I just couldn´t resist to post this one.I know it´s another postcard view,but I hope you´ll like it.
The picture presents I think the most picturesque(at least at sunset) town on Santorini.I didn´t want to fight for the best place to arrange my tripod:)so decided to find less popular place among tourists and this is the result.
It´s HDR from 5JPG´s pictures in different exposition(+1,+2,0,-1,-2EV)
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timecapturer (44469) 2013-10-06 3:02
classic Oia and beautifully executed. Never managed to see the sunset here so this shot is a wonder for me and also makes me realise what I missed. Truly awesome light management and post processing make this a quality and magnificent shot of this TE favourite. Love it! More please!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
ourania (25532) 2013-10-06 3:11
there's great fascination in the view and atmosphere you've captured from this interesting vantage point that has really enriched your composition. I like very much the elegant and dynamic undulations in the foreground as well as the well positioned belfry that adds interest to the left side and balances the rich and deep view on the right. You've achieved remarkable clarity that brings out abundant and rewarding details. I also love the warmth of the last natural and the first artificial lights. The atmosphere is irresistibly tranquil and romantic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
delpeoples (52301) 2013-10-06 3:16
Witaj dear Krzysztof
Ahh this is amazing, and you've made a really difficult lighting situation look so easy. The balance is superb and I just love the soft colours which help to evoke such a peaceful and romantic mood. What a place, I can see why you have fallen in love with this place. Paradise on earth. My compliments, the photo is exquisite.
jhm (134498) 2013-10-06 3:31
What a lovely picture, notwithstanding a very difficult picture for take.
You've achieved remarkable clarity that brings out abundant and rewarding details. I also love the warmth of the last natural and the first artificial lights.
Nice perspective and depth also excellent light.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-10-06 3:54
Hello Krzysztof - I've never visited Santorini but have seen lots of excellent photographs of the location. What I like about this one is the atmosphere. I think the shot conveys the feel of the sunset really well. I can easily imagine more and more artificial lights lighting up as the sun dips down further in the sky and the heat of the day giving way to a cooling breeze perhaps. This is a stunning shot, excellent management and I feel myself transported to the location. Top class! Warm regards rosemary
Indrasish (2735) 2013-10-06 3:58
Nothing to say, just "Brilliant".. wonderful capture with a excellent composition.. Like the shades of the sunset on the sky.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done my friend.. This one goes to my favorites..
Good evening and have a nice sunday..
cornejo (27465) 2013-10-06 4:33
Krzysztof Witaj very nice view of this interesting and beautiful villa in the setting of the sun, very well captured in this very good and nice photo. An interesting and beautiful picture of a lovely place with a beautiful light, very good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
abmdsudi (38862) 2013-10-06 5:03
Superb capture as you managed to catch the sunset on time, sure you are so pleased with the outcome as much as we do, there is the obvious delight which is more than eye-catching. It is a classic well composed image, well timed and very natural tenderly with excellent exposure and great dof. I find this superb, the tones and blending of the atmosphere with other parts of the elements are just amazing. Awesome shot, Congrats.
Noel_Byrne (20105) 2013-10-06 5:03
Another one to make me smile so broadly. Postcard shot it may be, but to me that is a compliment as what can be better than a scene so beautiful that people wish for everybody else to see it? I am glad we get to see this here, I know Santorini well from seeing images, but this is a very nice new take on it.
Normally its the whote buildings, blue domes and a blue sky, so how brilliant to see it under this heavenly light show as the sun fades away. The lights from the buildings combine with the suns fading light to pull that warmth through the shot and add an element of warmth to the architecture that I sometimes think can be missing from this place (I find the white style beautiful, but rather cold).
And then the church roof on left is a perfect compliment to the whole scene. Thank you as always!
All the best
Romano46 (16578) 2013-10-06 5:30
la tua interpretazione di questo angolo di Grecia è fantastica.
La tua esperienza fotografiaca e le tue capacità riescono a creare delle composizioni eccellenti che unite ad una luce molto suggestiva danno luogo a delle foto di infinita suggestione quali questa per la quale due punti non sono nulla.
In questo caso non c'è punteggio che riesca a quantificare la bellezza del tuo lavoro.
Io, da parte mia, mi limito a conservarne una copia tra le mie preferite. Troppo bello questo spettacolo per rischiare di non riuscirlo più a ritrovarlo per ammirarlo nei momenti di ricerca del ballo.
Ciao e buona domenica
PaulVDV (20233) 2013-10-06 8:51
Wonderful shot with the sky in brilliant reddish tones while the houses are still clearly visible with here and there in the streets already artificial lighting.
You've chosen carefully a POV that shows us the cross and the bell of the church at the left side with a great view of the steep dark cliffs and the sea before we get to the wonderful Oia town.
