Photographing Dawn at The Previous Port of Mykonos –


Dawn Images within the Greek Islands – Mykonos Previous Port

Dawn is a time of calm, a time I not often see as an evening owl and a time I do know is value getting as much as {photograph} when someplace particular.

Mykonos is a type of particular locations. With its vibrant, whitewashed buildings, vibrant doorways and home windows and boldly painted boats bobbing within the harbour, dawn right here is to not be missed!

Waking up earlier than first gentle, I wandered right down to the Previous Port of Mykonos. Jetlag was on my facet and I used to be nearly skipping as I noticed the scene earlier than me.

Water so calm all the shoreline of the port was reflecting into the shallow sandy sea.

With each intention of venturing to a spot I’d scouted the day prior, I as a substitute stopped on the water’s edge on Paralia Choras Mikonou seashore.  Getting low with my Olympus E-M1 MKIII I used to be in a position to improve the reflection and seize a sequence of photos that also make me smile after I look again at them.

Early morning pinks crammed the sky and, as you’d know for those who’re an everyday reader of The Wandering Lens, my pastel loving self was discovering it arduous to maneuver on. There was nobody else round, simply me, my digital camera and this lovely scene reworking by the minute.

As a result of dawn isn’t an occasion I see day-after-day, after I do try and {photograph} it, I achieve this with gusto. Not solely did I’ve my digital camera and three lenses with me, I additionally had my underwater housing, utterly ready to leap within the water. Fortunately, as a result of the water was so nonetheless and clear, I solely needed to wade in as much as my knees to get the shot I hoped for.

Cut up-level underwater pictures have been a composition I like to {photograph} when the scene fits. Earlier than arriving in Greece, I’d photographed the Italian Cinque Terre on this model, the mix of glowing, nonetheless seas and vibrant villages makes for an inspiring panorama and topic to {photograph}.

Previous Port, Mykonos, Greece

Drying off the housing, placing it again in my bag and forcing myself to proceed to a different location, I wandered across the fringe of the previous port. Regardless of the streets and port being full of crowds through the day, the morning was a serene distinction, just some fisherman and the odd native going about their morning duties.

I opted to take a seat on the dock and watch as Mykonos wakened. Morning glow slowly appeared, creating dancing reflections of water on the white partitions and revealing little particulars and pockets of color throughout the skyline.

Under you’ll discover a sequence of photos captured that morning, each time I have a look at them I’m transported again to the island. Discovering peace and quiet in what looks like a chaotic world is uncommon and I’ll ceaselessly treasure moments like this when my digital camera and I have been handled to slightly second of complete bliss.

Learn the complete ‘Photographer’s Information to Mykonos’ right here.

See additionally my information to digital camera settings and ideas for dawn images right here – ‘Setting the Scene: Dawn Images

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