Impressions of



All images of this gallery were taken between June 5 and June 15 2015 on Crete (Greece). For artistic reasons (I believe that photos should speak for themselves) no captions are displayed together with the images, but by holding your mouse over the thumbnails for a second you should get a brief title caption displayed as a popup-tooltip.
All images were taken with a Sony HX9V compact camera (which comprises a 24-384mm optical zoom range (in 35mm equivalent)).


Fishermen in Heraklion old harbour Fishing boats in Heraklion old harbour Heraklion harbour through hole in wall near Koules fortress 25 August Street in Heraklion Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion Visitor in front of exhibit in Archeological Museum

Heraklion Archelogical Museum

Minoan bull's head rhyton (restored from Knossos) Minoan Jewelry from Knossos Terracotta Statues Of Goddesses From Karphi Procession fresco from Knossos Prince of Lilies fresco from Knossos Ladies in Blue fresco from Knossos

Chania 1

Halidon Street in Chanis House facade at Chania Venetian harbour Harbour front in Chania House facades at Chania Venetian harbour Boats in Chania's Venetian harbour Girl in front of wall of mosque at Chania harbour

Chania 2

Chania Venetian harbour fron near lighthouse Street in old town near harbour House front Chania old town Kastelli district in Chania old town Solar panels and satellite dishes on roof Lighthouse in Chania harbour


Tree with house at Maleme coast Beach road near Maleme Graves at German war cemetery near Maleme View from German war cemetery towards coast After sunset at Pirgos Psilonerou beach Sun loungers and parasols at Asterion hotel beach

Maleme beach

Lone walker at Maleme beach Old boat with tree at Maleme beach Sun loungers and parasols at Maleme beach Children's play area at Maleme hotel Dog on sun lounger at Maleme beach Empty sun loungers at Maleme hotel

Pirgos Psilonerou sunrise

Sunrise at Pirgos Psilonerou Sunrise at Pirgos Psilonerou Sun rising near Agioi Theodoroi island Beach shore at sunrise Beach, sea and sky at sunrise Asterion hotel beach after sunrise

Falassarna beaxh

Falassarna beach sea colours Waves running onto Falassarna beach Rocks on Falassarna north beach Falassarna bay Seascape with wave On Falassarna north beach

Samaria Gorge 1

Gingilos mountain near entrance of Samaria gorge (Xyloskalo) Descent into Samaria gorge Donkey 'ambulance' Stone hut with White Mountains in background Rocky terrain Wooded canyon walls in Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge 2

Pine tree at foot of canyon wall Narrowing walls in Samaria gorge Flowering bush Small trees in cliff face Two pine trees in vertical cliff face Gorge scenery

Samaria Gorge 3

River Tarraios in lower section of gorge River flowing along striated cliff wall Limescale on cliff walls Narrowest spot of Samaria gorge (Iron Gates) Agia Roumeli church near exit of Samaria gorge Leaving Agia Roumeli by boat
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Thomas Smid



Selected Links

Ernst Haas   (the first master of creative colour photography).
Pete Turner   (Pete Turner's distinctive style pushes colour photography to its limits).
Franco Fontana   (minimalist, abstract landscape colour photographs of almost surreal quality).
David Burdeny   (minimalist and semi-abstract high key landscape and architecture colour photos by Canadian photographer David Burdeny).
Ciro Totku   (inspiring abstract landscape and nature images by Cambodian photographer Ciro Totku).

Photography Portals
Photographydirectoryproject.com/  (A human edited Directory of Photography Websites. Links to Photographer and Photography related sites.).
Betterphoto.com   (Site featuring online photography courses, photo competitions and galleries; US based).
Royal Photographic Society creative photography course   (online photography courses, UK based).
Thephotoforum.com   (Busy discussion forum regarding all things photographic).

Royal Photographic Society   (photography exibitions, workshops, online courses, resources and qualifications ).
Association of Photographers   (UK based; the place to visit if you are looking for a employment as a photographer (job vacancies, contact details of other photographers and more)).