Monday, May 28, 2012

The blue hour









Pláka (Greek: Πλάκα) is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. 

 
Wenn der Tag bereit ist, zu gehen und die blaue Stunde der Nacht
beginnt..

Η μέρα ετοιμάζεται να κάνει  χώρο στην νύχτα..
Η στιγμή που αλλάζουν όλα τα χρώματα.

The night is falling over Plaka and the blue hour begins.




28 comments:

  1. Monika, what a great set of images. Beautiful shots.

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  2. Thanks for your comments Monika.

    These shots are also very nice...... compliments for your blog.

    warm greetings, Joop x

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  3. Beautiful. Especially love first and third.

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  4. I know the blue hour well! You have captured the light beautifully, and the feeling. Thank you.

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  5. ich lieeeeebe diese "blaue Stunde" ...und ...wunderschöne Fotos sind das !!!

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  6. υπέροχες όλες. μια αδυναμία μεγαλύτερη στην πρώτη φωτογραφία. κάθε φορά που θα περνώ από εκεί θα έχω πλέον αυτή την εικόνα στο νου

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  7. Schöne blaue Impressionen.
    Liebe Pfingsgrüße sende ich dir ♥
    Sabine

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  8. So beautiful. You have provided an excellent blue hour.
    Greetings, Carmen

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  9. omg, terrific night shots from my beautiful friend!

    have a great week ahead!

    big hugs!
    xx

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  10. Schööönnnnnnnnnnnnn ♥ Gruessle von Tenerife nach Griechenland

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  11. πολύ όμορφη δουλειά Μόνικα... εύγε!!

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  12. Artistic how you play with colours.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. ax Athina sagapw

    Thanks for passing by, we will "meet" more often now : )

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  14. Excellent photography, Monika, and a very innovative approach toward presenting your subject matter. I enjoyed seeing these shots.

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  15. Monika, these are highly creative photographs! Yes, this is blue hour for doves and the streets and a city. You came with a very unique idea and I love it.

    Every photograph is a storytelling. The first is very poetic with these two lovely doves, the second made me smile and I wanted to go for an evening walk along this narrow and beautiful street.

    Very beautiful and great approach. Fascinating photography!!!!

    I send you loving wishes, my dear Monika.

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  16. Blau ist herrlich! Und die Bilder auch! Wunderschön! ♥

    Alles Liebe,
    Sonja

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this series, especially the first one.
    So beautifully captured!

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  18. Blau sei die Stunde, verlautet aus manchem Munde, doch niemand weiß genau, gilt diese Stunde nun für Mann oder für Frau...:-)

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  19. hi Monika!!i tried many times to write to you..but my internet is very slow nowadays..but i will give it another try..

    i love the photoes specially the third and fourth..It reminds me of my dear Cypruz..Limmasol!!The warm dusty weather..the sandy beaches..the nice honest people sitting and playing cards..relaxing drinking their morning coffe!!in 20 days all be leaving agin to Fig tree Bay..Be staing threre for 3 weeks..this time going for a visit toFamangusta.

    ok..hope all is well with you..and thanx for nice comment on my blog

    xxxxx

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  20. Once you found yourself in the Adrian's Gate area you could have made photos of the Gate itself and the Zeus Columns at walking distance. Ingenious rendition of the dusk hours with "tungsten" white balance settings.

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  21. These phots are the answer to why so many people love blue!

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  22. I love the colors of these photos.

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