Santorini is as picturesque as hard to explore on foot:)Everywhere steps-always up and downhill.But I think everyone,who visited the island adree with me-it´s worth every effort.
This picture was taken somewhere on the way between Fira and Firostefani(really very scenic road with beautiful views of Caldera and unique Santorini´s architecture).
Critiques | Translate
lousat (64585) 2013-10-27 2:20
Ehehe..you have raison,this is like Alonissos and i made a pic like your,maybe i inspired you? Beautiful choice of the moment too,the last lights are perfect to create a beautiful 3D effect,and the composition is completed by magic reflections on the sea,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (74370) 2013-10-27 2:35
Well seen this pov and this interesting graphical result with lines of the stairs and all these shadows, well captured.
amaryllis (32077) 2013-10-27 2:40
un cadrage excellent en plongée avec reflets et ombre, et la descente des escaliers et l'endroit superbe
ikeharel (44349) 2013-10-27 2:43
Good morning Krzysztof,
The long shadows in the afternoon, and the view down with the stairs made a nice effect, you very well collected.
With the sun shining over the sea, managed a good contrast on pic. space. lovely spot, nicely applied on photo.
SnapRJW (23994) 2013-10-27 2:53
Hello Krzysztof - The light and shadows are both strong features of this shot and it's quite unusual to see a Santorini image that moves away from the usual blue and white colours. The atmosphere here is evocative and beautiful and after walking up and down all the steps I think a cold glass of white wine is in order! Warm regards Rosemary
rbassin (13473) 2013-10-27 3:12
une photo plongeante avec de forts effets d'ombres qui renforcent le graphisme.
C'est bien vu.
abmdsudi (32759) 2013-10-27 3:46
A beautiful backlighting shot has made some strong graphic lines, light & shade and great shadows, A lovely composition I would imagine much better in mono than colour, imho. The importance of shadow and highlight is the very essence of a good picture as shown. But I think the only minor critique is the brightest part on top perhaps its just a little bit too washed out blown out and white. From my experience, an extra strong ND grad above whatever you used would help here. Still, I like this a lot. Well done, Congrats.
Noel_Byrne (13688) 2013-10-27 4:06
My first thought on seeing this is the Penrose Stairs! Its like a mind game as we follow all these steps throughout and into your picture. Of course, the striking difference is that Penrose stairs are often grey and dull, and a symbol of never ending work, while yours are full of life, color, sun and beautiful shadows.
This really is a superb composition to show this place in all its glory and the sun reflecting off that jade green sea is a beautiful touch. I guess the people who live here must be all quite fit and healthy!
Have a wonderful sunday
Romano46 (11915) 2013-10-27 4:37
stupendo e famoso il posto, ma stupenda soprattutto questa tua foto che gioca con la luce e le ombre che essa crea e disegna linee magiche che riempiono il fotogramma in maniera eccellente.
Hai saputo evidenziare molto bene le forme di questo edificio creando un magico effetto 3D che induce a pensare di essere presenti sul posto.
Nitidezza e colori eccellenti si sommano alla bellezza della composizione.
Complimenti. Un lavoro eccellente.
Ciao e buona domenica
ourania (19002) 2013-10-27 5:47
a wonderful collection of architectural patterns that play with the evening light and shadows in the most imaginative and attractive way. I like very much the way your composition extends in the vertical frame. Although we can immediately recognize Santorini, the point of view is original and makes us feel a sense of discovery and wonder. I also like the incessant alternation of warm and shady details. A fine and creative depiction of a Santorini sunset through an evocative reflection at the top of the frame. The boat and its wake add movement and vividness, the atmosphere is so lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
pajaran (41981) 2013-10-27 5:50
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa senkom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice view ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and time shown with a shadow.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
timecapturer (37414) 2013-10-27 6:00
I know this little stairway so well, having posted 2 images and I applaud your artistry here and creativity by posting such a completely different image of it. The light and shadows make this really special and intrigue me as I never got the chance to witness a late afternoon sun like this. the effect is both magical and beautiful. Top class!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-27 9:24
tyle razy zrobiono tu zdjecie ze nie sadzilam iz mozna jeszcze cos dodac. A jednak! Podczas gdy wszyscy serwuja klasyczne bialo niebieskie kontrasty tak typowe dla tego miejsca ty zdecydowales sie na zlociste tony pozno popoludniowego slonca. Bardzo ciekawy efekt spotegowany dodatkowo poswiata na wodzie. Ladny ciasny kadr, piekne swiatlo.
marina7 (7242) 2013-10-27 9:53
your trademark geometry is perfect again, but this time I'm mostly drawn to that stunning sunlight on the water - one of the things I like to shoot the most. Gorgeous light and shadows, the place is a piece of beauty.
Thanks and best wishes!
Energysavingelk (741) 2013-10-27 10:17
thats what I call an intelligent capture!
Santorini as nobody will see and take it.
Much graphics combined with a low sunlight,
the inevitable sea, but no sky
(and therefore no dark blue colour),
shadows instead and of course a little ship.
BTW: My wife and me have been there on our honeymoon...
