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alexandrosmalapetsas

Alexandros Malapetsas Architectural, Landscape & Nature Photography - šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§/šŸ‡¬šŸ‡· šŸ“Zagori Prints & Inquiries ā¬‡ļø http://www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com/
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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 65 star 884 Yesterday

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 146 star 2,096 6 days ago

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.

have a great week everyone and keep that soul invigorated, alive and yours! maybe a visit to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com could help with that... #landscape_hunter #landscape_specialist #places_wow #landscape_captures #worldwide_tree #landscapestyles_gf #exploretocreate #travelstoke #roamtheplanet #travelbloggers #ig_podium#getlost #tv_greece #nature_greece #wu_greece #ig_greece #loves_greece #igers_greece #great_captures_greece #travel_greece #photocontestgr #gf_greece #kings_greece #awesome_phototrip #ae_greece #allbeauty_addiction #greecetravelgr1_ #master_gallery

comment 32 star 620 3 weeks ago

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 63 star 818 3 weeks ago

K l e i d o n i a

leaves turning red, falling, floating, and flowing downstream like little autumn dancers on their last performance before giving way to winter. my personal favourite season is finally upon us, colours are starting to pop and shine, especially when backlit from the last warm rays of the setting sun.

crossing over the always freezing voidomatis river, the stone bridge of kleidonia is set in one of the most beautiful natural enviroments, where platanus trees and white stones rule the landscape. the final image is a combination of 13 images for focus stacking and exposure blending, and yes i did get wet for this one as my foot plunged into the cold water in order to set up the composition as close to the leaves as possible. have a wonderful day everyone and please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high quality images!

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comment 384 star 1,743 last month

"attention: you pass at your own risk" are the last words you read before going on the ultimate fear of heights test. if you ask me it's a risk worth taking for the view that awaits you beyond the warning sign. the world's deepest gorge literally at your feet, a terrifying vertical drop of more than 1000m which you don't want to experience but is truly breath-taking to see.

the white stones of the empty river bed below created a lovely leading line while the last sunrays peaking through the clouds cast their light on the magnificent gorge wall. the final image is a combination of 6 frames for focus stacking and exposure blending. have a great day everyone, head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high quality images!

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comment 84 star 931 last month

Four zagorochoria (zagori-villages), namely st. minas, vikos, and big and small papigko leading up to the stunning mountain range known as "the towers of astraka". the impressive mammatus cloud formation above was a first for me, and what a location to see these truly surreal clouds that make any scene look more sinister and unique.

sitting in this spot for over 3 hours in order to get the village lights, i had set up my composition to include a light trail coming in from the corner of the image. however, as photographic (un)luck would have it, not a single car went towards or came from the small village. therefore in the end, i decided to go into "ghost selfie mode" and do it myself. with a camouflaged poncho covering my camera and tripod, i set the remote to take 5 long exposure images and started going in and out of the village several times in a row, while also trying to brake in order to make the red light trail more prominent. they really must have thought i'm crazy, and to be honest, maybe they're right!

it's my nameday today folks, what do you say we get that follower count to 1k, that would be a nice present wouldn't it? please share if you like and also head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com for more high quality images! have a lovely day everyone!! #landscape_hunter #landscape_specialist #places_wow #landscape_captures #landscapes #landscapestyles_gf #exploretocreate #travelstoke #roamtheplanet#sharetravelpics#earthofficial#travelbloggers#ig_podium#getlost #tv_greece #nature_greece #mysteriousgreece #wu_greece #ig_greece #loves_greece #igers_greece #great_captures_greece #travel_greece #photocontestgr #gf_greece #kings_greece #awesome_phototrip #ae_greece #super_greece #greecetravelgr1_

comment 82 star 787 last month

The rustling leaves below and the distant screeching hawks are the only things cutting through the silence of the night, echoing through the walls of the deepest gorge in the world, illuminated by the full moon rising in the sky.

one of the most eerie but spectacular scenes i've had the pleasure of witnessing and photographing, the vikos gorge is a truly majestic sight, especially in such conditions. the small red berry-like bush provided an excellent foreground element and gave me a chance to practice some midnight focus stacking.

have a great afternoon everyone, for more high quality images please visit www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com

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comment 58 star 643 last month

It's been a while ladies and gents, hope you've all been well and enjoying your summer holidays. as for @katerinafragkala and myself, it's been a different kind of summer as a new adventure starts in "the place beyond the mountains". that's what zagori stands for, and it truly lives up to its name with its 46 villages nestled deep inside the mountains of northen greece, one of which we are now proud to call our home.

the statue of the zagorisia woman stands tall at the entry to the villages (6m high), as it should, considering the hardships these women went through to make sure the area stayed free from the enemy forces. it was due to them that our soldiers had a place to stay, enough to eat, somewhere our heroes could rest and then fight harder. "we'll work, we'll work twice as hard as long as we don't lose our freedom" they shouted as they gave up their life's work to support the cause. i can't even imagine the amount of bravery needed to say these words, let alone to take the necessary actions during times of war.

happy nameday to everyone that celebrates today, and especially to my father panagiotis, whose help in this new life seems to me as important as that described above. have a great day everyone, χρĻŒνια πολλĪ¬!! #zagori

comment 78 star 598 August 2018

O v e r p a s s

under the shadows of mounts belles and krousia, the wonderful lake kerkini is one of the primary stop-over points in the migratory path of flamingos towards more temperate climates. while they are usually found in great numbers, these flamingos were the last for the year, a very small but beautiful group.

this juxtaposition took quite a while to capture, wading through the thick mud for over 3 hours in my fisherman's outfit. getting as close to the group without disturbing them was definitely worth it as this was one of my most memorable photographic experiences. have you ever seen flamingos in the wild?

have an amazing day everyone and please head over to www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com to check out the new page titled "nature", let me know what you think!! #nature_greece #photocontestgr #tv_greece #walkingreece #ilovegreece #travel_greece #naturelover_gr #exploretocreate #travelstoke #roamtheplanet #awesome_earthpix #worldtravelpics #splendid_earth #kerkini #best_birds_planet #nuts_about_birds #best_bird_shots #planetbirds #kings_birds #birds_adored #animals_shots #bestbirdshots #ip_birds #total_birds

comment 56 star 552 July 2018

Nature's tunnel

the walls may not be high, the stream may not be rapid, but the beauty that awaits you at the end of this small gorge is indescribable. shooting during the day can have its advantages, in this case the sunlight penetrated the thick flora and created lovely paw-shaped patterns on the limestone rocks and water.

the final shot is a combination of 6 frames for focus-stacking and exposure blending, do you think it was worth the fall i took to get there? those rocks are slippery!

have a wonderful day everyone! for more high-quality images please visit:  www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com

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comment 56 star 760 July 2018

Morning light

long shadows and glowing fields of grass rolling down the mountain, this morning provided some truly beautiful backlight on the hills of santa maddalena. the picturesque village sits in the wonderful valley of funes under the majestic puez-odle peaks in the north of italy. an interesting fact about this area is that only 2% of the population speaks italian, so you better get a german translator if you want to get in with the locals.

have an amazing day and an even better week everyone! for more images please visit:
www.alexandrosmalapetsas.com

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comment 98 star 789 July 2018