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Fira By Night by BenHeine Fira By Night by BenHeine
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A picture I took in Fira (Santorini, Greece), last summer. It's a long exposure shot and I've repainted some parts of it.

If you wish, you can see a detail HERE (big zoom in the centre of the picture).

Fira is the modern capital of the Greek Aegean island, Santorini. It is a traditional settlement.

The view from Fira is magnificent, with a unique panorama showing the 18 km long caldera from southern Cape Akrotiri to northern Cape Ag. Nikolaos, plus the volcanic island Nea Kameni at the center with Thirassia Island in the distant west on blue Aegean water.

Fira is a town of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 m high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Thera. The two main museums of interest are the Santorini Archeological Museum, 30 m east of the cable car entrance, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at the southeast corner of the White Orthodox Cathedral (with the Greek name meaning Metamorphosis), built on the site of the Ypapanti Church, destroyed in the 1956 earthquake.

Access to Fira is mainly by roads on its eastern side, climbing from its port via the Z-shaped footpath on foot or on donkeys, or by riding the steep cable car from its lower terminal by the port.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Some other long exposure shots:






Candles of The Past

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Candles of the past
In shadows corner cast
Like paintings on a wall
Or tinting blanching fall
Precious moments going
Special people knowing
Of lives so many ways
In vanished yesterdays

Somewhere in my heart
Where memories start
I have again found
Incidents once around
All the music ways
In the magic of the days
Candle lights Iíve crossed
Those now today are lost
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raheem1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
SubhanALLAH! What an Awesome Shot :) Keep Up The Good Work! :D

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peanutkix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
peanutkix.deviantart.com/journ… Your beautiful work has been featured <3
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FriendlyToucan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, what a great image!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Artist
i want to live here ..^__^..
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wolfen-graphix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   General Artist
Magnifique shot!
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ht3456781 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
ITS SOO BEAUTIFUL :cries:
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pink-eyed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like the perfect place to spend a lot of hot summer nights with friends and wine. Amazing :) Which parts exactly did you repaint?
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Lazuleaf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Writer
Is this real?
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xmesmerizex Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
It's a beautiful place! I love this shot it's awesome.
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carnea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sky is awesone! And I really love the lights. Wonderful:love:
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