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Don’t fasten your seatbelts, just enjoy this flight!

A surprisingly beautiful morning in Kastoria (and as it was January 2, I can say in retrospect that it was the second day of a wonderful year too!). “Surprisingly” because there were no “fireworks” and amazing color display in the sky as we hoped for (huh, don’t we always hope for that) but it really was beautiful in every sense of the word and on all of my senses. Everything was so calm and still and the water of the lake (only one day previously frozen) a perfect mirror. Pleasantly chilly, crisp and fresh and with that indescribable and only perceived on a subconscious level smell of snow recently melt. The ice crunched under our feet and the only sound that penetrated the silence was the cries of the seagulls. Hell, I could even swear that morning had a sweet taste but that must have been the aftertaste of the chocolate I was nibbling at in the car before we reached the place!

Being denied a spectacular sunrise meant a relaxed stroll on the lakeside road, shooting at boats, seagulls and all those lovely little details that sometimes fall victims to the need to capture the sky at its best. And although on such a morning the individual puzzle pieces looked more important than the big picture, when I came to this view I knew I had to make an image of the big picture too. For me it captured the essence of that morning. I thought it held that special meaning only to me but when I decided (after much coaxing from *KirlianCamera ) to display it at the first exhibition I took part in, I was surprised to see that most people felt inclined to comment on this image rather than the other pieces I thought of as stronger and more eye-catching.

Hope some of you get the feeling too, have a seat and enjoy the view and have a wonderful winter!

This one is dedicated to *ZhekyJuraj - Zheky and Juraj, not only because upon finding me they renewed my subscription but most importantly because of the encouraging note that accompanied their gesture! Thank you guys, one of the benches is reserved for you, take a seat and enjoy the silence! :icondoublehugplz:



Location: Location: Lake Orestiada, Kastoria, Greece

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm @18mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/250
ISO: 200

*filters* none

Same day, same place, different photographer
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Given 2012-11-05
Winter Waltz by *justeline ( Featured by IsacGoulart )
:iconnevotex:
nevotex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
very, very nice
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:iconliudochka:
Liudochka Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it really on this Earth?
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:iconjbrite:
jbrite Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
superbe !

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:iconsnekcid1001:
snekcid1001 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.. it imagine it's a great place to go and think :)
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome capture I love how th colours of the sky are reflected in the natural colour of the red stones and the reflection of the sky in the wetness.
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aaron7-13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
what an awesome place! your eyes are lucky ones to have been there.
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:iconcochalita:
Cochalita Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sooo beatiful shoot..I would like to be there
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:iconkantellis:
kantellis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   General Artist
journal feature: [link] :aww:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
:clap:

Time lapse between shutters?

With the coming...Alignment 12 21 2012...Nikon D5100...what would you suggest on shutter app and speed??
Thanks Mark...
:heart:
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SeaMoon13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations Mary on your DD!
A masterful shot and processing. :clap:
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:iconsvetland:
svetland Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've just featured you on my Journal!! :aww: :highfive:
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:iconshoeborn:
Shoeborn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
The absence of the dancers, all that remains is flight. Beautiful!
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:iconsuneidesis:
suneidesis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconozgurdirik:
ozgurdirik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful
Congrats on the Daily Deviation :clap:



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:iconmadnezz344:
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
lovely :)
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:iconmeanart:
meanart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
woah this is niceeee :D
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:iconpineapplehunter:
pineapplehunter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
So tranquil...
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AlisaTheArtiste Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is really great and it deserves a DD!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
most excellent
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Sniggle-Wiggle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!! Beautiful :heart:
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:icongiardqatar:
GiardQatar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work
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1sammyfan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Love~* Sometimes the sky's colors are a gift. :iconpinkheartplz:
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
feel peace!
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!!! It's really beautiful!!!!!!:)
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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
almost every motion of a bird's flight in different birds at once! good job haha!
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:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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:iconbo0xvn:
bo0xVn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO beautiful and calm :heart:
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:iconartanea:
Artanea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
so peaceful :)
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:iconskaggzy:
skaggzy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am in love with this photo... it's so serene and beautiful.
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:iconfuxs:
fuxs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats sweetie.
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:icontahtimittari:
tahtimittari Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pic (:
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous - simply gorgeous.
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:iconpoloisindahouse:
poloisindahouse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconnauths:
Nauths Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning!
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:iconskylanth:
Skylanth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Greece, huh! That wouldn't have been my guess! Very pretty, love the soft colors and how the pink in the sky matches the pink bricks on the path.
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XxMackenzieSkullsxX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
this is fantasticly beautiful, its almost unreal, nicely done!
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LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a beauty photo
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:iconchloemaewhite:
chloemaewhite Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the landscape is gorgeous, amazing picture :)
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:iconsir-herp:
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow.... That really is beautiful. Great shot!

Also, I got a 404 on your RedBubble link. Can you check it, please? ^-^
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miku28-nya Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks really relaxing... - 3 -
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GloaH Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magic.
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lilyjamesship Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:OOOOO einai panemorfo! Fantastika pws einai Ellada prin diabasw to description :iconiloveitplz:

Fantastikh, pragmatika! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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MademoiselleAnel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
awesome landscape
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RedMayer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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Tenshidream Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful shot, and I love your gallery =D
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whiteswan0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing, Beautiful...^^
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diggedy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is awesome! <3
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SandroRybak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
such a great mood love it. congrats on the daily deviation
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