Ormos Panagias

 

Hello my dear friends ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  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 hadย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย  Enjoy a few photos in full screen gallery view ๐Ÿ˜€

ART SALE FOR A NEW LIFE UPDATE:

ย  Only 10 DAYS LEFT and we are still stuck at 65% of the goal! We need to make this thing moving again…Share, tell your friends about it, contribute even 1$, leave me a comment on the campaign page! I know it’s still possible to reach 100%…Let’s do this so IndieGogo doesn’t get to keep 9% of the money…If i reach my goal it will only keep 4%…

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Deep Blue Sea

 

Hello my friends ๐Ÿ˜€ How was your weekend?

ย  So, as promised this week we’ll have a nice little tour of Sithonia, second “leg” of the Halkidiki peninsula. Starting off with a panoramic image, so you can get a taste of the scenery that we are going to explore in the next posts.

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ART SALE FOR A NEW LIFE UPDATE:

11 DAYS LEFT and 65% of the goal reached! With your amazing help my campaign is currently trending and is #4 in the Photography category! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you all! Please keep sharing the campaign, adding a personal message to your posts so people will be more motivated to check it out. Contribute even 1$ and leave a comment on my campaign! We can make this happen! I’m so excited to print and send my photos all over the world! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sunset at Paliouri

Sunset at Paliouri by V-Light

Hello my lovely people ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  I’m finishing the posts from my short tour in the first “leg” of Halkidiki, with a sunset shot at Paliouri, the southern part of the peninsula. Starting next week we will take a better tour of the second “leg”, Sithonia. It has some of the most beautiful beaches i’ve ever seen…So stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A taste of Loutra

Hello my dear friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Next stop is a little community called Loutra. Loutra literally means baths/bathhouse! The village got its name from the hot springs that exist there, famous for their healing properties. The first spring was discovered by a farmer who was looking for sulfur to sprinkle on his vines. After the end of World War II, residents blasted the rocks with dynamite and out of them gushed hydrosulfide with a water temperature of 39C/102F. There used to be volcano in the area and that’s what makes these springs so unique.

ย  Unfortunately i do not have any photos of the springs, or the luxurious spa but i can tell you this…Hydrosylfide stinks!!! No, i mean it really stinks! My dad used to visit the springs and i still remember how he smelled like a rotten egg combined with a hot fart. I hope you were not eating while reading this, if you were i’m really sorry…but it’s true ๐Ÿ˜›

ย  I’ll try to make it up to you with some photos of the area around Loutra. Click on them to start a full screen gallery view ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Day 16 of the V-Light Art Sale and we are now at 61% ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be making a more detailed post about my campaign tomorrow as we will reach the mid point of the duration. Shares are always welcome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A taste of Skioni

ย  Nea Skioniย  is a little village located in the peninsula of Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece.ย  Nea Skioni was established in 1918 and used to be a fisherman village. It is named after the ancient city of Skioni, whose site was nearby to the east. According to Thucydides, Skioni was built by the Pelleneans from Peloponnese on their way back from the war of Troy. The village is now a popular tourist destination and has one of the prettiest ports in the area.

Enjoy a full screen gallery view ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 14 of the V-Light Art Sale and we are now at 59%. I’m very happy to see even a little contribution each day…anything helps ๐Ÿ™‚

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Skioni Port

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Hello my dear friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  It’s been great to post photos from Thessaloniki but it’s even better to have new photos from new places that i can share with you. During my 3 day break, i got the chance to explore some areas close to the place i live, in the peninsula of Halkidiki. My next posts will be full of sea, beautiful shades of blue and summer ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you’ll enjoy them…

ย  Day 13 of the V-Light Art Sale and we are now at 58%. I’m so grateful for all your support! The campaign is going better than i would ever expect and it makes me truly happy to see that all the hard work i’ve put into it, is paying off. My dream of moving to Austria, is coming closer day by day and i’m so excited to finally have the opportunity for a better future.ย Thank you all ๐Ÿ˜€

ย  Shares are always welcome and if you happen to have an IndieGogo account, leaving a comment on my campaign page is also very much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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The end of Summer (Short Film)

I present to you: The end of Summer. A short experimental film I created inspired by the end of the summer season in Halkidiki, Greece. Itโ€™s mainly a collection of videos I put together while I was experimenting with color grading and improving my editing skills before my big comeback. Enjoy!

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End of Summer

An abandoned pool after the end of the summer season in Greece | 2012
An abandoned pool after the end of the summer season in Greece | 2012

ย  Doesn’t matter if you are a summer or a winter person, when autumn comes the feeling is the same. Those first dark skies and cold rain leave you with a melancholic mood. It’s up to you if you actually enjoy it or not.ย  I know this kind of weather is my favorite for photos and i find great inspiration in it.

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Our little paradise

Our Little Paradise by V-Light

I took this photo in August of 2011, while camping on the beautiful island of Samothraki, Greece. It was a hot summer morning and we started the hike to the famous “Vathres” of the island. On the way there, we got to see some nice waterfalls and many little lagoons. It was really beautiful but also people crowded. As we got higher, the hike was getting more and more demanding so there were less people around…And then we got on the top. Words could not describe. After hours of walking and hiking under the hot sun…This literally felt and looked like paradise. We were alone up there…All this beauty just for us! We immediately threw our backpacks on the ground and dove in the refreshing water. I actually took this photo while being in the water. I placed a mini tripod i had with me on a rock and used an aperture of f/22 and a 2.5 second exposure to make the water look silky. A few little specks of water on the lens created this weird effect that makes the image look more heavenly. The only post-process i did was to add a bit of contrast and sharpness. A magical place indeed…

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Left Outside Alone

Left Outside Alone  by V-LightOne abandoned car, one hot summer day! I found this beauty while walking on the upper part of Thessaloniki, Greece. I thought it deserved a nice photo :) Don’t you agree?

HDR made in Photomatix by combining 3 shots, -2,0,+2

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