Landscape Photography of Santorini

In June, we went on vacation to Greece. This was a leisurely trip to Greek Islands Mykonos and Santorini and a stop over in Athens before flying home. Through 8 nights, the trip proved to be a fair amount of time spent traveling. If I were to do it again, I’d maybe cut out Athens or spend more time overall.

During vacations, I don’t usually spend much time photographing. I like to keep photography trips and vacations with family as separate as possible. They have such different daily routines and sights to see, that I find it to be hard to concentrate on both. But, I bring my camera along nonetheless and see if there are opportunities to add to the portfolio.

During this trip, I took mostly portraits of us having fun. I mixed that in with a little shooting in Santorini –sunrise and midnight shoots in Oia, where we were lucky enough to stay, and some shots from the boat tour of the Aegean Sea from Santorini. Ultimately, I only have landscape shots from Santorini – and more than I thought I would come away with! Hope you enjoy them and my views from a beautiful island destination.

 

Vibrant flowering trees and calla lillies line the architecture of Oia, Santorini as the sun warms the sky and landscape

Vibrant flowering trees and calla lillies line the architecture of Oia, Santorini as the sun warms the sky and landscape

The sun rises over a cloudless landscape from Oia in Santorini, Greece

The sun rises over a cloudless landscape from Oia in Santorini, Greece

A panoramic shows the layers of cave houses as they wrap around the ends of the island of Santorini at sunrise

A panoramic shows the layers of cave houses as they wrap around the ends of the island of Santorini at sunrise

Rows of cavehouses bathed in early morning light as seen from a view also including church bells and docked boats

Rows of cavehouses bathed in early morning light as seen from a view also including church bells and docked boats

A panoramic of early light streaming onto the cliffs of Oia, Santorini

A panoramic of early light streaming onto the cliffs of Oia, Santorini

Flowers adorn the edges of the walls near a church in Santorini

Flowers adorn the edges of the walls near a church in Santorini

An unassuming corner is adorned with vibrant orange paint and blooming, flowering trees

An unassuming corner is adorned with vibrant orange paint and blooming, flowering trees

The moon rises over the twilight landscape of Oia, Santorini

The moon rises over the twilight landscape of Oia, Santorini

The rows of cave houses as seen from the tip of Oia at midnight

The rows of cave houses as seen from the tip of Oia at midnight

Light reflected from rock shines in the Aegean Sea off of the coast of Sanorini

Light reflected from rock shines in the Aegean Sea off of the coast of Sanorini

Light reflected from rock shines in the Aegean Sea off of the coast of Sanorini

Light reflected from rock shines in the Aegean Sea off of the coast of Sanorini

A sailboat full of people witnessing the cloudless sunset in Santorini

A sailboat full of people witnessing the cloudless sunset in Santorini

A pan motion of a speeding sailboat just after sunset in Santorini

A pan motion of a speeding sailboat just after sunset in Santorini

A classic Santorini sunset with a twist. This is a blended image of one exposure for the sun and another, pan motion shot to create a interesting texture in the water

A classic Santorini sunset with a twist. This is a blended image of one exposure for the sun and another, pan motion shot to create a interesting texture in the water

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