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Before the Storm

Photo taken by contributor Phedias Hadjicharalambous, a 33-year-old man from Nicosia, Cyprus. He began delving into photography last year during a difficult time after the death of his beloved grandmother. It helped him cope with personal challenges, as well as challenges that arose when his mother began battling severe anxiety. Thankfully with the proper treatment his mother is now doing better. Phedias’ photography is minimal and his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life. He has studied astronomy and planetary sciences but his passion is art.

About this photo: “I call this photograph, ‘Before the Storm,’ It captures ominous clouds in Larnaca, in the Pervolia area of Cyprus.”

Find more from Phedias at his blog.


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13 comments on “Before the Storm

  1. architactually
    February 11, 2014

    a very strong photo!!!


  2. terzae
    February 11, 2014

    I love the depth, central detail, and balance of contrast in this shot.


  3. ladymyrystyl
    February 11, 2014

    Molto bella…


  4. eLPy
    February 11, 2014

    I would have been proud to take this photo. This is a great capture. I like the contrast between the dark cloud and the much brighter ones behind it. Great job.



  5. Inge
    February 12, 2014

    Superb! It looks like someone is watching us! Very dramatic clouds! Love it!


  6. lauramacky
    February 12, 2014



  7. Strength Disciple
    February 12, 2014



  8. phedias
    February 13, 2014

    Thank you all!


  9. phedias
    February 13, 2014

    Reblogged this on Almagestnight.


  10. panchocerda
    February 14, 2014

    It’s like an angry eye


    • phedias
      February 14, 2014

      The eye of the storm 🙂


  11. tcopelandfilm
    February 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on tcopelandfilm and commented:
    “his motto “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” reflects his philosophy about life”


  12. alexraphael
    February 16, 2014

    Incredible shot


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