Details from the landmark of Vathi,the Monastery of Taxiarches, built in the small port. The cells where in the old days the monks lived have become today rooms that accommodate the tourists.
Built in a gulf, hiding from wind, 10 km south-west from the Apollonia, you will meet Vathi. It is a magnificent coastal village that has become a well-known destination in Sifnos. Its landmark is the golden sandy beach and the peacefulness of the landscape. Vathi in the old days was a far-away village of potters in which some of the most traditional ceramic of Sifnos were made. Even today this tradition remains alive and a walk in the potteries is really worth trying. In your way to Vathi, you will admire the monastery of Fyrogeia and the natural springs of the area. Also on your right, you will find the monastery of Saint Andreas. There you will find also the most important archaeological area of Sifnos. The ruins of a Mycenean citadel.
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pajaran (44294) 2012-10-09 23:00
Kod nas je poceo lep, jesenji dan sa suncem.
Lep pogled na bele zidove manastira i krstove koji idu u plavo nebo ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep prikaz manastira.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
When we began a beautiful, fall day with the sun.
Nice view on the white walls of monasteries and crosses that go into the blue sky ...
Good sharpness and contrast.
Good content and composition, beautiful view of monasteries.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
yquem46 (37440) 2012-10-09 23:23
So luminous that it's almost violent !
A thumbnail not to be opened without a good pair of sun glasses
I like the upward diagonal that divides the image in 2 parts, blue and white
Have a nice day, best regards
geoant68 (2747) 2012-10-09 23:52
συνεχίζεις την όμορφη παρουσίαση από τη Σίφνο,με αυτό το αριστουργιματικό cropping το να κάνει τη δισυπόστατη εκκλησία των Ταξιαρχών να κάνει το τέλειο κοντραστ με το μπλε του ουρανού,
mesutilgim (75516) 2012-10-09 23:56
Good morning dear Danos,
Nowhere in the Christian world, churches are such beautiful and simple as in Greece.
Maybe this is only for the outside, but even so, it's great and inviting not overwhelming !
Here your capture is also a good sample for this, with it's typical Aegean architecture and colors.
A perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice day
amaryllis (32599) 2012-10-09 23:58
Un très beau cadrage sur ce MOnastère de belle architecture et toujours ce ciel bleu que l'on envie, et ces deux croix, bravo pour ton cadrage
finlay (1547) 2012-10-10 0:32
I like how you shot this to achieve a strong diagonal divide between the building and the sky. The blue and white combination is so recognisably Greek too. Very effective.
mohammad_H (7938) 2012-10-10 0:51
Image into two parts, the left part of the building of the monastery, and the right sky blue
Very nice composition, and cut blue and white
The superb light management with a view
Have a nice day
Fis2 (78748) 2012-10-10 1:06
A very curious monastery.
I like colors and sharpness.
Have a nice day
TopGeo (38126) 2012-10-10 1:12
Γειά σου Δάνο!
Ιδανική η επιλογή του πλάνου έδωσε υπέροχη σύνθεση με φωτοσκιάσεις και χρώματα σε αρμονία και τέλειο αποτέλεσμα! Μου άρεσε που εδωσες με λιτές γραμμές και επίπεδα και λευκό σε απλότητα και ταπεινότητα, αλλά και μεγαλείο αρχιτεκτονικό! με φόντο πάντα το μπλέ αιγαιοπελαγίτικο ουρανό που στην εικόνα αυτή προσθέτει
jmdias (49653) 2012-10-10 2:19
it is ever amazing the contrast of the deep blue against the white of these churches. beautiful colors of greece's flag.the shapes are fantastic from this pov.
janjan1897 (835) 2012-10-10 2:19
I like your tight crop composition focusing on the white domes topped by a cross. The rounded shapes of the church emphasize the graphical impact of the image. The contrast between the whitewashed walls and the deep blue sky is great and reflects the characteristics of the Greek Islands of the Aegean sea. Well done.
krzychu30 (14342) 2012-10-10 3:18
fabulous composition.Simple,but this fantastic color contrast make the scene so unique and beautiful.Just the white facade and blue sky-picturesque combination.You had a brilliant idea to frame the scene like this.Quality is superb.Excellent work my friend!
