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Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Finish Line

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Marathon runners entering the Panathenaic Stadium

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 Marathon runners reaching the Finish Line in the stadium

A short experimental time-lapse movie of Marathon runners reaching the "Finish" line in the Panathenaic Stadium during the 33rd Athens Marathon race on November 08, 2015

It is recommended that you watch the video in full screen for better view.

Recorded in Athens on November 08, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The morning sun

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The sun is rising over Schinousa island.

Photographed from the ferry boat taking us back home on March 31, 2010

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artemision Jockey

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A bronze statue of a horse and its jockey. It was retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey of the galloping horse is believed to have held the reins in his left hand and a whip in his right hand. The contractions and furrows on his face, especially on the forehead, reveal agony and passion. The work is known as "the Artemision jockey". The pieces were reassembled to a whole in 1971.

It dates back to about 140 BC.

Photographed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (here) on January 18, 2014.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crocus laevigatus

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Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cervus elaphus: A portrait

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I was driving slowly along the road when I noticed this beauty standing by the road and looking at the car approaching her. I thought she would run away as I was getting closer but I proved wrong. I slowed down even more and eventually I stopped in front of her. To my amazement, she didn’t go. Instead, she kept staring at me through the open window. Was I a familiar face to her? Did she want to be photographed? I have no idea. I grabbed my camera [It’s always on standby] and took a couple of pictures of her as calmly as I could. When I finished, she was kind enough to accept a piece of cake I had put aside for an afternoon snack. An interesting encounter! 

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on August 25, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Spiranthes spiralis

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Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 30, 2015

A cropped version of the picture on top revealing more detail