Cosy Cove

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During my last summer’s holiday with two friends to the Northern part of Greece, I had a chance to film some beautiful beaches and rocky little coves along the coast. The weather was amazing and the water of the sea crystal clear. Unfortunately a lot of the footage was ruined by human made noises. Anyone that has tried recording nature sounds, knows how difficult and sometimes impossible it is to escape the noises of modern civilization.

During the trip, we stumbled across an area of the coast where the sea and the wind have shaped the rocks into some amazing forms. The forms were so incredible, that I could spend hours just exploring and photographing them. At the end I managed to make a long loop relaxing video of a cosy little cove, surrounded by those rocks. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/lxNXf9fBv0g

Campfire, Crickets and Waves

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On a quiet summer day, I decided to go and spend the night at place I very well know in the South of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. I wasn’t planning on any particular shoot, but I had all my equipment with me for just in case. Having chosen my camping spot and hung my hammock, I had the idea of making a campfire and filming it. It was the peak of Bulgarian summer and the grass was already quite dry, so I was very careful to make sure that the fire stays within the stone circle that I created. You can watch my campfire video here: https://youtu.be/9lh_becOt4Y

It was a very peaceful evening and the crickets were singing their slow summer song. After having successfully recorded the video and put out the fire, I rested on the nearby rock, taking some posy pictures of myself and looking at the rising of the magnificent full moon and the distant lights of the nearby town. It was quiet and peaceful where I was. I tried filming the moon and it’s reflection in the sea, but when I got back home, I realised that my camera wasn’t able to record in such low light with good quality.

Later in the night I recorded the beautiful and perfectly soothing sounds of the gently lapping waves and the constant mellow chirping of the crickets were. I made a long video for a peaceful sleep. You can play it here: https://youtu.be/Ukugbb0Y72M

The island of Thassos, Greece

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The island of Thassos is the furthermost northern island of Greece. It is no coincidence that Greeks call it The Green Pearl as most of it is covered by old and natural pine forests. The mountains of the island rise to more than 1200m above the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. This natural beauty has changed hands many times through history and has accumulated a rich historical and cultural heritage.

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A small orthodox chapel on a cliff in an isolated location.

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The Archangel Michael Monastery on the steep cliffs in the distance.

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Scala Potamia village and Golden Beach in the distance.

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The highest mountain peaks are within the borders of one of the two natural parks on the island._DSC2438e

The crystal clear waters of Paradise Beach are rich in different types of fish.

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This rock lagoon is a natural formation and is called Giola by the locals._DSC3110e

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Welsh fairy tale

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In the summer of 2010 I visited a number of alternative building projects in Wales. Built out of simple natural materials and covered with green roofs, these houses blend into the lush landscape. The beauty and tranquility of the Welsh countryside, along with the hobbit-like buildings, created an enchanting atmosphere and made me believe that is possible to live in a fairy tale, even in our modern world.

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One of the many amazing buildings made out of natural materials at the Cae Mabon Eco Retreat Centre in the North of Wales._8010281e P7255576e P8015622e

Llyn Padarn lake in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park.

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