The Holy Temple of Virgin Mary of Chryssopigi was built in 1650.It is standing on a small rocky cape which is separating from Sifnos mainland, with a narrow sea channel. Inside the church you can see the picture of Virgin Mary which was found in the sea by fishermen and it is miraculous. Chissopigi is the protector of the island and there is a feast taking place, every year, the day of Resumption (40 days after Easter).
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PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-23 10:33
Wow, this church at the end of the peninsula has its private jetty. Beautiful with the white stairs climbing up the rocky shoreline. Of course this white church shines entirely in the mid of the blue Aegean sea and immediately surrounded by the arid island vegetation.
You looked for an excellent POV to have a view over the walls so we can see the entrance of the church.
The high mountains of an other island (or perhaps the mainland) on the horizon are a beautiful backdrop.
Best regards, Paul
pajaran (36190) 2013-02-23 10:46
Lep pogled na stari Hram ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
A nice view of the old Temple ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
A beautiful temple.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
cornejo (18020) 2013-02-23 10:46
Hello Danos, very beautiful place to build a monastery, a great place for meditation. Excellent photography with very good pov to show us this beautiful picture with very good quality. Excellent and lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings and all the best from the south of Spain.
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-02-23 10:51
location for this beautiful Monastery couldn´t be more picturesque.We can almost feel this pensive atmosphere there and hear the waves splashing.I like your POV from a distance and from above,which provide us with an excellent view over the Monastery and the sea around.
Superb clarity,sharpness as well as delightful,vivid colors help to make your composition memorable.
Have a nice evening and rest of the weekend
mesutilgim (67940) 2013-02-23 10:52
Hello dear Danos,
Those othodox churches in the Aegean are allways wonderfull onjects for every photographer.
The dominant white painting (sometimes decorated with some yellow and blue paints) are allways perfect elements of th compo surrounded with the nice Aegean blue.
Again you've submitted a perfect TE entry with many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jacquest (14120) 2013-02-23 10:56
This is good POV of this well located monastery. I like the good light and the sharp details of it's architecture, The distance on the sea creates deepness and the composition is of high quality.
Romano46 (4846) 2013-02-23 11:00
in questo inverno abbastanza freddo un bel viaggio alle Cicladi cistarebbe bene, soprattutto se la meta è questa isola e questo luogo in particolare, invantevole per il bruno delle rocce, l'azzurro intenso del mare, ma soprattutto per poter vedere questa bianca costruzione che è un invito alla serenità che sicuramente non manca al suo interno.
Oggi hai proposto una bella foto nella quale non mancano i contrasti forti e forse per questo ancor più piacevole.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dta (51378) 2013-02-23 11:15
Hello DAnos ,
A spectacular location for this old monastery . I like the contrast of the white walls with the deep blue sea . The view must be nice , too , in winter or in sprintime , when the vegetation is green .
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-23 11:27
thank you for presenting this amazing place. The temple is very beautiful and its remore location adds a lot of charm to it. Very well captured serene atmosphere. Colors and contrast are well given.
Well done and have a nice evening
boa (4313) 2013-02-23 11:31
i agree, deep blue sea around this peninsula and a small port make it to an ideal location for this white monastery. I like the overview of the area but also light and colors are good, well done!
Enjoy your weekend.
Graal (88852) 2013-02-23 11:36
beautiful place here and view. Amazing white monastery on the peninsula. Fine POV and composition. Very good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
pierrefonds (48335) 2013-02-23 12:14
The distance between the monastery and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the monastery. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
Gerrit (43743) 2013-02-23 12:20
Fantastic how this white church is build upon the cliff with the stairs leading to the little boat.
Great composition and fantastic colours and landscape,
carlo62 (12550) 2013-02-23 12:30
gli splendidi colori della Grecia sono tutti riuniti in questa foto dalla luce meravigliosa.
Mi piace come hai inquadrato la scena, ottima la qualità.
josepmarin (55023) 2013-02-23 12:53
this beautiful white architecture of the monastery in the island stands out strongly in the middle of a wonderful scenery.
