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The 3 Levels to Paradise!

The 3 Levels to Paradise!
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Copyright: Constantinos Stathoulis (cstathoulis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1963 W: 486 N: 2931] (13325)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, CCD 8M 2/3" RGBE, Hoya UV(0), pitch: 0.75
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-10 6:37
Viewed: 3162
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Friends,

This photo is dedicated to everyone who needs to cool down from the heat (especially TL friends from India).

In fact, I had a special request from clix_stuff requesting something to cool her down!

I hope this is OK and that it does the job well :)

As for the rest of us (including me) it’s just a taste of what to expect soon. Summer is just around the corner!

On a side note I like this photo not just because of its beauty but because of the 3 levels which it has, maybe I should call it “3 Levels of Enlightenment!”... (LOL)…

The 1st level is the balcony – colourful & relaxing.

The 2nd level is the swimming pool – cool & refreshing.

The 3rd level is the sea – vastness & inner space.

Hmmm… I think it’s time to go and visit a Shaolin Temple…..lol…


1)Adjusted White Balance
2)Adjusted Curves
3)Adjusted Saturation
4)Skylight Filter

chrisJ, Mooncake, JohnTulip, Dawn, perryhooter, cecilia, Refugee, Fisher, orbiter, Beger, vsinopoulos, joebatista, samr, Janice, logios, Josine, Viking, harpya, suzley, letr has marked this note useful
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-04-10 6:43]

Hi Constantinos

Marvellous color, sharpness, & pov. I like the high contrast, lighting, & saturation, too. Well done!

Wow Constantinos....such an atmosphere...I would go there and enjoy myself right now...wonderful picture, you make me want sun and water...

Regards, Ivana

beautiful colors and details here Constantinos :)
much to see here, well composed photo

thanks for sharing

nice interpretation, lovely image, everything one expects from a good photo, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-04-10 7:21]

Hi Constantinos,
This really look like paradise, for us in the north it's does not have a cooling effect but more a warming one. With this great sun the warmth of the sea, these superb colors. Very well done.

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2006-04-10 8:52]

Great composition and the colors are well saturated. The blue water in the background looks like a painting. Very nice effect. B

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-04-10 8:55]

Hi Con,
OK, OK, now you have gone too far my friend. Toronto still is kind of chilly and this is making me really envious of you, in you Mediterranean weather. Looks so inviting! SO when are you going to invite us??

Hi Constantinos,
I just like the intensity of the colours in this well composed shot. It does remind me of my trip many years ago to Santorini with its strong contrast between white and blue.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Con.
Fantastic .. a wonderfull creation!To bad we miss Hellen and some cool bottles of Mythos in this shot.
In about 4 weeks I am going to enjoy something simular,same Mediteranian sea, but some thousands
of Km to your West, Spain ^__^
Thanks Con..John
thanks for the email.. i will reply in a few
and thanks for your reaction on:
My photo of the Ardeche

merci de nous faire rever avec ce cliché tres coloré et attirant.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-04-10 14:59]

Costas.. your making us all THINK, which is good,.. 3 levels of Enlightment.. very good my friend..at different times in our life, we are all on different Levels..some up, some down..very thought provoking...

And as I sit here on this level looking into your photo, I see a beautiful place for which to sit and enjoy some time...nicely composed, and oh so colourful, and for me it looks warming, as our weather is starting to cool down now...

Is this a hotel ?

Thanks for sharing this lovely photo

Morning Glory..(lol)

Yassou Constantinos!

What a nice capture. I see myself there very well, with Martine in a not so far future..... (^_^)

Great compo, despite the blazing sun, the image it not overexposed! Well done !

Nice view,such a brilliant colour and good composition...
Well done...

Another Greek beauty Con, you would be hard pushed to find something like that in Melbourne :). Colourful, well composed and the lines on the sea a treat. TFS,
PS Many thanks for your comment on Foggy Rays and PS Many thanks for your comment on Reflections II

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-04-10 17:23]

Hi Constantinos,

Nice place to relax. Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful, I'll bet this is yours. ;)
It's warm to me, as it is cool here.


Hi Constantinos,

Lovely shot here, looks like a real sun spot. I must say that I don't really like very hot places but!! I guess as you are my friend I'll make an exception here :))

Excellent capture!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-04-10 20:55]

Beautiful ! Looks like a nice place to be. Very well composed and a good exposure too, sharp and clear. Well done Constantinos, thanks.


O Summer, Where Art Thou? You make me want to go to expedia.com and start looking at vacation packages ... :)

Great photo. I do like these layers, esp. the very last one.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-04-10 23:14]

Me, It's sun and heat which I need , and your photo makes me good. I like its clearness, vivids colors and viewpoint. I thinks that you were on the fourth stage for to have a sight in so beautiful diving. Bravo and thank you for the sharing! Annie

Excellent high POV and the colors are amazing! The way you used the wall as a diagonal to separate the two parts of your photo is great.
Good detail and simple effective presentation.

