September 1, 2014

Diving into the Turquoise Waters at Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia

Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia right overview

Myrtos Beach* is a must see spectacle for the visitor of Kefalonia island, since its dazzling turquoise waters are famous around the world. It has been voted 12 times the best Greek beach. Being featured in best beaches lists around the world, it was also used as a location in the film "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin".
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-85 IS USM, 

Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 200, 

Exposure: 1/250 sec, 
Aperture: 11.0

The magnificent view starts to appear as soon as one reaches the top of the mountain road and starts to drive downhill. Somehow, I was lucky that day because large white cloud formations dramatized the scenery even more.
Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia bay overview
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-85 IS USM,
Focal Length: 50mm (80mm)
ISO: 200,
Exposure: 1/400 sec,
Aperture: 8.0
The turquoise color stripes change very quickly following the strong currents which tangle the deep shore sediment made of marble. When the sun rays strike on the water different colors are reflected.
Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia color changes
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-85 IS USM,
Focal Length: 80mm (128mm)
ISO: 200,
Exposure: 1/800 sec,
Aperture: 8.0



The beach lies between the feet of two mountains whereas a steep, winding road, about 2 km long leads through hairpin turns down to the sea shore from the village of Divarata.
Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia road view
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-85 IS USM,
Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 200,
Exposure: 1/200 sec,
Aperture: 11.0
Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia turquoise waters
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 17-85 IS USM,
Focal Length: 28mm (44.8mm)
ISO: 200,
Exposure: 1/400 sec,
Aperture: 11.0
* Myrtos Beach is in the region of Pylaros, in the north-west of Kefalonia island.
Cephalonia or Kefalonia, formerly also known as Kefallinia or Kephallenia, is the largest of the Islands in the Ionian Sea in Western Greece.
Myrtos has been described as "one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece", with its "mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles."


All Photos were shot in RAW and post processed in Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional).
Thank you for viewing. © 2014 S.C.Vlachos

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