Wakeboarding into the sunset

15.07.2015 | Neue Donau, Vienna, Austria
15.07.2015 | Neue Donau, Vienna, Austria

   Summer is definitely here and Austria might not have seas but it’s blessed with beautiful lakes and rivers. In Vienna, the Danube river is an excellent alternative for the hot summer days and Viennese people sure know how to enjoy it 😀

   There is a Wakeboarding lift in the New Danube area, which i find totally cool! I stayed there and watched for a few minutes, some guys did real awesome tricks, others kept falling. I’ve also noticed quite a few girls doing this, so that was refreshing to see! Austrian girls are definitely more sporty than Greek girls… sorry to say that girls but you know it’s true! I was considered “extreme” cause i was riding a bike… Well, maybe i was a bit “extreme” cause i was running like hell and jumping off dirt mounts like there was no tomorrow! It’s the need for speed, it’s not my fault 😛 But yeah, i find it really nice to see so many girls here involved into all kinds of sports! 😀

Wakeboarding into the Sunset II by V-Light Photography
If you fall, you gotta get up and try again… but first you need to walk back to the lift 😛

 

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Heavenly Donau

09.07.2015 | Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria
09.07.2015 | Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria

 

Hello my dear friends,

   Here is another perspective of the same sunset that is also depicted in my last photo “Duality“. This one was taken from a bridge, not water level and it was taken about 7 minutes later. The sky was changing every minute and i was running like crazy trying to get to different locations so i can take as many different shots as i could. You don’t get such a sky every day…

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Duality

09.07.2015 |Two sides of a sunset, Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria
09.07.2015 | Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria

 

Hello again my friends,

   Yes, it’s me again, so soon! Inspiration is back and how can it not be with these amazing skies that take over Vienna every evening?… It’s been crazy o_O

   Yesterday, it was an amazing cloudy day from the get go, at around 7pm when i finally decided to go for a walk with my camera hoping to catch a nice sunset, all clouds had disappeared… I was almost ready to give up and go back home but still, i kept walking around aimlessly, cursing the clear blue sky for not being good enough for photos! At about 8pm, some clouds started to appear but still not enough to make it interesting. The sunset here is officially at 8:45pm, so i was hoping that until then the scenery might change…

   So then the wind started to get stronger, the few clouds that were present started to turn dark, rain was coming! I put on my rain jacket and got ready for action! At 8:30pm the whole sky was filled with clouds and the sun was shyly giving away some warm rays as it started to decent on the horizon. I started to run in the rain to reach a good spot to take my photos. I thought going down to the water level might be interesting and but that took some time and by then it was already 8:40pm and the sun was giving away a last but stronger blast of beauty!

   I was in the right place, at the right time! I immediately noticed, that right in front of my feet there was a fight going on between the warm and the cold, the day and the night and i was standing right in the middle… At 8:41pm, i took this shot and i can honestly say that it has been a really long time since i was so excited and emotional about a photo i took… So here it is… Nature’s masterpiece in all its glory!

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Sunset in the Abyss

Sunset In the Abyss by V-Light Photography
25.06.2015 | A breathtaking sunset at Donauinsel, Vienna, Austria

Hello my friends,

   I’m back with a darker image after all the gardens and the flowers. Lens distortion was left intentionally uncorrected as i feel that it gives an unsettling feeling and a sense of chaos.

   Chaos, that is the right word to describe the whole situation that has been going on lately. Greece is walking on thin ice and what happens in the next days will not only determine the future of the country but of the whole European Union as well… My life has been pretty chaotic too, many changes, too many photos, not in the right mood to edit them and do them justice. Does that make sense?

   I don’t know… I always feel bad when i realize i’ve been away from the WordPress community for a lot longer than i planned and i never seem to understand how it keeps happening. I recently noticed that my blog reached 20.000+ visits! :o And i would like to thank the people who keep coming back to check if i posted something new, even though i seem to mess up my schedule every time!

  Uncertainty, i never dealt well with this lady… But she’s become my closest friend since i moved here, without even asking me. I’m still struggling to come to terms with the fact that i’m bound to keep carrying her around and eventually learn to ignore her as much as i can if i want to stay focused on what’s important and move forward in my life…

  So, i might not know how long i can stay in this current apartment, i might not know if i will make it and win a place to study Graphic Design and Multimedia, i might not know when i’ll be able to visit Greece again, i might not know many things… but i know one thing… You just got to try baby…

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A taste of Skioni

  Nea Skioni  is a little village located in the peninsula of Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece.  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 🙂

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Fiery Sunset

Fiery Sunset by V-Light
Fiery sunset at Nimfaio mountain, Greece | HDR made in Photomatix, by combining 7 shots -3,-2,-1,0,1,2,+3

 

  This may be most beautiful sunset i have ever witnessed 🙂 It was a really cold day and after hiking for many hours, you could feel the chill in your bones as the daylight was slowly going away. We were ready to leave, already dreaming of our warm homes but at that very moment, a symphony of  golden colors flooded the sky and it’s incredible how the warmth of the sun managed to warm my heart…

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Fungi in the sun

Fungi in the sun by V-Light
Nimfaio mountain | 26.10.2012

 

  Been digging up some older photos related to nature for something that i’ve been working on the past 2 weeks…If everything goes as planned i’ll be able to share more details in the beginning of next week!

p.s. Does anybody know the scientific name of this mushroom?

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