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Approaching LightSpeed by justeline Approaching LightSpeed by justeline
... the silence a mirror
that breaks the light in two...


Much as I like to keep my submissions more or less chronologically ordered I’ve noticed that I’ve been a little… “hard” on you lately! I mean for some time now it’s just “Chios, rocks, sea, Chios, rocks, sea” and so on. Plenty more where those came from too, my little island… rocks, pun intended! So this time I’m gonna take you on a huge leap through space and time (approaching lightspeed) and a slightly different combination: Kastoria, rocks (duh!), lake and, oh, look, there’s mountains too! :w00t:

I fell in love with Kastoria upon my first visit there, two years ago. I remember thinking that I would gladly spend the rest of my life there, photographing every little corner of its lake-side road, a very strange thought at the time since I wasn’t into photography at all (those were my video processing days). I fell in love with it all over again during our visit with *KirlianCamera in January. True, the sunrises there were too foggy and overcast to reveal any color, but those walks along the lakeside were pure joy! On the other hand we soon found out that driving through the town is like being stuck in an adventure game where you keep running around in circles, going past the same places again and again because the exit is very cleverly hidden!

On the day this shot was taken we had decided to try our chances at a sunset by the lake hoping to catch some reflections of the few clouds that were there. Wanting to get as low as possible I climbed off the road and crawled to this spot using the moss covered wall to balance myself. The setting sun was right behind me, low enough to paint the clouds, high enough to illuminate the mountains. On my way back I gave that wall one last thorough brush and emerged green and, given the bulk of the heavy coat I had been wearing, resembling the incredible Hulk :rofl:

I hope you enjoy your visit here!

... when time stands still a moment lasts
... approaching lightspeed
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Location: Lake Orestiada, Kastoria, Greece

tech stuff

Nikon D300
Tokina 12-24 @ 12
f:11
ISO 200
S: 6sec

Lee 3 stop soft grad ND (0.9)
Hoya ND8 (3 stop ND)
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:iconeternallymused95:
eternallymused95 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
wow, i love this picture, the way the clouds reflect of the water is really pretty.
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:iconlisahy:
Lisahy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Cool!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks Lishay!
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:iconvoidindex:
VoidIndex Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful! just wonderful....

merry xmas!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Andreas!
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:iconvoidindex:
VoidIndex Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very welcome!
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great shot! :thumbsup:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Really glad you like it, many many thanks Valdemar! :)
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:iconval-faustino:
Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome Justelene :-)
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ToffuMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Writer
This is so beautiful, i love the colors! Great Job!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad to hear that Hanna, many many thanks dear! :hug:
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:icontoffumuffin:
ToffuMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Writer
you're welcome!
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:iconthomasdelonge:
thomasdelonge Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
where lies Kastoria? grat shot once more! :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's in North-West Greece Thomas! Very glad you like it, many thanks dear! :)
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TheEmptyWhiteRoom Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the pinks in this...
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
I was such a newbie then I hadn't realized until later on that the pinks were the result of the color cast by the BW filter. In later shots that became annoying and I replaced that filter with a more neutral one but in this case it worked rather well!
Glad you like it too! :hug:
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:iconobalis:
Obalis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
on which spot was the focus? :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
The focus was on the rocks in the foreground. :)
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:iconnooreva:
nooreva Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
love the reflektion
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
So glad to hear that, thank you very much Muchamad! :)
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:iconz-a-r-t:
Z-a-r-t Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
:wow: that's wonderful!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Gregoire! So glad you like it! :)
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DavidBrainbow Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Zooooooooom!
Incredible shot! The colours are stunning!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
:sprint:

Many many thanks David! :)
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:icondavidbrainbow:
DavidBrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
You're welcome!!
haha late reply xD
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:iconkhrisjuhlin:
khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009   Photographer
Featured in the second edition of H'age of 2 O :) Hope you don't mind!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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:iconnmatech:
nmatech Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Overwhelming! :thumbsup:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Nikola! :hug:
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:iconarwen91:
Arwen91 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Photographer
Featured here: [link] :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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:iconkhrisjuhlin:
khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009   Photographer
I featured this in my journal: [link] :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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:iconeamfos:
eamfos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Katapliktiki foto....opos olokliri i gallery sou...
Sunxaritiria...
O titlos einai tragoudara......!!!!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
einai einai! :nod:
Einai apo ta tragoudia pou einai monima kollhmena sto myalo mou!
S' eyxaristw poly Theodore kai kathysterimena xronia polla gia th giorth sou!
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:iconeamfos:
eamfos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
na eisai kala...se euxaristo..!!!
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VaggelisFragiadakis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
I studying Einstein's theory, I have always had in my imagination his picture of trying to chase light.... your photo is very similar to what I have been imagining!!!! A superb composition.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Really makes me happy to hear that!
Many many thanks Vangeli! :hug:
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:iconamateurphotograper:
AmateurPhotograper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
WOOOAH! That's an amazingly beautiful photo! Congrats .. :+fav:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much dear, so glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconamateurphotograper:
AmateurPhotograper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
All my pleasure! ..really : D
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your stunning photograph has been featured here... [link]
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Your stunning photograph is featured here... [link]
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:iconaeon-100:
aeon-100 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
i'm glad to inform you that this deviation is being featured in my latest journal entry =)

"111 reasons to love DA"
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:iconrichie-x-pressions:
Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
wow, this is beautiful justeline! i love the horizon line and as always the colors are stunning! :heart:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
:iconsoftglompplz: so very glad you like it Emily!
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:iconrichie-x-pressions:
Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
definitely! :iconnewglomp:
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:iconseraphro:
seraphRo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
looks great Justeline, it's a wonderful place on earth, i like the long exposure heehe, it's too beautiful :aww: :clap:
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