The image is sharp and has a great depth, which allows us to see the mainland in background.
I like the good light and the quality of the colors.
A beautiful work, my friend.
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-02-23 13:06
Very beautiful place!
Truly attractive picture!
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but I really enjoy the exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
ourania (12343) 2013-02-23 14:24
το ακρωτήρι φαίνεται υπέροχο από ψηλά η εκκλησία με τα άλλα λευκά κτίσματα κοντά της ξεχωρίζουν με τη λάμψη του λευκού και τη απλότητα και χάρη της αρχιτεκτονικής τους. Η είκονα έχει εξαιρετικό βάθος και ευκρίνεια, η διαύγεια της θάλασσας και η φυσικότητα των υφών είναι συναρπαστική. Το φως και τα χρώματα έχουν μοναδική γοητεία και η θέα είναι πραγματικά απολαυστική. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,
tedesse (22116) 2013-02-23 14:28
Great presentation of this amazing place. Excellent POV and composition, showing the location of this charming church of Virgin Mary of Chryssopigi. Beautiful colors and good sharpness.
emilbo (20838) 2013-02-23 16:22
Très joli monastère tout de blanc vêtu, bien situé et avec une belle vue sur la mer. Ta photo nous le montre bien dans toute sa beauté. Une présentation de qualité et beau contraste de couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
bobas (41) 2013-02-23 17:47
Pieknie polozony ten kosciol! Ladnie kontrastuje biel kosciola na niebieskim tle wody i nieba.
saxo042 (31794) 2013-02-23 23:21
Very strong colours and sharp contrasts between the blue, brown and white parts of the picture. A beautiful view and a very attractive capture.
emka (58110) 2013-02-23 23:31
Marvelous view of this snow white monastery against the deep blue sea and sky. The location of the monastery on this small promontory is very picturesque. I like these small steps to the jetty. beautifully composed picture.
SnapRJW (18712) 2013-02-23 23:35
Hello Danos - What a charming view and a stunning setting for a monastery. I can believe that the monks felt very close to God in such an isolated, exposed and beautiful setting. The white buildings look fabulous against the deep blue of the sea and where else could we be other than Greece? Lovely! Warm regards rosemary
kato (6761) 2013-02-23 23:59
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful monastery with white wall standing on a small rocky cape. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the peninsula which is beyond visible draws out a good atmosphere in this image.
HimalAnda (5624) 2013-02-24 1:25
Congratulations for this nice picture, with a good composition.
That's a beautiful place to build a church!
siudzi (23857) 2013-02-24 1:50
What a fantastic location for a church! Really amazing place you have found and presented here. The white building looks extremely attractive with its typical design on the blue sea background. Well done!
Have a nice day!
ikeharel (37280) 2013-02-24 2:27
a unique location to build a church, on a small peninsula.
The white edifice is in great contrast with the surrounding blue sea, and pic. has fine DOF while we see the far mountains on the horizon, which I believe is the Paros island( looked up on Google map).
Enjoy a nice sunday afternoon,
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-02-24 2:55
What a beautiful space this monastery occupies, positioned on this outcrop is a wonderful site. The white finish of the walls stands out perfectly against the deep blue sea and I love how you have composed this so the eye can climb those stairs on the left side of the rocks. Beautiful backdrop too.
All the best
timecapturer (30300) 2013-02-24 3:55
a shot that is full of the grace and beauty of the islands of your wonderful country. Tranquility oozes from this exquisite place. Captured in that Greek light that I miss so much. Executed and presented superbly. Love it!
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
Miguel82 (7757) 2013-02-24 5:47
A really post card Danos,
Very nice view, attractive sea colors and superb monument
Sharp picture, excellent light and pov
ricardomattos (3175) 2013-02-24 7:12
Hi dear Danos
What a beautiful view you chose! The composition and the contrast between land and sea and the blue church were very attractive. Seems to be a pretty calm place to meditate.
