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Porto Katsiki / For Nasos

Porto Katsiki / For Nasos
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Copyright: Markus Peissard (Heaven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Valerie's favorite pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-29 4:37
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

I dedicate this picture to Nasos.

The Island of Lefkada, part of the famous Ionian Islands, is just a beauty. There you can find the superb beaches of Porto Katsiki and Egremni. They are famous for their particularities like the rocky and steep coast as well as the incredible colours of the water. White particles,coming from the rocky cliffs, in the water and on the ground give the water a turquoise colour. I never have seen it in this intensity before.

Kind regards


Taken in RAW with some risks to get wet, imported to PS, level corrections, sharpness.

P.S., 30th of June 2009:

I know it's hard to believe, and I took a certain risk when I decided to post the picture, but the colours are natural... Porto Katsiki is a particular place, very impressive for its colours and light conditions...

I never cheat and only do little postprocessing.

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hello Markus!
terrific and extraordinary shades of blue in this beautiful capture loud and dynamics of the waves against the rocks in the sea greek
travel is only just begun!!!

ciao sERGIO

no one cannot deprive from us the beauty of nature,we can become many,such pictures nourish the self-confidence that little by little many can change...
exceptional moment and capture,wonderful photo
TFS and best regards

Markus, my friend, this is a picture of a life time!
In addition to the beauty of the turquoise waters of the Ionian Islands, you have also captured a most spectacular and dramatic moment of waves crashing against the rocks and rising several meters into the air. It is a superb action shot.
Moreover, the picture has lovely contrasts.
Well done and thanks for sharing this magnificent image from your holidays in Greece.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-29 5:27]

Hallo Markus,
Auf dem Sprung nach Genf, habe ich noch schnell TN geöffnet und sehe dieses wunderschöne Bild aus Griechenland. Ja, da möchte man ja auch wieder in die Ferien gehen. Welches Blau und die Welle, so schön aufgefangen. Zum Träumen.
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-06-29 7:00]

Hi Markus,
a superb capture from this stunning piece of coastline! The detail, exposure and even the placement of this spectacular plume of foam are all fantastic. Sat i a hot office, this could not look any more inviting! Very well done on a shot that has alot of drama and beautiful light.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-29 7:14]

Hello Markus,
What a fantastic colours in this photo. Superb clarity and timing. Great moment. Excellent sharpness and compositon.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-29 7:23]

Hi Markus,
a very special shot in a well thought composition. The splashing water really give an exciting view. The white waves against the blue sea really stands out brilliantly.
Well presented view in attractive tones of blues.
I like the idea which never comes across my mind.
Congratulations for this pleasant shot.


Ciao Markus, beautiful composition with fantastic waves, wonderful colors of sea, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-29 7:29]

Splendid Markus !

Amazing seascape. Excellent composed and played.
Looks like a painting to be placed in the frame!
Have a good day,

Awesome !
Nice colors ~~

Perfectly timed capture of the surf smashing on the rocks. I love rocky coasts... some of my favorite that I have seen are off the coast of Maine in the USA. The various blue shades of the sky and water are outstanding. Wonderful detail in shadows and highlights with great contrast. TFS Markus. :)


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-29 11:34]

Hi Markus. This looks a beautiful place and you have captured it with amazing colours. So many different colours of blue. I like the way you have frzen the wave as it hit the rocks. A fine compostion. TFS.

Ciao Markus,
un infrangersi delle onde di straordinaria bellezza, forme e colori che mutano ad ogni istante alla luce e ai nostri occhi, ma in fondo la stessa profonda bellezza che cerchi nel lento mutare delle rocce, un momento del tempo che fissiamo in un immagine per esternare l'emozione che proviamo.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buona setimana
Ciao Maurizio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-29 16:21]

Hi Markus,

What a magnificent moment you have captured! This seascape is beautiful and the wave crashing against the rocks is fantastic. The colors are beautiful beyond belief. This picture is a superb example of your wonderful artistic talent.


I wish I could detach myself from this shot and critique it, Markus, but I can't, I'm sorry...
Do you really have such blue seas?Or is that a camera trick they use to make brochures for resorts?
This looks so beautiful, its hard to believe!
Thanks for the share!

Hi Markus,
A nice capture of this beautiful wave scenery. Very well composed with lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-30 6:22]

Hello Marcus,
Superb capture!
Your excellent timing and right camera settings have captured a wonderful combination of blues crowned by the crashing wave and resulting spray. The composition is superb and makes me want to dive in to enjoy that water!
A nice tribute to Nasos and his country.
Thanks and best regards,

This is my fav blue Markus....It can calm the most restless soul....I give you applause. An unusual shot yet done in usual great style!

Hello Markus
Cette photo est fantastique ! j'ai toujours préférée les côtes sauvages que les plages de sable fins, les vagues qui se brisent sur les rochers dégagent un e telle force !
c'est une photo vivante et vibrante avec de magnifiques couleurs
Passe une bonne nuit

Hello Markus,

very nice seascape with this wave.
good details and beautiful colours and pov.


