This is my first photo from the latest trip to Greece.
Taken on my first day on Santorini.I arrived 6A.M,so had to wait to check-in at my Hotel.Good time to get the first impression of this beautiful island.
I processed the image in Photomatix,so it´s HDR.
I hope you´ll like it!
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mesutilgim (94516) 2013-10-05 2:31
Amazing capture from this beautiful corner in Greece.
Amazimg the sunlight with it's orange colors on the islands.
Very good pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-05 2:38
una immagine panoramica spettacolare nella sua composizione e ricca di colori.
Un soggetto di grande bellezza che hai ripreso in maniera straordinaria con finezza di dettagli.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jhm (151414) 2013-10-05 2:43
What a lovely picture as first image of your trip to Greece.
Excellent panoramic view about these area.
The river and boats make these picture very attractive.
Colours and sharpness are pleasant to look at.
Nice captured excellent of colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-05 2:46
Przepiękny widok pełen interesujących detali oraz niezwykłych kolorów. Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem tej sceny i nie mam wątpliwości, że Santorini to jedna z najpiękniejszych wysp greckich. Świetna jakość oraz kadr. Brawo!
ikeharel (69773) 2013-10-05 3:54
Hello Krzysztof, beautiful morning shot with golden light touchs.
The Caldera always intriguing subject, and you marvelousely achieved good DOF ans the view down to sea-level with fine clarity.
Contrast blue on white, and many elements of interest well collected.
Enjoy your weekend,
lousat (89778) 2013-10-05 3:56
Great choice of the island,i been 4 times in Greece but never in Santorini,and i think that this is the most attractive place for a photographer.And i can see a fantastic example,a magnificent view of the old town made whit your usual great class and quality,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
macjake (67012) 2013-10-05 4:25
Awesome!!!! Seems like everyone is going to Greece recently!!
And I may be next....we're thinking about it.
I want to hear ALL about your trip to these Islands, how you got around, did you rent a car, how expensive the ferry boats were, how easy or how difficult it was to get around....so many questions!!!!
was it better to get these classic hillside shots of Santorini in the morning light or in the evening light...the list goes on and on.
wonderful first posting.
I'd never have known it was HDR, looks fantastic.
the colors look real, the sharpness is just perfect, and the overall view is stunning.
whats not to like!!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-05 4:33
been looking forward to the results of your recent Santorini trip. A wonderful first offering in such a soft and beautiful light. Fira mornings are special and you have captured that atmosphere superbly in this stunning shot. Brings back so many memories!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-10-05 4:45
Great shot and good HDR effect. Good composition and beautiful colours from this picturesque island.
abmdsudi (52987) 2013-10-05 4:50
Impressive scenic spot taken from high vantage point, a really fascinating early morning view and so much to see and take in. The detail is excellently registered but those dominant cluster of compact dwellings certainly conveys that special charm and atmosphere. The image is crystal clear, sharp in bright warm lights and tones while the deep blue is the right recipe and touches of bright vivid colors further add the beauty and fascination, What a sky to finish off,
A delightful shot with extensive details and depth. Congrats, TFS.
cornejo (41337) 2013-10-05 5:22
Krzysztof Witaj, excellent and lovely view of this beautiful and interesting place, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A lovely image with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
fds (9340) 2013-10-05 5:23
dear friend very beautiful seascape with great point of view
i licke very much this great boat over the sea
very beautiful colors and scharpnees
arnie (1805) 2013-10-05 6:07
A beautiful capture of Fira. Taken at a great time of day. No crowds, golden sunlight on the cliffs in the back ground. Lovely colours. A Costa cruise ship in the bay. TFS.
PaulVDV (28219) 2013-10-05 6:14
The empty terraces tell us it must be very early in the morning. Too early for tourists.
The position of the sun creates a very beautiful alternation of light and shadow on the small island at the right.
I'm sure the island of Santorini has blessed you with lots of outstanding views (and pictures of course). I understand very well that this was your first goal in Greece.
Excellent composition, sharpness, very attractive colours.
Best regards, Paul
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-10-05 7:18
hello, greece has a signature in it's view everywhere. The blue-white combination tells the name of the nation... An interesting composition. Crystal clear as ever. There are so much points of attraction in this frame. Excellent depth and sharpness with superb colour tone. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-05 7:25
Hello Krzysztof - A delicately detailed shot from Santorini and so much to enjoy here. Your vantage point gives a wonderful wide view of the familiar buildings, the more distant landscape and the ocean with the ships steaming away from the coastline. The early morning atmosphere is beautifully captured with the soft light and pretty hints of pink. A fine shot and a great start to your vision of Greece. Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (30471) 2013-10-05 7:57
This is the kind of scene that makes me smile broadly :) Its the kind of scene that sums up photography for me, and if I took a shot like this I would be so pleased.
