Impressions of



All images of this gallery were taken between May 31 and June 4 2015 on Santorini (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)).

Emporio/ Gavrilos Hill

Entrance to Orthodox Church in Emporio Landscape with horse and religious shrine near Gavrilos hill/ Emporio Church against backdrop of Aegean sea from Gavrilos hill Outdoor Taverna on Gavrilos Hill Church Profitis Elias o Hamilos on Gavrilos hill Belltower of Profitis Elias o Hamilos


Caldera view from Fira towards Nea Kameni and Therassia islands Shops on costal path in Fira Caldera cliff edge in Fira Boats near old port in Fira Catholic Church of Agios Stylianos, Fira View of Fira with Prophitis Elias mountain in background


Old fishing boat on house roof in Firostefani Agios Theodori church in Firostefani Wall art in Firostefani Church with bell tower in Firostefani against caldera backdrop Firostefani cliff edge properties; in backgroud Imerovigli White pebbled roof in Firostefani against caldera backdrop


Honeymoon Petra Villas Property in Imerovigli Firostefani and Fira as seen from Imerovigli Swimming pools in Imerovigli Hotel Santorini Grace in Imerovigli Footpath in Imerovigli

Mouzaki Bay

Mouzaki Bay with Oia village in distance Hill on footpath along Mouzaki Bay Coastal rock formation at Mouzaki Bay Boulder with yellow lychen Mouzaki Bay with Imerovigli village in distance Colourful rock formation on Mouzaki Bay coastal path

Oia 1

Oia village from Mavro Vouno mountain (Finikia village in foreground) White houses in Oia Oia village Blue domed church in Oia Blue domed church with caldera islands in background Hotel property in Oia

Oia 2

Oia with windmill from castle Oia on caldera side Looking towards Oia castle from near windmill Small church at seafront from near windmill Oia tourist shops and boutiques 'Ecru' fashion boutique in Oia

Perivolos Beach at Dusk

Perivolos beach after dusk with rising moon Sunset colours at Perivolos beach Perivolos beach moonrise Rising moon between beach umbrellas Rising moon above anchored boat Perivolos beach after sunset and mooonrise

Perissa/ Mesa Vouna

Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) in Perissa Chapel of Panagia Katefiani built into Mesa Vouna mountain Aghios Ilias mountain from outside Perissa Rock formation at foot of Mesa Vouna mountain Lone tree and wild flowers at foot of Mesa Vouna mountain Perissa/Perivolos from the slopes of Mesa Vouna

Ancient Thera

Mesa Vouno mountain (Ancient Thera) as seen from Profitis Ilias mountain Ascent to Ancient Thera from Perissa by donkeys Ruins of Ancient Thera on top of Mesa Vouno Amphitheatre of Ancient Thera Kamari beach fron as seen from Ancient Thera Section of Kamari as seen from Ancient Thera


View towards Pyrgos from footpath Aghios Georghios Katefyo near Pyrgos Staircase with church in Pyrgos House entrance in Pyrgos Coastline at Athinios port On ferry to Crete
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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)).