Featured I don't do beach holidays often...

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Lightmancer, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I can't stand the sand, hate suncream and get bored easily. But the Greek island of Zakynhos offers free accommodation and food - my wife's kids own a restaurant and a villa there so it would be rude not to visit occasionally ;)

    This is the headlining of the taxi we took from the airport on arrival:
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    Zante 2016 X100T Cab Roof 1 mono
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    And a bit of arty-fartyness with footprints on the beach:
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Footsteps 1 mono
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    There used to be loads of these huts along the coast,once upon a time. The old men would use them as shelters and sit and watch the sea until they spotted a shosl of fish, whereupon they would pop down and cast their nets. There aren't many fish left in the Ionian Sea now...
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Beach Hut 2 mono
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    The sign to the kids' restaurant ("Shoestring"):
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Sign 1
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    We did get into town:
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Zante Town Square 1 mono
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    But it's really about the sea and the sky:
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Sunrise 1
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    ...and the beach, of course:
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    Zante 2016 XPro2 Seascape 4
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity
     
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  2. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I love Greece at the end of the season, very atmospheric shots Bill.
     
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Lovely stuff Bill. I'm currently in the second day of a beach vacation and it's raining cats and dogs, the roads are flooded so we can't even get to the grocery store to get food, and my wife, mother-in-law, and aunt are busily playing cards and having conversations that I can only listen to for so long. So I'm watching TV and movies on my iPad and now checking in here. Enjoy the beach vacation you're having - you could be having mine!!!

    I hope to get some photos later in the week as the weather is supposed to clear up over the next couple of days. But for now, I'm living through your vacation. And, BTW, I've been to the Greek Islands and where you are is nicer than the stretch of the Jersey Shore I'm hanging out at...

    Enjoy!

    -Ray
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Bill, I hope you don't mind me bumping this one to the front page. I also hate the beach. Nice set.
     
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  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Very nice set, Bill.
     
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  6. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    I really like this set. Is the "but it's really about the sea and the sky" shot an Astia rendering?
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Great work. I'm glad your aversion to rudeness led you to this idyllic spot.
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No, I hardly use Astia. It's actually Classic Chrome. That's become my default for colour shooting.
     
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  9. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Thanks, the colors are nice and soft. Great job.
     
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  10. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Very nice series! Love that sunset, and the footprints . . . I've seen that look before . . . Tri-X, pushed 1600?

    Cheers, Jock
     
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Just as a footnote to this thread, back in the dark ages before I ever picked up a camera, I used to do watercolour sketches. I carry a pad and a small set of paints occasionally to this day. This was the first time I've ever done the preliminary sketch whilst standing in the Ionian Sea, however... Zante 2016 X20 Watercolour 1.

    (now you know why I use a camera ;) )

    By the way, what is it with people? I'm standing waist deep in the wet, minding my own business, pad and pencil in hand, trying to keep my balance against a slight swell and some bloke came up to try to look at what I was doing... o_O
     
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  12. Les Klein

    Les Klein SC Regular

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    Dec 10, 2015
    I like your sketch, and I don’t know why you use a camera because of the sketch. By sketching you’re creating an image, not ‘just’ capturing and image. I wish I had your drawing skill!
     
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  13. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Gosh that is lovely!
     
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