To have the staircase in the lower left leading into the shot is a stroke of genius. Being a fan of architecture, I want to walk down those stairs and explire all of the narrow streets and all of the fine buildings, especially with the soft gentle pastel colors. Of course, my journey would lead me to that dome peeping out over the sea, which I am guessing is a church??
Then, to compliment this beautiful scene of the town, we look down, sweeping our eyes to the sea and the giant cruise ship, in which you have caught such brilliant detail. All of the elements wonderful in themselves, but then to see them all combined under this light. Stunning work Krzysztof, a really cool shot. Thanks as always for sharing this, a new favorite for me!!
All the best from Ireland
ourania (44276) 2013-10-05 8:17
welcome back! I hope you had a great time and many opportunities to appreciate the good and happy aspect of Greece. You must have had a lot of samples of greek weather during the past week:)
You are offering us one of your first impressions in a wonderful photo that captures a lot of the characteristics that make Santorini stand out. The clouds, the colours and the play of the morning light over the vast view are very special and enchanting. We can enjoy the details in Fira, on the boats and in the distant landscapes thanks to the amazing depth and clarity you have achieved. We can actually take a virtual walk in Fira:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
PS I've come to realize what an impression stray animals make to visitors. In fact, the sight is very common for the local people. In the islands, stray animals have come to trust anyone who will give them some attention. They become part of the travelling experience and they feature even in postcards...
rychem (34521) 2013-10-05 8:37
Widzę, że też lubisz wrzesniowe wyjazdy na południe, miniej upału, mniej turystów i nikt Ci nie wchodzi na głowę i przed obiektyw, piękna pocztówka z fantastycznym światłem i widok godny pozazdroszczenia
npecanhuk (74814) 2013-10-05 9:04
Beautiful picture with special regards to the soft light and colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Indrasish (2939) 2013-10-05 9:37
My dear friend,
Lovely shot here.. Wonderful composition with these sea, ships and locality.. Really lovely place.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Also you got a dramatic sky.. Very well done..
Good night and best wishes from Kolkata..
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-10-05 14:08
Wspanialy widok na architekture Santorini oraz otaczajace ja wysepki.
Doskonala kompozycja z ptzybywajacymi na wyspe wycieczkowcami.
mvdisco (17794) 2013-10-05 20:00
Bonjour Krzysztof, Hi,
A beautiful point of view of this island in Greece,
Great with the cruise boat and perpective too,
Amazing architecture and details of the place..
A sharp and clear presentation and composition...
jcpix (13914) 2013-10-05 20:47
Pardon me if I go a bit over the top here, but WOW!! :) When I first saw this in the gallery I thought it was a painting, the soft range of colors here is incredible along the hillside as they contend with the deep blue Mediterranean waters...this is an overall gem my friend!
I would be tempted to spend the rest of the trip in this one spot if it were my first impression as well, what a stunning and picturesque scene. I could go on about every little detail that catches my attention here, but much like your black & white Chicago picture not too long ago it's the reaction and emotion I feel from this type of presentation that I find most the most inspiring. Compliments on a truly delightful image! Enjoy your Sunday.
Wishing you a pleasing week ahead,
mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-10-05 20:53
I love that early morning sun. Beautiful colors, excellent sharpness and breathtaking scenery. TFS!
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-10-05 22:31
Amazing shot of this beautiful Greek island.Excellent pov and sharpness.Lovely colors all over the frame.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
annjackman (21813) 2013-10-05 23:10
This is a place that I very much want to visit. I like this particular image very much as it gives a wider view showing some neighbouring islands. The morning light is beautiful. The steps between the neat and colourful buildings are a good lead in from the corner. It is interesting to see how busy it is with the boats of all sizes.
A lovely picture - I look forward to seeing more.
Kind Regards, Ann
Silvio1953 (140736) 2013-10-06 0:47
Ciao Krzysztof, great POV on fantastic village, wonderful mediterranean colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
bayno (18344) 2013-10-06 1:57
excellent overview with a careful choice of POV, large ships give us the scale and dynamism, beautiful light and details Edit and not too intrusive, perfect framing and fine details...have a good sunday my friend...
