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Tropical risk

Tropical risk
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Copyright: Nickos Chondroulis (xodroolis) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 32 N: 69] (603)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Kodak EasyShare CX7430
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-03 14:01
Viewed: 2740
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a very small island near the beach of Ellinika in North Evia of Greece.
I risked and i took my camera with me in the sea.
I was able to walk for some length without getting fully into the water. So i took a plenty of photos. This one was my last, cause as you can see a wave almost touched the camera (I used no zoom) and then i got scared to continue.
The result though is very exotic. do you think so?

Color boosted and contrast adjusted in GIMP editor
No cropping or zoom took place.

kristian, brunorsantana, Ramdan, tsesler, fayf, cunejo200, pushpinder, Hendrika, Rabani, degani, chrisJ, rasto1893, avallaunius, AttilaLToth, MLINES has marked this note useful
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Fantastic view of the Island. Bravo !

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-09-03 14:07]

Hi Nickos
Compo magnific, what a creative work! Great POV!!!

Hi Nickos, great idea, nice work, congratulations...

Hello Nickos

Firstly you are to be commended for taking this risk with your camera to capture this image..it was well worth the risk as I think this view is amazing... a fish eye view straight from the water lol. Superb detail and colours here with neat framing too

TFS regards Helen

Hi Nickos!
The result is outstanding and so original...
really tranparent and clear...
Ciao, Antonella

Hi, Nickos!
Fantastic and funny idea! :)
Congratulations for this great shot!

Oh my!!!... this is awesome Nickos! Lovely view, really! As Helen suggested, a fish-eye view - that is stunningly beautiful.

Lovely colors. The clarity is very good while sharpness could be done a little better but hey!! this is isn't easy work - so, overall result is really commendable. Salute, Nickos!

It is also very nice to see the island that looks as if it is floating. :) Love the clear blue sky as well.

I wish to share with you a tips for a shot like this, to minimize the risk of 'hurting' your camera - just a simple trick actually. Whenever possible, try to use a small plastic aquarium that fit enough for the camera. Just make sure that we are not shooting against the sun and the lens is close (or may even touch) the aquarium. Both lens and aquarium at their best cleanliness. Have fun :)

and have a nice day,

Original point of view - the result - a startling and eye catching shot I'd say. + I like the look of that little island!


What a great shot!

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-09-03 17:59]

great job
like the POV
great colours and light in the water

Hi Nickos,

i like the isolated small island.
especially the pov,thro those clear waters.
great work,


Kalimera Nickos,
incredible shot indeed,
great pov, wonderful colours,
perfect clarity and sharpnes here,
verywelldone my dear friend and tfs,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-09-04 1:00]

Hi Nickos...
Beautiful shot...
Beautiful view...
:-) soon

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  • fayf Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 4] (90)
  • [2008-09-04 1:05]
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Nicko you photo is one of a kind - great POV .

The water looks so crystal, transparent , the beaches in Evia are indeed stunning!

Keep up the good work!


Good morning Nickos,
A most engaging and daring composition. The island is sharp, and the water movement really enhances the image. Well done. Danilo

You are a brave man!!
And only brave men get shots like this!

what a wonderful pov...absolutely lovely.


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2008-09-04 14:54]

What a nice and special shot Nickos ! That's really original !

I would like to live there so much and......... you'll be welcome.


polu droserh foto!

Hi Nickos,

I would not have taken my camera into the sea, but I sure am glad you did, because a better POV you can not find.
This one is fantastic!
Yes, exotic, something that should be on the cover of a travel brochure.


Hi Nickos,

It's a fantastic shot! . .
You take risk for this lovely result . .
You have such great stability capturing this island while standing partly underwater . .


Ekpliktikh gwnia.. to apotelesma dikaiwse to risko!

Hi Nickos,
Yes. I do think your work here is exotic. It's also graphic and as far as I could remember, one of those few shots of an island taken so low and at an adverse condition. And even though it's dangerous to your camera, I admire photographers that dare to take calculated risk to get what they have in mind of how better or different should the subject be seen. Just don't make that risky composition, your last ok Nickos.

You know what they say about better photos yes? Better photos are what you have in mind of getting and not just something which you see. Be different and know how to get it safe.


hi again Nickos,
simply wanderful dream in a wonderful picture, very, very well done
kind regards

Kalimera Nickos,
Great colors of sea and sky.
Minimalistic but impressive shot. My compliments
Selahattin E

Bonjour Nickos
Très esthétique ce premier plan velouté et cet ilot est une merveille.

Hello Nickos,

This is really great perpective. It gives a feeling that you are in the water. Great work indeed.



What a great vantage point Nickos.
It gives the sense of floating on an ocean so well.
Very unique looking piece of land too.
Well seen and captured.
- Vincent

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-10 6:30]

Hi Nickos

You're really lucky. I dropped a brand new camera in a saltwater lagoon, & it was a total writeoff from the corrosion. But a great effect here. Tfs!

Yeah I really like the result you got here - and kudos to you for putting your camera at risk like that! Brave photographers get great shots.

The composition is a little dull, the island is too centred in the frame - rule-of-1/3rds would make this better - but overall it's good work. I like it!


Hello Nickos,
Beautiful capture of the isle nice vivid and naturals colours of the photo give a very nice effect
My bets Regards

Hello Nickos,
this is just great - superb capture !
Regards Caesar

This is an amazing shot! The water seems to be taking so much place but feels so warm. I love the mood of your picture! TFS

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-05 14:14]

Hi Nickos, This is immensely appealing. The water-level POV makes it so inviting. The various blue tones are what drew me to this image. The Greek Islands certainly are one very special part of the world. TFS. Murray.

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