A recent blog post telling the story behind one of my Emperor penguin photos.
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There are so many “classic views” that come to mind when you think of or mention the Greek islands. The most common for me, and this is dating back many years ago, OK, many many years ago, would be the white walls and bright blue domes of Santorini. So of course I managed to take a fair number of those images as well as the sunset shots along the cliffs of the village of Oia including this image of one of the windmills.
Each evening the crowds gathered about an hour before the actual sunset, everyone clamoring for the best view point with cameras in hand. It was actually very cold, by Santorini standards, on a few of those evenings and many of the the people waiting were very underdressed for the conditions. As usual I always seem to be the last person hanging around long after the sun has dropped below the horizon. Often this is when I’ve captured some of the most beautiful, soft but at the same time colorful, light of the day.
I would have preferred some interesting clouds in the sky for this shot but sometimes that can just make for a distraction. I like the way you’re able to see the warm light coming through the windows of the one building, drawing your eye to the central part of the image. Another plus for shooting this late in the day is that the longer exposures required can help to eliminate people that might be passing by since they’re usually moving too fast to be recorded. Usually.