Featured Forum Thread: "Greece with A7 (many photos)" by Yohan

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Yohan, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    It has been a month since I resumed my normal life after a three week getaway in Greece. Memories of truly blissful moments there have kept me going in real life. But I realize now more than ever that I can't live life waiting for that next big trip to happen.

    Anyway. I took my A7 with the trusty FE55. I bought the Rokinon 14mm just before the trip for UWA. You may have seen some of these photos in the A7/A7R thread. 14mm was a useful lens at times and at times too wide. I applied a Lightroom correction preset to adjust for the distortion.

    Athens - Meteora - Hydra - Hania - Rethymno - Iraklio (no photos here) - Oia

    ATHENS
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    Temple of Olympian Zeus by yohanjkim, on Flickr


    METEORA
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    Meteora by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sight to behold. Highly recommend everyone to visit Meteora Monastaries in Kalambaka/Kastraki. Meteora means "suspended in the air."


    HYDRA
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    old friends by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    We've seen many people in Greece play Backgammon. The gentlemen in the photo explained the rules to me and allowed me to take photos.

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    Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    transportation by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    There are no vehicles besides few garbage trucks on Hydra. Donkeys and mules do a lot of the heavy lifting on this island.

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    on the edge of hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    We missed the boat. I could hardly complain.


    HANIA
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    Street vendor in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    a Fisherman in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Streets of Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Elafonisi by yohanjkim, on Flickr


    RETHYMNO
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    Master craftsman by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Nikos is a second generation instrument maker in Rethymno. He makes and plays instruments commonly played in the region.

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    Nikos by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Peace by yohanjkim, on Flickr


    Oia
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    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Streets of Oia are cleaned meticulously before the visitors arrive.

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    I'm sure you've never seen this photo before...

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    Cafe in Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Waiting for the famous Oia sunset. The blissful moments I spoke of probably similar to what this lady was feeling right then.

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    Oia Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sunset

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    Oia at night by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    and at night

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    Starry night in Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    It was a starry night in Oia.

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    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    which prompted me to make my first star trail photo. some of the photos had to be deleted because of disruptions. you can see parts where trails do not connect.

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    Was left thinking about Greece. Here are some more images that didn't make the first draft.

    16299303520_546accd547_c. Athens Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sunset in Athens

    16300458679_6ae1c92030_c. Kastraki/Kalambaka by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    I had the best tour guides. The driver, whose name I unfortunately forgot, is using a handmade "fig stick" to pick figs. This was his spot in Kastraki. He knew where all the best spots were.

    16299018408_c514f67ffd_c. Kastraki/Kalambaka by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    We stopped at another spot. While the tour guide told us little bit about the history, the driver wandered off and came back with a handful of grapes.

    16300822407_9fbd11a785_c. Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Always vibrant Hydra.

    16486726705_d224f52c47_c. Fisherman in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    A fisherman in Hania.

    16486724465_bf9887af4a_c. Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Hania

    16484971771_d4375de97e_c. Hania Lighthouse by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Lighthouse in Hania harbour

    16486721845_115904d914_c. Iron Gate, Samaria Gorge by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    The Iron Gate in the depths of Samaria Gorge

    16300813057_28d025e0ba_c. Agios Roumeli by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Agios Roumeli is a town where you finish Samaria Gorge. It's the southern coast of Crete where the Libyan Sea meets its North African climate.

    16299001498_a2929ac936_c. Santorini Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
     

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  2. dannat

    dannat TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 22, 2014
    VIC
    love the white bldg shots & starvtrail. do you like the Rokinon better than tammy 17
     
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  3. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Nominate for feature! !!! Great shots! I miss my country. I wonder if I would even find a work to return there
    Alex
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
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    Christina
    Love your photos, I've been to Oia and Athens but would love to go to more islands :)
     
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Fantastic series, Yohan. The photos really give us a feel for the place, and make me realize that it's been way too long since I last visited Greece.
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Amazing, amazing set of photos Yohan!!!
    Some familiar images/places to me, but for those who have never been there, your photos really make the spectator wish they make the trip and give them the atmosphere of Greece :)

    Once again, excellent work :thumbup:
     
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  7. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    short answer is yes. Rokinon It's big. But certainly a better performer than the Tamron 17mm as far as I can tell.
     
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Makes. Me. Want. To. Go. :biggrin:
     
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    So many lovely shots.
     
  10. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    Thanks Nick. Santorini is certainly a beautiful, picturesque place. I enjoyed my time on Crete, especially Hania, the most.
     
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  11. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Hellada, Hellada ! Great shots.
     
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  12. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    thanks for making this first page :)
    too few shots in my opininon :p we need more!
     
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  13. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2014
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    Bob
    Wow!! Great shots of a very beautiful place.
     
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  14. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Australia
    Awesome series of shots of beautiful locations and people.
     
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  15. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    Stunning set of photos. You did a great job capturing the sense of place
     
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  16. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    thanks for putting this up as a featured thread! and thanks everyone for your kind words.

    Greece is a very photogenic place. But the "feel" of the place was very blissful in many senses than I could photograph. I would recommend Greece to anyone.
     
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  17. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Great set! Would love to travel there myself someday. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  18. Ares1

    Ares1 TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 28, 2014
    Awesome shots makes me want to go back - the sunsets on santorini are certainly something to witness
     
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  19. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Wow! Late to the party...but great pictures! Love what you do with your A7 and the FE55.
     
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  20. Wayneb

    Wayneb New to TalkEmount

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    Nov 27, 2014
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    Wayne
    I lived in Greece for a little over a year when I was a kid, always wanted to go back and visit again someday.