Have a nice day
lousat (67045) 2012-10-10 3:54
Hi Danos,very original idea this diagonal create by the top of monastery,the typical greek style and a perfect expsoure for a beautiful contrast between white and blue,very good details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jacquest (17527) 2012-10-10 4:08
The strong contrast between the blue and the white is very eye catching. The ligh is superb and has been well controlled over the white surfaces. The image is well divided with an oblique line.
kato (10547) 2012-10-10 4:13
You're capturing well this monastery by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the monastery built in the port with white wall, lamp and two crosses. It's a good contrast with blue sky.
tedesse (24294) 2012-10-10 4:19
Fantastic point of view, showing beautiful white towers with great-looking crosses the cloudless blue sky!
Nice frame, great colors, excellent sharpness.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-10-10 4:27
Τόση απλότητα και τόση μεγαλοπρέπεια. Μπράβο σου που μπορείς με απλά πράγματα να κάνει τέτοια έργα τέχνης. Υπέροχη σύνθεση με καθαρότητα και εξαιρετικές γραμμές.
pierrefonds (52548) 2012-10-10 4:32
The tight frame is puttiung the monastery in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colors of thios section of the monastery. The colors of the sky are contrasting well with the colors of the monastery. Have a nice day.
Didi (52411) 2012-10-10 4:54
Interesting diagonal of the churches domes
Nice picture with the colours of your country flag
cornejo (24535) 2012-10-10 5:07
Hello Danos, I like this nice picture of the beautiful and interesting Mediterranean architecture, painted a pristine white, about the wonderful deep blue sky. Very nice image captured with very good technique and quality. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
dkmurphys (44044) 2012-10-10 5:37
Artistic capture of that spectacular detail. Well seen, superb graphical effect.
Enjoy a calm afternoon.
timecapturer (40192) 2012-10-10 6:46
iconic Greece and captured so beautifully. Love the bi-colours that imitate your country's wonderful flag. The detailing and light management are superb and the overall effect just glorious. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-10-10 7:25
Πολύ οικονομικό στο χρώμα, αλλά και πολύ όμορφη εικόνα. Η εικόνα δείχνει την δύναμη του μινιμαλισμού είναι αυτό το χρώμα. Αυτά είναι όμορφο τρούλο του ναού. Εξαιρετικό σύνθεση ευκρίνεια.
siamesa (27701) 2012-10-10 7:41
Bom dia Danos
Spectacular. This photo is full of light. Superb capture. TFS
bayno (18338) 2012-10-10 8:24
beautiful shapes and volumes, charming frame and a nice contrast between the two shades ... excellent
ikeharel (46914) 2012-10-10 9:04
Nice taken the diagonal perspective on the white edifice, with great contrast to blue sky.
A fine composition,
stego (22556) 2012-10-10 10:42
After being absent for nearly 3 years, this great photo sounds like a welcome card. Everything in the image is so... beautifully simple (forms, compo, colour, only blue and white, not surprisingly the colours of the Greek flag)... Very pleasant indeed, and makes me miss my stay in your country when I had the pleasure of meeting you.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-10-10 10:52
Ola Danos ,
Uma bela composição em azul e branco com esta fachada desta igreja , bonitos detalhes das linhas curvas e das cruzes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
francio64 (38256) 2012-10-10 12:54
il cielo blu della Grecia è davvero bello.
Le particolari costruzioni bianche permettono di ottenere un bel contrasto cromatico.
