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).

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(Nikon D700, Nikon 24mm f2.8)

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(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.

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(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.

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(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.

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

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

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