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The throne of Zeus (2918m)

The throne of Zeus (2918m)
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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
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-03 9:53
Viewed: 2595
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken from the peak of Skolio (2911m). You can see (from right to the left) - Skala (2866m), Mytikas (2918m - Olympos) and Stefani (2908m).
I was on the peak of Skolio, Skala and Mytikas on Sunday, 26th of August.
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.
I'm very proud that I was on the highest peak of Greece. Beautiful views. Excellent!
Thanks for visiting.

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Ciao Maciek, great view of fantastic mountain, may Zeus really was sitting here, beautiful sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello friend,

Hope you are well and please accept heartfelt new year's greeting from me. This elegant shot has a very apt title, for the mountains have such an awe that they do surely, because of their majesty, seem to be the throne of Zeus, the Greek god. The view is awesome, majestic indeed. It is a fine sunny day as well which has given you such a clear, focused shot. Thanks a lot for sharing.....take care....warm regards/Abid

Ciao Maciej. Great POV for the mountain taken in execellent clarity and details. Impresive DOF, wonderful colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-03 12:23]

Hello Maciek,
Beautiful photo of these impressive mountain tops. Nice natural colours and good sharpness. Excellent DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-03 15:23]

Hi Maciej,beautiful memory of the greek summer,no snow but a beautiful view whit great details on the interesting rocks design,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Maciej,

The tight frame is putting the mountain in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountain. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Very impressive rocky peaks in Greece you climbed up to during your sojourn in that country last summer, Maciej.
From your vantage point, the degree of difficulty involved in climbing them is quite obvious.
A very crisp picture with equally sharp details in the foreground too.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Maciek

Excellent mountain photo with fine POV & DOF,
beautiful light coming to the image,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Maciej
Excellent photo of this historic peak.
Very good detail and light.
Wonderful to see, one day i will do it, but it might take much longer because of all the plants!
regards yiannis

nice peak, was there in 1989, greetings Ori

Hello Maciej
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness
My best wishes for the New Year!

Hello Maciek,
Very nice descriptive capture with excellent clarity and natural colour.
TFS and my regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-04 2:32]

Czesc Maciej,
The majestic mountain ..
Very good POV and composition, nice colours and very good sharpness .
Best wishes,

Hallo Maciek
Thanks for sharing this great image that has lots of educational value to it. I like the variation of colours of all aspects of nature seen together in one frame. The texture of the rocks is beautifully seen against the blue sky. Thanks also for the information you so often provide about your treks. I always enjoy reading about it. Best regards.

Hello Maciej,
As usual a top quality image with a superb landscape. A very nice composition. Amazing details and perfect dept of field. Very good WB. Very interesting peak.....
Thanks for sharing!

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