new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.


Thursday, September 01, 2011

adventures at lake vouliagmeni

lake vouliagmeni
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view in the dark

nicky and i met up with cleopatra at 8:00 pm. (she'd started two hours earlier with mass transit to get to my part of athens.) we drove a couple of hours to get to lake vouliagmeni. we were disappointed to see so many lights around the lake (last time i'd been, years ago, it was much darker). still, we found a decently dark spot with a good view towards the north star, set up and started shooting. suddenly a very bright light turned on behind us and stayed on, ruining our shoot, so we gave up on the spot and doubled back for another. wound up on the primary beach, which was dark because everybody'd gone home, but didn't have a good view that included the north star. decided to go ahead with it anyway. shot from 12-2 or thereabouts. fully charged battery inexplicably died, requiring me to change batteries, creating an interruption in trails. continued. tried shooting some panoramas. afterwards they got silly and started taking pictures with a green laserlight. i liked it and joined in. drove back, took cleopatra to her house, then headed back to ours. arrived at 6:00 am. slept all morning. processed as best i could.

whew.

©2011 helen sotiriadis

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