Sunday, December 14, 2014

color in snow

This shot was taken at a railway station near Old Town Bratislava, Slovakia, in a chilly January with temperatures under -7 oC. What caught my eyes instantly was the beautiful contrast of graffiti colors in the totally dressed-in-white landscape. Old Town Bratislava is a beautiful place that is worth visiting when the weather is warm enough to enjoy walking in its picturesque (pedestrian only) streets and a sip of coffee in one of the many cafes, served outside in plain air.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.


color in snow
color in snow

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tiber

I love this silky blue and fluffy white that mix together at the waterfalls of river Tiber . Shot by the Ponte Palatino (Palatine Bridge), in Rome, Italy, just opposite the Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island).

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.

waterfalls at Tiber
Tiber waterfalls in Rome, Italy.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sunset

When the sun sets behind the hills, it is a mystical moment. It sigmals the end of an effortful day when all the labors should give over to repose. Some rumination of the last acts that took place under the bright and warm sunlight occurs just as the king star recedes to rest. The nature responds with a last salute before it quietens, a few last tweets from birds still making it to their perches for the night. It is then when you think "what a magical creation we live in"!

Photo taken in Vathi | Sifnos, Cyclades, Greece.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos.

sunset
sunset | Sifnos, Greece

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lake Plastiras | Karditsa | Greece

Lake Plastiras (Greek: Λίμνη Πλαστήρα) also called Tavropos Reservoir (Greek: Τεχνητή Λίμνη Ταυρωπού) is an artificial lake fed by Tavropos (Megdovas) river, located in Karditsa regional unit, near the city of Karditsa, Greece. The lake is named after the Greek general and politician Nikolaos Plastiras, who was the first to visualize the construction of an artificial lake in the area.

Today the lake holds up to 400 million cubic meters of fresh water. It is used for irrigation and as a power source of a hydroelectric plant, but also as the main water source to the city of Karditsa. Due to its altitude (one of the highest in Europe) the Tavropos Reservoir is a popular tourist resort in Greece, as the formed landscape is quite unique. (More in Wikipedia)

The photo was shot from an elevated view point at the SW of the lake.

Photography by Sotiris Spyrakopoulos

lake plastiras
Lake Plastiras

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