what did I hear you say? You missed seeing my timelapses? Well guess what, you are in luck! 😛 I love doing timelapses and I did quite a few during my mysterious disappearance. This is just a short one for all the moon lovers out there. Hope you enjoy it 🌒
Sometimes it can happen that you are on your way to do some groceries shopping, the sky is pretty plain but cloudy, you step in the super market, you take your time buying stuff, step out of the super market and suddenly you see this insane sky, with colors and shapes you never experienced before…
What you do?
Option 1: Enjoy the sky as you carelessly get back home
Option 2: Take out your smartphone and get a lousy snapshot and tell all your friends on Instagram that it was really a lot better than the photo
Option 3: Just ignore it and make fun of all the other people who stare at the sky like they are on drugs
Option 4: Run like hell, i mean like your butt is on fire, get home, throw all your groceries on the floor (that gouda can wait), grab your camera, fly down the stairs and run like hell again so you can find some decent spots to take some shots before this insane sky disappears.
Obviously i took option 4 (although i’m guilty of option 2 as well) and therefore i present to you a slideshow of some quick shots i took while trying to catch my breath! Enjoy 😀
P.S. All photos were taken handheld and post-processed in Lightroom from a single RAW file, no HDR. What do you think?
Hello my friends! Here’s a brand new timelapse i made in Vienna 😀 The place where i’m temporary staying is right next to the river so i do spend a lot of time in the area. To be honest it inspires me more than the overly photographed and crowded city center! I hope you enjoy it as well!
Yesterday i was out and about at the Danube shores making a timelapse of some really cool clouds and sunset (coming soon) and i was so mesmerized by the beauty of it that i stayed a bit longer and then i experienced my first “blue hour” in Vienna… It lasted only a few minutes but it was enough to grab a nice shot 🙂 Minimal editing was done in this one, just a bit of contrast, sharpening and saturation…
One of the first things that i loved about Vienna is the amazing nature that surrounds it. The Danube (Donau) river runs across the city and brings so much beauty to the urban environment. There is so much life around it and even inside…
My relaxing walk used to be at the waterfront of Thessaloniki, now my relaxing walk takes place here and i already received so much openness and positivity that i can only believe that things will be better from now on! 😀 One thing i won’t miss about Greece is the misery and the never-smiling faces… Here people say hello and smile at you without even knowing you! I suddenly feel like i’m the grumpy one cause i’m not used to this and i’m slow to smile back…but this is something that i can certainly get used to 😀
This is officially my first post from Vienna, Austria! I’m really sorry that this took so long and mostly i’m sorry for being totally absent from the wordpress community…I really missed you all and it really frustrated me that I could not see your posts. I didn’t have an internet connection at the house that i’m temporarily staying and generally many things didn’t go as planned… One of the most annoying things that happened was that my computer had a problem on arrival and it took me 2 weeks to fix it…It turned out the graphics card didn’t like the Austrian climate and decided to call it quits causing constant freezes, driver crashes and even not letting the pc boot at all…
Only yesterday I was able to start editing some photos that I had already taken in my first days in Vienna and today i finally have internet. So V-Light is back in business! 😀 I’m currently on the search for another house and a roommate and at the same time searching for a job, as you can imagine all that without internet has been almost impossible. I’ve been spending my time at shopping malls using their free wireless internet with my smartphone…Oh well, it’s actually a good excuse for people watching…hehe…
Never thought that a move comes along with such a chaos…But things are falling to place and even though everything was greatly delayed, it is now moving forward… I am positive that very soon everything will be back on full speed and i’m really looking forward to see what I missed from you all and to share with you my news and photos from my new life here 😀
To everyone who participated in the “Art Sale for a New Life” campaign, i want to thank you once again and i hope you all got your prints by now, please let me know! 😀 More updates are coming in the following days…
So, here is one of the first photos that I took while exploring the neighboorhood 😀 A beautiful sunset at the Donau river, i can easily say it was magical…
Kavourotripes is a well hidden paradise located in the middle of Sithonia. Even though access is hard, it’s a very famous destination and a lot of people visit it to enjoy the magical turquoise water and the contrasting white rocks.
I was hearing a lot about this place and it’s not very far away from where i live but believe me no matter what you hear, or how many gorgeous photos you see, nothing compares to the experience of actually being there. I can confirm that now that i’ve been there 🙂 It was magical. A paradise on earth. So many saturated colors, your eyes would have a hard time to conceive that they are real…
To reach this well hidden gem, you need to leave your car in a dirt road in the forest and walk all the way down. The most approachable place is the most crowded as well. It’s a little beach enclave, the only place there with sand and even has a little bar and a ship that transfers people to a second beach enclave many meters away. Since i treasure my personal space and prefer to hear the tunes of cicadas instead of babies crying and people’s cacophonic compositions, we took the hard approach and walked a lot to reach this beautiful area pictured in the gallery below. There was a lonely tree at the edge of the rocky cliff, providing some much needed shade and an excellent place to rest.
I took a few photos of the surrounding environment but it didn’t take long, to decide that it was time for that long awaited swim. We climbed down some rocks and left our stuff down there at the water level. Some flat rocks, provided an excellent surface for that but my tender feet still complained about their roughness. There were many sea urchins around adding a bit of danger to the whole experience but with waters so crystal clear you could easily see where it was safe to step to.
Need i explain, the feeling of refreshed happiness when my sunburned skin was surrounded by the therapeutic turquoise water? I leave that for your imagination…And i’ll end this post here leaving you wanting more…Cause we all know that part I means that there is a part II coming up soon…
Enjoy in full screen gallery view 😉
Looking to the right
Looking to the left
You can see the beach enclave in the distance
Zoomed in to the beach
Looking down again
Funny looking rock, don’t you think?
Still looking down
And we are down 🙂
Sneaking between the rocks you previously saw when looking down
Looking up…We climbed down from there…
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I admit it, i cheated! We had one more stop at another beach before reaching this place…but come on, can you blame me? I couldn’t wait to start posting photos from this paradise!!! And because i like to torture you, this is only a sneak preview…Tomorrow you’ll get all the details and many more photos to mentally refresh your hot summer bodies 😀
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First stop on our short tour of Sithonia, is a place called Ormos Panagias. It’s not a village, as it’s considered to be a part of Agios Nikolaos, a little village located a few kilometeres north, to the mainland. But Ormos Panagias has many accommodations and attracts a lot of people. It’s famous for its fresh fish, calamari and octopus, as the fishermen there use the port a lot. But it’s probably best known for the Mount Athos boat tours that leave daily from the port. We had to make a quick stop there to snap a few photos since the waters were simply irresistible. No time for a quick swim though, we had to move on to even better places 😉
Enjoy a few photos in full screen gallery view 😀
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