Qui hai sfruttato la miglior luce. Ottimo lo sharp.
eldancer1 (22383) 2012-10-10 13:30
Simple but powerful composition and awesome color contrast between the white and blue. Too bad about the light but I guess we can't have everything. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
aliabazari (10492) 2012-10-10 19:20
Γεια σου Danos αγαπητός
Αγαπώ την αρχιτεκτονική μπλε λευκό φόντο. Ο συνδυασμός μιας πολύ όμορφη εμφάνιση. Η έκθεση ήταν πολύ καλή.
Σας ευχαριστούμε για την εγγραφή σας για αυτό το ωραίο εικόνα
kordinator (14805) 2012-10-11 0:33
Nice and explained the history of this building.
So a nice view of this tourist site today.
Beautiful old church, shapely.
Excellent composition painted in colors of Greece.
Kind regards my friend
Graal (93560) 2012-10-11 3:38
nice composition and view with the blue and white colours dominante. An interesting note and presentation of monastery. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
gervaso (9247) 2012-10-11 4:15
It's a wonderful architectural detail you show us here, and the colors are excellent with this open sky behind! The texture is also very good! Wonderful job!
clic (13006) 2012-10-11 5:48
Geia sou Danos
What catched my attention first was the elegant diagonal line represented by duomos top over the legendary greek sky and then the exposure mastery showing subtle details on white walls.
Many compliments for the perfect crop!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-10-11 5:51
The framing on the diagonal is subtle. The shapes and colors are well defined enjoyable to watch. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
Tigerlily (2417) 2012-10-11 5:56
Excellent POV, Danos.
I like the "line" divided the image into sky and church. The blue sky is perfect for the white colour Church. Nice shapes, curves and texture.Have a nice afternoon.:-)
claudeD (28211) 2012-10-11 5:57
wonderful picture with only two amazing colors, blue and white.I shot that reminds me my summer holidays. Very good note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (35250) 2012-10-11 8:57
Lovely strong contrast in brilliant lighting outlining the profile, is most attractive element. The compo is pleasing to eye with excellent graphism effect with nice play of shadows and light. Well done.
fabbs99 (13447) 2012-10-11 10:14
Interesting picture with good sharpness, contrast perspective and beautiful colors.The Monastery of Taxiarches is certainly an out of the world kind of a placer to shoot.Great Experience it must have been for you.Well done.TFS.
josepmarin (57065) 2012-10-11 11:49
a magnificent combination of geometric shapes in the traditional architecture of the islands, its whiteness and the splendid contrast with the blue of the sky.
The ensemble is a perfect sample of "less is more", and creates a beautiful minimalist composition, which you have executed impeccably.
A beautiful work, my friend.
ourania (21360) 2012-10-11 11:58
η σύνθεση και το καδράρισμα είναι εκπληκτικά, οι αρχιτεκτονικές φόρμες και οι δύο σταυροί ξεχωρίζουν με μοναδική προοπτική. Οι γκρίζοι τόνοι των σκιών προσφέρουν θαυμάσια πλαστικότητα. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ ο τρόπος που μοίρασες το κάδρο διαγώνια ανάμεσα στο μοναστήρι και τον ουρανό. Ο φωτισμός είναι επίσης εξαιρετικός και μέσα από την μεγάλη αντίθεση βγάζει αρμονία. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα,
nikkitta (10418) 2012-10-11 13:56
Typical Greece color and composition that you managed to present in a diagonal way,dividing the image in white and blue
Congrats and TFS
mirosu (10116) 2012-10-11 20:11
Excellent detail photo. The clean background an well optimized crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the white structures. The blue sky in the background also lends a lovely hue to the scene.
wolf38 (29666) 2012-10-11 22:14
Hello Danos. Also, this photo shows the classic colors of Greece: white and blue. The church is an architectural delight. Thank you for this wonderful presentation. Rgds, Wolfgang.
gus72 (3717) 2012-10-11 22:44
Hi Danos !!
Spectacular & beautiful...... everything..... the composition and the colours.
No need to say anymore !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
baddori (19153) 2012-10-11 23:37
My absence (family reasons) made me miss the latest doto.
A more beautiful than the other.
