Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Crocus cartwrightianus

_8027561-NX [Crocus carwrightianus]

_8027537-NX [Crocus cartwrightianus]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 08, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nature’s necklace

802_7690 [Nature’s necklace]

The heavy rain that almost flooded the city a few days ago left behind difficult conditions for many but an opportunity for the blogger to experiment with capturing water drops that kept hanging from plant twigs.

Looking at the captured image on the screen, I subconsciously associated it with a necklace but I thought something was missing. So I took the liberty [“artistic license”?] to add a few stars here and there to provide a little bit of the missing glittering quality of a necklace.

I’m sharing the outcome with you.

Photographed in Holargos on November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Prospero autumnale

802_7208 [Prospero autumnale]

This is a very small autumn squill that often remains unnoticeable by the passer-by. Yet, its beautiful flowers - usually less than a cm wide that come in variations of pink, violet or blue, are rewarding to the viewer. The flower above was experimentally flooded with light from five flash sources in an attempt to pop up color and detail.

Photographed at Hollargos on October 21, 2016.jpg

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Full moon rolling down the hill

802_6637 [Full moon rolling down the hill]
The approach of an August full moon event always "activates an alarm" that reminds me to start photographic preparations to shoot the "romantic disc". This year was no exception. When time came, I entered coordinates to my GPS device and headed for my pre-selected "vantage point". Alas! I ended up 4 km away because I had carelessly entered the wrong coordinates! The moon was about to rise and I had no time for corrective action! The rest of the story was nothing but a frustrating situation that ended when I saw the moon rise behind the hill. Fortunately, I had already set up the camera on the tripod - in spite of the fact that I was at the wrong place - and had decided to wait and see where the moon would rise.

Outcome: two shots in my bag. [See the other one here.]
It seems that the saying "Every cloud has a silver lining" is true!

Photographed at Sounio on August 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Crocus laevigatus

_8027485 [Crocus laevigatus]

_8027488 [Crocus laevigatus

This crocus is endemic to Greece and comes in two variations, lilac or white.

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 05, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Spiranthes spiralis

802_7153 [Spiranthes spiralis]

A close up
802_7180 [Spiranthes spiralis]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 13, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Crocus pallasii

_8027385-NX [Crocus pallasii]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 01, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wired and face-to-face communication

[Wired and face-to-face communication]

A snapshot scanned from an analog photograph.

Taken in New York in August 1981