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Weekend in Ancient Olympia

Discussion in 'Nature' started by aragorn1980, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    I spent my weekend in a small village near Ancient Olympia.It gave me the opportunity to take some photos with the 14-45 and 45-175 lenses.Here are some of the results.The nature is fantastic and provides some very good shots for landscape photos.Enjoy.

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  2. stingx

    stingx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Weird, NJ
    Hugh Douche
    Great pictures! I was there a few years ago in Delphi. Only had a Canon ELPH and sure wish I was into photography then :( Thanks for posting.
     
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  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Beautiful set.
     
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  4. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Thank you all for your kind words!I will post a few more soon!
     
  5. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Beautiful place & pictures!
     
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  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    This is my first HDR image try.I took these pictures in the afternoon while drinking my coffee in this beautiful place.The place is called Ampoulos and it is just 20km outside ancient Olympia.
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  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice job on the HDR, I like this and I also like the next to last shot looking down the row of columns. This is an enjoyable set. The last photo, of the flower, has great color - but there seems to be a bit of a halo around the flower in the lower right. I'm not sure if that's due to the lens or post processing. Actually, it could also be my screen.
    The water shots are well done - did you use a ND filter? If these were handheld at low shutter speed they're really impressive!
    The color in the photo of the grapes is excellent. I would probably crop away some of the foliage on the left side, placing the cluster of grapes slightly off center. Just a personal preference - I try not to place objects in the center of the frame. The rule of thirds, like all rules, is made to be broken but I try to use it for most shots.
    Thanks for posting these - I love seeing new places! :thumbup:
     
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  8. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Thanks Bob for your advice.In the water shots i used a hoya nd8 filter.The shutter speed is either 1/2 or 1 sec.I will post a few more soon.Thanks again for your kind words!
     
  9. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Nice set of images and a good combination of lenses, I have the same lenses and the 14-45 is a gem that is better than all the current 14-42 versions (got the new 14-42X with my GX1 and lasted 1 month then got rid as focussing was awful), the 45-175X lens is a nice piece of glass and I am beginning to think it is a better performer than me old 45-200.

    All you need now is the 25mm f1.4 then you have the set!!!!

    Great use of these lenses and I wanted to reach in a grab a grape!
     
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  10. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Thanks Iansky!It is good to hear your comments since you have some excellent shots in your gallery!To make you a little jealous, actually those grapes were located in my wife's grandmother's house so as you imagine we ate a lot of them!Thanks again for your comments!Be well!
     
  11. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I really like the intense greens. So different to what I'm used to in the Dry climate where I live.
     
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  12. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Here are a few more.The last one is one more HDR image.Enjoy and thank you for your comments!:thumbup:

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  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very nice, particularly the last three! :cool:
     
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  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Gorgeous country that's well captured! :smile:
     
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  15. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Thanks for sharing your portraits of such an interesting and unique part of the world. I particularly like the shot of the passageway among the stone columns and the trees.

    DH
     
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  16. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Thank you all for your comments!Trying my best to show you the beauty of my country.
    My next thread will be about Crete and Knossos.
     
  17. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Third update for this thread.Enjoy and thank you for your comments!:thumbup:

    1020146. 10201181. 1020065. 1020064. 1020027. 1020010. 1020003. 1010992. 1010990. 1010757.