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Until the Dark

A shot I wanted to have in my gallery mostly because of the memories it brings back. I’ve always claimed that my photos serve as my diary and I know no one can begin to understand the value of this, not until they’ve fully realized and experienced how limited my memory capacity is due to a defensive mechanism gone wild :shrug:

Anyway, this shot incorporates the memories of at least a week of my life. Captured on 26 April 2009, this was the only serious shot taken during the 7 day school excursion in which I was the accompanying teacher. As was expected there was no chance for serious photography since we always happened to be in the best possible places at the worst possible times having a strict schedule but on that day I managed to sneak out of the hotel early enough to catch the sunset.Fully equipped and determined to take a shot of the sunset from the lake I set off and, luckily not trusting my totally broken down sense of direction, I asked someone on my way to the lake if I was heading towards the right direction. He laughed (discretely) and pointed me to the right direction (thank God, cause else they’d still be trying to find me).

I was so lucky to find myself at the only place where there was a break in the protective banisters, although I had to clean up the place from numerous beer cans and other debris and try to ignore the people sitting comfortably on launchers looking at me bemusedly and curious as to what the heck I was up to. When I was set and ready to shot, a dark-skinner guy came along claiming he was Osama Bil Laden and I should shoot him instead if I wanted to become famous! Suffice to say I totally missed my chance to become rich and famous and got this shot instead. Wouldn’t change it for the world, it holds in it the memories of a carefree and very happy week together with students that I’ve been with since their first steps in high school and I’ll miss so much in the years to come.

So, here it is, lake Pamvotis, Ioannina, I really hope you enjoy your visit here cause it happens to be a place I love so much for so many reasons!

Location: Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 12-24 @ 12mm
Shutter Speed: 75 sec
ISO: 200
Filters: Lee 3 stops soft grad ND (0.9), B+W 77E 110 (10 stop ND)
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:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
your beautiful art is featured [link]
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot is amazing; well worth the effort! It's just beautiful.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it!
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:iconsonia-p:
sonia-p Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Amazing.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very late but many thanks Sonia, really glad you like it!
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sonia-p Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
You are very welcome.:rose:
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Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce: You have been featured! [link]
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:

:thanks:
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SunFading Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
*sigh* Ioannina <3<3<3 great work!!!!!!!!!
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xXAngelStormXx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Simply gorgeous :aww: :rose: xx
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it Megan, thank you so much! :)
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xXAngelStormXx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Your welcome :)
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:iconbmjones:
bmjones Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yep beautiful...
but what else can I expect? :P
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
aww :hug: thank you Bryan!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
apla yperoxo!
dn yparxoun logia :clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
S' eyxaristw poly Eleni, poly xairomai pou sou arese! :hug:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
:love:
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:iconiytj:
iytj Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
:clap:bravo!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:w00t: Ευχαριστω πολυ! :)
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iytj Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
parakalw!!:w00t: :D
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Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
wow looks beautiful .... you really do catch the sunset very nicely
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:w00t:

:hug:

:thanks:
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Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
;P
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Panworld Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
i agree with you ,you said the pictures were some kind of memories.i understand the what you feel,i want to have a carefree life too.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad you agree, dear, thank you so much! :)
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:iconthepunkfromkenowhere:
thepunkfromkenowhere Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
This is an absolutely amazing shot!
I have taken shots like this, and they serve the same purpose, to remind me
I totally understand.

And I wish I had the money to get a REAL camera, maybe then my pictures would come out better, but hey this deviation made my day, and brought back memories for me.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
So very glad you understand and you could relate Caleb and so glad it brought back memories, thank you so much for the beautiful comment!
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thepunkfromkenowhere Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
No problem. I just have a little question for you, I just want to know if you use old school film, or a digital camera. I am looking into making a huge investment in a really good camera and I just want to know what you would recommend.

And your work is easily some of the best on DA. You seem to capture images soo well.
And they are always soo beautiful.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
I use a digital camera and that's what I would recommend, it's much easier to learn on a digital camera since you see the result right away, can analyze it, understand what you did wrong and try again until you get it right. I'm currently using a Nikon D300 and I'm really happy with it :)

And again many thanks for you kind and encouraging words!
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thepunkfromkenowhere Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you for the advice. I appreciate it.
I have some experience with regular 36mm film photography already
But I might just go digital, because like you said
The results are instant, and then they are easier to upload too.
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Christine-Charnock Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful.
You've captured this so well; feel as though I'm there. Looks like a perfect daydreaming location :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
aww, being told that someone feels as if he/she is there looking at my photo always makes me so happy! Thank you so much Christine and you're so right, it's the perfect place for daydreaming! :)
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:iconthe-left-out-penguin:
beautiful shot! :heart:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it dear, many thanks! :)
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little-newbie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
holly shit
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:giggle: I'll take that as a compliment! Thank you Suriadi! :)
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Sau-toh-Sau Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
amazing ! the reflection and colours :clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Vanessa! :hug:
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michelleyo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Photographer
Lovely shot, and an amazing story to go with it!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Many many thanks Michelle, so happy you like this one too! :hug:
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MorningGlows Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   Photographer
WOW! This is absolutely beautiful. Outstanding color and composition. This is very well done. ~ Winky
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it dear! Many many thanks!
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stHg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Nice colors!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Stuart, it was a lovely sunset! :)
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stHg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Is true :p
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AkriLiQ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:winner: Congratulations!:winner:

This deviation has been featured here>>>[link]
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
:w00t: Thank you very much Cyril! :)
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AkriLiQ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Np my friend ;)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Way to sneak out...shows you it's always worth it :-) Killer work

aF
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
hehe, I'm glad I did! Thank you so much Aaron! :)
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