Saturday, 29 July 2017

Leaving Piraeus



There is something magical about leaving port at night. Darkness suppresses much ugly functionalism, leaving only an array of lights and illuminated objects. Even a bustling modern dockyard can be a thing of beauty.


Of course for the photographer it helps if the sea is calm and everything moves with studied slow solemnity. I'm not sure if it's compulsory to play Vangelis' Conquest of Paradise on every sailing of every ship and riverboat, but if all the scenery can be persuaded to keep time with those deep, sonorous tones, I'm in favour of it.