Coloring the sea

Sunrise light on the Messenian gulf as seen from Peroulia village. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece

The sea color is a complicated matter. Water reflects light very differently from typical terrestrial materials. The reflectivity of water is very low at low and medium angles of incident light and very high at high angles of incident light (sunrise, sunset).

Water is also transparent to light. Inside the water, light is subject to both refraction and attenuation.

Furthermore, temperature, salinity, dissolved salts, organic substances, and suspended particulates, all affect what we perceive as the sea color. You can buy Fine Art Prints from the collection ‘Coloring the sea’ at our e-shop.

A boat sails at the Epidavros gulf during sunrise.
A boat sails at the Epidaurus gulf during sunrise

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A sailboat sailing close to cape Maleas during sunrise, Laconia, Peloponnese
A sailboat sailing close to cape Maleas during sunrise, Laconia, Peloponnese

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A fishing boat at Tyros town during sunrise. Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece
A fishing boat at Tyros town during sunrise. Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece

 

 

Sunrise light on the Messenian gulf as seen from Peroulia village. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece
Sunrise light on the Messenian gulf as seen from Peroulia village. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece

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A fishing boat at sunrise at the Argolic gulf close to Astros Kynourias, Arcadia, Greece
A fishing boat at sunrise at the Argolic gulf close to Astros Kynourias, Arcadia, Greece

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Fishing boat on sunrise. Tyros, Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece
Fishing boat on sunrise. Tyros, Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece

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Fishermen at Vromoneri during sunset. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece
Fishermen at Vromoneri during sunset. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece

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Fishermen with fishing rods standing on the jetty at Xiropigado village, Arcadia, Greece
Fishermen with fishing rods standing on the jetty at Xiropigado village, Arcadia, Greece

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A boat sailing at the Argolic Gulf near Astros, Arcadia, Greece
A boat sailing at the Argolic Gulf near Astros, Arcadia, Greece

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The Nordland shipwreck (year 2000). Diakofti, Kythera island, Greece
The Nordland shipwreck (year 2000). Diakofti, Kythera island, Greece

 

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