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The Isthmus Canal by StamatisGR The Isthmus Canal by StamatisGR
The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth. The word "isthmus" comes from the Ancient Greek word for "neck" and refers to the narrowness of the land. Since 1893 the Corinth Canal has run through the 6.3 km wide isthmus, effectively making the Peloponnese an island.

The idea for a short cut to save boats sailing all round the Peloponnese was long considered by the Ancient Greeks.The first attempt to build a canal there, was carried out by the tyrant Periander or Periandros in the 7th century BC. He abandoned the project due to technical difficulties, and instead constructed a simpler and less costly overland stone ramp, named Diolkos, as a portage road. Remnants of Diolkos still exist today next to the modern canal.




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artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! I've long known about this canal but never actually seen it so thanks for sharing!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
thanks a lot!
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artamusica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
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The-DMV Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Hey, didn't Robbie Maddison jump that canal? Nice picture. :iconiloveitplz:
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kellygarcia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
fascinating ......
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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brian772xls Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Interface Designer
The water looks so organic <3
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gelamou Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured on my journal [link]
:heart:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
:hug:
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ThCh88 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
εχω περασει τοσες φορες απο εκει πηγαινοντας στο χωριο και μια φωτογραφια δεν εχω βγαλει....πολυ ωραια.... αλλα τι εννοεις με το 3raw hdr files?...
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   Photographer
ότι είναι στην πραγματικότητα 3 φωτογραφίες με διαφορετική έκθεση η κάθε μία :)
Δες στο Google τι είναι το HDR ;)
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
The perspective! :wow:
The color of the water! :wow: Ok, it is hdr but still :wow:
:faint: :faint: :faint:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Photographer
Thank you srecice!
I was playing with Photomatix and I guess it came out quite well :D
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hexentanz::frog::hexentanz: Glad I saw this at [link] a fave of course :hexentanz::frog::hexentanz:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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hikait Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
featured here: [link]
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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thetawave2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Usually, I'm not a huge fan of such symmetrical composition, but I think this works out quite well. Seems to me that it's because the cliffs each have interesting texture and are different enough to keep from being too much of a mirror image.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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DeviousClown Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Grandiose!!! :wow:
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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iaberis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
seems quite dangerous... natural colours?
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Photographer
HDR colours :)
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Shutterbug-94 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
wow this is amazing!!!:omfg:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Shutterbug-94 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
your welcome!!:boogie:
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This photo is amazing.I like the end of the photo,it's very twisted and well captured.The whole photo looks a bit futuristic :) I like it's depth and I like the thing that you can barely see the sky :) Great job!!!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Photographer
Hvala ti puno draga! :hug:
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Hihi,parakalo' :)
Nema na cemu :) Govoris srpski?!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009   Photographer
No I don't speak Serbian!:D
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
:)
Anyway,it was pretty interesting :D
I know a few Greek words :D
Have you ever been in Serbia?!
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:iconstamatisgr:
StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009   Photographer
No I haven't but I would love to visit Belgrade!
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BelaBoosMim Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
What an stunning image. Love it!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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meppol Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Photographer
:rose: :hug:
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Fantastic Stamati! :clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
Thank you dear! It was a nice ride :)
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:iconmeppol:
meppol Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
wow, incredible perspective and so beautiful blue!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
Grazie Mary! :hug:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot Stamatis:-)
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
Thank you Malcolm! :)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
My pleasure Stamatis:-)
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mamaguy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
i think i got the wrong emo the first time so :omfg: very nice
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
:lol:
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mamaguy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
:w00t::w00t:
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mamaguy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
very nice!!:clap:
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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mamaguy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
welcom:bye:
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous Stamatis...:wow:
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