Congratulations for your beautiful photo!
eldancer1 (17008) 2013-02-24 7:47
Wow! Awesome place for monastery, I hope it is safe from the storm. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (45780) 2013-02-24 8:43
marvelous place for a church, sending our mind to peace and for God. excellent view of the landscape with the shapes of architecture well shown too. nice job showing this amazing corner of your precious country.
mohammad_H (6588) 2013-02-24 8:45
This beautiful place of friends, the Greeks, the site I've seen, this is a wonderful picture, contrast and clarity with good prospects
Have a nice evening
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-02-24 9:31
Ciao Danos, great POV on lovely monatery, beautiful composition with fantastic sea, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (36759) 2013-02-24 9:56
Very picturesque capture of the white chapel. I like the colors and the composition. Well done!
Janusz1974 (2271) 2013-02-24 9:59
Very beautiful photo with perfect composition,lights and colors. Wonderful place for photographs!
Cricri (86391) 2013-02-24 10:56
Quelle belle situation du monastère sur cette côte sauvage, le chemin qui descend vers la mer, belle lumière et couleurs merveilleuse du blanc et du bleu
vasilpro (40192) 2013-02-24 11:08
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Αυτό που διαπίστωσες για την ποιότητα των φωτογραφιών τελευταία στο ΤΕ είναι μια πραγματικότητα. Μάλλον με κούρασε και λίγο η καθημερινή ενασχόληση και δεν είμαι και πολύ ενεργός τώρα τελευταία. Η φωτογραφία σου από την Σίφνο εξαιρετική, όπως πάντα και με επιστρέφει αρκετά χρόνια πίσω που με τη "φιλμάτη" μου Olympus, είχα επισκεφθεί το πανέμορφο αυτό νησάκι μας.
Καλή συνέχεια, Βασίλης.
adramad (27550) 2013-02-24 11:21
Superb POV to show this beautiful monastery, located in a unique place. splendid beauty of this rocky outcrop in the same building, surrounded by a wonderful sea with a blue divine, superb DOF with those mountains that we see on the horizon.
Very good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy good Sunday afternoon.
dale54 (4920) 2013-02-24 12:08
well danos hello, i have to say i love this scene,very nicely captured,beautifull color too. tfs. dr
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-02-24 13:00
Excellent photography Danos,
Bright and warm colors on the island in the composition.Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Cheers ~ Farhat
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-24 13:15
Μοναδικό το μοναστήρι της Χρυσοπηγής στην όμορφη Σίφνο, να φαντάζει υπερήφανο ντυμένο στα άσπρα μέσα στο καταγάλανο του Αιγαίου!
Δάνο, είναι όμορφη και μοναδική η εικόνα σου!
s_lush (15580) 2013-02-24 13:30
I like such places surrounded by sea from three sides very much. You have captured this cape with the white-wall monastery from an excellent point of view, under bright sunlight, with beautiful colors and perfect quality. Great job!
jcpix (3261) 2013-02-24 14:52
This is certainly a very clear and well defined photo, I'm impressed that there is a distinct difference between the shades of blue. The lighting has been managed splendidly so as not to over-expose the highlights of the temple. The point of view and composition show not only the main subject, but it's standing in the surrounding environment. Great horizon placement and depth of field to keep everything in focus. Lovely work to include so many fine elements to this setting!
Have a great week.
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-02-24 19:08
I love the tri-color scheme in this shot with the prominent subject stands out strikingly in the blue setting. Excellent strong composition nicely detailed in rich colours & composed nicely too. Great shot, TFS
serp2000 (29172) 2013-02-24 20:01
Good morning, Danos,
I like a choice of place for the monks. Very picturesque landscape, attractive traditional Greece colors.
Have a good new week!
bayno (16175) 2013-02-24 22:54
beautiful monastery in a special location...the scene is perfectly framing with so nice blue tones, good sharp and dept too...excellent work...
papagolf21 (76515) 2013-02-25 0:06
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Nous sommes bien en Grèce à travers cette très jolie présentation. La beauté des lieux ravit le regard et l'intérêt suscité par ce monastère tout de blanc vêtu.
Une très belle prise de vue.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-25 0:38
To live peacefully in such a beautiful place, I am ready to become a monk. Superb picture, sharp and deep. Bravo.
