A beautiful place

Last year, I had the chance to visit a beautiful location at the city of Livadeia (Greece). It’s really one of those places you don’t expect to see inside a town, and a wondeful location to enjoy a cup of coffee at early morning (and of course take some photos).

(Nikon D700, Nikon 24mm f2.8)

(Nikon D700, Nikon 24mm f2.8)

The Nikon 24mm f2.8 is a great lens for landscapes. Although its old and of course inferior to the new 24mm f1.4, it’s much cheaper and of course smaller. I prefer to use the Nikon D700 with primes since I don’t really like the weight and size of a zoom lens like the 24-70. I also don’t like the balance of the DSLR/zoom combo and when on a tripod the prime lens makes it easier for me to control the camera.

(Nikon D700, Nikkor 135mm f2)

The Nikkor 135mm except for being a fantastic portrait lens, can also be used for images like the one above where I want to isolate a portion of a scenery. To be honest, I haven’t taken many portraits with this lens but instead I have use it for this kind of images. A good example is also the image below, where a portion of a waterfall at low speed provided a very special image.

(Nikon D700, Nikkor 135mm f2)

As you can see, there are lots of opportunities for different kind of images at Krya and i will try to visit this great location when I find the chance.

The last two images are with film, and are my favorites from this location.

(Fotoman 612, Nikkor 90mm f8 SW, Kodak Portra 160VC)

(Leica M7, Elmarit 28mm f2.8, Fuji Velvia 50)

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