Oia is on the northern tip of Santorini volcano, which last exploded around 3,600 years ago and effectively ended the Minoan civilisation in Crete. (There are also Minoan ruins on Santorini, and the huge tsunami generated by the explosion and the deposits of ash which covered crops, meant the few Minoans left had to move). There is now a smaller, active cone and hot springs within the caldera but it's much gentler. The violent eruption of Santorini so long ago is sometimes linked to the destruction of Atlantis. Oia is far superior to Fira for photography imho, and the fort that this is taken from is one of the best places on the island for a sunset.
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subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2013-09-01 1:39
an excellent photo from Greece. Nice blue hour show with the lighting of town. Excellent depth and very fine light. Superb composition. Tfs.
jurek1951 (42160) 2013-09-01 1:42
a splendid photo of this romntic view with spectacular composition and beautiful details,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-09-01 2:04
Liked this shot with soft blue mood..the city lights are making the scene more dramatic..good show..well taken and Tfs.
ktanska (25076) 2013-09-01 2:25
This is a familiar angle from some older phtos, but late blue hour light makes this a whole new experience.
It's just great how those outdoor lamps add countless shades of grey to walls of this wonderful village.
snunney (85703) 2013-09-01 2:39
A carefully exposed blue composition. I like the diagonal formed by the buildings against the night sky. The image has a very pleasant atmosphere to it.
Miguel82 (24739) 2013-09-01 3:17
Hello Chris, a fanstastic shot with high quality, not easy to take by night, the architecture is magnificent
Have a good We
pierrefonds (57991) 2013-09-01 4:50
The distance between the windmill and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. Using a shutter speed of 30 seconds and probably a support is allowing me to see the details and colours of this section of Oia. It has also a special effect on the colours. Well done, have a nice day.
Sergiom (62070) 2013-09-01 5:10
Une merveilleuse capture à une heure superbe de la journée. Oia est magnifiquement illuminée pour laisser voir les détails avec une grande netteté.
danos (87931) 2013-09-01 8:22
nice the blue hour view of this section of Santorini,with the beauty and the romantic atmosphere to are unique.I like the beautiful architectural style with the dome of the church and the windmill to dominate the place as the backdrop of the scene.
I have the same photo from the same POV,taken two years ago.
rychem (24626) 2013-09-01 8:25
Very nice blue hour photo of this famous place, good management of light, nice composition
olive224 (2719) 2013-09-01 8:40
Great long exposure capture here ;)
Love it especially the upper right part with the windmill and the dome
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-09-01 8:45
very nice shot....
lovely colour tones...
good night shot..good POV also...
like the lights..clarity....
Romano46 (18466) 2013-09-01 9:55
impossibile restare indifferenti davanti a questo splendido notturno apprezzabile per la bella composizione, ma soprattutto per i colori che illuminano il cielo a contrasto con la bellezza del borgo nel quale il bianco domina incontrastato sia nelle case, così come anche nei moluni e nelle chiese.
Un vero spettacolo della natura trasposto molto bene in una splendida composizione.
Ciao e buona giornata
cornejo (32752) 2013-09-01 10:05
Hi Chris, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting at the blue hour composition, very well captured in this beautiful picture with very good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (50222) 2013-09-01 10:05
Spectacular night capture of the amazing village. I like the perfect management of lights. Well done.
Graal (98343) 2013-09-01 12:05
view here is beautiful. Good shot during the blue hour. I like the composition and POV. Superb effect of first lights. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (23021) 2013-09-01 16:04
What a splendid blue hour shot!
Beautiful alternation between the well lit and the darker spots in the village.
The picture shows Oia like a place in a fairy tale world.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-09-01 22:02
This is marvelous.Too good to describe in words.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Executed and presented superbly. TFS.
annjackman (20135) 2013-09-01 22:20
This is high on my list of places that I would love to visit. Your picture is so inviting with the lit areas giving a glimpse of life in the evening. The diagonal slope with the windmills are perfectly set against the delicately coloured sky.
A beautiful image.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (77014) 2013-09-01 22:47
Très jolie heure bleue de ce magnifique endroit qui fait le bonheur des photographes. Bon point de vue.
emka (80936) 2013-09-01 23:17
Hi Chris, We see a lot of photos from Oia but rarely in blue hour. fantastic shot, I like the colours and atmosphere. How romantic!
Have a nice week
ikeharel (58929) 2013-09-02 1:31
well done with the 30 sec. exp., long enough to make the scene clear and yet show it was nightfall time.
The houses light-bulbs from with the small allies on the village, gave an exquisite effect on the image.
Pleasent to watch, fine photojob done.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-09-02 6:18
one of my regrets of my 2010 trip to Santorini was not seeing Oia at night. When I see images like this it heightens that regret so that I really must re-visit. It captures the very essence of the place so beautifully. Perfect imagery!
Have a good week - Brian.
jemaflor (86104) 2013-09-03 11:54
Vry nice in the night as in the day, Well managed, light is perfectly captured, tfs.
adores (38224) 2013-09-15 16:42
You have been around Europe:)? It must be wonderful to be in such place in summer, specially at night, with all these lights on! A good blue hour shot,with very good pov and a well chosen moment!