Lieber Markus,
grandios ins Bild komponierter Wogenbrecher, dessen wie mit dem Bühnenscheinwerfer gesetzte Beleuchtung hinter einem in tiefem Schatten ruhenden Vordergrund dramatischer nicht sein könnte. Interessant auch, dass Du mit F/13 bei 1/400 sec auf optimale Tiefenschärfe gesetzt hast, wo viele von uns angesichts der explosiven Bewegung eine erheblich kürzere Belichtungszeit gewählt hätten: Vordergrund, Woge und Horizont zugleich in guter Schärfe geben der sehr gelungenen Komposition zur Gänze die Qualität eines Gemäldes, und 1/400 sec reichten offenbar doch, um die spritzende Gischt wie eingefroren festzuhalten.
Das in der Tat "etwas andere" Urlaubsfoto aus Ionischen Gestaden. Mit Gratulation, Dank und herzlichen Grüssen,

Salut Markus,
Une performance cette photo, réalisée dans des conditions risquées (surtout pour ton appareil!) J'aime bien la composition et les couleurs, parfaitement rendues. Avec filtre polarisant? La ligne d'horizon bien nette, c'est joli. Je te conseillerais juste une correction mineure de quelques mm pour avoir cette ligne parfaitement horizontale (je sais, je suis un peu maniaque sur ce point! ;))
J'attends les autres photos avec grand intérêt (il semble que Lefkada rencontre du succès auprès de plusieurs TN!),

Great timing - I can feel the oceans spray from here Markus :)
Love the turquoise color - Thanx for the note explaining this phenomena!

Very nice composition. I've enjoyed.
Sincerely ...

Realmente impresionante Markus.
Conseguiste lo que te proponías: captar el color... y vaya que lo plasmaste; todo un derroche de luz amenizado con esa bella explosión de la ola tan bien captada.
Un trabajo para recrear la vista .

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Wonderful blue colors and good freeze of the wave here, love your composition too, the rocks adds color balance to the picture

Hello Markus,

Superb movement on a 'still' photograph!
The sea is exploding with the impact against the rugged rocks.
Great saturation and great composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hallo Markus
My time on Trek Nature is very limited, but I had to drop by and tell you that is is a super seascape. The colours of the scenery as a whole is just magic. I love the almost straight black line on the horizon, dividing the sea and the sky and the layer upon layer of different blue's of the water. The detail of the foam of the waves is very striking and really awesome to look at. I envy you for this one, and feel honoured for Nasos sake for this lovely dedication. Indeed a dreamscape. The water is just so beautiful and clean. Thanks for sharing. Best regards. Anna

Hi Markus,
Wow...splish splash...great capture of this crashing wave. It's hard to believe that the sea can be such a deep shade of blue...it's so beautiful. I can hear the roar of the wave hitting the rocks. Well done!
TFS Janice

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-07-09 10:11]

bellissimo scatto che racchiude in se tutta la Hi Markus
bellezza e l'essenza del mare di cui anche la tempesta può affascinare non solo le giornate in cui ci si rpesenta calmo in tutte le sue sfumature. Ciò che più colpisce a prima vista è la luce che sei riuscito a racchiudere nell'infrangersi dell'onda illuminata rispetto agli scogli più in ombra. Molto dettagliata e nitida con eccellenti accostamenti di tonalità azzurre.

hello Markus
thanks for remind my to Lefkada
i stay in may2 and in jun 3 weeks on the iland of lefkada
your picture is a beauty full of the right colours SO !!! BLEU
thanks greeting lou

Hi Markus,
Great to see you back again. I hope you had a good time. I like the splash and force of nature you've captured. The shaded area in the front is especially nice and draws the eyes to the white sunny spot. I am not sure if anybody else has noticed it, but the photo is tilted to the left. The horizon shows you this. With many kind of photography this isn't that obvious, but with seascapes it is probably one of the most important things to look at.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-07-20 11:13]

Hallo Markus,

ich seh Dich grad, wie Du mit Begeisterung die Wellen und den Gist abwartest, um abzudrücken ...:-) Das Bild hat als Tüpfelchen auf dem i diese Schattenpartien, die alles noch plastisch verstärken. Unglaublich! Solche Wellen wirft die Saane nicht.

Mir kommt noch dank Deinem Bild das Schauspiel "Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen" von Grillparzer in den Sinn, über welches mein Vater schimpfte, weil er es als Maturthema aufgebrummt bekam.

Herzlich grüsst Dieter

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-07-26 20:23]

Hi Markus!

I'm back for a little visit, I even posted this time (not one you will probably like as it's a common bird shot).

I see even you try out new things like this one :)
You didn't fail showing a new subject in a wonderful way either! Colors are unbelivable just like the amount of energy captured...
TFS and I wish you all the best!

Best regards,

Kodiang 2009

Hi Markus: The timing of this shot is perfect and the splash is beautifully captured against the hues of blues. The light catching on it making this truly graphical in nature. Regards.

Hello Markus,

This is a fine frame, filled with life and good details!
The splash is perfectly captured, the simplicity of the composition enhances the action...
Attractive colour palette, fine light and a good feeling of depth!

Pablo -

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-10-24 22:46]

Hello Markus !
Wow, what an awesome picture ! Perfect on all points - you have frozen a great moment, with the powerful wave hitting the rock and water splashing high in the air. I also like both blue, from the ea and from the sky, they look gorgeous and very natural. Splendid compoition and POV, perfect timing. Very well done !

Hi Markus,

An awsome and dunamic landscape capture. Brillant colours and impeccable clarity with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice SaturdaY!

Ps. there was a big internet connection problem to TN in two last days.

Cher Markus, bonsoir.

Devant une telle photographie, l'on ne peut que dire "Bravo". Vous avez parfaitement capturé et figé l'instant du choc de l'eau sur les rochers. Qualité technique générale parfaite.

Merci pour ce partage.

A bientôt.


Hi Markus.
You captured here excellent this wave hitting the shore.
Great colors and wonderful composition.Congratulations.
Best greetings.Alin.

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