Aghios Nikolaos is a pristine little white church at the southern end of the volcanic island of Santorini, Greece. You have to walk past this beautiful church set amongst the red rocks to get to Red Beach (Kokkini Paralia) which lies just around the headland on which this church stands. In this image you can see someone has used red paint to try and cover some graffiti. Just to the left of this attempt to disguise what was a cross painted on the rock, can you make out a face, staring out from the rock?
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lousat (57610) 2013-01-29 1:53
Hi Brian,magnificent pic from the Greece,whit the tipical white and blue colors and the tipical bell tower too,great exposure and perfect details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dta (51378) 2013-01-29 2:02
Hello Brian ,
Outstanding contrast of the white church with the dark red cliffs . A close framing of the bell twer could be fine , too . MAy be you've got one ...
snunney (67292) 2013-01-29 2:04
The red painted graffiti is quite eerie and contributes much to the atmosphere of the shot. You have captured this delightful little church very well under a good light. The Greek flag flying in the wind is another plus.
olive224 (1211) 2013-01-29 4:13
Very nice saturated colors ;) I like the red sign at the right
The textures are great too, and the whites tones are especially very well rendered (and it is not always easy !)
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-01-29 4:35
simple but pleasant capture
bluend white the traditional
colors,you are a lucky
photographer taking such a photo
outstanding contrast between
white,blue and dark cliffs
Romano46 (4846) 2013-01-29 5:05
l'architettura greca fa sempre il suo effetto con il suo colore candido quale che sia lo sfondo. Di solito è il mare, ma in questo caso è la roccia bruna che fa da cornice, senza però che la composizione ne soffra.
Belli i colori e la nitidezza.
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
Bluejeans (64227) 2013-01-29 5:06
Ola Brian ,
Beleza esta igreja branca com as faixas azuis das janelas , bonitos os detalhes dos 3 sinos, boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kasianowak (2235) 2013-01-29 8:52
Wonderful shot! The contrast between the whitewashed walls of the chutch and the darker background works really well. I love the blue details.
Nicou (97637) 2013-01-29 8:56
quelle vue et image quelle blancheur de cette église avec les touches de bleu superbe et les cloches fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (9181) 2013-01-29 9:36
This is like a film scenery, excellent photo, nice contrast between the bluish walls and dark rocks in the BG
prashantprabhu (215) 2013-01-29 10:07
Beautiful Church and a beautiful picture. I like the simplicity of the frame.
JFS (32107) 2013-01-29 10:42
What a good eye you had here, contrasting the white church and the dark BG. The composition is fantastic and the quality too. As always:)
Hasta luego amigo,
Zucca (4308) 2013-01-29 12:40
The contrast is simply brilliant between the little white church and the dark red stones in the background. The Greek flag is well placed on the left, thanks for the note too, otherwise the face would have been difficult to see !
Have a nice evening,
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-29 13:23
Beautiful, interesting and attractive picture specially for the chosen pov, composition, exposure and colors!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (3261) 2013-01-29 13:58
I am quite impressed with your light management skills, especially in these types of images with stark white as a prominent color. The backdrop of colors to this image is amazingly subtle, yet has such an impact in contrast to the rest of the scene. This is a creative look at the church and its surroundings, very well displayed. Great shot!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-01-29 21:53
Le contraste de luminosité n'était pas facile à maitriser mais tu as parfaitement réussi. Jolie mise en image de cette église toute blanche se détachant sur cet arrière plan rocheux très sombre.
amir2009m (270) 2013-01-30 1:02
Hi , Brian
A beautiful picture
White color is calm and clean contrast
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30300)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 1:51