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

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    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

    Temple of Olympian Zeus by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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

    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.

    Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    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.

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

    Street vendor in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    a Fisherman in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Streets of Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Elafonisi by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    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.

    Nikos by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Peace by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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

    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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

    Cafe in Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    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.

    Oia Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr

    Oia at night by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    and at night

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

    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.


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

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

    16300458679_6ae1c92030_c.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Always vibrant Hydra.

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

    16486724465_bf9887af4a_c.jpg Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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

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

    16300813057_28d025e0ba_c.jpg 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.jpg Santorini Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
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  2. dannat

    dannat TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 22, 2014
    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
    Nominate for feature! !!! Great shots! I miss my country. I wonder if I would even find a work to return there
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  4. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    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 Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    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
    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

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    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 Subscribing Member

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

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    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

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

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    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

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

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    Awesome series of shots of beautiful locations and people.
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  15. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    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

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    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

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

    Ares1 TalkEmount Regular

    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

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    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

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