This is the south west side of the Castle with mostly big houses that belonged to some the old families of the island. They have distinctive features of traditional patmian architecture such as an ochre frame around windows and doors and ochre stones interrupting the whitewashed corners where two walls meet.
Nowdays many of these houses belong to foreign owners who respect their traditional style and take good care of them. Anyway, the Chora of Patmos has been declared internarional world heritage by Unesco and no one is allowed to alter architectural styles and features.
These houses are very expensive now but their vast majority is inhabited only in the summer and at Easter which is celebrated in a very special atmosphere on Patmos.
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aliabazari (10165) 2012-01-16 10:37
Good exposure. Very beautiful picture
dale54 (5012) 2012-01-16 11:49
hello ourania,great night pic,this pic has a beautifull feel thru it,love it.tfs! have a great day! dr
golus (2893) 2012-01-16 12:21
That is a lovely upright composition. All the elements (the great castle, lovely summer houses and of course the moon) are in perfect balance. A typical aegean athmosphere. Thanks and best wishes,
ebingul (1764) 2012-01-16 14:52
I liked this night shot with beautiful full moon.White houses form a nice contrast in the dark.Good composition and exposure.TFS.
eldancer1 (17350) 2012-01-16 15:43
Very romantic capture of the moon over the city! It has enough light to see the buildings without losing the moon. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
diomed (13926) 2012-01-17 4:23
phantastic shot you took in very difficult light condiotions. Great details, interesting vertical frame, beautifull moon, perfect POV.
divail (7347) 2012-01-22 15:17
La lune est vraiment le sujet principal. Elle est splendide, et sa couleur orangée me plaît particulièrement. Les maisons blanches endormies lui font un beau décor. La courbe naturelle de la montagne laisse une belle place à cette lune.
kiks (11405) 2012-01-25 9:05
This must be a beautiful place to visit. The golden moon brigs a very pleasent touch of colors. The light conditions were difficult maybe a higher ISO would help to get it better. The noise is know a bit disturbing.
Best regadrs en thanks for the useful note
notrap (4728) 2012-01-26 6:14
the photo shows what you said in the note: the houses are empty, no one seems to live in, not a single window is lit.
tyro (13595) 2012-01-31 15:02
This is a beautiful photograph! I've just been having a browse through your fine gallery and this one caught my eye.
Perfect composition with a full Moon sitting in a perfect position in the sky above a fine castle. I love how the castle is dark and silhouetted against the dark blue sky and yet the houses in the foreground are more brightly lit.
Perfect exposure and excellent detail. The only thing that lets this one down is the "noise" or graininess in the sky. I hope you don't mind, but I've done a very quick workshop for you to try to reduce the noise a little - see what you think.
P.S. What camera do you use?
BennyV (12859) 2012-02-08 9:43
This is a wonderful scene. I agree that this one stands out in your gallery. The noise is disturbing and a real pity. This was better shot with higher ISO. PP to fix it (as in WS here) doesn't really create good enough results, imho.
jplebrun (21208) 2012-02-10 10:56
superbe cliché de ce magnifique clair de lune avec ces maisons blanches comme décor, très bon travail.
Waylim (22471) 2012-03-03 19:15
I saw this one on random display in your gallery, it grab me right away, I was slightly disappointed with the small size and resolution, but the quality is as good as ti can get with this size and the composition is really wonderful. the mood is romantic with a slight melodramatic quality. Thanks.
desy65 (576) 2012-03-05 10:25
Hello Ourania, beautiful image of the late evening with the moon peeping through, illuminating the scene with its soft light. very nice
Greetings, have a nice time, Desy
delpeoples (45735) 2012-06-11 5:33
Adoro i colri violi qui, che contrastano bene con il controluce. L'architettura e' proprio affascinante. Ottimo il taglio verticale. Come ha detto John (tyro) cé un po di rumore, ma credo che il Workshop sia meglio. Complimenti e ti auguro una bella giornata.
ikeharel (38130) 2012-07-11 8:01
Unique moon you have in Greece... just my humor, dear.
Well managed dark scennery with full moon above.
The village looks as great silhouette against the dark sky, and houses brighter under moonlight.
baddori (19065) 2012-08-30 5:42
Una crepuscolare visione enigmatica.
Il bianco delle case ed il pallore della luna.
Ho pubblicato un ritocco, ho ridimensionato la foto.
Spero che possa trovare il "Workshop" "passabile"
Noel_Byrne (8095) 2012-11-18 8:46
Very magical capture of this fantastic architecture, and the inclusion of the moon like this and the great light in the sky is the icing on the cake! Beautiful image, thanks for sharing.
All the best
abmdsudi (27148) 2012-11-22 5:30
A magic moment well taken and a nice balanced composition well realized! Such an attractive scene with a pleasing atmosphere, the details are so well rendered under a natural light of the night. The shiny full moon is the a real draw that stands out so superbly, an icing on the cake and a real treat. This is tremendous capture rarely seen accompanied by good infor note, Congrats.
ruisc_pt (10125) 2013-03-01 10:19
At the right moment I opened this one i was listening this fantastic song:
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for...
elenimavrandoni (5829) 2013-03-03 12:58
Ουρανία καλησπέρα, μια μοναδική φωτογραφία σε σύνθεση και εκτέλεση, ομορφη ώρα για να τονιστεί η χρωματική αντίθεση με τρόπο φυσικό και να δώσει ενα μαγευτικό "άγγιγμα" στην πανέμορφη φωτογραφία σου!
καλό βράδυ, ευχαριστώ πού με επισκέπτεσαι!
kennyblack (4193) 2013-05-22 5:05
Immagine molto romantica della città che si stà addormentando in una bella e limpida serata. Molto bella la disposizione a gradino delle case che con i loro abitanti si preparanno per abbandonarsi al Dio Morfeo. La leggera illuminazione della luna rende visibile questo delicato paesaggio catturato perfettamente. Mi piace molto anche l' inserimento della luna che fà capolino come se volesse augurare a tutti la buona notte. Grazie di questo bellissimo lavoro e dei tuoi bellissimi e competenti, sempre graditi commenti. Un augurio sincero di buona giornata da noi due ... M & D