I am not a professional photographer. It is just that photography fascinates me!
To me, photography is about capturing an image that you don’t want to vanish in oblivion. Every capture keeps an image alive in your mind and, wishfully, in your soul. It also caresses the photographer’s ego, just to let others know that he/she has actually witnessed that minuscule fraction of time and space in an infinite universe.
This is my personal blog of my favorite pictures.
Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Capricious sea

Capricious Ionia Sea. Captured at Marathopoli, Messinia, Greece, where the Ionian Sea melts into mother Mediterranean Sea.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.
capricious Ionian Sea
capricious Ionian Sea

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fullmoon rope walking

You don't realize how fast the moon moves in the sky unless you try to capture an image like this. There is only an opening of few seconds and then the shot is no longer good. And within that time frame you need to decide exposure settings, as the shot revealed itself unexpectedly and was not pre-planned.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.
fullmoon rope walking
fullmoon rope walking

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunrise over Athos, the Holy Mountain.

When you see the sun rise over Athos, the Holy Mountain, you can only think there is really something divine about this world. This photo was taken from the middle "leg" of the peninsula of Chalkidiki, on the road over Sarti, a small seaside village situated on the east coast of the leg. The view to Athos was majestic just as I could see the silouet of the Holy Mountain emerge in the white light of the sun rising behind it. It is said, any Orthodox should visit this majestic place with its 20 monasteries at least once in a lifetime.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.
Athos the Holy Mountain
Sunrise over Athos, the Holy Mountain