"Behind The Photo"

in behindthephoto •  4 months ago 

In a few minutes the Behind The Photo - Contest will be over and I will probably be the last one to enter :)

The concept of this contest is to share the story behind a photo you have taken which, hopefully, can be as interesting as the picture itself!

With this excuse I am going to step backwards in time, in a moment that represents a milestone in my photographic path and I always remember with a vague smile on my face!


If you have been following me from the beginning of my steem journey you may have already seen this picture a couple of times before. It is from the village of Naoussa, on the island of Paros, in Greece. I took it in 2009 at my first assignment as a photographer for a Greek travel magazine.


When I got of the boat on the the port of Paros I didn't know that everything will work out just fine and I was going to spend the next 3 years travelling all over Greece discovering my country and getting paid for it! What I knew, was that I took that job with a portfolio based on vacations shots and I had no idea about ND filters, HDR, time blending or any of the knowledge and equipment that a landscape photographer has to have.


On top of that, my editing skills were close to zero and I didn't even had a laptop to see each day's progress. You can imagine how nervous I was when I found out that the magazine was about to publish a feature on Paros and I was the only photographer for all the pictures of the 64 pages of it!


The pictures of this post are a tiny fraction of the 2037 shots that I took during my 7 days stay on the island. But it was the first one that made me believe that I can do it.
When I took this shot "armed" with a canon 40D, a small tripod and a polarizer filter, I was ecstatic with the result :)


Technically it was not something difficult. The camera on the tripod, a relative close aperture for better depth of field and many shots as the dusk light was constantly changing. The whole thing took 5 minutes. It was the first of many dusk time photos that I took ever since and the truth is that all the magic is in the amazing light of the time and the picturesque scenery!


All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

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For your first trip out and first set of photos it is awesome! You are right it is all about the light.

Thank you :)

Thanks @fotostef for your entry and sharing the story behind. You are indeed the last entry, so good luck to you as well!

Thanks a lot @johan.norberg!

Beautiful photos! :)

Thank you @doze, I am glad you liked them :)

Thank you so much for taking part in our contest! We wish you the best of luck :)

The pleasure was all mine :)
Thank you!