Pyrgos is a beautifully picturesque village in Santorini, Greece and has about 500 inhabitants; it used to be the capital of the island until the early 1800s. The traditional houses of the village are built and cluster around the Venetian castle, and the small narrow streets wind slowly up the hill. You can view the whole island from atop the castle walls. This large house, near the castle, is built on two levels and had the upper windows covered with blue boards in an attempt to keep out the heat of the hot Mediterranean sun.
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bema (26233) 2013-01-07 2:12
wish you a very start into the new year 2013!
and it´s always a pleasure to see more of these traditional house in the villages of Santorini, especially those outside in the landscape..
have a nice week, see you around!
snunney (78789) 2013-01-07 3:41
The geometric patches of blue and white, the dominating colours of the Greek islands, make for a fascinating and original composition. The point of view is well chosen to take full advantage of all the graphical elements to be observed in this scene. The light and shadow play contribute another interesting feature to the shot. A very thoughtful composition, beautifully executed. Have a good week.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-01-07 3:52
As usual a very well composed image with great use of light. shade and shape to create a graphical, geometric image suggestive of an underlying abstract aspect.
Yes right on both counts re the locations Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. I have a younger member of the family at the Royal Ballet so visit when he is dancing on Saturday's. The older one is an artist so he sat in the National Gallery sketching whilst I took photo's outside!
jhm (134498) 2013-01-07 3:54
Typical colors of Greece, blue - white.
This house is wonderful maintain.
Wonderful composition, excellent captured.
Colors and presentation are superb. TFS.
Have a nice day,
dta (62392) 2013-01-07 3:54
Hello Brian ,
White walls , blue doors and windows : a so typically greek scenery . Excellent framing and light management .
ChrisJ (94426) 2013-01-07 4:06
The classic blue & white colours of Greece are depicted here. Good sharpness and perspective with effective tight framing. Nice contrast & graphism. I like the repetition of the blue shuttered windows. Tfs!
dkmurphys (45859) 2013-01-07 4:37
Very beautiful cmposition with all those attractive elements. Great catch, perfect quality.
Have a good week.
rychem (18869) 2013-01-07 8:23
Beautiful place to spend vacation, typical Mediterranean colors and light, well composed photo
amaryllis (33426) 2013-01-07 8:41
ces petites maisons ont un charme particulier, blanches aux volets bleus, typiques,c'est superbe et le ciel bleu que l'on perçoit bien sûr!
Nicou (115336) 2013-01-07 8:48
quel bleu et blanc superbe quel intérieur de cour fantastique avec ces pots de fleurs merveilleuse image et cadrage fantastique la barrière noir coupe le plans superbe.
Bravo et amitié
vasilpro (40701) 2013-01-07 9:33
Wonderful photo from a beautiful sunny day to warm our cold wintry days, lovely light and colours, excellent POV, TFS!
After many days today is my first day on 2013 writing critiques, so Happy New Year, Vasilis.
Zucca (8) 2013-01-07 12:26
I like the different tones of white and blue, the two colors of the Greek flag ; the viewpoint is well chosen too, your photo makes me think about a painting. Congratulations !
Have a nice evening !
Sonata11 (33087) 2013-01-07 19:22
Very beautiful composition and framework of architecture wonderfully captured from great POV with vivid, beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, light are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo work. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
jjcordier (72640) 2013-01-07 21:54
Voilà une charmante maison en bleu et blanc où je coulerais volontiers une retraite paisible! Bon cadrage et belle gestion de la lumière.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2013-01-08 3:57
Ciao Brian, lovely composition with nice architecture, wonderful mediterranean colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (60192) 2013-01-08 13:59
Beautiful and lovely picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-01-09 2:52
Hello Brian - I am all behind with TE and missed this lovely shot. So typically Greek in colour, I like the harsh light, it adds to the feeling of a hot dry climate and explains why the potted plants are, in the main, succulents. Good composition with attractive, strong lines. Warm regards rosemary
macjake (51418) 2013-01-10 22:03
another fine shot.
I have to wonder what do the locals think about all these tourists walking around so close to their homes, perhaps they're used to it?
the boarded up windows remind me of similar scenes you'd see in Las Vegas - its far too hot there in the summer.
love the classic white and blues, and another fine display of light control on the flat surfaces.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (44469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 1:52