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Mytikas 2917m (Olympus - throne of Zeus)

Mytikas 2917m (Olympus - throne of Zeus)
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-26
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5/4.5 USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 9:39
Viewed: 3351
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday we returned from our holiday to Greece.
It's a peak of Mytikas (Olimp - the highest peak of Greece - 2917 or 2918m). I was on the peak on Sunday, 26th of August. This photo was taken from the peak of Skala - 2866.
During our holiday we were sunbathing in Nei Pori on the Aegean Sea coast. It was beautiful. I also was two times in mountains. This photo was taken during my first trek. I had to use train (two stops) and hitch-haking. People was very friendly, so I could have done my trip. I left our apartment at 6.00 and could have started from Prionia (about 1050m) at 7.50, went through Agapitos Refuge (A Refuge - about 2100m), Skala (2866m), Mytikas (2918m), Skala again, Skolio (2911m), and again Agapitos Refuge and Prionia and Litochoro (beautiful town under Olympus, 5km from Aegean Sea coast). Because I started at 7.50 the temperature was quite good for walking. I tooks me about 1hour 45 minutes to reach refuge (1050m - 2100m - very fast), and another 2 hours and 45 minutes to reach a peak. But because of my good speed I overtook a temperature (normally 100m = -0,5 Celsius degrees - so at the peak it was about 15 Celsius degress less then on coast). The way between Skala and Mytikas is quite difficult and dangerous, but if you have some mountain experience, it's not too dangerous and difficult. But during my way back I had to help one Greek young man, who was wery frightened. I had to show him where to put his legs and hands. The situation was caused because of his "friends" who had left him on the summit!
I'm very proud that I was on the highest peak of Greece. Beautiful views. Excellent!
Thanks for visiting.

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hallo maciek
very good sharpness and nice light on the mountain
colours and details are very good
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Maciek, my today neighbour, it's really mountain of divinity, great view of fantastic peak,excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-04 10:07]

Hello Maciek,
Great view at this mountain. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Good choice of composition, a nice diagonal line.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-04 11:05]

Hi Maciej,
Congratulations to climb the highest peak of Greece
and to the rescue the young man.
Excellent details,nice colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Maciej
Superb photo, excellent light with no shadows, perfect detail, good exposure.
I hope to go there one day!
regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-04 11:10]

Hi Maciej,a second very nice pic from the greek mountains,but sincerly in this seems looks a bit anonymus,i prefere your snowy slovakian ones...ehehe...great quality and great camera settings.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Yup God knew to send you to rescue the man!! :0) AND He knows you can capture the essence of Him within those peaks! AWESOME STORY and pic my friend!

Hello Maciej,
Excellent compozition,nice natural colours with excellent detail.

hello Maciej,
Congratulations for climbing the highest peak of Greece!
great capture and very well composed picture this is. good tonal range and colour.
best wishes,
come and visit Indian and Nepal Himalaya, am sure you enjoy the trip. i was a regular trekker at my young age!

Hello Maciej,
Spectacular composition with excellent focus and exceptional dept of field. It is a interesting image with amazing natural colors and outstanding details of the mountain. the contrast against the sky is superb. Incredible colors of the sky.....

hello Maciej
beautiful photography, EXTRAORDINARY
Congratulations, hello Vanni

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2012-09-26 18:14]

Hi Maciej,
well, Zeus knows where to put his chair! amazing place, seems like nothing else matters. what a view! great POV, light and compo. Compliments.
Itīs a bit sad to read about this kind of "friends" on mountain. I still wanna belive in the "mountain code"... Iīm glad to read that you help this man, thatīs what I mean.
compliments for this summit! TFS, have a nice day, regards

Hello Maciek-It's long time you have posted last here in TN.Don't know where you are.Wherever you are be safe.I found this beautiful Mountainscape.Excellent details and colour.I like composition too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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