Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Oia Sunset , Santorini june 28th pt 2 2016

Time to go to Oia this evening , i have heard it gets extremely busy and need to bag a good spot early to see the sunset from the ruins of the Byzantine castle.  its about 20 minutes on the coach from Fira bus station which is only 5 minutes walk from our hotel.     the bus runs frequently and is only 1.80 euros.

Arriving in Oia after a great sightseeing journey along a mountain road with big drops and old landslide damage. Our first view of the famous blue domed buildings.


          The castle ruins are just over to the left , but this stunning Bourgainvillea caught my eye.

 Amazing how they built just along the cliff top , in the distance is Imerovigli which is the next town to Fira and Firostefani

I have got the position i wanted with a good view of the Windmills , now just need to hope there is a good sunset , which is still over 2 hours away!!!!!!

                          Packed already , still hour and half before sundown at just after 8.20
the best colour for lighting up the buildings will be around 8.10 and then after 8.30 before best sky colour .

                  Arghhhhhhhhhhh    Thick cloud has built up on the horizon and ruined it!!!!!! 

                                 the sun is setting, as the huge cruise liners depart.

Using 400mm lens this is about as much colour that has developed tonight , thick cloud on the horizon prevented anything else.   Anyhow , we have the rest of the week so will come back another evening , or two :)

               Evening lights come on now as we make our way back to get the bus back to Fira.

                                        Time to head back now , and dinner in Fira.