Stefanos 'Steve' Politis@steviewonderscapes

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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Palaiokaryaโ€™s Stone Bridge.
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Just a short detour on our way to Meteora.
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It's a stone arched bridge built in the 16th century. 26m in length and 12 in height.
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Two artificial waterfalls (one at each side) make the scene even more spectacular.
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A great place to relax, enjoy a picnic and if it's too hot cool down in the cool water.
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โžก๏ธ Tell me. Do you like swimming in rivers?
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Body @nikoneurope D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/8
Shutter speed 30s
Filter @leefilters Big Stopper
Tripod @manfrottoimaginemore mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

'All lights on me'
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Two are the key elements when shooting at Meteora. Firstly, finding good vantage points; some boulders are the perfect observation decks. And secondly, visiting them at different time and observe how the sun illuminates the area.
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The Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa is one of the smallest ones and is built on one of the shorter rocks. So you'd expect the sun to catch it late.
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As it turned out that wasn't the case. Instead it fully lit up when much taller rocks around it were still dark creating this impressive light contrast.
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โžก๏ธ Have a nice weekend!
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 70-200mm f/4
Focal Length 160mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/8
Shutter speed 1/50s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Konitsa's bridge sunset reflections.
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One of my main missions during my visit in NW Greece was to capture some of the amazing stone bridges.
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One of my favourite ones is Konitsa's bridge.
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It's the biggest single span arch bridge in the Balkans with a height of 20m. Built in 1870.
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It crosses Aoos river and the nature around it is breathtaking!
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โžก๏ธ Tell me. Are you fascinated by stone bridges?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 21mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter speed 30s
Filter Lee Big Stopper
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Golden Meteora!
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Meteora is a pretty unique place. Spectacular rock formations with monasteries built at the top of them!
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And the name is a perfect fit.. Meteora means elevated in Greek.
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I had visited the area few times when i was younger but last September while visiting my father i decided it was time to go back and capture some decent images.
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โžก๏ธ Tell me. Have you been to Meteora?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 31mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/8
Shutter speed 1/50s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Gullfoss Stunning Sunset!
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When it comes to conditions this was the star of my trip!
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While driving towards this location i could see fluffy clouds and a clear zone in the west above the west horizon.
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The conditions remained pretty stable and when the sun started setting it painted the clouds in these warm pink tones.
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The clouds cleared at 3am so i could enjoy the Northern Lights and returned in the morning right on time for sunrise!
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Thank you Gullfoss, you're a star!.
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โžก๏ธ Tell me. How long would you stay at a location to capture a great image?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 100
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter speed 15s
Filter Lee Little Stopper
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Dettifoss Aurora Dance.
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After Eystrahorn the plan was to start driving back to Reykjavik visiting some places i had skipped. I checked the weather forecast and it was going to be wet in the south whereas some places in the north were going to have clear skies.
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I reminded myself that the main purprose of the trip was chasing and experiencing Northern Lights so i decided to take the much longer route through the north.
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I arrived at Dettifoss (the most powerful waterfall in Europe) for sunset and decided to stay the night.
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What a great show it was!.
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It was one of the biggest wishes i fulfilled in 2018.
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โžก๏ธTell me. What wish are you hoping to fulfil in 2019?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 500 & 3200
Aperture f/4
Shutter speed 185s & 20s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Moody Kirkjufell!
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This was the first location i visited after arriving in Iceland.
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The weather forecast said rain so there was no chance of doing a sunset shoot around Reykjavik so instead of wasting my time doing nothing i decided to drive to Kirkjufell and be ready for next morning.
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The drive was 'exciting'. Passed by two areas known for their strong cross winds and was caught in a winter storm (the only day it snowed the two weeks i was there). Luckily as the snow on the road was getting higher and i was getting a bit worried getting stuck a snowplow truck came from the other direction and i was able to use the clear road. It got mild overnight and the rain cleared away most of the snow but there was still some left to make the scene even more interesting.
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Even though the conditions were ideal this location still managed to impress.
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โžก๏ธ Tell me. What would be the first place you'd visit in Iceland?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/9
Shutter speed 3s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Eystrahorn's rocky guards.
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Vestrahorn's 'sister' mountain and equally impressive.
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Usually when it's rainy and windy i call it a day but this area was so picturesque i didn't want to leave without capturing something.
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These rocks and the swerving waves were the perfect foreground elements and added great 'drama' to the whole scene.
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โžก๏ธ Merry Christmas everyone!
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/10
Shutter speed 5s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Aurora magic over Gullfoss

