Posted by: kenlam | January 6, 2009

Simply stunning. Simply Santorini.

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26th December was our first year wedding annniversary.  I have always wanted to take Ling, my adorable wife to a special place for our anniversary .  I chose Santorini island.  A small island in Greece.  I have had Santorini on my mind for a long time.  I have heard that it is not only a good place for photography (hehe) but also has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. 

The night before we departed, I asked Ling to pack her bags and said I was taking her to a special place.  She didn’t know where we would be heading until we checked in at the Newcastle Airport.  Surprise!!!  Ling has been helping me a lot ever since I started my photography journey.  She is not only my super lighting assistant, she is also the rock on my back… oh no… the rock on my back is my camera!  She is my rock.

Hope you like these photographs.

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Driving on the other side of the road (right-hand side of the road) is not easy on the brain!  We rented a little Smart car.  It was the ideal car for this island with small roads and turnings. 

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December is a very quiet season for Santorini because it is windy and the sun goes down earlier, but perfect time for keen photographers like me.  Everywhere I went, every turn I took, was a beautiful scene.  It was very hard for me to put the cameras down.  In 3 days I took almost 800 photographs!

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Santorini is simply lovely.  Each house is painted with simple theme (blue & white, orange & white, pink & white), but together, they form a striking whole.

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There were no tourists around us!  This famous seafood restaurant was empty!  We had fish soup and grilled seafood that night. 

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Hello… is anyone there?

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See the colour of the sand on the beach?  It is black colour, formed from volcanic lava.  Santorini island is made up of volcanic lava from the volcano that erupted many years ago.  Amazing.

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This cat was having a long yawn whilst chilling out.

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More cats.  Perhaps this island should be called “Catorini”!

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The door of dreams?

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More history about Santorini can be read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santorini

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Responses

  1. Nice place, nice photographs! 😀

  2. Ken, the pics are awesome!!!! This is a place that I would really want to visit one day. Now that I look at your pictures, it almost feels like I am there!!

    Happy 1st year anniversary to you and Ling! Miss you both. I text her on Dec 26th to wish both of you a happy anniversary. Hope she got it… Blessed New Year! Really hope to see both of you soon… :-*

    Hugs,
    joanne

  3. Perfect pics Ken 🙂 I always tell my friends this is the place i wanted to go the most. I want to have my wedding in Santorini hahaa… If my dream comes true, Ken you’ll definitely be my photographer of the day lol!

  4. Hi Ken & Shirley,

    Happy 1st Anniversary! And a very Happy New Year too.

    These photos of Santorini are lovely, i especially like the inside of the church and the final picture with the houses with sun setting in the background admist the peaceful water.

    All the best :o)

  5. Marvellous photos!

    Happy New Year!

  6. I really want to visit Santorini one day. I show your link to one of my girlfriends (Santorini is where she wants her honeymoon/wedding to be). She almost cried.

    Again, great job! Keep up the work!

  7. wow ~~~ nice pic……………nice place!!!
    I would like to visit around there.
    hey, SiuLeung….u r a romantic person ~~~
    Time passed quickly……just recall we had fun in your wedding last yr.
    Wish u guys r happy together forever!!!

  8. Thank you everyone for your kind messages. Santorini is indeed a stunning place. While I was there, I wished that there were some wedding couples for me to capture..:) There were no tourists around, so it could have been a perfect photoshoot session! I soon realised that I was there for my own anniversary with the wife!

    Candy and Joanne, I still remember we had a great time last year at the wedding.

    Pauline, thank you for your message. I am surprised that my photos can make your friend cry!!! Alexis, Caryn, Johnny and Jan thanks for your message! Don’t know what to say but thank you.

    I will keep up the good work!

  9. Hi Ken
    好耐冇上黎睇相啦,你D相真係越影越靚,希望你”願望”早日達到啦,重有補祝你們一週年新婚快樂呀!

    miss your family much, happy new year, gogogo

    Lawrence Tsang

  10. Your photos are amazing, it looks so clean and fresh there, you’ve really captured the way of life there….I hope one day I can retire somewhere like that!

  11. Thanks John for your comment. I will keep up the good work.

    Hi Lawrence, thank you for your comment. Shirley and I had a wonderful time in Santorini. Yes, my dream is not far from me now.

    Go go to
    Ken Lam

  12. Happy 1st Anniversary! And a very Happy New Year too.

    brother, how are you??? i think you are so busy in there….how is your work? going fine??

    你們終於去左greece..太好啦…一定好靚..
    這個地方都係我想去之一….
    有時間打給妹妹手提啦..
    問候 你太太——-ling ling..
    新婚快樂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. so nice place . so nice pics.

    any more ? i love this .

    thanks for sharing


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