The diagonal sky volumes.
Sure-Sifnos Platys Gialos, has many ideas for the "classical" photographic greek expressed in thousands of "situations" and a superb effectiveness.
It is worth a trip for a similar photo.
serp2000 (35056) 2012-10-12 0:49
I have never seen these traditional colors in Greece. I think, so wonderful saturations could be on the island only/or it needs summertime. Excellent presentation of Sifnos.
Greetings from Moscow!
zoomer (6) 2012-10-12 13:40
Hi,wonderful composition with no loss in the whites showing the texures beautifully and this sky provides the ideal backdrop.Friendly regards,Wolf.
mkamionka (28029) 2012-10-12 13:51
beautiful composition. Blue and white, Greek colors dominate the picture. I like the perfect sharpness -we can get a feeling of the uneven surface of walls. The structure contrasts very well with uniformly blue sky.
Very well spotted,
adramad (32821) 2012-10-12 14:38
A fabulous composition with only two colors, white and blue, the colors of Greece .... I like the diagonal cut that will make the buildings as well as their volumes and shapes.
Great intensity blue sky, a beautiful image, well done.
Have a nice weekend.
RegisMinot (1541) 2012-10-12 15:54
A very nice composition drawn on the diagonale, with geometric shapes, and a splendid blue sky !
mozzy27 (2) 2012-10-12 21:08
Excellent composition with one half diagonally blue sky and the other half the white of the monastery, a stark contrast indeed. Love the soft lines of the rendered building.Nice work TFS
ciakgiak (30395) 2012-10-13 1:13
La bellezza sta nelle cose semplici! E la tua foto é tanto bella quanto semplice e pura, giocata su questa efficace contrapposizione di colori bianco-blu!
Bella la diagonale che li separa, eccellente la qualità.
Un carissimo saluto
jhm (130608) 2012-10-13 1:27
It's ever amazing the contrast of the deep blue against the white of these churches, typical Greek.
A lovely perspective and depth picture, together pleasant colors
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (28965) 2012-10-13 1:30
This is really fantastic image! Simple but very effective composition based on play of colors and shapes. Like it a lot! Very well done.
Have a nice weekend!
delpeoples (50263) 2012-10-13 16:35
Kalispera dear Danos
Excellent tight frame here, accentuating the details of the church and the beautiful graphism. I love the simple lines and graphism that the shape of the church makes. Beautiful shot, congratulations.
Warm regards, geia sou
thebest (4202) 2012-10-14 2:59
WOW! What a great shot - so simple but full of impact - the POV is Excellent & of course so are the colours - blue & white works most of the time - here in your image it is '' STUNNING '' Well done I love it.
bertolucci (13356) 2012-10-14 9:49
The elementary and rhythmic geometrics and the subtle textures of this famous monastery work wonders with the almost indigo blue backdrop. It's a beaut !
Have a nice evening.
Best regards from Rotterdam,
Janusz1974 (2531) 2012-10-14 13:33
Very curious monastery of Taxiarches.
Those two colours are amazing. I like the composition here and your point of view. Well handled light and a great sharpness.
mjdundee (4657) 2012-10-16 10:23
You have managed to deliver the perfect Greek stereotype here but there is one detail that makes it unique and uncomparable with all others:
the little streetlamp close to the center.
Very nice compo with perfect sky and POV. Thanks my friend from sunny Greece.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2012-10-17 1:02
Ciao Danos, simply and fascinating dark composition with fantastic mediterranean colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
sacavem (18608) 2012-10-17 7:25
It is a nice composition, blue sky and this white facade.
Waylim (24302) 2012-10-17 11:03
Classic Greek photo of the deep blue and white, just like the flag of your country.
Simple and minimalist compo but so beautiful. A great example of less is more. Good quality shot.
siolaw (37642) 2012-10-17 23:28
Geia sou Dano
You managed the light well with good dexture on the white walls under this strong sun! Nicely framed for maximum visual impact.