Have a nice day
raszid62 (18196) 2013-02-25 3:05
Ένα όμορφο μικρό μοναστήρι πάνω σε μια βραχώδη χερσόνησο, ένα από τα Κυκλάδων. Λευκή τοίχους έρχεται σε αντίθεση με το μπλε, σκούρο θάλασσα και τη σοβαρότητα των βράχων. Σε απόσταση μπορείτε να δείτε ένα άλλο νησί. Η εικόνα είναι καταπληκτική.
fds (5301) 2013-02-25 3:47
dear friend a another very beautiful picture with this very nice white church in front of the sea
fantastic color and very nice clarity with great pov
clic (10991) 2013-02-25 6:54
Geia sou Danos
God created this beautiful rocky cape in Aegean Sea that inspited the architects of the era to honour Him by this lovely monastery sitting as a private chapel by the sea.
It shows its first magnitude over the greek-blue color for a piece of fine-arts museum!
kennyblack (4105) 2013-02-25 7:09
I am convinced that all the Greek coast is a picturesque inspiration for painters, photographers and lovers of the sea for its beautiful landscapes can offer. I love this photo of yours very particular with the church in the foreground and a fantastic background. Very nice POV, color and detail. Thanks for the great job.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-02-25 17:13
The location of the monastery is great, and its whiteness contrasts beautifully with the rocks and sea. Excellent view, congratulations!
siolaw (37568) 2013-02-25 21:59
Geia sou Danos
Excellent clarity and nice deep blue tones. but above all the place and POC are just beautiful!
Excellent framing too
thebest (3370) 2013-02-25 23:02
Wonderful view of the whitewashed Monastery which looks sensational against the blues & greens of the Aegean Sea - I like the view of the mountainous islands on the horizon - beautiful image - well done on your content & chosen POV.
delpeoples (44904) 2013-02-26 4:25
Kalimera dear Danos
I remember this monastery from previous photos and marvel at how and where they built it. It certainly is in a prima position. The view is breath-taking, the colours natural vibrant and beautifully rendered. Nice work, thanks for sharing.
Have a happy week
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-26 9:36
Η απόλυτη ηρεμία και γαλήνη. Το εκκλησάκι δημιουργεί τέλεια αντίθεση με το μπλε της θάλασσας. Αυτό που αρέσει ιδιαίτερα είναι τα σκαλάκια που κατεβαίνουν στην θάλασσα, σε δελεάζουν για μια βουτιά.
andywo (4689) 2013-02-27 9:45
What a beautiful view, just like from heaven!
Greece is fantastic and very interesting for photographer country. Very good composition and nice colours.
Thanks for sharing.
mirosu (5509) 2013-02-28 0:50
Marvelous photo. The perfectly lighted white monastery is the main focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the monastery as well as mountains in the remote background, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
jemaflor (68867) 2013-02-28 8:09
Very photogenic pov, well made, perfect light and colors capture, well done, tfs.
UlfE (13730) 2013-02-28 10:43
What beautiful view. An almost perfect composition and an excellent high POV. The lighting could not be better. Wonderful colours and pefect sharpness. TFS and have a nice evening!
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-28 10:57
Γεια σου Δανο,
Καταπληκτικο πλανο απο το γραφικο μοναστηρι της Χρυσοπηγης στολιδι στο καταγαλανο αιγαιο,
εντυπωσιακα χρωματα και ευκρινεια ,
χαιρετισμους, καλο βραδυ,
geoant68 (3450) 2013-02-28 11:48
Δάνο γεια σου και πάλι,
Το Μοναστήρι της Χρυσοπηγής είναι κτισμένο σε πολύ επίκαιρη θέση με αποτέλεσμα να φαίνεται τόσο ενδιαφέρον,όσο και εντυπωσιακό.Το άσπρο με το μπλε κάνουν το τέλειο κοντραστ,
amaryllis (30149) 2013-03-01 2:12
une très belle exposition de ce monastère bien placé près de la mer, blanc, et les quelques marches qui descendent sur la gauche, j'ai aperçu avec ta photo suivante de plus près les détails d'entrée dans ce beau monastère
claudeD (24173) 2013-03-01 6:57
wonderfully composed picture with this interesting monastery in the middle of the blue sea. I like the fresh snd sunny view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
shevchenko (18243) 2013-03-03 22:25
Good pov and good frame to show a pretty church that built on the adamant rocky peninsular, clear to show the beautiful seascape and unique geographical feature too, attractive view in a sunny day, distinct photo, good shoot.
ruisc_pt (10119) 2013-03-04 11:08
Outstanding place for a monastery.