A night i'll never forget!
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I had to wait from sunset all the way till the early hours when the clouds were supposed to clear away and Aurora was going to be at it's peak.
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At 2am it started to rain. I gave up on this location and started driving south. 15 mins later i started seeing a green glow outside my window.
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I deciced to turn around and head back to Gullfoss. The clouds cleared around 3am.
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The 'dancing' green light display in the sky was utterly magic, lasted till 7am and Gullfoss waterfall provided quite a powerful soundtrack.
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โžก๏ธTell me. Have you experienced the Northern lights?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 16-35mm f/4
Focal Length 16mm
ISO 500 & 6400
Aperture f/4
Shutter speed 414s & 20s
Filter None
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Stefanos 'Steve' Politis

Wave-works at diamond beach.
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As icebergs break away from Breiรฐamerkurjรถkull Glacier they start floating around Jรถkulsรกrlรณn glacier lagoon until they manage to reach the Atlantic ocean.
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The ocean welcomes them by pushing them onto a black sand beach where they eventually become smaller shiny ice rocks (diamonds).
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It was pretty windy when i got onto the beach. It was cloudy but i could still see warm colours from the rising sun. I first focused on the diamonds but then noticed a point where the waves would slam into these icebegs and 'explode' above them.
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โžก๏ธTell me. Do you like watching crashing waves?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Focal Length 40mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/13
Shutter speed 0.5s &1.6s
Filter Lee Soft Graduated ND 0.9
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Lake Bled Reflections.
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Lake Bled has become the ambassador of Slovenia. It has put Slovenia 'on the map'. Loads of people from around the world travel to Bled each year to take in the amazing views.
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Trying to get unique compositions is very hard in a place so popular so 'hunting' for ideal conditions is the name of the game :-)
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Here is a sunrise image of the island. The lake was so calm. There was little bit of mist but the reflections were so beautiful. And the lovely warm glow above the mountains in the background with nicely positioned clouds made this scene special (in my eyes at least)
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โžก๏ธTell me. Did you discover Slovenia because of lake Bled?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Focal Length 62mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/8
Shutter speed 13s
Filter Lee Soft Graduated ND 0.9
Lee Little Stopper
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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Sunrise amongst Titans.
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Sometimes during my trips i can go a bit mad... or let's call it 'be spontaneous'.
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I was at the very north part of Slovenia with both Austria and Italy being ~7km away and was trying to find a sunrise location for the next morning.
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I had heard about Mangart saddle being the highest road in Slovenia, Veiliki Mangart peak looked impressive, so off i went.
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A billion turns, hairpins, switchbacks later i was at the top (2072m). I was expecting it to be windy up there but when i go out of the car i realised there was no wind whatsoever. There were no sounds either. I could make out the silhouettes of the mountains around me and when i looked up in the sky i could see googol number of stars and the milky way. Quite an experience.
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When it started getting brighter and i could see what's around me i knew what my composition was going to be.
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A wave of imposing mountains, such a colourful sky and pink peaks...
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โžก๏ธTell me. What's the highest point from where you've enjoyed a sunrise?
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Body Nikon D810
Lense Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Focal Length 56mm
ISO 64
Aperture f/8
Shutter speed 1/8s
Filter Lee Soft Graduated ND 0.9
Tripod Manfrotto mt190xpro3
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