TRAVEL | Mykonos | Summer 2017

Greece is a feast of blue and white. I can't imagine a better color palette - it was almost too good to be true. We hopped around the Cyclades, an island group in the Aegean Sea southeast of mainland Greece, stopping first at Mykonos. Of course, Fleet Foxes immediately and continuously played in my mind while we were there (put the song on and imagine seeing the sunset for yourself...unreal).

Confession. I LOVE BLUE. My friends Katherine and Constance often mock my Instagram for being a wash of various skies and seas and anything else I can capture that is overwhelmingly blue. I can't help it. And here in the islands pf the Aegean, the blue and white of the Greek flag washes over nearly every inch of the world. From the water to the sky to the beautiful paint on the windows and doors, one could be forgiven for thinking blue originated here, as if these islanders mined it from the core of the earth and lesser versions of the color has been exported from this source, mere images of this Greek ideal.

Mykonos was a real highlight. Winding narrow passages, a ubiquity of seaside vistas at every turn, endless picturesque settings. I had a lot of fun taking pictures here. The silhouettes and sunset are some of my favorite pictures from the entire trip.

All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon 60D

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Photography, TravelKarl Magnuson