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Beneath a Still Sky by justeline Beneath a Still Sky by justeline
..lies The Rock of Monemvasia, and its medieval fortress. Some even refer to it as the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock.

Iíve always thought of the place as enchanting and mythical, even when I had visited it as a kid (and as a kid I was very hard to impress because I was indifferent to anything and everything). It looked to me as the medieval counterpart of Atlantis for some reason and its name sounded even more enchanting, like some sort of a magical incantation.

Odd as it may seem, when I look at this photo I realize that the best part of that morning in December 2009 was not the sunrise itself. And it was a lovely sunrise spent perched precariously on the rocks, watching that huge cloud that stood over The Rock for a long time changing its shape from a caterpillar, to a snail, to a sea turtle (yes, the sky wasnít so still after all, and that cloud was a big show off, thank God!). Still the best part of that day was the subsequent walk through the narrow cobblestone paths of the castle, and the slippery climb trying to reach the highest point of it with the company of a friendly mongrel dog who quickly took the lead and sniffed its way to the top thus showing us the way. And the even better part of it was having a delicious breakfast in one of the cafes there, basking in the sun and enjoying the terrific view.

Hope you enjoy the view too! :)

Location: Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 12-24 @ 12mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 4sec
ISO: 200

*filters*
Hoya ND8 (3 stops Neutral Density)
Lee 3 stops ND soft graduated filter (0.9)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
That is a beautiful view! :heart:
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Kikii22 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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Bellmoore Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very sharp and beautiful shot.
Enchanting and mythical indeed.
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0oxo0 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so beautiful!
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Fabulous !
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Alexander! :)
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:iconabjr47:
ABJR47 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Your very welcome
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Really glad you like it Petr! :)
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asimstylex Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much dear, very glad you like it! :)
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:iconasimstylex:
asimstylex Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
you are very welcome & you deserve it amazing photography :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Really happy you like my work! Extra many thanks for all the new faves, the wonderful comments and the:+devwatch:! :)
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:iconasimstylex:
asimstylex Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
you are very very welcome :)
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Wolfhond Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
nice.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks Matias, glad you like it!
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:iconwolfhond:
Wolfhond Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
you're welcome
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:iconunexperienced:
UNexperienced Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
unbelievable!:) Just perfect - everything.
but perfect could be boring, its paradox..
But no, iam not boring in this case:)
When i go to Greek again i would be happy if i can meet U:)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many many thanks my friend, so glad you like it :)
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Fantastic atmosphere, light and colors! :clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hello dear Myriam, so glad you like this one too! :hug:
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I do! :glomp:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Hello, Maria! :wave:

Your fantastic work has been featured in my journal--->[link]

Have a great weekend! :relax: :sun: :party:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug: thank you John! You too dear!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
You're welcome :aww:
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MarkusDS Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awe inspiring photography!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Mark, so glad you like it!
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TempestOrion Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I love how so many of your pictures are taken later in the day! The horizon looks absolutely on fire here.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Everything looks so much more beautiful in the golden sunset/sunrise light Kev! So glad you like it dear, many thanks! :)
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing view! Love the colors! :clap: :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Really glad to hear that dear, many thanks!
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful work is featured here [link] :pat:
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:iconmeiklsense:
MeiklSeNSe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
wow~
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you Michal! :)
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:iconmeiklsense:
MeiklSeNSe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
You're welcome. :)
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful view indeed, Maria! Nice shot!! :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey Mike, huge thanks my friend! :blowkiss:
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome. :)
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choukayte Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I agree with you, this landscape is magnificent and the really attractive photo:)!!! I like!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I like that you like! Superthanks Amandine! :hug:
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:iconchoukayte:
choukayte Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
nice!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Amandine! I love that place! :)
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fuzzy2308 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it dear, huge thanks! :)
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Hi Maria, your beautiful work is featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
:smooch:
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
:XD: :D
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SubtleNature Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! (as usual! ;D)
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