Friday Lens Affair #1

Catching a shade. Cape Sounion, Greece.

Today’s photograph. The first from the series is coming from my own Photo Library, taken in Cape Sounion in Greece. Please take in consideration that I’m not a professional photographer. I like taking pictures, I like it a lot actually! But I only indulge in this sport strictly for keep my memories in order when I will be too old to remember all details and a bit of satisfaction! It is pure pleasure when you manage to get such an amazing shot! How modest of me! You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, but I do not mind if you just stick to reading my blog.

Picture Story: Cape Sounion, Greece

I took this picture on the wedding I have been attending in Greece. Back in October 2010. It was set up on spectacular cliff in the most beautiful part of Cape Sounion.

Sun was setting down and everyone was impatiently waiting for the bride. When she appeared there was overwhelming sound of cameras ‘click, click, click’ and then silent as everyone was checking if the picture was good. It was so surreal, those days everyone has a camera, big, small, mobile and majority of us few! Even on such an important event as wedding we all ‘click click click’ like there is no tomorrow!

Then I did my ‘click’ and here it is. Fruit of me being a part of ‘click, click, click generation’. As I have mentioned before I’m not a professional photographer, actually I’m far away from being one, but I tend to experiment a lot. I have my little obsessions like indirect pictures, pictures of the shadows, pictures of light and this one seems to have it all.

28 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #1

  1. Nancie

    Stunning shot, and the silhouette was for finishing touch!
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  2. I like how the golden light illuminates the cross. It wasn’t until I scrolled down that I saw the shadow silhouette, and I liked this photo even more. I’ll have to keep an eye out for when I can use this technique.
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  3. budget jan

    Great Idea. I will be looking for opportunities to snap some shadow shots of my own now :)

  4. Marcia

    Great shot!
    Several important elements are captured in your pic.
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  5. What a beautiful golden light. Lovely capture.
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  6. I love the light and shadow image, gorgeous
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  7. Life N Canvas

    Very nice capture! Creatively shot. Love the images and the colors.

    • My Travel Affairs

      Thanks Dear x

  8. Anne McKinnell

    The shadow turns the image into a story! Nicely done.

    • My Travel Affairs

      Thank You Anne :)

  9. Ren

    New here but loving your photos. These “happy accident” images are always a favourite. Beautiful colour and a great silhouette.

    • My Travel Affairs

      I love ‘happy accidents’, especially in photography :)

  10. Walter

    Nice one ;-)

    • My Travel Affairs

      Thanks a lot :)

  11. Glenn Mackay

    The lighting in your ‘shot’ is truly magical…

    • My Travel Affairs

      It was perfectly warm October’s sunset.

  12. Cindy

    I love this picture – the beautiful lighting on the building and then this guy looking down into his camera – probably to see if he got a good picture of it even as it slips away. It’s beautiful and eloquent.

    I like your header and layout for the blog too. Nice eye.

    • My Travel Affairs

      Thank You very much Cindy!

  13. Gabrielle

    Very pretty!! I like the color from the sunset. It adds a nice warm touch in relation to the cross and the silhouette of someone trying to capture a moment in life. I know it was probably not your intent, but I like it when things are unintentional and someone can find meaning in them. :)

    • My Travel Affairs

      It was intentional to catch his shadow, it was an amazing spot, while everyone was taking pictures of the ceremony I was into this, I have one with a groom checking his watch as well :)

  14. Barbara

    That is a great picture!

    • My Travel Affairs

      Thank You very much Barbara!

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