“Suspended in Light” – Pindus Mountains, Greece – Maria Kaimaki – Featured Photographer
Do you typically shoot images by yourself or with others? A lot of my photos are with my wife and two boys which can be great. It is nice to have a few extra pairs of eyes looking for great things to shoot. Sometimes when I wake up really early in the morning I miss having them with me, other times I enjoy the silence.
Spectacular! The monasteries look like they were born in the rock rather than built upon it. The fog is a nice touch. However, this photograph might not have been possible if Mary didn’t have an overly motivated shooting partner to help her motivation. Please read her account below then check out her astounding (Really it is!) portfolios HERE and HERE.
The Metéora “(Greek: Μετέωρα, “suspended rocks”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”) is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece.”
… a low mist was the kind of weather I had hoped for even before we set off for that surreal place. But after having spent 4 afternoons and 4 mornings at the same chosen spot, having to deal with light but annoying showers for the most part, after witnessing rainbows materialize in all the wrong spots (over my companions head), after watching a wonderful cloud formation changing colors over the wrong spot (the road), I went to bed on our last night there having already put this place in my “to re-visit” list and I would have gladly stayed in bed on the following morning, dreaming about this shot rather than be mocked by the weather once again. Fortunately my partner wasn’t ready to give up and it was on that fifth morning that the rising sun worked its magic and created the low mist I was hoping for.
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