Meandering on Mykonos

With the summer travel season soon to be upon us many people are contemplating vacations. This article features some images we captured while meandering on Mykonos in 2014.

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Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO-160

We enjoyed our time on Mykonos doing some sightseeing in the countryside, as well as a walking tour of Mykonos town.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 12mm, efov 32mm, f/8, 1/320, ISO-160

No matter where I am, I seem to be attracted to repeating shapes and patterns.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 15mm, efov 41mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-160

There are small, quaint hamlets sprinkled over much of Mykonos creating many image opportunities of white-washed buildings on the seaside.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 8mm, efov 21mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-160

I loved the small courtyards in the residential areas, often accented with trees and bright flowers.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 53mm, efov143mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-160

Many of the bars and restaurants provide a close-up view of the sea side!

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 32mm, efov 86m, f/5.6, 1/60, ISO-160

Part of the fun in doing a walking tour of Mykonos town is finding unusual things to photograph.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 32mm, efov 86m, f/5.6, 1/60, ISO-160

Including ‘the evil eye’.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 32mm, efov 86m, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-160

Fishing boats and other iconic images of Greece are plentiful on the island of Mykonos.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/20, ISO-1600

If you enjoy being immersed in crowds, shops, and the smells of restaurants, Mykonos provides a treasure trove of street photography opportunities.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/8, 1/1000, ISO-3200
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30 f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 26mm, efov 70mm, f/5.3, 1/100, ISO-3200
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 14mm, efov 38mm, f/5, 1/20, ISO-3200
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 17mm, efov 46mm, f/5.6, 1/50, ISO-160

And, in a pinch a napkin can do a great job as a camera prop to capture a wonderful sunset…

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 non-PD, @ 11mm, efov 30mm, f/5.6, 5 sec, ISO-160

If you enjoyed this article you may want to have a look at our eBook, Images of Greece. It features some of the most popular locations in Greece and provides a sampling of photographs that can be captured in this beautiful country. It is available as a PDF download for $9.99 Canadian.

Technical Note:
All photographs were captured hand-held with Nikon 1 gear as per the EXIF data. All images in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO OpticsPro 11, CS6 and the Nik Collection.

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