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Hi all,

My 50th photo, here it is!

This is a shot taken at the port of Vassiliki, which is located at the southwest of Lefkada, in a nice bay. The wind in that bay, Vassiliki bay, is very good, it is the hotspot for surfers on this island!
From Vassiliki there are ferryboat connections with Fiskardo in the north of Kefalonia and with Frikes, located at north peninsula of Ithaki.
And during high season also Pissaetos (Ithaki) and Sami (Kefalonia).
It's a lovely place to have your evening dinner! Lots of nice restaurants, also good place for fish lovers!

I liked this shot for that single empty bench in the foreground, also the lines in the foreground, but also that serpentine road on the hill in the background. And the colours.
I think the effect of my polarizer on this shot was a little too strong, I'm sorry. Also the saturation is quite strong here, allthough I didn't change settings in my camera. I tried to undo the effect on the sky a little in my PP. Also a bit overexposure on the white buildings I guess?
Like less that woman and a few other thingies in the back, but just left them there.


[PP]
* Rotate
* Shadow/highlight (also selective on sky & white buildings).
* Levels
* slightly Color Balance, but keeping it natural..
* Saturation, tried to decrease it just a little.
* USM 150%, 0,4 px, 1 lvl.
* Resize 750
* Smart Sharpen (18%, 0,3)
* Added border & name.


I hope you like it!

Some special thanks with this post for a few people here on TE, for coming back to my gallery :
Athapan, Cretense, izmirli, sebcz, Xalkida, zeca
and probably I've forgot some, you know who you are, sorry if I didn't mention you!

joso, bostankorkulugu, sebcz, evanrizo, aimiliospet marcou esta nota como útil

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