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Crete 2010 #5 Spili Venetian fountain lionheads

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 19 January 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

In April 2010 I made a photo-trip to Crete. The main goal was surching and documenting the wild orchids and endimic flora of the Island. I already posted some of the species back in april (all images posted between 23/04/2010 and 15/05/2010).
In this series I will be posting mainly cityscapes and landscapes taken on the island during that trip.
For me it is a good occasion to review my images and select only the best and most representative ones from this trip.

Image: Spili (Crete) - 11/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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anne from zwolle, Netherlands

prachtige uitsnede....het water komt mooi uit met dit diafragma!

19 Jan 2011 9:57am

@anne: Door het beperkte diafragma heb ik vooral geprobeerd om dieptewerking in de foto te krijgen. Het "bevriezen" van de waterstralen door de erg korte sluitertijd is dan een vanzelfsprekend en leuk gevolg. Bedankt voor je bezoekje en je commentaar alweer, Anne. Groetjes.

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

Heel knap detail van deze fontein. De diepte, het heldere water, ... magnifiek.

19 Jan 2011 11:54am

@Siepi: Dank je, Siepi. Het is een van de meest bekende en gefotografeerde fonteinen van Kreta, maar de meeste bezoekers hebben enkel tijd voor een vluchtig "kiekje" - dan mis je natuurlijk het mooiste ...

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

excellent !!

19 Jan 2011 12:23pm

@Veronique: Thanks, Veronique. Always happy with your enthousiast comments :-) Greetz !

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice shot :)

19 Jan 2011 3:34pm

@Shahryar: Thank you for your visit and comment, Shahryar. Glad you like the image.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great shot, excellent perspective. I remember Spili, somewhere to the south of Rethymnon in the mountains?

19 Jan 2011 4:31pm

@Curly: You are very right, Curly. Spili is a mountain vilage on the road between Rethymnon and Agia Ghalini in the center part of Crete. This fountain is a must-see when you pass the village. I hope you made a stop there !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Intrigerend beeld(en)! Gaaf die herhaling!

19 Jan 2011 4:39pm

@Marleen: Het is een erg unieke fontein. Als ik het goed voorheb zijn het 19 leeuwenkoppen op een rij (en nog enkele die meer in een hoek geplaatst staan). Het water dat er uitstroomt is zuiver bronwater uit de bergen rondom.
De juiste betekenis of symboliek van de leeuwenkoppen is me jammer genoeg niet bijgebleven.

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

a beautiful theme and a great pov!

19 Jan 2011 6:36pm

@klauSZ: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, KlauSZ !

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Een mooi ritme en perspectief!!

19 Jan 2011 7:21pm

@Mascha: Soms is het de moeite je wat in bochten te wringen en te wachten tot de bezoekers weg zijn om een foto te maken zonder "handjes" die in het water plonsen ... Dank voor je bezoek en commentaar alweer, Mascha. Groetjes !

RBL from Oxford, United States


19 Jan 2011 7:25pm

@RBL: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, RBL.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a fantastic framing ,johan , very nice depth of field !!
five stars !
friendships !

19 Jan 2011 8:42pm

@marc battault: Glad you like this one, Marc. Thanks for commenting again. Greetz !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

We did, but it was many many years ago, I may have pictures on slides, but I don't have the means of scanning them on to my PC.

19 Jan 2011 9:54pm

@Curly: Maybe you'll recognize some other places too then...

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Most excellent perspective my friend.. I gave you 5 for this. Imagine that.. and it's not a macro!

20 Jan 2011 2:40am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: He he ... that's an honor !!! Thanks Kristen !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

A very nice composition for this one, Johan.

20 Jan 2011 3:52am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. It took me realy some time to get the image as I wanted it to be, but it was worth the effort.

Manola from Bassens, France

very , nice.; I like very much.;;-)))

20 Jan 2011 7:44am

@Manola: Thank you very much for your visit and your comment, Manola. I'm glad you like this image.

Marie from FRESNES, France

joliment graphique.

20 Jan 2011 10:41am

@Marie: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Marie. Glad you like the image.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great capture! I like the focus and the lions are really handsome.

21 Jan 2011 8:35am

@Marilla: Thanks, Marilla. It is realy special to see the water comming out of those lionheads. There has to be a special meaning for this particular shape but I have no idea about that.

Matt Lomas Photography from Mansfield, United Kingdom

Great D.O.F, brilliant shot!

23 Jan 2011 9:48pm

@Matt Lomas Photography: Glad you like this image, Matt and thanks for adding me to your watch-list. Hope you enjoy my images. Greetz.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Really like the focus, DOF and composition

27 Jan 2011 6:13pm

@Christine: Thanks again, Christine. It is a wonderfull fountain to visit but a very difficult one to capture ...

Co33 from libourne, France

Très bien faite! Bravo!
Pour moi,la Crète, c'est le paradis sur Terre... Ca me fait bien plaisir d'en revoir des paysages...

27 Jan 2011 9:21pm

@Co33: Thank you Co. It was my first visit on the Island in Spring and It was realy marvelous to be there. Nice to hear you enjoyed your stays there. Hope you can recognize some places...

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm