When Sue and her sister were galavanting around Greece a few weeks ago, I took a couple of walks around the village with my camera. Nearing sunset, the light is usually great on the mountains but on at least one of these days, we had a heavy load of atmospheric dust, which produced a milky sky. These are the pick of the litter.
This is a building on the beach that previously we had seen used only as a polling place. Over the winter, it was substantially restored for use as a special needs school. We passed by during the opening day ceremony and have since seen the class playing outside. Not a bad place to go to school…
There was still quite a bit of snow atop Mt. Parnassos (about 8000 ft.) at the end of March. There’s still snow up there but it’s getting pretty threadbare.
I love seeing the flowers on the beach. They’re very fleeting, though.
Someone put a fantastic coat of paint on this boat over the winter.
This one and the next one were both shot in the Super Vivid setting of my camera in an effort to capture the hues of the sunset.
This is a 20x zoom. I love the shape of this peak but it’s my photographic nemesis — it’s so far away that it always appears shrouded in haze.
I like to take photos of the old, unrestored houses in Sikia because I’m afraid they’ll all be torn down some day. I think the owner uses the top floor of this one as his beach house.
This one, however, was nicely restored and it’s next door to the house in the previous photo.
This ruin belonged to the last Turkish ruler in this area. It now belongs to the Greek state.
I’ve shot this one before but I liked the oars propped up in the middle this time.
These trees are related to the Salt Cedar (tamarisk) tree we have in the States. They flourish with their roots in salt water.
That’s Mt. Ellikonas, about 13 miles away. It had snow on it when we arrived in mid-March.
Another “Super Vivid” photo. Mt. Gerania on the right.
I shot the sunset from the old railroad bridge in back of the apartment.
I hope you enjoyed these snaps. I had a good time shooting them.
We can’t wait to see it for ourselves!
Mike, try as I might I only see one pic. Is that all you posted? The text implies there are more. I do miss Sikia and you guys. Efhharisto, Don
Now I see them. I recognize many of those places! Very nice pictures. I can’t wait to get back.
You should post more of your photos. You have some really good pix here. — Jack
Thanks, Jack. I’m better at it than I used to be but the work of real photographers still turns me green with envy. I think it’s a gift and, since I wasn’t born with it, I’m learning piecemeal, by trial and error, what the lucky ones know instinctively. One important lesson I’ve learned recently — the equipment doesn’t matter. A great photographer will take great photos with any camera.