Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Blue Domes of Oia , Santorini july 2 nd 2016

This morning we are heading back to Oia  to take a good look around as we didn't see much in  the evening visits we have made.

                                 Another blue sky hot day, think its going to be mid thirties!

 Its a beautiful town ,   all the buildings are whitewashed and the paths are wonderfully laid out.

                                   There are very few plants , these balcony boxes look good

                       Oleander shrubs i think these are :)                        No buterflies though!

                                                        Beautiful clean stone pavements.

                                                        I Haven't a clue what this is for!

                                 The blue domes are in the distance, now how to get near them?

                                      Yay!    found a small set of steps leading past one.

                          Stunning with the Bougainvillea giving good contrast to the landscape.

                 At the far end near to the old ruined castle i photographed the sunset from.
                                                      love this huge Bourgainvillea


                                              Panorama showing the beautiful buildings

                                       A small back yard, looks more like a tea house.

Its too hot now, after going into all the small shops to cool down under the air con we are going to make our way back to Fira now for a rest until it cools down a bit.

Santorini july 1 st Perissa

 Oia shot from Fira early morning.

 This morning we are going to take the bus to Perissa beach , about 20 minites ride.  a few phone pics through the bus window.

                  Arriving at Perissa , it is very similar to Kamari , Hot,sunny and umbrellas .

 Another hard day relaxing , with food and drinks served while we lie in the sun and float, or Sink as in my case in the sea .

 Back to Fira now...............

A few early evening shots from our balcony overlooking Fira as the sun drops down .

                  We can see loads of boats just off Oia that have sailed to watch the sunset.

                                                                    Happy couple

Now to go into town................................

 Looking back towards our hotel from the opposite end of Fira.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Santorini Oia sunset 30th June 2016

We have come back to Oia for the sunset again, but not early like last time.   It is  7.05 pm  so little more than an hour to sunset .  its crowded as we expected but we are going to have a look around the other side of the windmills first to see if can find a spot there to shoot from.

                   Love these white buildings contrasting with the bright Bougainvillea plants.

 At the back of the windmills now, but cant get any decent composition so will go back to the castle ruins.

 I have found a small spot on top of a wall with a huge drop on my right!     need to be very careful.

 3 Images Jan took on her phone as i am shooting a few panoramas with the 5dsr & 100-400mm Lens
 Its packed with people , more than the previous visit i think.

                                      There is a Lovely glow on the white buildings right now.

My First image is a panorama just as the sun illuminates a few parts of the white buildings and the sky is colouring up nicely.       this is the image i wanted to get .

 The sun has set lower and the highlights on the buildings has gone, it only lasted a couple of minutes, so lucky i got the above image.   its a more subtle colour now.

                                                                           a phone shot

                                                           Panorama  -   5dsr  100-400L

                                            The lights are coming on now as its getting dark

                                                         Almost everyone has left now.

                                                                       A final panorama