Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is an UNESCO World Heritage site in the Northern Ireland.

It’s a remarkable natural rock formation, result of an ancient volcanic eruption that created about 40,000 basalt columns by cooling lava millions of years ago.

According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by the Irish giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill involving a fight between giants from Ireland and Scotland.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 5D mark IV, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction: rugged cliffs into an inspiring view stretch for 8km along the Atlantic coast of County Clare.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 5D mark IV, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Paleokastritsa – Corfù (Greece)

The bay of Paleokastritsa is in the North West of Corfu, with his amazing beaches and cristal clear sea.

Paleokastritsa is a small village where the epic poem the Odyssey,  tells that legendary Odysseus (Ulysses) disembarked and met Nausicaa for the first time.

A great view and a lovely place to visit and to have a coffee or a lunch, is the La Grotta (grotto) beach bar. This is situated in a tiny little cove with crystal clear, very deep and icy cold water.

There is maybe 100 stairs to go down and up, but a, highly recommended if you are on the island.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canal d’Amour – Sidari (Corfù)

Nearby to the village of Sidari, in Corfù island (Greece) there is an idyllic area with unique rock formations that form a series of wonderful coves and canals, with beautiful crystalline waters.

The rocks run in different shades of yellow and lots of greenery at the top.  The famous beach Channel of Love (known as Canal d’ Amour).

The famous beach Channel of Love (known as Canal d’ Amour) is one of the most unique spots in Corfu. According to the tradition couples who swim through the narrow canal will get married soon. 

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Parga (Greece) by day

The small town of Parga, with its colorful houses  is the most popular summer destination in Epirus region in Greece.

An amazing green islet with a white church stands at the entrance of the port, while the ruined walls of a Venetian castle can be seen on top of a hill above the town.

It’s no wonder this place is as popular with the Greeks as it is with foreign holidaymakers.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D with Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Sori (Liguria)

A small gallery of some HDR photos and long exposures taken in Sori.

Sori is a beatiful city in the Italian region Liguria and part of the so-called Golfo Paradiso (Paradise gulf) in the Riviera di Levante.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 7D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Croatian sea

Photo collection of the Adriatic sea in Croatia.

Some shots of the beautiful beach of Dubovica on the Hvar Island, seascapes of Dubrovnic, Split and Zadar and a picture of Visovac island in Krka National Park.

Other galleries of Croatia:

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Dubrovnik (Croatia) – Part#1

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city (also known as Ragusa, in the past) on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and  has the appellation of the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.

Upon his visit to Dubrovnik in 1929, George Bernard Shaw said: “If you want to see Heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik.”

Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.  The city is an open space museum but the greatest attraction, open to visitors, is the medieval walls, that run almost 2 km long.

The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming site for the fictional city of King’s Landing in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.

On October 1991 Dubrovnik was attacked by (JNA) Yugoslav National Army. The artillery attacks on Dubrovnik damaged 56% of its buildings and the historic walled city. Following the end of the war, damage caused by the shelling of the Old Town was repaired and performed in the original style, and is clearly visible from high points around the city in the form of the more brightly coloured new roofs.

 

Gear:  Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

A trip in Corsica (Part #1)

This is first part of photos taken in a summer trip all around the Corsica Island.

Corsica is a large island in the Mediterranean sea referred as a “région” of France. It’s a nice place to stay e to visit.

In just a few hours, you can see the most glittering jewels of the island: the seascapes, with a veritable explosion of colours and fantastic scenery, the wonderful beaches with emerald waters, and the villages of Corsica, that are dotted with Genoese towers, prehistoric ruins and fortified bastions. Corsica history is engraved in the very stones of this unique island.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM