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Samos Sunset

Samos Sunset
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-02
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, UV + Circ. Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Clouds, Clouds and Clouds ~~, Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 2:32
Viewed: 5494
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
This is one of the Sunset photo that I took with my 300mm telephoto lens from Kusadasi Port during my 2006 Turkey&Greece Vacation.
I hope you like it:)

Samos (Greek Σάμος; Turkish Sisam; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek island situated in the Eastern Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey, on what formerly was Ionia. It is located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese islands to the South and in particular the island of Patmos.
Description and natural conditions:
The area of the island is 468 square kilometres, and it is forty-three kilometres long and thirteen kilometers wide. It is one of the principal and most fertile of the islands in the Aegean Sea that closely adjoin the mainland of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by a strait of only about a mile in width. It is about 27 miles in length, by about 14 in its greatest breadth, and is occupied throughout the greater part of its extent by the Kerketeus range of mountains, of which the highest summit is peak Vigla at 1,433 metres above sea level, near its western extremity, called Mount Kerkis, is 4725 ft. high. This range is in fact a continuation of that of Mount Mycale on the mainland, of which the promontory of Trogilium, immediately opposite to the city of Samos, formed the extreme point. The island is remarkably fertile, and a great portion of it is covered with vineyards, the wine from the Vathy grapes enjoying an especially high reputation. The island's population is about 42,000 about 80% of the prefectural population.
With the neighbouring islands of Icaria and Fourni Korseon, the island of Samos is administered as part of the Samos Prefecture. Its capital and main port is the city of Vathy, most commonly called Samos; other ports are Karlovasi and Pythagoreio, formerly called Tigani (see also Samos Prefecture). Other Villages/Towns include Kokkari, Manolates, Khora, Pagondas.
The nearest airport is Samos Airport. Vathi is the main passenger port.
Pythagoreio, on the south-eastern coast of SamosIts climate is typically Mediterranean.
Products include tobacco, Samian wine, honey, olive oil,citrus fruit, dried figs and almonds. The Muscat grape is the main crop used for wine production. Its principal traditional article of export is Samian wine, which was celebrated in ancient times, and still enjoys a high reputation in the Levant. It exports also silk, oil, raisins and other dried fruits.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-05 2:48]
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Hello Chris,
Beautiful sunset capture.I liked warm colors,POV and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Well done again, my friend...
Awesome atmosphere in the most moody colours!
Your composition is very good, and it is interesting to see how the sky take colours ranging from bright blue to deep violet...
Wise choice to give emphasis to the sky!
Pablo -

Hello cris, Perfect details, Bg, POV, Great shot, TFS Kyle

Hi CHris,
Lovely sunset photo with a great POV, putting the horizon far to the bottom, but also showing us a piece of the land. I also like the fact that you decided not to shoot the setting sun, but only show the great gradient colors in sky and clouds.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-05 17:03]

HI Chris,

Great sky with excellent colours and atmosphere. Well composed and TFS.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-06-06 17:38]

selam chris
gunbatimi renklerinin ve de tonlarinin butun cesitleri ve unsurlari bu karede. oldukca romantik bir hava veren basarili bir sky photo olmus
eline saglik

Selam Chris,renk cumbusu adeta,poster yapip evin salonuna koymak gerek,hic disari cikmayada gerek yok evden :-)

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  • Aliza Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 3] (98)
  • [2006-09-01 7:06]

Mükemmel bir resim, tebrikler.
Muhtesem bir renk söleni, harika olmus.
Ellerinize saglik.

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