Meteora & Pindos Landscape Photography Workshop 2016 - Part 2 - Pindos

Following our second morning shooting the dawn breaking over the monasteries of Meteora we set off on the 3 hour scenic route to the next location of our 7 day landscape photography workshop in Greece.. a little village in the heart of the Pindos Mountains called Monodendri.

The late departure meant we only had time for a couple of stops along the way for the briefest of photo opportunities, such as these panoramics hastily put together at the Aoos Springs Lake..

aoos springs lake photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

aoos springs lake photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

mountain view from aoos springs lake photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

mountain view from aoos springs lake photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

After our early morning pre-dawn start and our meandering drive over the mountains to the next location of our 7 day landscape photography workshop to the heart of Greece... we were quite tired and so opted for an early night.. following as usual a fabulous meal at a local taverna of bean soup and goat stew.!

Next morning saw us up early again and off to spend the day practicing our long exposure photography at a small and very narrow river canyon where the water is crystalline and falls through a series of small waterfalls cutting its way through the limestone rock... soothing and smoothing the rough hewn stone in it's path... iPhone to hand again for some "behind-the-scenes" photos.... and a final image...

Small river canyon photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

Small river canyon photographed during our landscape photography workshop to meteora and the pindos mountains in greece

Both a good thing and a frustrating thing about shooting during the winter months is the shortness of the days... good because dawn is that little bit later allowing for a slightly longer sleep-in and bad because the few hours of daylight you do have are over so quick... especially when absorbed in taking long-exposure photos..! Six hours we spent in the canyon and it seemed to just fly... back to the hotel for a quick download and review then out to dinner again.. Lentil soup and oven cooked beef joint in tomato sauce..! yum..

Over the next few days we explored the region photographing the beautiful old stone bridges that linked the villages in bygone days before any roads existed...we explored one of the cleanest rivers in Europe.. the Voidomatis River... and its crystal turquoise water..

we visited an ancient forest and photographed the imposing buttress towers of Mount Tymfis at sunset watching the changing colours reflect over the massif...

...and on our final day we spent the entire day at a magical location... well off the beaten track.. very unknown... and very beautiful...

and just a few of the final images from this wonderful place...

After that finalé it was time to go home... new friends made... wonderful places visited... fab photos made... until next year..!

Join me in 2017 on our next landscape photography tour and workshop to Meteora and the Pindos Mountains in Greece and I'll take you there..!

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