Mount Aenos, Kefalonia


In ancient days, many an animal is said to have found its sacrificial death on Kefalonia’s Mount Aenos’ 1.628 m summit, Megas Soros, to pacify Zeus. I took the liberty of freely translating this to my own intentions, where my sacrifices are photographic effort and it is the viewer of my images, you, I wish to please. And sacrifice I did!

It was yet another experience of finding myself in a mystic, almost otherwordly landscape, motives abounding, struggling and working for days to find compositions I felt sufficiently confident and satisfied with. I was close to giving up on some days, when, after hours of waiting, the cool and dense fog was finally creeping up the steep slopes from the sea, isolating the famous Cephalonian firs from their chaotic background, and then vanishing like a ghost the very moment I had set the focus on my camera. Or when the view of the emerald sea through the same trees’ branches would suddenly be obscured by the very clouds I was wishing for the day before. But then again persistence is said to be pleasing the gods, so I continued for some days more bringing my sacrifices to the peak of Aenos – and from your much appreciated comments I will know whether they succeeded in pleasing you – or whether I will have to follow pitiful Sisyphos and go back there again….and again…and again…

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5 thoughts on “Mount Aenos, Kefalonia

  1. Nina

    So schöne Fotos, Wolf, bin echt begeistert! Es ist nur so frustrierend, wenn man im Büro sitzt & sieht, was du alles so erlebst & wo du unterwegs bist. Also: weiter so! :-)
    Viele liebe Grüße

    1. Wolf Hoffmann

      Hallo Nina und danke für die Blumen! Ich hab eh ein bissl ein schlechtes Gewissen – aber ich komm damit eigentlich ganz gut zurecht… ;o)
      Ganz liebe Grüße!