Excellent Constantinos
It always amazes me how sharp and vivid your photos are. Your compositions are always fantastic, here in Canada I don't need to cool down but I would love to be there right now just to feel the warmed of the Greek beaches ;)
Thanks for sharing this beauty

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-04-11 3:57]

Constantinos, Constantinos ... are you trying to kill me , my friend ...

have a great weeek,
ps.I'll come back with the points

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-04-11 4:20]

Another perfect Greece tourist attraction teaser - great work Constantinos. Although I just came back from Costa Rice, your clear water blues cannot be found elsewhere. Great POV and composition and colurs. TFS,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-04-11 5:15]

My first thought is the colours are amazing. My second is how neat and tidy it all looks.
Third, what wonderful warmth I can feel just looking at it. Oh yes, please, book me in. Thanks Con, this is just so special.
P.S. Our coldest today - 20-22C and the SW wind was not nice...

Πολύ καλοκαιρινή και ευχάριστη η φωτό σου Κωνσταντίνε.Τα τρία επίπεδα τονίζουν το βαθος παδίου. Χρώματα - ελληνικά - και εστίαση άψογα.
Φιλικά Γιαννης

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  • logon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 90 W: 10 N: 4] (1084)
  • [2006-04-11 7:23]

Hi Costantinos.
Another beautiful shot that remember us that summer is coming soon.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-04-11 12:35]

Hi Cos, a few keywords:
paradise, marvellous colors,wonderfull creation, another Greek beauty,perfect Greece tourist attraction
All words I picked up in here and I can underline
Thanks Zorba, keep dancing and shooting :-)) bye

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-04-11 13:52]

Ok .. alright! Sure make is feel dull in where we live :-) Fantastic photo Costas !
Have a good week , take care

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-04-11 17:20]

Drool... drool... drool...
Ok, after I cleaned up my desk, I can congratulate you, Κώστα. A beauty. The only thing I regret is that you didn't include more of the caldera, but of course that would have been an entirely different picture.
Alternate title: 3 steps to heaven ;o).

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-04-12 13:46]

Hi Constantinos,

Beautiful landscape
perfect for the 3 levels.
For what could wait us the 4 level?
Congratulations for the picture
everything adored here!


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-04-13 8:05]

Hello C.

A wonderful shot and title d so well, geeze those colours are great, magical infact, well done friend.


Hey Constantinos, :) no, summer is still not at the corner. This year started pretty strange with big floods and rain... but thanks for this brilliant photo... it made me warm up instead of cooling down :))))

Yes... I like your "levels" here..!
It is like a stairs for the vision that takes my eyes down to the sea...
And what a beautiful blue sea! Interesting to see the colour contrast to the water in the pool...
Nice work, my friend!
Pablo -

Hi Constantinos,

It's all been said above so I won’t beat around the bush.....this photo leaves me "wanting".........wanting desperately to come to Santorini. Have a happy and safe Easter friend.


Ti na pis ke ti na sxolisis aplos kitas ke to ...fxaristiese......xeretizo met epenon...........nikiforos

Wow ! That's paradise ?
Nice construction, in 3 levels.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-04-18 13:45]

indead looks like paradise Constantinos..you had a very good pov to take this shot ..very good colors too !!


I'm going to take the next plane to Greece and Santorini!. Everything here invites to relax and enjoy this place.
Incredible colours and compo.

fantastic view , fantastic !beautiful colors and so many details really a great place to be. where is the marvelous place.

I am so very sorry I got here rather late! But this is definitely good for me right now. The temperatures are soaring and will stay that way for a while..Wonderful colours and good POV as well as light. Your image and the interpretation are both perfect. Bravo and Thank you once again!

Hi Constantinos,
Comment ne pas être jaloux...
Un jour je me promet d'aller voir cela...
Photo très réussie
Merci pour ce très beau partage....

Hello Constantinos, and how blue the sea is, well proportioned between the balcony and the swimming pool and sea Lovely. Cheers Gareth

Hi Constantinos..

this photo is very very beautiful..everythings is beautiful

And separately thank you very much Constantinos. I'm very very like your workshop to my waterfalls photo. I have not yet a Photoshop program... again thanks:)

Nice and clear shot. The 3 levels give depth to the shot and, as you mention in the note, something to think about.


hi Constantinos, this looks nice and sharp. Good details and compo.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2006-05-09 4:45]

Kalo! Great composition!
I like the play of light and shadows and the display of colors. Thinking already of summer, high time - isn't it? :)

As always, I like the colours in your images Constantinos. This one has some nice layers in it to compliment those colours. The layers create a good sense of depth in the image.


Hi Cons, this is very nice! It really looks refreshing and like paradisio! Nice composition and good idea with the 3 levels.

Also the parasols and the chairs and the big planter add so much to the composition. It makes our eyes wander through the pic.

Take care, Yan :)

And thx so much for your review on "In my Thoughts".

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-08-17 19:23]

Hi Constantinos
Beautiful composition. Great colours, sharpnes, light, details, DOF and POV.
Well done mf


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