Best regards, Paul
danos (82673) 2013-10-06 8:57
fascinating the sunset view of Oia with the warm colours to make the whole scenery so exciting and unique.Excellent synthesis with the POV to be superb as we can see a small chapel on the left with the lights to light in some houses making the scene even more extraordinary.
goodwill (4224) 2013-10-06 10:23
Nicely composed with the beautiful element of interest.
Its the bell which attracts.
You can also provide a link to the music of the bell.
The sky lines are impressive with orange and yellow tones.....wish I could also get such a clear sky.
TFS a beauty from your lens,
Royaldevon (25898) 2013-10-06 12:11
This is a great HDR shot, where the colours have been captured quite naturally. The cross makes a great focal image and looks quite stunning against the warmth of the evening sky. I love how the colour streaks across the sky like a warm rainbow and is picked up in the glows from the many houses.
This is one Greek island that I haven't visited. It is obviously a great spot for photographers.
My warm regards,
dkmurphys (45859) 2013-10-06 12:17
Splendid blue hour work. Amazing place, very well taken.
Enjoy a good new week.
marina7 (8049) 2013-10-06 12:57
a favorite place for photographers, looks amazing any time of the day. Your version is just great with the orange color of the sky synchronizing with the lights of the town. Beautiful composition with a frozen feel to it.
Thanks and have a great week!
lousat (71435) 2013-10-06 15:03
Waaww!! The pic of the day on TE,no doubts!! Absolutely fantastic this sunset from la Oia,how you manage very well the exposure to see so well the colors of sunset and the first electric lights of the town,magnificent colors,fine details and a magic atmosphere too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
macjake (51418) 2013-10-06 22:27
your BEST photo yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remarkable sharpness in the deepest areas of the architecture in the hills.
this is where HDR proves to be the BEST option....look at the textures in the lower left area. If this was a 'regular' photo, those textures would NOT be there.
the ambiance, mood, and atmosphere are just so beautiful.
again..the sharpness and quality in the HDR for this one turned out to be a 10 out of 10 - and i'm not just saying this to be nice, i mean every word.
thanks for your response to my questions.
Good to know that Santorini is easily accessed from Athens.
As for traveling, my girlfriend and I are choosing between 2 trips. Greece/Istanbul or Italy. We will plan for a May/June trip.
I'll let you know what we decide.
bayno (18342) 2013-10-07 0:49
seem that you are on the roof of the church, very dangerous POV, wonderful light and tones, really good post card, great edit with 5 shots, I think there is much difference in the process the RAW image instead Jpeg...have you try sometimes?...
have a good day...
ikeharel (51495) 2013-10-07 0:54
Good morning Krzysztof,
A fine photo managed over the known village above the Caldera - no photographer would ever miss or resist taking such a scenery, and no matter how many times we see it - always an intriguing and stunning view.
Well done with the strong golden light over the horizon.
pajaran (47848) 2013-10-07 1:44
Interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak.
Dobar rad, lep trenutak i boje.
Lep zalazak sunca.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
An interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful architecture and shown the moment.
Good work, beautiful moment, and color.
A beautiful sunset.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
Sonata11 (33087) 2013-10-07 7:35
kolejne cudowne zdjecie. Super wykonanie i bardzo mi sie podoba w HDR. Sliczna kolorystyka, doskonala ostrosc jak i swiatlo. Przepiekne miejsce oraz przepieknie wykonane. Moje gratulacje. Bardzo, bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i takich zdjec wiecej. Cuowna praca.
rychem (18869) 2013-10-07 8:40
Piekne zdjęcie o zmroku, ciche spokojne miasto, doskonałe światło, lampy konkurujące z zachodzącym sloncem
Silvio1953 (115145) 2013-10-07 8:55
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating sunset on fantastic place, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-07 10:02
You were right when you avoided to resist, this way we don't miss a very attractive picture ;o)
I like the three levels giving a remarkable depth to your picture and the electric lights repeating the colors of the sunset.
A great photograph.
tedesse (25045) 2013-10-07 11:16
Podobaja mi sie te greckie widoki!
Doskonaly POV, super kolory i swiatlo.
subhendu_bagchi (25111) 2013-10-07 18:28
something different from Greece patent white-blue combination. Like the colour tone. Very good use of soft light of evening. Excellent composition. Tfs.
jcpix (11044) 2013-10-07 20:08
You've got me completely and totally undecided now...I don't know whether I like the morning light or the sunset light better!?? Where to begin...this is outstanding my friend, another home run shot! :) A composite of 5 pictures, wow...and look what it's done for detail and texture...amazing!
