Meteora - The Valley of Light - (HDR Greece)

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    Foot in mouth

    Ansel Adams, one of the most famous landscape photographers of all time, once said, “A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.”

    Well, crappy crap... If you add in a bit of tasteful sarcasm, that’s pretty much my business model; talking about photos. Damn Ansel, you got me there...

    Anyway, this place, Meteora, is one of my favorite places in the world. There are 6 (remaining) ancient Monasteries built into a series of 2000ft sandstone spires. Each one is completely unique to the next, and all can be accessed by visitors. It’s a truly majestic location containing some of the most beautiful vistas I have ever seen. I had a truly inspirational experience and eagerly await an opportunity to return.

    This photo displays The Grand Meteoro Monastery & the beautiful sprawling valley beyond. And yes, in case you’re curious, that’s about a 1900ft drop immediately to my left. ;)

    Sorry Ansel, I just couldn’t stay silent with this one.

    Happy Valentines Day!


    Technical Mumbo Jumbo:
    - Nikon D3 - Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 @ 19mm f/6.3 Iso: 250 / 7 Exposure Brackets (-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3).
    - HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro
    - Post Processing & Color Correction using Photoshop
    - Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro
    - Also did a little dance in my boxer shorts


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    osmanaydogdu45, edpuskas, hassan14_pk, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. blame_the_monkey 51 months ago | reply

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    2. yopinori 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful place ! Great capture, Eli !!

    3. edpuskas 51 months ago | reply

      Fantastic hdr!

    4. sǝɹnʇɔıdʎpooɯʎɯ 51 months ago | reply

      what a unbelieveable landscape !
      I usually dislike HDR, but yours is particulary impressive. very good.

    5. kimlawton 51 months ago | reply

      moon and sun award
      I saw this magical photo at places of magic in Greece pool

    6. skinsbbc 51 months ago | reply

      Glad you didn't stay quiet :) This is absolutely stunning!

    7. farbspiel 51 months ago | reply

      Nice landscape shot, Eli! I like those bizarre structures!

    8. hassan14_pk 51 months ago | reply

      I found this photo in 1-2-3 HDR

    9. by Ophelia photos 51 months ago | reply

      Amazing! your the best!

    10. randall der 50 months ago | reply

      :) very nice balance kudos

    11. Takahiro Yamamoto 50 months ago | reply

      Mesmerizing details!
      I came across this in Superosity The SUPEROSITY of Most Things

    12. axiepics 50 months ago | reply

      well done

      I came across this in Superosity The SUPEROSITY of Most Things

    13. Urban_SLR 50 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. In awe!

    14. MarcelGermain 39 months ago | reply

      Simply beautiful!

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