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Lithuanian fields

Trees, fields, clouds and a red sky. Simply what Lithuanian nature is all about. Taken near Druskininkai, Lithuania.

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On a windy day

An olive tree struggling against the wind, on the slopes of mount Pelion, Greece, just above the villages of Horto and Milina. I had pictured such a photo in my mind for quite a long time now but there were two things missing. 

First of all a subject that would be as close as it gets to what i had in mind and secondly the correct conditions. Lucky me I found them both on the same day.

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+Ilias Katsouras Guten Abend Vielen dank! Wünsche Dir auch Wunderschöne Wochenende.
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Lietuvos Ruduo

Since the photo was taken a few days ago in Svendubre, near Druskininkai, Lithuania, I chose as a title the Lithuanian translation of "Lithuanian Autumn". A bit of fog, a bit of a wonderfully shaped naked tree and the edge of a plot that is filled with wheat in the summer.

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Stranded

With good looking wooden boats becoming a rarity, since they are substituted by plastic ones, when I spotted this really good looking fishing boat just a few kilometers away from Sipias, Magnesia, Greece it immediately became my favourite subject for that evening. 

It was moored just in the right spot. Almost 10 meters from the shore and pointing to the abandoned Monastery of Alatas island, located in the middle of my frame, next to the protruding cypress.

This enabled me to use both the widest and the longest ends of my lenses. In this shot I used the widest end of my Canon 16-35 to include the muddy and covered in seaweeds bottom.

For this shot I used a Lee 0.9GND filter to keep the sky within the dynamic range limits of my Canon 450d and a Manfrotto 055XPROB with 804RC2 head to keep everything rock steady.

The RAW file was processed in Lightroom 5 by adding a gradient filter from the upper part until the middle of the frame to equalize the exposure of the sky. I punched a bit the midtones by applying +20 in clarity. The details were finalized in Photoshop CC with the use of Tony Kuyper's Luminosity Masks.

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Easter Sunset

Even though the Easter holidays is a relatively long break from work and lots of other things, the moments I had to enjoy those days were too few. So I had to make sure that every moment wouldn't go wasted. 

One of those moments was the last evening before Easter Sunday. I spent some time searching for a nice spot and I found this pier right in front of a fish tavern.

I stayed in that spot well after the blue hour and I was really amazed how fast the clouds were changing in shape, light and colours. I am really sure now, nature is the greatest artist of all, we are just spectators.

Of course I packed my stuff well into the darkness and then headed to the tavern to enjoy some local "tsipouro" with delicious fish mezedes (the Greek word to describe "side dish")

Some "behind the scenes" info. This is two exposures blended manually into one. The RAW files were originally processed in Lightroom and then opened as layers in Photoshop. There they were alligned and blended into a new TIFF file, which was processed further using Tony Kuyper's luminosity masks.

I used a Manfrotto 055XPROB with 804RC2 head to keep my Canon 450d rock steady.

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Are you looking at me?

Spotted during a deer photo "hunt" on Mount Parnitha, the mountain towering Attiki and Athens. This fox was just a few meters away from me and she gave me some precious moments while she stood still as I made some photos of her.

Happy new year with tons of wishes, health and prosperity above all, to all of you and your beloved ones!

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When the sea turned yellowish

I have some bad news for those who think photography ends by the moment the sun is disappearing behind the horizon. From the moment the sun is hidden there is almost one more hour of beautiful light and hues on the sky, behind the horizon and on the surface of the sea.

This photo is the result of a  two exposure composite, no HDR, blended manually using Luminosity Masks. The first exposure was for the foreground and the second one for the sky. Both were taken well after sunset when the afterglow turned the sea into yellowish-orange at first and then gave a more purple hue.

I used a circular polarizer and a Manfrotto 190 XPROB with a 804RC2 head

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The boulder

When me and my friend arrived on this spot we could listen a couple talking, yet we weren't able to see anyone around us. Then we noticed that they were "hidden" behind an opening on the rocks. To be sincere I felt a bit uncomfortable since we were sure they had no idea we were there and we had no idea how "lonely" they wanted to be. So to make ourselves known to them we were a bit noisy while setting up our tripods and raised a bit the volume of our voices.

Since the couple didn't seem to care about us being near them we spent the next 2 hours shooting and enjoying that wonderfully serene evening.

For this shot I used a Lee 0.9GND filter to keep the sky within the dynamic range limits of my Canon 450d and a Manfrotto 055XPROB with 804RC2 head to keep everything rock steady.

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A foggy morning by the lake

The misty (and as tranquil as it gets) lake Plastiras, Karditsa, Greece. One of those cold October mornings that i miss so much lately.

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+Ilias Katsouras - Not a problem. It was nice to have this one pop up again so i could appreciate it once more :)
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  • 4ο λύκειο Λάρισας
    1998 - 2000
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I was born in the plains of Thessaly, in central Greece, even though my origin is from the high mountains of Epirus. Yet, in one of those strange turns of life events I was conquered by the sea.
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Self taught and amateur. Trying to depict the beauties of the world around me in a realistic yet artistic ways. Since l am intrigued by everything technical and technological, the world of photography, optics and digital post processing opened a whole new sea of knowledge, personal satisfaction and fulfilment.

All the knowledge and experience I have gathered so far comes by following the work of other photographers, studying various photography books, through the good way of trying, evaluating, (most of the times) failing and correcting and through constructive comments in photo sharing sites like 500px or flickr. So constructive criticism is always welcome!

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