Photographer's Note

Αγαπητοί μου φίλοι,
Σήμερα δημοσιεύω το 50ο μου έργο.

Θέλω να πώ ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στους ανθρώπους της κοινότητας που με υποστήριξαν.
Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στους έξοχους συμπατριώτες μου που με την μεγάλη τους καρδιά και ευχαρίστηση, με αγκάλιασαν και με έκαναν να νοιώσω τόσο οικεία ανάμεσα τους σα να είμαι ένα κομμάτι τους.

Αυτή η φωτογραφία είναι ένα μικρό δείγμα ευγνωμοσύνης μου προς όλους τους θεατές που αφιέρωσαν χρόνο βλέποντας και σχολιάζοντας τη συλλογή μου που ομολογώ ξεπέρασε κατά πολύ τις προσδοκίες μου σε διάρκεια δυο μόλις μηνών από τότε που έγινα μέλος της κοινότητας.

Οι χρυσοί τόνοι της εικόνας εκφράζουν τα συναισθήματα μου απέναντι σας.

Ειλικρινά Τιμή μου,
Σας ευχαριστώ όλους!

Dear TE friends,
Today is my 50th post

I want to thank all the people who supported me.
I also want to thank all the Greek members for their support and love, making me feel like a part of their family.

This photo is a small token of my appreciation to all of you who have visited and commented my work which went far beyond of my expectations in a short amount of time, only two months!

The golden tones represent my feelings to all of you in this great and warm community.

I’m truly honored, Thank you all!


Information about Nafplio is here.
All my shots from Nafplio day/night are here.
All my Night shots are here.

My 50th post took me half a day to create and look that way, since the original one is really messed up.

About the shot:
A very difficult angle from that POV, I was standing in a tight space where beside me was a huge ship, check my workshop and you'll understand why.

Although I couldn't just let this scene go away. I just couldn't believe my eyes!

RAW Post Processing Notes:
Phew!!! where should I begin?
- Exposure adjustments
- Contrast adjustments
- Levels adjustments (mid tones)
- Clone stamp to remove the lines of the boat near me (the most difficult post processing part in order to avoid erasing the other lines of the main ship)
- Clone stamp to remove a part of the boat near me (easy, hehe)
- White balance Soft GOLD
- Hue to Soft GREEN
- Brightness and contrast minor adjustments
- Saturation increased
- Layer duplication
- Soft focus over 2nd layer (Layer blending mode set to darken)
- Soft Clarification adjusted
- Frame added
- Title added
- JPEG optimization up to 200kb for TE!

I wanted the whole scene to look like a ship keeping safe a treasure chest. For I selected a pirate font and a golden fairy tale atmosphere to travel in different ages different feelings, away from our daily life!

This picture is special for me and devoted to all of you!

Thanks for viewing/commenting!

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Additional Photos by Stelios Kritikakis (steliosk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 324 N: 1314] (4802)
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