Hansaphotos (6131) 2013-10-27 10:44
The soft lighting creates a very nice play with light and shadows. A wonderful downwards POV with a fine mixture of stairs and white walls. Lovely work, thanks.
cornejo (22766) 2013-10-27 11:15
Krzysztof Witaj, nice and interesting composition in this interesting town, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Great and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-10-27 12:46
This is a true artistic scene in great contrast and a charming sunlight. Well taken, original idea.
tatadalou (4105) 2013-10-27 13:01
Wow, that's vertiginous ! I suppose it's really easy to lose your way in this big maze of stairs. The evening light offers a nice mix of warm tones and cold ones (for shades). Excellent sharpness.
adramad (31171) 2013-10-27 16:05
These stairs that zigzag down to the sea, are like a dizziness, but dizziness beauty, every corner of Santorini are wonderful and seem to carry some time, to capture as many photos that are created on the retina. I like the play of shadows and lights and the trail of the sun on the sea.
Very good image quality, sharpness is also great.
Good job. I love it.
Happy start to the week.
jcpix (6820) 2013-10-27 19:34
This is stellar! I think I might run out of adjectives before you show us too many more! :) A departure from the traditional blue & white that we're so accustomed to seeing from here...and let me say, it works...and boy does it work well. You can never go wrong with those colors, but this takes on an entirely new characteristic with the soft yellow tones from the sun against those whitewashed walls.
Two things stand out to me here, and I don't know which one I like more...so I'll take 'em both. :) The plunging and bending perspective, along the elongated shadows are a treat and a half...especially as they're side by side. Wise choice of the vertical format too, stretching the distance downwards. Love the passing boat with its fading wake trailing behind...the perfect compliment to the whole vibe. Another scenic and impressive result my friend! Enjoy the day ahead.
Wishing you a good week,
macjake (45844) 2013-10-28 3:48
such a popular destination, I may get to it next year.
I take it this was at sunset not sunrise.
its nice to be able to see the textured walls, and even some textures in the steps too.
Classic scene from Santorini, made even better by the slowly passing sailboat.
a dream shot of a dream Island.
have a great day
bayno (18338) 2013-10-28 4:13
Well ... a little bit of exercise is always good, a composition rich in graphic elements and a wonderful light, very beautiful reflections of the sun in the sea and fine details all the way...excellent work...
have a good day...
danos (78348) 2013-10-28 4:19
excellent the panoramic view of the place with the black stairs to lead-in the visitors to the rooms as the patios of the hotel.I like the creative perspective as the architectural beauty of the place.
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-10-28 7:12
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating compositionm with fantastic light, beautiful geometry, great POV and wonderful mediterranean colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (20942) 2013-10-28 9:31
I like the way the stairs leads ones eyes to the beautiful seascape beyond. Good pov and good lighting throughout. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
resat1972 (6557) 2013-10-28 9:50
grafiksel güzel bir foto
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-28 10:56
Island of stairs indeed! As I will shortly be having surgery on my knee I think a visit to Santorini is not an option!
Nice light and use of the stairs as a pattern and the boat adds depth though the highlight of the sun is a little on the high side. Nice idea overall.
ktanska (22748) 2013-10-28 12:18
This is an original view from Santorini! And I guess it's not so easy to find one as this is so widely photographed. Steep downwards angle. Perfectly clean walls and stairs. Sunset light, and those perfectly placed shadows.
serp2000 (33429) 2013-10-28 12:32
Wow! So amazing and creative work! It needs time to understand and to see all details. Original point of view, perfect quality! TFS!
Mics (208) 2013-10-29 1:08
Interesting perspective and patterns :-)
subhendu_bagchi (21368) 2013-10-29 1:42
brilliant composition. I enjoyed the chose POV. Love the textures of the stairs which acted as a nice graphical element here. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
josepmarin (56585) 2013-10-29 3:11
I like the great contrast between the shines on the sea, the warm tones on the white walls and stairs, the strong light, and specially the gorgeous shades on the ensemble.
The high-angle shot offers us a good dynamic effect and a superb perspective, in an image with a nice depth.
It's a beautiful work, executed perfectly.
adidas5nb (2967) 2013-10-29 5:59
wow wow wow...can i say just that? ok 1 more thing WOOOW!
Cricri (92565) 2013-10-29 12:41
Intéressante vue plongeante, le jeu ombre et de lumière, reflet sur la mer d'un soleil de fin de journée qui illumine merveilleusement tout l'ensemble
rychem (13898) 2013-10-30 8:55
To zdjęcie naprawdę robi wrażenie, prawie kręci się w głowie, gdy patrzysz w dół, piękne schody kończące się niemal w wodzie
COSTANTINO (44317) 2013-10-30 11:12
Hello my friend
this shot has everything
art colors inspiraion and great beauty
it s a great work indeed
I like the idea and the sharpness of this
scenery showing all the architectural details
the composition is full of reflected reflections
mesutilgim (73189) 2013-11-01 4:22
Very nice capture from Greece with a mastery pov and layout.
Great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Indrasish (2355) 2013-11-01 10:10
What a shot!! Wonderful my friend.. Sorry for my too late
reply.. I like the wonderful composition with the reflection of the burning sun and also i like the vertical framing.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done my friend..
Good night and Happy Diwali from Kolkata..
mcmtanyel (5556) 2013-11-02 21:59
I love the long evening shadows and the geometric patterns created by the stairwell. Well seen and nicely rendered.
adores (31005) 2013-11-06 16:17
Another good one from these Islands!I like the pov, the graphism, the soft light, the textures and even the shadows. Really summer!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (12875)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- 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/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 2:10