Weathered old bell towers and crosses in Oia, Santorini, with the caldera of the old volcano as a stunning backdrop. It last exploded around 3600 years ago and gave rise to one theory on the legend of Atlantis. Today there are only hot springs on the new cone top left which is well behaved compared to its violent parent!
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ikeharel (70795) 2014-03-25 6:58
Notable contrast of the white church's towewrs against the blue sea.
The built bells probably being heard all over the Caldera, by itself a unique phenomenon.
Fine photo from great POV.
macjake (67534) 2014-03-25 7:00
really excited....i'll be here in May/June, looking forward to it :)
Excellent work in terms of exposure...i would imagine that with all the warm sunlight on these islands its hard to correctly expose the white colored architecture....no?
Classic type of subject and compo, works well and its easy on the eyes.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-25 7:22
nice idea to place the white washed church towers against dark blue sea with some islands on the horizon. That creates very nice contrast and the color combination is so typical for Greece. Nice framing and very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-25 7:35
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-03-25 7:44
A nice close-up view of these bell towers so that the viewer can really appreciate their details. The bright white and deep blue immediately make me think of the Greek islands. Well done!
dta (77606) 2014-03-25 7:51
Hello Chris ,
A beautiful close up of these two white bell towers , standing out the seep blue sea .
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-25 8:55
I really like the contrast between the white bell towers against the deep blue sea. And so much history in those towers and I'm glad they survived all those years. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-25 9:10
Jolie photo, en bleu et blanc, de Santorin. Beau cadrage de ces clochers blancs contrastant avec le bleu de la mer.
Nicou (141248) 2014-03-25 9:59
fantastique vue et image quel blanc et ces clochers avec le cloches et la vue sur la mer bleue sueprbe.
lousat (90780) 2014-03-25 10:52
Hi Chris,the ble of the sea in background is the best to contrast the white of these old bell towers,a great choice of point of view and a perfect exposure for an excellent result from this island very rich of photographic opportunities,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-25 11:03
Superb composition with great management of exposure and wonderful colours. Masterful presentation. Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
papagolf21 (101040) 2014-03-25 12:21
Bonsoir, cher Chris,
Un cadrage savant pour nous offrir une composition de qualité.
Image très appréciée, sans nul doute.
ktanska (27540) 2014-03-25 12:47
Well picked architectural details. TE has lots of pictures from Oia, But I don't remeber this scene. White arches look so good against the blue sea.
pierrefonds (65904) 2014-03-25 12:59
The distance between the bell towers and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the bell towers. There i a good contrast between the colours of the sea and the colours of the bell towers. Have a nice day.
emka (96603) 2014-03-25 14:32
There is no other place like Oia, wherever you push the button you get wonderful picture. Very nice composition with the two bell towers. White and blue - marvelous Greek colours.
WArm regards MAlgo
carlo62 (47549) 2014-03-25 16:04
i due campanili sono messi bene in evidenza dal blu del mare, il tuo taglio li esalta nella loro semplice ed elegante architettura.
Eccellente la profondità, la foto è leggibile fino all'orizzonte.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-25 16:54
Having been in Grece, was imposible to elude a color contrast ( blu white) capture
Goood to have done it with the sea at the BG and also adding some islands at the very back
Nice the sparkling white of the weaves
Well composed, tfs
PaulVDV (28865) 2014-03-25 20:01
A classical Cycladic image but a beautiful one with the different elements of a Greek island and in the typical Greek colours, blue and white.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (17165) 2014-03-25 22:45
Excellent composition of the old bell towers and crosses in Oia, Santorini.Very well composed photo of the fence with excellent vivid colors of the sea in the BG. TFS.
Didi (60588) 2014-03-26 4:40
Nice dominant view with the old belltowers who forms an interesting diagonal
jhm (152314) 2014-03-26 6:06
Formerly must the worker very strong people be been, everything with the hand, without cranes.
You chose a very well angle, with all the towers.
Lovely big pictures, with nice light and colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-26 6:33
anyone that has been to Oia with a camera will recognise these two irresistible and photogenic twin bell-towers. I never tire of seeing them and this is another beautiful capture. Lots of atmosphere here with a rougher sea than in most images. Excellent!
Regards - B.
Silvio1953 (142213) 2014-03-26 14:06
Ciao Chris, fascinating composition, fantastic mediterranean colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (96849) 2014-03-27 0:23
lovely Santorin, well framed this church with these two belltowers with this great blue sea in the Bg, tfs.
mesutilgim (95074) 2014-03-27 11:58
Hello dear Chris
An "all Greece" capture ! Good pov and good layout.
Very well seen and captured.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (118917) 2014-03-28 7:25
Splendide ces vieux clochers sur le fond bleu de la mer et du ciel, excellent cadrage, belle réalisation
ourania (45088) 2014-03-28 8:39
a classic theme from Santorini, an elegant composition with simple and delightful rhythm. I like very much that the two bell towers take much of the foreground space and that beyond them there's vast depth. The distant islands add interest to the seascape and the rough sea is fascinating. The colours are very beautiful and the light has a magnificent clarity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
pili51 (1853) 2014-03-28 9:32
Oia's belfries are unique as the most of them outline perfect against the blue of the sea in the brilliant light,enhance the vivid colours bringing out the details of the scene.Excellent work.
Have a good afternoon,
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-03-31 21:38
Yes, the blue and white with the cross that inspired the Greek flag. Well seen and very well rendered.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (113331)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-25 6:34