A view into and through an old stone building in Ayia Marina. It was used as house, market, shops, storehouse for many years, almost a century. Then it was abandoned for more than two decades. Pigeons occupied it, entering through small openings and broken windows. Last year a huge operation began for its renovation. It was cleaned and acquired a new roof and a new room plan on its second floor. Works stopped again, probably due to luck of funds. This photo was taken through another window opening looking to the street.
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snunney (86762) 2014-08-28 2:51
A composition with a very pleasant atmosphere occasioned by the light and shadow contrasts. Good light management in difficult conditions.
jhm (141483) 2014-08-28 5:06
One of the most beautiful contrast pictures with the two opening with light and nice view in background.
Very well composition, with fantastic colours.
And nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (63292) 2014-08-28 5:38
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Je crois que tu as très bien réussi ce que tu voulais faire. un très beau jeu d'ombres et de lumière avec un très beau point de vue sur l'extérieur.
Silvio1953 (126059) 2014-08-28 8:24
Ciao Ourania, gran bella inquadratura, favolosi i due spicchi di luce, ottima nitidezza e fantastico mare, brava, ciao Silvio
Nicou (125500) 2014-08-28 8:37
quelle image et compo superbe quelle vue et captage avec ces fenêtre et la vue au travers et cet lumière qui pénètre et qui se détache pour faire de belle forme dans le noir quelle recherche.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (59815) 2014-08-28 9:55
Superbly managed the light condition, Ourania.
View through the stoney windows, show well the blue choppy sea, but - with most notable good DOF.
Camera set well, result is outstanding.
Noel_Byrne (25954) 2014-08-28 10:52
Just like your image, the history of the building is a combination of darkness and light, lonliness and bright beauty. This is a vey appealing image of this old building, especially in how you have composed the view through the windows to the sea view beyond. The squares of light hitting the ground are very beautiful. Really nicely done.
cornejo (33524) 2014-08-28 11:54
Hello Ourania, good photograph of this interesting composition, looking through the holes in the abandoned building, beautifully captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Giustiniani (3427) 2014-08-28 14:07
c'est une très belle réalisation, je trouve ingénieux d'avoir joué avec la lumière de cette façon. Superbe résultat!
carlo62 (35552) 2014-08-28 15:25
la parte buia è molto scura, ma questo mette ancor più in risalto il blu del mare che si vede dalle due aperture e il contrasto crea molta attenzione da parte dell'osservatore.
abmdsudi (44930) 2014-08-28 19:39
A low key shot with a mysterious feel to it, a depth of view and perspective with the eye is directed instantly to the outside world thru the opennings. The external exposure is spot on, leaving the interior in total pitch darkness and a wasted negative space without any glimpse of highlights - this can be improved by tad softening of the heavily shadowed areas thus retaining some detail to lend a much more pleasing overall subtle feel. That's my frank opinion - coz I love low light low key - hope it's acceptable to you, nevertheless it 's a nice attempt. Congrats
serp2000 (41056) 2014-08-29 5:53
Superb! Just no words... I do love this clever composition, good idea and outstanding realisation! I'd like to add this photo to one of my favorites, but my folder is full. TFS!
dkmurphys (50540) 2014-08-29 7:53
Very attractive artistic capture. I like the idea of seeing the sea through those facade eyes. Well taken.
holmertz (42955) 2014-08-29 10:50
This is an interesting experiment with a different kind of composition. Although we see some of the well know view of Ayia Marina this is mainly an interesting play of darkness and light. Three small flat areas catch the sun very nicely while the surrounding areas are all proected from the incoming light. It's a graphically attractive composition with fine balance.
annjackman (20329) 2014-08-30 8:31
This was a clever idea to use the openings in the stone building to view the landscape. Very good use of the dark areas with the light falling onto the floor. Innovative and successful - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
aliabazari (16005) 2014-08-30 22:26
Hi Ourania dear
Alone. We expect both eyes. Have two lovers holding hands. Good composition. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Cricri (109003) 2014-08-30 23:15
Une image ombre et de lumière parfaitement bien gérée, la vue de la mer par ces "fenêtres" est formidable, très belle réalisation
je vous souhaite un très beau dimanche
nikkitta (15394) 2014-09-02 13:33
Hola Ourania querida
Absolutely love and admire this composition, like abandoned buildings, here shown in a creative way playing with the darkness and sun reflection
All the same being a Greek capture, so very blue sea is present
Well seen and composed
Saludos con cariño
steph (468) 2014-09-03 4:17
very good and grafical picture.
a silhouette in the door aperture would also be a nice foreground.
well done !
berek (40649) 2014-09-05 22:57
I love this composition. I think you did very well what you wanted to do. a beautiful play of shadows and light with a beautiful view of the outside.i like this shadows gabe my friend.
Have a nice weekend.
Hellas (6849) 2014-09-12 21:53
Εικόνα με άποψη!
Είναι του γούστου μου, δεν το κρύβω ...
Καλή συνέχεια, χαιρετισμούς!