I could have uploaded dozens of these scenes from Oia, but i'm just trying to spread them out from time to time.
This is another photo taken super early in the morning before every one else is even awake, before breakfast.
The classic blue domes make for great focal points among the architecture.
Hope you like this HDR shot
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daddo (26534) 2014-07-16 6:24
Hi Craig. Magical place and you did it great service by producing this excellent impression so early in the morning and thus accentuating the architectural,illuminated shapes against the deep blue backdrop. Impressive composition and POV. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-07-16 6:26
Santorin est une île superbe et la lumière y est sublime. Excellente mise en image de cette partie de l’île.
COSTANTINO (64268) 2014-07-16 6:33
Hello dear friend
magical place almost dreamy
what a beautiful photo taken super
early in the morning
I love the classic blue tones
with impressive pov
have a nice time
Angshu (56750) 2014-07-16 6:37
A marvellous view from Oia..I've seen marvellous pictures of this place from Brian (timecapturer) & you add to that fine gallery of this place. The early morning light is soft and creates a tenderness on the whites and pinks, before these colours become harsh. The small white cross stands out against the blue waters.
dta (77185) 2014-07-16 7:04
Hello Craig ,
. For sure , early morning and late evening are the best moments to take pictures in this iconic village . The contrast of the white buildings with the darl blue BG is superb . Perfectly framed and composed , too .
snunney (97639) 2014-07-16 7:28
What's not to like about this well presented composition? An image that truly evokes the Greek Islands. I like the enhanced tones against the dark background.
dkmurphys (57548) 2014-07-16 7:36
A fine iconic image from Greece. I like the contrasts of early sunlight. Good catch!
annjackman (21813) 2014-07-16 8:21
Now this place is definitely on my list of 'must dos'. The HDR is not overdone and suits the image. Love the colours of the buildings and gorgeous sea. Well done for another of your classic early morning shots.
Kind Regards, Ann
besnard (56130) 2014-07-16 9:18
Une belle carte postale de cette superbe ile avec une vue plongeante sur le village et son église.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
tchefi (1841) 2014-07-16 11:13
Une bien belle carte postale de Grèce qui change un peu de ce qu'on voit habituellement: d'autres couleurs que le bleu et blanc et un magnifique arrière plan. Merci
tyro (24414) 2014-07-16 12:04
Well, if you have dozens of these gorgeous photographs, then go ahead - I for one certainly shall never tire of seeing them!
And well done you for getting up and about so early in the morning when most tourists would have been still abed (and perhaps enjoying a cormorant). The light is glorious and the contrast between the brightly lit buildings and the darker sea and sky is magnificent.
A fine diagonally divided composition with glorious light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.
P.S. As always with your HDR shots, you do not make it obvious - which, I suppose, is really the name of the game. So I can only presume that you used it in this case to reduce what otherwise would have been excessive contrast between the white buildings and the much darker sea and distant land.
claudeD (38168) 2014-07-16 12:23
wonderful colors, clarity and sharpness for this amazing picture. Gives really holiday feelings to me.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-16 12:34
Craig, a little masterpiece!! greatly captured to show the beauty of Oia, the great contrast and the amazing moment of immense tranquility!! a place made from Gods, for us to enjoy!!
thank you very much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!!
danos (96842) 2014-07-16 12:37
Ohh what a beautiful scene fom the beloved Oia.I like the tight frame,the contast of the colours as the endless view from over there.The light and the colour management ae captured superb.
mesutilgim (94624) 2014-07-16 12:52
Very nice capture from Oia with good pov and layout.
All Aegean colors dominates your compo.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (16860) 2014-07-16 13:34
Hello Craig ,
another nice view of Oia.Early morning is a good time to shoot:)
Nice warm light, no large contrasts, perfect exposure and fine composition.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-16 18:16
Fine cliff side view of Oia, classical Greek village architecture in saturated whites, blue tile domes, yet one individual outside the tradition in pastel yellow.
Enhanced by the Mediterranean backdrop of deep blue sea and rocky islands.
bukitgolfb301 (41086) 2014-07-16 21:44
Hi dear Craig, how are you?
Sorry for long time no reply due to so crazy busy.
Fantatsic postcard preseunting Greece's chacteritics so well. So impressive image of nice / warm color and very reasonable framework as usual.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
ktanska (27356) 2014-07-16 23:02
I would not have guessed that this is HDR, but now that I think it the brightness difference between sunlit white walls and dark rocks must be big.
This one shows well how the village is placed high above the rocky shoreline.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-16 23:07
Le HDR très discret est ici un plus pour l'image de ce joli coin d'Oia. Le bâtiment jaune fait presque figure de rebelle ici!
emka (95399) 2014-07-16 23:53
Hello Craig, I am sure you could show us the views from Oia during a year. Another beautiful composition with great colours. Always worth getting up early when all are still in beds. marvelous blue domes. Have you visited other places on Santorini?
Warm regrads Malgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-17 4:22
Yep! know the feeling so many shots of Oia and what one to upload. This is a real beauty as it captures the mood and quiet that only comes early morning here in the warmer months. Stunning clarity and lovely soft light to enhance the tranquillity.
Regards - B.
Royaldevon (37999) 2014-07-17 5:12
This is a good HDR, for it is not obvious that that method had been employed.
Have you ever seen houses looking seaward with such interest! They are crowding to get the best view of the early morning sun!
A fine composition with good dof.
Have a great day,
Cricri (117961) 2014-07-17 22:52
La beauté de la Grèce mis en image, j'aime ces bâtiments bleu et blanc, il semble que le propriétaire c'est tromper de couleur avec sa couleur jaune :-), belle vue sur la mer et les montagnes
jemaflor (96143) 2014-07-17 23:32
Beautiful photo about this lovely island, well composed with these different architecture and colors, good light capture.
Didi (60588) 2014-07-18 10:54
Very nice one for this old village
Good lights ambiance
It will be also interesting to make a large panoramic view
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-20 5:12
This is a great scene and you have captured it beautifully. The bright colors of the buildings are contrasted nicely by the deep blue of the sea. The lighting is great and the photo has fine sharpness.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-07-20 22:21
Hello Craig. What fantastic colors and light. The view over the houses out of the sea is fantastic. Well seen and presented.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-21 7:32
Greek are very unique and beautiful. I like your capture of those brightly painted roof against blue sea. Good side lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
dip (23888) 2014-07-22 1:48
I don't know how many photos exist from there,but I'm sure everyone want to take a photo frm there,
this motive pulls like a magnet the photographic lenses..:)
pierrefonds (65336) 2014-07-31 17:15
The distance between the church and the horizon is gioving depth to the composition. The point ofview is showing the details, the colors of the houses and of the church. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors, Hacve a nice day.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (67188)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 6:19