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Day Nine

Last stop of our journey was the city of Kastoria at the western region of Macedonia in Greece. We would spend 2 nights there before moving further north to a tiny village at the borders with Albania.

Kastoria had proved to be the most picturesque place of our vacations. There is one thing you can be certain about this place, that you can never predict the weather. We had set off about an hour before dawn hoping for a nice sunrise but unfortunately it never happened. The sky was overcast and the sun never made its appearance. We weren't very much disappointed though cause the slight fog was creating wonderful images around the lake shore. We set off with justeline to drive along the shoreline stopping every 100 meters to take a photo, mostly of boats resting on the still and icy waters of the lake. We must have spent about three hours doing that before we reached the spot where this image was taken.

There are two types of photo, one where the photographer has to work for it trying to get the best possible angle and wait for the best available light, and there is the type of photo where the scenery is just there and all one has to do is pick up the camera and press the shutter release button. This picture is one of the second type. The warming sun has cleared most of the fog and had found a patch through the clouds and a wonderful directional light was illuminating the town right in front of me. All I had to do was stop the car get the camera and take the shot before the sun disappear behind a cloud. I did use the a polarizing filter to remove the reflections from the rooftops and make those patches of red stand out against the dominant blue. It is a 50/50 image cause to me it was all about symmetry and any other framing wouldn't work for me. The reason why you can see the reflection of the city so clear is cause the lake was frozen and that patch of ice provided the perfect mirror.

Hope you like it

Location: City of Kastoria, Lake Orestiada, Greece

*tech stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 IF ED VR 70mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125"
ISO: 100
Flash: Did not fire
VR: OFF
Filters: HOYA CPL
Tripod: NO
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Twin city by ~KirlianCamera ( Featured by ScENeYmE )
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Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Wonderfully !
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work
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Leina1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot! Congratulations for the DD!
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WintersRead Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Photographer
This is quite a bustling area, it would seem! That idea is put forward well with the doubling in size from the reflection.
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er49563 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
E N C R E D I B L E !!!!
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EmoOtakuTDCT Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! What a perfect reflection. Congrats on the daily deviation! 
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StevenSWM Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I'm not surprised you got the Daily Deviation.  It's a fantastic photograph...absolutely Beautiful!  Well done!
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is too AWESOME!!
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Must be nice to live so close to a lake, or atleast pretty
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
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vanillaorangelatte Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great shot
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solalis1226 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   General Artist
Very wonderful!!
Congratulations DD!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
That is a fantastic photo!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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iytj Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
excellent!:clap::iconcongratsplz:
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robson666 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulatins to the well deserved Daily Deviation  Clap 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
:wave:Hello. Your deviation has been selected via poll voting to be featured on the page of %TheSp0t for a month! :highfive:
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DAPCentral Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous O_O

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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Simply awesome! I just submitted something similar, not to this level of course. :)
[link] I flipped my shot for fun.
When you have a chance I'd love to hear what you think.
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666Darks Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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666Darks Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome
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gonio5 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
panemorfi !
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ευχαριστώ :D
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Photographer
Hi! :love:
I featured your artwork here.
Feel free to comment and +fav the articel. <3
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Dimitriosp83 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Just Beautiful.....
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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goEataBoxofLychees Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
woah this is unreal. linda :D
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Photographer
Wow, breath-taking shot, love the colors and the reflection is just amazing!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
many thanks :D
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome!
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lichtfaengerin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Photographer

featured here: [link] :heart:
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STLUKA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
impressive view and the reflection is perfect :heart:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :D
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meppol Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
featured here [link] :hug:
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Huseyincam Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
absolutelly amazing
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:

thank you :D
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shoutingstar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
EXCELLENT PICTURE!!!

Kastoria is a very beautiful town...

and your shot describes it really good!

welldone!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
it is indeed :)

thank you
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :lol: This piece has been FEATURED in my latest news article, "Fire Flies & Empty Skies: Summertime"! [link] Don't forget to give it a fave!
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Rustmouth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
never seen a shot quite like this before! very intresting, just love it! :)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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EvaLilith Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is possibly the most amazing reflection photo I have ever seen. O_O Stunning!
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
glad you like it :D
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AmberSunset Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009   Photographer
Stunning reflections... :wow:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D thank you!
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