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.

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lavrion.Attica.Greece

These pictures were taken in Lavrion, an important port in Attica that today handles ferry boat connections to the islands of the Aegean and also hosts yacht tourism in the local marinas. In the near past, thanks to its sea connections and rich soil in ores, Lavrion has been an important industrial site. At present days, the remainings of this activity add to the local touristic folklore, as the region has evolved to a weekend getaway for people who live in the greater Athens area. The photos are a bit nostalgic of its industrial past.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.
Lavrion - Out of service
Lavrion - out of service

Lavrion
Lavrion

Monday, September 8, 2014

Solitude

This is a photo taken with very basic equipment. However, I like it for its ambiance.

It's taken in Fanari, a small seaside village in Rodopi, Thrace, Greece. While the clouds were growing heavy, this man stayed determined to catch some fish before the outburst.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.
Solitude
Solitude