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Crete 2010 #31 Chania sunset

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural 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: Chania (Crete) - 15/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 200 20 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful geometry of rocks - beautiful contrast as well - love the dark rocks and the soft light - beautiful!

14 Feb 2011 6:06am

@sunstone_maria: The light of the sunset that day was just exceptional. I will showe some more shots during next days. Thanks Maria.

Florence from Paris, France

Where sea meets the horizon in a lovely graduated palette from blue to gold.

14 Feb 2011 9:07am

@Florence: It was almost impossible to tell where see stops and sky starts ... Never seen that effect in my life before that evening. I enjoyed the scene very much. Thanks for your comment again, Florence. Greetz !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The light is gorgeous! So simple, but elegant-very well composed.

14 Feb 2011 10:44am

@Julie Brown: Thanks Julie. The sunset was very orange colored that day (I'll show some images next days) but at the opposite site, there was a fog hanging over the see, reflecting the pastels and shading the border between see and sky.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love Crête. Some nostalgia when discovering your beautiful picture.

14 Feb 2011 10:55am

@Gérard Beullac: I'm realy glad my images reminds you of your stays in Crete, Gérard. Hope you had a wonderfull time there and enjoyed the island as much as I did.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een heel mooie en zachte foto!
Ik wens je nog een prettige dag.

14 Feb 2011 11:23am

@Aubélia: Het is de "achterkant" van de zonsondergang ... terwijl iedereen naar de oranje kleuren van de ondergaande zon keek (zie foto's komende dagen), was ik meer geboeid door de mysterieuze sfeer die aan de andere kant hing: een mistlaagje die de kleuren vaagjes weerspiegelde en de grens tussen zee en lucht bijna volledig vervaagde. De rotsen waren een mooie bonus als onderwerp.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I love how the colours and tones blend so that you can't see where the sea meets the sky. Beautiful photo!

14 Feb 2011 12:47pm

@Don Levesque: The effect is due to a thin fog-layer. It was a realy wonderfull evening. Thanks for your comment, Don !

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Simply wonderful!!

14 Feb 2011 1:37pm

@Olivier: Thank you very much, Olivier. Glad you like the image.

guillaume from Paris, France

beautiful ! Bravo !

14 Feb 2011 3:15pm

@guillaume: Thank you very much for you visit and comment, Guillaume.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb, love the tones

14 Feb 2011 3:30pm

@Christine: The scene and the evening were just marvelous to experience. It was the last evening of my stay on the island and a lovely bonus ! Greetz, Christine !

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

Here is a dream where land meets sky and there is no difference between one or the other [no defined horizon line]. This is ethereally beautiful.

14 Feb 2011 10:47pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: I loved the scene. It was the last evening of our stay on the island and a wonderfull bonus. My camera was already packed for the flight home, but I'm realy glad I unpacked it that evening to make some images :-) Greetz for you, Kristen !

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
20 mm