Sonata11 (33763) 2013-10-07 7:31
Wow! no to jest niesamowicie przepiekny widok, jest dokladnie wszystko co cieszy oko. Przepiekne miejsce i doskonale ze zrobiles to zdjecie. Wprost cudowny i zachwycajacy widok. Mozna siedziec i podzwiwiac ten widok nie wychodzac z hotelu. Przepiekna praca i to widac ze nie tylko mnie sie strasznie podoba. Tak jak jest ten widok cudowny tak i jest przeopiekne jego wykonanie. Moje gratulacje. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Super!!!!
mjw364 (842) 2013-10-07 9:49
I was thinking of going to Santorini myself at some point but have not got around to doing so. I am glad you have posted pictures of it so I can get to see it better. This is a great example of the way HDR should be used to enhanced an image.
tedesse (25135) 2013-10-07 11:18
Piekne spojrzenie na Fira!
Doskonaly POV i DOF, piekne kolory.
delpeoples (57278) 2013-10-07 16:04
HI dear Krzysztof
HDR would be the only way to even out the light here, and you've done it so subtly and professionally. I love your POV, which just says "Brian Timecapturer" all over it. I can truly see why you and he have fallen in love with this paradise on Earth. I only hope that Greece, like Spain, Italy, Ireland and Portugal can see a way out of the very dire financial crisis that afflicts them. Stunning perspective, beautiful colours and as I said before, amazing light regulation. A feast for the eyes, I love it.
serp2000 (43798) 2013-10-07 18:32
Wow! I take off my hat, Krzysztof.
Fantastic quality, I really love this photo. Perfect DoF, very nice composition, perfect sharpness. Is it a result of a HDR format and your skills? ))
Greetings from NYC!
Cricri (117853) 2013-10-07 23:31
Tout bon le cadrage avec la descende des escaliers, la vue sur les terrasses du village, la beauté de la mer avec les bateaux, la lumičre matinale et le POV qui est excellent
emka (95113) 2013-10-07 23:45
cześć krzychu, wyobrażan sobie jakie bajeczne zdjęcia z Santorini nam pokażesz. tu poprzeczka jest ustawiona bardzo wysoko przez Briana. Chyba musiałes długo czekać w hotelu, często mozna sie zameldowac dopiero późnym popołudniem. Ale to nie problem, bierzesz aparat i idziesz robic zdjecia. I jakie fantastyczne światło o w schodzie słońca. Bajeczne zdjecie.
COSTANTINO (64146) 2013-10-08 5:29
excellent capture of this greek island
a shot dedicated to those who love
this shot has been taken from an
excellent chosen point of view
the deep blue sea mas a dynamic contrast
adramad (44804) 2013-10-08 7:52
What a wonderful place that I love and I would like to return.
Wonderful POV with the steps downhill and the beautiful terraces and facades perspective, with the magic of varied volumes, stunning view of the caldera with liners, beautiful sunset light and color.
A superb light management, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy the picture.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
Hansaphotos (7977) 2013-10-09 7:43
Ah, you`ve been to Greece as well:) Excellent shot, very well presented. The high POV overlooking the village and the surrounding islands was well selected. You did a great job with the HDR treatment. The colours and sharpness are just amazing. Excellent! TFS.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
claudeD (38090) 2013-10-11 4:49
wow! what an amazing panoramic view of Fira. Excellent composition, fine colors and very good post processing.Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (58357) 2013-10-13 6:00
this HDR is managed well, I like its softness, its good light early in the morning and the quality of the colours.
And of course, the wonderful view on the white architecture of the village, and on the caldera, with the huge cruise-ship and another boats.
The composition is beautiful and very rich graphically.
A splendid work.
adores (45029) 2013-10-15 16:49
And it seems it was a good time to take some nice shots, too! Those boats and ships moving in different directions are just great and add a lot to the composition. I like this pov and light seems very good also - a nice morning shot!
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-19 22:24
thats a wow pic.great depth and light and pov.love the houses and the ships and boats.brings out the feel and essence of the place perfectly.
kasianowak (8741) 2013-10-20 0:51
Tu tez piekne swiatlo, architektura wyspy odzwierciedla pastelowe kolory nieba. Oplacalo sie przyjechac o swicie... :)
tenretin (2545) 2013-10-31 12:02
Voici une photo carte postale comme je les aimes.
Tout est parfait, le cadrage, la lumičre, le coup d'oeil.
Belle photo, bravo.
Bonne fin de semaine.
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-02-22 15:00
Wow, what a shot! You have processed the photo well. Colors are beautiful and the village is amazing sharp. The rising sun gives the nice and soft light that I like in general. Your photo is like a postcard which every tourists want to post to the family and friends. Good work!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 2:29
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