The timing of this...with the village lights being illuminated and the back light of the sunset with its warm colors, looks as if it's that which is actually shining through the hilltop buildings. I guess it's a good thing you really did move on from that first spot. If it's like this every morning and evening, how in the world did you ever force yourself to get back on the plane headed home??
Another stunning view, execution and presentation...now we get to see everything in between, right? :) Excellent work! Enjoy the day ahead. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from Az.,
emka (72278) 2013-10-07 23:48
Wczoraj bylismy sąsiadami.
Kto mógłby sie powstrzymać od pokazania tego cudu. Co za kolory! Oia jest najbardziej malowniczym miejscem nie tylko o zachodzie słońca i nie tylko na Santorini. Fantastyczne.
ktanska (23922) 2013-10-08 2:43
You were there on the right time catching warm glow of the already set sun. Well balanced light, this HDR gives pretty much realistic impression. Well chosen foreground too.
gildasjan (40738) 2013-10-08 9:47
Une très belle lumière chaude éclaire les architectures.Une image bien composée et ici le dôme bleu apporte le bon équilibre des couleurs.
mvdisco (17634) 2013-10-08 10:52
Hi Krzysztof, Bonjour,
A beautiful sunset nicely presented and composed,
beautiful tone of colors and light,
nice perpective and details.
I like the architecture too and Point of view..
very well taken and done,
eldancer1 (24761) 2013-10-08 14:48
Awesome capture of the blue hour! I like the soft lighting and it has good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (10079) 2013-10-09 7:15
What's wrong with postcards? Postcards are good. Of course there are postcardas that have benn done tastefully and artistically and then there are postcards that are simply prints of snapshots. This one happens to be one of the former.
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-10-09 7:51
Oh, this is just awesome!
It might be a classic view and it might be a postcard, so what. First of all it`s a high quality shot with and a well thought composition. Splendid colours and lighting. Love the typical Greek colours combined with the effect of the setting sun. Really a top class shot!
Best regards, Erling
adramad (34939) 2013-10-09 8:18
A dream are the sunsets in this population, the beauty of the color of the sky and the lights in the caldera, creating a magical atmosphere, the charm of the houses and their recesses are sure to enjoy peacefully.
Good brightness and sharpness, with vibrant colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (100367) 2013-10-09 23:13
Une image qui mérite l'attention, la vue est merveilleuse avec les lumières et les sublime couleurs du coucher du soleil, un POV et un moment bien chois
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-10-10 22:12
Fascinating scenery. A very well composed photo with great use of light. The deep depth of field is perfect.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
chrislo (4149) 2013-10-13 6:51
Another beautiful composition of yours of high quality and a splendid panaoramic view of this so photogenic site. The magic in this scene was to stand there and watch the sunset go wherever it strayed. I love how the artificial lights of the town blend with the sunset light. It's a magical atmosphere that you have captured here. The exposure is just perfect, you shot at the right time. I like the angle you chose to place yourself to capture the scene. The church roof and the bell tower in the foreground are a nice focal point that gives perspective to the picture. Well done.
ChrisJ (94426) 2013-10-13 12:47
Found it! Yes the locale is similar. Amazing that 3 or more TE photographers all found the same viewpoint irresistible. Mine had just a little of the far roof at right in it and Brian's (timecapturer) excluded all of the fg roof and went for a vertical shot. I chose the fort at the end of the spur for my sunset though. Tfs!
adores (33936) 2013-10-16 15:24
This place is just magical! You have chosen the perfect moment, still with the beautiful sunset colours and with the lights already on. Good pov! A very good shot!
gervaso (9339) 2013-10-18 4:28
Wonderful sunset image, with a great view of the city captured with excellent light management! Beautiful colors and a very good depth! Perfect composition! Really well done!
kato (11630) 2013-10-18 5:55
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Santorini town covered to sunset and light. You have chosen the best place, when getting to know the atmosphere and the geographical feature of this town. So, it's impressive in crowded/elegant houses with white outer wall standing on the cliff. And, the church at left side draws out a good impact in this image.
kasianowak (4616) 2013-10-18 13:02
Niesamowite zdjecie! Swiatlo jest po prostu magiczne. Najbardziej podoba mi sie to, ze udalo ci sie w jednym zdjeciu ujac wieczorne swiatla miasteczka i niebo z kolorami zachodzacego slonca.
Jeszcze raz pozdrawiam
adidas5nb (4394) 2013-10-22 19:45
well this 1 looks like a dream.lovely colors and tones.fantastically managed light .love the city lights glowing.
Gigidusud (13161) 2013-11-23 9:52
Splendid view on Oia at sunset with excellent POV and nice light. I love it!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15260)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-28
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- 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
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 2:38
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