presentation. Its to the exposure though where I really doff my cap...

Cefalonia is one of my fav places.

Mayfly 16 485 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 10:52AM
Thanks Adam, I gues it's one of the joy's of digital - click...nope, click.....nope, click,clic,click...woohoo !
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
22 Aug 2010 11:01AM
One of my favourite memories from this beautiful island - very well caught!

polly470 12 25 8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2010 11:26AM
Just gorgeous...!
watters66 18 75 Scotland
22 Aug 2010 1:29PM
Lovely photo. you have caught a really difficult image exceptionally well.
22 Aug 2010 3:56PM
Great photo - love the light shining through on the boat.
22 Aug 2010 4:36PM
Beautiful image - what an amazing place !

Mayfly 16 485 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 4:55PM
Thanks for the ua stamp Martin, chuffed Smile

wyeth 10 Scotland
30 Aug 2011 11:42PM
Great. I love the idea.

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