Fantastic composition with a well defined horizon line.
mkamionka (24505) 2013-03-05 6:38
amazing location of this charming monastery. I like the characteristic Greek architecture and the white color of the buildings. You have selected a great POV to present the church against the dark blue water which is very eye pleasing.
Interesting are the the stairs leading to the water I guess this was the most popular way in which the monastery was/is reached.
Didi (48896) 2013-03-05 8:47
Very good point of view on the monastery, nice summer lights in autumn
It's a good place for taking pictures with different lights direction.
willperrett (2955) 2013-03-05 12:19
Idyllic scene this, with those characteristic blue and white Greek colours. I think I might have been tempted digitally to remove the cars from the shot; otherwise this is right out of the top drawer!
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-05 19:57
The monastery is strategically located on the tongue of land jutting into the sea. The contrast with the deep blue water is amazing. Fine light which amplifies the strong colours. Good work!
Bluejeans (64227) 2013-03-07 5:22
Ola Danos ,
Bela visão desta igreja nesta ponte de terra , o lugar é muito bonito , gostei do contraste do branco com o azul ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kielia (20411) 2013-03-07 7:20
a fantastic impression of this fascinating monastery taken from a very well working POV. The perspective is excellent. The Mediterranean light and the colors make the image very attractive. My compliments!
Hansaphotos (5419) 2013-03-09 10:12
You really found a great viewpoint to show us this interesting place. I like how you have composed here. The white buildings contrasts so well against the blue/green background. I would really like to walk those stairs down to the sea. Wonderful shot:) TFS. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Erling
marina7 (5822) 2013-03-09 10:36
this one is a stunner, fantastic image with so much light and color, lots of fresh air and a perfect azure perspective. Just super!
Have a great Sunday
gus72 (2508) 2013-03-09 13:09
Hi Danos !!
you got such a good response for this photo..... and it is worth it.
A spectacular place with a cute church.
Fantastic panoramic views ...... a gem of a photo.
Have a nice Sunday.
Alco (4625) 2013-03-12 9:02
Very nice picture of that monastery.Great composition and beautiful point of view.I like the inclusion of the mountains in the background.Very nice colors.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
kiks (11371) 2013-03-15 7:24
This white monasterys are always such a big and beautiful contrast with the lovely blue greek sea! I love the detail of the sillouet of the mountains at the bg.
Gigidusud (8044) 2013-03-15 14:08
Amazing place with this splendid Monastery.Excellent POV and splendid light.I like a lot!
mjw364 (3662) 2013-03-18 9:15
Great composiotional balance here. Beautiful island with church in the foreground and great depth provided by the mountains in the far distance. Well observed.
ChrisJ (86854) 2013-03-21 2:21
A wonderful saturated blue sky and deep blue cyan sea. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. The distant mountain range on the horizon adds depth and interest. A good exposure on the white highlights of the old stone monastery. I like the steps leading down to the sea at left. Tfs!
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-26 1:12
This is a fine view of the white building surrounded by contrasting blue water and sky. The composition is in good balance and thanks for sharing.
Waylim (22349) 2013-03-26 9:25
Classic Greek Island landscape, with that deep blue see and blue sky, accompany wiht he white walls, standout so well in the landscape. Levely POV from up here, allowing a sweeping view of landscape beyond as well. Excellent quality photo as always.
Robert1969 (6224) 2013-04-10 10:18
I like the open spaces in the picture: that makes
the picture nice calmenss and the landscape extra
wide. The "diaginal" lines of creates a nice depth
and the light management is also very good.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (73960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sifnos island
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 10:18