Creative Life: Daily Lettering Challenge With Pam Garrison And Creativebug

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Nature Photography Komorebi [Light and Leaves]

In the previous days I was post-processing some photos from our short trip to the forest of the mountain Belles, outside the picturesque village of Ano Poroia, during May when I came across to this photo of beautiful tree leaves brightened by the sunlight. As I have described in my previous blog post the weather was ideally sunny, the foliage of the forest was fresh and thick, playing gently with the sun rays and creating wonderful transparencies and shadows.  Sunlight in fresh tree leaves by Papanikolaou Joanna on 500px I always search for new keywords and descriptions when I upload a new photo in order … Continue reading Nature Photography Komorebi [Light and Leaves]

Nature photography • Ferns and Feathery Leaves

After a long break from blogging and all these events that happened to my country, I’m starting from the point I stopped two months ago, following the suggestion that photography and art, in general, should inevitably be shared somehow, because otherwise they are like non-existent.  photo by jwp on Flickr During this May, we had visited the picturesque village of Ano Poroia in the Belles mountain. The weather was ideal, sunny but not too hot. We walked in a small uphill path, which starts after the last tavern and the trout fish farming unity. This path guides you in the forest under the thick foliages. There I … Continue reading Nature photography • Ferns and Feathery Leaves

Photo diary 50/365 Sunset Photography … Cliche or Essential

Follow me on Facebook • Google+ • Bloglovin sunset on a dry anthriscus sylvestris by Papanikolaou Joanna on 500px If there was a possibility of counting sunset and sunrise photos since photography beginning and add in them all the known paintings with the same theme, surely the result would have many zeros behind it. The forty-four sunsets that the Little Prince had counted in one day in the famous book of Antoine de Saint-Exupery is something that happens to us every day through art and photography… Sunsets and sunrises are one of the most common subjects in art and photography.  Urban Sunset behind High Voltage Pole by Papanikolaou … Continue reading Photo diary 50/365 Sunset Photography … Cliche or Essential

Photo Diary 45/365 • To focus or not … that’s the question

Follow me on Facebook • Google+ • Bloglovin When I started submitting my photos on stock photography sites, the first thing I learned was how much focus matters. You see in stock photography photos usually follow the guidelines of a document. There are exceptions of course, but most of the times photos must be sharp and clear with the main subject in focus. So, when my images were out of focus, or much of their subject was out of focus, or the depth of field (DOF) was too shallow, or not justified, my images were rejected.  The Closest Green by Papanikolaou Joanna on 500px And despite the fact … Continue reading Photo Diary 45/365 • To focus or not … that’s the question

Photo diary 35/365. Longing for clouds – a journey to long-exposure waterscapes

Follow me on Facebook • Google+ • Bloglovin’ In the beginning of my photographic journey I was longing for bright sun and full sunshine. It was the guarantee for sharp vibrant photos as my first compact cameras had limited abilities. But, then my first dslr came to make me love photo-shooting with cloudy weather so much that when I’m traveling in places near water, sometimes I wish I had a heavy cloud above my head. And, all of these in order to make long-exposure photos! Small waterfall by Papanikolaou Joanna on 500px In simple words, long-exposure photography is when the shutter of our camera is open for a … Continue reading Photo diary 35/365. Longing for clouds – a journey to long-exposure waterscapes