Cleaning day in an old urban house in Ayia Marina.
I saw this simple composition while leaving work one sunny afternoon. It just required some balance, I worked mostly on the colours, enhancing their intensity while keeping the whites as clear as possible.
The patterns on the carpet look traditional but I'm not sure which particular region they represent.
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photographer_sg (4412) 2014-08-27 1:31
Beautiful composition with lovely graphic qualities indeed. The colours and textures of the walls and the lovely carpet stand out owing to your perfect management of the exposure. The enhanced colours work very well here and make a very attractive picture.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
lousat (87220) 2014-08-27 1:57
Ciao Ourania,sembra piu' una foto tunisina che greca....ehehe..in effetti i colori di questo tappeto vanno d'accordo coi cuscini della mia foto,potremmo cambiare l'arredamento insieme...ehehe..foto minimalista della serie "washing day" ben composta e brillantissima.Buona giornata,Luciano
snunney (94993) 2014-08-27 2:18
An attractive and appealing daily life composition. I like the framing and the light and colours. Excellent rendering of the textural detail.
Noel_Byrne (29259) 2014-08-27 2:21
This is a very nicely seen image, the carpet and it designs are very unexpected in this view! You have brought our the colors of the wrote beautifull as well as the textures of the old fading wall. The little slice of bue in the scene makes a very nice addition as well, particularly in contrast to all the strong reds and orange. Neely seen and well composed daily life scene.
dkmurphys (55955) 2014-08-27 3:41
Original idea. The carpet models along with the facade lines are creating quite an interesting combination. Well observed.
jhm (148786) 2014-08-27 4:23
This type carpet fits perfect in my living room, I like nice carpets.
Simple but excellent photographed.
Colours and sharpness are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pajaran (58009) 2014-08-27 4:35
Lep pogled na tepih ...
Dobar snimak i kontarst, lepo pokazana fasada i tepih sa lepim sarama i bojama.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice view on the carpet ...
Good shot and kontarst, well demonstrated facade and carpet with beautiful patterns and colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Sergiom (73536) 2014-08-27 5:43
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'aime beaucoup la texture du mur qui a de l’âge qui vient en contraste avec le belles couleurs pures du tapis qui sèche au soleil. Très bonne idée bien réalisée.
mirosu (15989) 2014-08-27 11:13
Excellent old house façade and colourful carpet close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
mesutilgim (92414) 2014-08-27 12:08
Hello dear Ourania,
A very well known scenery on both sides of the Aegeis.
By the way the motives of the kelim is quite Anatolian.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (43611) 2014-08-27 15:27
questo non sembra un angolo di Grecia, ma somiglia più a un paese dell'america latina.
Il classico bianco è stato sostituito dal giallo intenso e ...Penelope ha terminato il suo lavoro.
Immagine bella e attraente.
abmdsudi (50568) 2014-08-27 21:55
I can see what attracts you, a pleasant capture of the hanging under a subtle angled light and well exposed with a good balance across the scene. I feel the textures of the wall and the colours make for an appealing combination, sort of artwork on display so to speak which lends for a relaxed overall view. A pleasant everyday mundane well shot, Congrats. tfs
Silvio1953 (136829) 2014-08-28 8:22
Ciao Ourania, originale cleaning day con un fantastico tappeto, me lo porterei volentieri a casa, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
Cricri (115557) 2014-08-28 22:57
Très belle cette composition, par ces couleurs, le cadrage et le tapis de motif ,bon format, une réalisation parfaite avec une lumière bien gérée et de belles couleurs
Belle et agréable journée
aliabazari (16109) 2014-08-28 23:01
Hi .. dear
It's a Glim. But one (Glim) made with industrial machines. The plan (Glim) of Morocco. I love this shot. Wonderful composition. Thanks for sharing this nice picture.
Thank you my friend because I suggest you to go and get a new picture. I also believe that to move your character and lively. Regards ...
ikeharel (67291) 2014-08-29 4:17
Colors of the carpet match beautifully to the wall's, looks as it was painted red before applied the yellow/baige in later time.
Clear shot, well used the favorable daylight.
Have a nice weekend,
daddo (26482) 2014-08-29 6:44
Hi Ourania. Looks like a factory made product of possibly no distinct origin but a melange of this and that from the Balkans and the Near East. I say this because I recognize some of the motifs as being similar to cilims in former Yugoslavia. Whatever its origin, it does look great in the sun, especially against the bright wall. Regards. Klaudio.
holmertz (49030) 2014-08-29 10:45
You made a great observation that afternoon. It's a beautifully simple and eye-catching composition and you did a fine job with the colours. I have to admit that I like the rough wall and its faded colours almost as much as the carpet. In any case they make a fine combination.
I was out of town for a few days. Maybe I managed to pick up a couple of new photos.