Photography & Art

Articles about photography and other arts. Most of the time they come with nice pictures!

adversities: dog day

Posted on Oct 10, 2011

adversities: dog day

Yesterday afternoon I took my camera with my favorite -and only prime- lens, the EF 50mm f/1.8, to exploit the rare light of the upcoming storm. The weather conditions were difficult and the beach isn’t a good place to be with an entry level camera when heavy wind duels around you. I was hoping for a good static shot, when suddenly I saw this black dog heading into my frame. I shot immediately without thinking and the shutter clicked at the right moment. Definitely one of my favorite photographs. Click to enlarge.

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before instagram -and a bit of a rant

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

before instagram -and a bit of a rant

These days social networks’ inhabitants can often be divided into pro-instagram and anti-instagram. The former usually don’t put much thought into it, they just post happily their photographs after a quick post-processing with instagram’s filters. The latter are either tired of the way more than we need and are able to follow through human measure instagram posts or can’t put up with the fact that instagram processed photographs are often mistaken (a strong word, I know, a stronger one comes soon) for art and, as a further consequence, sometimes act as an excuse for pro-instagrammers to post complete and utter bullshit (I told...

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Granny Hair

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

Granny Hair

The Greek phrase for cotton candy is granny hair. This photo was shot in June, at the old harbor of Chania, during a blackout. I like it because I see in it many values which would be nice to apply in our everyday life; family, hard work, respect of our past.

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old photo, new post processing

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

old photo, new post processing

Too much time has passed since my last published post -though my drafts keep piling. Today I want to share with you a photograph I took a long time ago, during a trip to Heraklion, Crete. I knew from the moment my finger started moving toward the shutter button that I would love this shot. For some reason though I never post processed it till yesterday. I usually do not post process my photos but this one was shot at harsh conditions and needed some “repairs”.  In the end my “repairs” were more creative than what I originally planned but I am satisfied with the result. Sad...

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Wallpaper: KDE – permanent type

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

Wallpaper: KDE – permanent type

This is the fourth and last wallpaper of the KDE wallpapers week. It is the less “clean” image in this series. I think that it doesn’t match up well with widgets but if you have a virtual desktop clean of plasmoids you will love it. It is so good it may even get you a girlfriend! :p for 4:3 monitors KDE - permanent type - 1600x1200 for 5:4 monitors KDE - permanent type - 1280x1024 for 16:10 monitors KDE - permanent type - 1280x800 KDE - permanent type - 1680x1050 KDE - permanent type - 1920x1200 for 16:9 monitors KDE - permanent type - 1920x1080 KDE – permanent type...

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Wallpaper: KDE logo textured

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

Wallpaper: KDE logo textured

The third KDE wallpaper is here. It is a photo of a textured version of the KDE logo. If your monitor is too bright it may not look good. for 4:3 monitors KDE logo textured - 1600x1200 for 5:4 monitors KDE logo textured - 1280x1024 for 16:10 monitors KDE logo textured - 1280x800 KDE logo textured - 1680x1050 KDE logo textured - 1920x1200 for 16:9 monitors KDE logo textured - 1920x1080 KDE logo textured by Marios Andreopoulos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at...

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Wallpaper: powered by KDE – plain

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

Wallpaper: powered by KDE – plain

As promised here is the plain version of the wallpaper. Again shot with the Canon 500D – EF 50mm f/1.8 and edited with GIMP. for 4:3 monitors powered by KDE - plain - 1600x1200 for 5:4 monitors για οθόνες με αναλογία 5:4 powered by KDE - plain - 1280x1024 for 16:10 monitors powered by KDE - plain - 1280x800 powered by KDE - plain - 1680x1050 powered by KDE - plain - 1920x1200 for 16:9 monitors powered by KDE - plain - 1920x1080 powered by KDE – plain by Marios Andreopoulos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported...

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Wallpaper: powered by KDE

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

Wallpaper: powered by KDE

Yesterday I decided to play a bit with textures and the result was a KDE wallpaper! I love it and I hope you will like it too! I will post a plain version without the colored straws soon. For the photography savvy this photo was captured with my Canon EOS 500D and the EF 50mm f/1.8 (no mkII version here). You can download it below at various resolutions. Each ratio comes from a different crop area of the original, so download the appropriate ratio for your monitor  since you can’t get for example the 16:10 image if you crop the large 4:3 image. If you like it , you can give it a vote over kde-look. ...

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Wallpaper: Water Drops

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

Wallpaper: Water Drops

Some days ago I tried to do some water drop shots because they are easy to do, fun and the results, although not original, are most of the time satisfying. This is one of the better shots and since I was asked for it this is a wallpaper version. It is fairly large, 1920×1200 pixels, so you can scale it down and/or crop it to fit to your monitor (this happens automatically from your OS, no need for special graphics software). Click to view, right click -> open link to see it at full size, right click -> save link as to save it on your computer. ...

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Nespresso Art

Posted on Feb 1, 2010

Nespresso Art

For the next few months I have to abstain from alcohol and most types of coffee. Espresso (Lungo) is one of the few types of coffee I am still allowed to drink – in moderation of course. Thus I got myself a Nespresso machine since I am too lazy for a more traditional espresso machine. Deeply affected by this sudden change in my life, I grabbed my camera and with a little help from GIMP I created the image below:

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