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alexandrosmalapetsas

Alexandros Malapetsas Architectural, Landscape & Nature Photography - ūüá¨ūüáß/ūüá¨ūüá∑ ūüďćZagori ‚¨áÔłŹPrints & Inquiries‚¨áÔłŹ http://www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com/
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K a p e s o v o

sitting cozily at 1100m, the traditional village of kapesovo has a fluctuating population of around 65 people, loosing residents in winter and gaining them again during the more temperate summer months.

as usual, my tripod was set in the same spot for over three hours in order to blend the best times of day together. while editing the image i thought it would also be nice to demonstrate the difference that light can make on a scene.

the star trails in the final image are a result of a single 726sec exposure at 300mm! which of the 3 is your favourite and why? have a great day everyone, please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-res images!

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comment 44 star 622 2 weeks ago

Somewhere over the

the darkest clouds and the heaviest rain always create the most beautiful rainbows. overlooking the stone-built houses of aristi, the weather was looking gloomy to say the least. i decided to wait it out and see if there would be a surprise before sunset. sure enough, suddenly it was like a spotlight was shining from the sky. slowly but surely, the unique bow started to form right above the village.

have a great month everyone, with amazing light and lots of rainbows!! please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high quality images.

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comment 73 star 711 2 weeks ago

Crimson ivy ii

caught between autumn and winter, the house of colors has almost lost all of its leaves for this year. behind it rise the steep "towers of papigko" with the tallest one reaching 2.497m, while catching the first snow of the year.

i don't know what's cooking inside, but whatever it is i wouldn't mind a taste and waking up to this view! would you like to live here? have a great day everyone!! for more high-quality images please visit: www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com

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comment 98 star 843 3 weeks ago

Winter is coming

a change in seasons is in the air, temperatures are dropping and the first snow has fallen on the top of the dominant mountain range of tymfi in the north of greece. tsepelovo, a traditional stone-built village in central zagori sits like david beneath the towering goliath rising behind it.

as night fell, the wind dropped and the village lights began illuminating in the distance. in an attempt to find the perfect balance between ambient and artificial light, this is an 81sec exposure about half an hour after sunset. have a lovely week and an even better winter!! please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images!

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comment 81 star 681 4 weeks ago

Forest gates

as much as i love impressive mountains and endless views, there is also something special in photographing more intimate scenes like this. making sense out of the chaos can be quite challenging, especially when everything is overgrown and the forest is slowly turning into somewhat of a jungle. challenges are always a good thing in photography however, as they can lead to paths you've never been down, in this case through the forest gates.

have a lovely day and an even better week everyone, have you checked out the new page "zagori" on my website yet? if not, please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com/zagori for high-res images.

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comment 107 star 956 last month

Aristi

the beautiful traditional village of aristi sits at an altitude of 642m and has approximately 130 permanent residents, nearly 1/5 of its population 100 years ago. i sat in this spot as the background mountains and clouds turned red, as the local shepherds gathered their flocks of sheep and cows for the night, while the village lights slowly illuminated the traditional stone houses.

the final image is a combination of 13 frames shot over the course of two hours, in order to include all the lights and light trails while retaining detail in the rest of the scene. have a great weekend everyone and please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images.

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comment 57 star 763 last month

The river carpet

the bridge crossing over the voidomatis river between the villages of aristi and papigko is set in one of the most beautiful natural environments. as the last month of autumn is upon us, the colorful fallen leaves are starting to create orange and red carpets on the ground. when they fall on the river water however they are preserved even better and shine even brighter.

with the use of a polarizing filter, i was able to cut the glare and enrich the colors of the leaves even further. the final image is a combination of 15 frames for focus stacking and exposure blending, with my lens just centimeters above the water. have a wonderful day everyone and an even better month! please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images.

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comment 85 star 1,612 last month

Towers

sitting beneath the magnificent dominant towers of astraka is an incredible experience on any day, this particular afternoon was something special though. starting off with heavy rain and low visibility, i was beginning to think that i wouldn't be able to get a shot. about an hour later, i couldn't see past the 3 meters of my foreground. suddenly the low hanging clouds in front of me started to fade and the sun found a way to creep through and shine on the incredible vertical rocks and clouds above them.

the lesson for me on this afternoon was not to give up when everything looks dull and gloomy, because you just might get lucky and witness something special. the final image is a combination of 9 frames for focus stacking and exposure blending. have a great day and an even better week everyone, please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images!

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comment 86 star 1,192 last month

On the rocks

watching the moon rise from behind the impressive rock formations of the towers of astraka through 400mm was truly incredible. to make things even better, suddenly 4 small black dots appeared moving around in my viewfinder and this could only mean one thing at this height, falcons. i just love the way nature sometimes aligns herself in front of your eyes and leaves you in awe.

the full moon is coming up in a couple of days, have you got anything planned for the monthly spectacle? have a great day and an even better week everyone, please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com to check out more high-quality images!

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comment 82 star 1,117 last month

Water "fall"

a magical waterfall and an impressive emerald pool surrounded by fall colors awaits you at the end of a beautiful 1km hike through the woods of eastern zagori. during the summer this is the perfect setting for a dive, however autumn provides the perfect setting for photographing its many shades, especially now that the colors are nearly at their peak.

with all the foreground leaves floating gently in the water, this was quite a challenge to stack in post-processing, the final image is a combination of 12 frames for focus stacking and exposure blending. have a wonderful day everyone and please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images.

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comment 172 star 2,316 last month

Holy treenity "my beloved brothers and sisters, my beloved children! you need soul and christ. these two things cannot be taken away from you even if the whole world falls upon you. unless you give them away at your own will." these words which are written on the wall of the church courtyard belong to the saint kosmas and were spoken during his teachings in the village in 1768-1770.

whether one believes in the latter of the two necessities or not, i think we can all agree that the message is clear, and that most of us have forgotten it. maybe if we payed a little more attention to our soul instead of giving it away, we could be rewarded in ways we had never even thought of.

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comment 38 star 733 October 2018

Moonrise, vitsa, zagori

this year's -almost- harvest moon rising over the traditional stone houses of the beautiful village vitsa in central zagori. the title is of course a tribute to the great ansel adams, although nowadays we have the luxury of colour and digital cameras, meaning we don't have to calculate the correct exposure and pray we've captured what we hoped for.

the day before the full moon is my personal favourite for capturing our majestic satellite, as there is still colour in the sky from the sunset while the moon is rising. autumn is also gradually taking over the landscape, breaking up the greens and introducing the long awaited fall colours to the trees. have a wonderful day everyone and please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high-quality images!

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comment 66 star 900 October 2018