Good job here!
jemaflor (76546) 2012-10-19 2:37
Excellent result with your option for this frame, interesting diagonal and contraste between blue sky and white church, A white well captured even the light was strong, bravo !
kasianowak (3752) 2012-10-19 4:27
Lovely image with beautiful contrast between pale blue of the monastery and the saturated sky. Nice composition too, I really like the tight crop.
Hansaphotos (6255) 2012-10-19 15:26
Ah, a very nice shot of this typical Greek view. Wonderful architectural details and geometrical shapes. Perhaps I would have cropped away the glimpse of two small windows in the bottom of the picture, but that`s just a minor adjustment. Love the contrast between the white walls and the deep blue sky (Greek colours). Lovely shot:) TFS. Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
Angshu (53659) 2012-10-22 2:33
The diagonal in white works beautifully against the clear polarised blue sky with the two crosses as fine focal points. The white is very strong yet perfectly exposed! Well seen & composed
elenimavrandoni (11069) 2012-10-26 13:16
That Greek blue and white!!Nowhere else in the world can be found. Nicely captured, a very simple shot that tells so much!
MLINES (12516) 2012-10-27 17:02
Hi Danos, Classic of these blue and white buildings and the pure dark blue sky is the perfect backdrop. Inspiring and clean. TFS. Murray
MonchoX (42) 2012-10-28 5:58
I was having a look at your galleries and had to click on this one. The sky is amazing and helps to highlight the shape of the crosses. Nice framing and very good composition idea.
kiks (11743) 2012-10-28 11:35
This is a classic one but very well executed with a good isolation of the building and the perfect blue framing it.
UlfE (14445) 2012-10-28 13:12
Excellent simplistic shot. Perfect composition, pov and lighting. Very crisp and clean. TFS and have nice Sunday evening!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-10-29 8:46
In the simplicity ... have created an excellent job. Very nice diagonal almost clear color which inevitably leads the eye towards the 'top. Really nice to see. Colors and resolution copies. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.
The best greetings. nioce have a day ... Marino
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2012-10-30 9:36
The stepping of the wonderful white stone work works so beautifully well. The little crosses atop the domes glow against that fantastic blue sky. Fascinating composition and image, well seen. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
agjika (4319) 2012-11-02 4:01
Great minimalist photo. I really like it, it is simple, great graphism and superb colours. You have exposed the whites very professionally.
Thanks for sharing
korbee (6615) 2012-11-04 12:42
Like on of these countless blue and white cards I got from my friends Island hopping in the 1970s and 80s ;,minimalism ay its best Danos.
This is razorsharp and clear.
ruisc_pt (10251) 2012-11-13 4:02
A superb composition in a dicomatric image.
Everything is so well defined. Great light management.
beatrox (441) 2012-11-18 8:05
Very simple but very beautiful too... the white and the blue are intense, and perfectly representative of Grece... The lines are wonderfull (the straights ones and the curves ones give some sweetness and sharpness to this composition)
subhendu_bagchi (23549) 2012-11-20 3:11
lovely composition. Like how you presented it using the diagonal. Excellent light, contrast and sharpness... Superb shot.
jcpix (8296) 2012-12-02 13:46
Congratulations on 6 years, that's remarkable! Great image here...perfect example of "less is more." Simple subject done perfectly. Great use and management of natural light with two distinct colors. Impressive. Have a great week.
bracasha75 (24481) 2012-12-08 11:53
just wonderful what to say
EstelleJ (921) 2013-01-24 14:05
This photo is so perfect - it almost made me cry:)
The blue of the sky is out of this world!
Thank you for sharing this beauty!
Mondaychild (378) 2013-03-22 12:34
minimalistic and postcard-like. Good diagonal composition.
mcmtanyel (7297) 2013-06-01 15:30
I love the simplicity of this photo. Nice diagonal division between blue and white. Come to think of it, it's a B&W photo!
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (80248)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-24
- 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: 2012-10-09 22:40
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