Vathi, one of the 12 villages on Sifnos, is on the SW part of the island.
Vathi, meaning deep, takes its name from the depth of the sea in the bay/harbor, as well as from the fact that the harbor here is situated at the low end of the surrounding area. A quiet and picturesque village, accessible till a few years ago only by boat or a trail, now also by land through the newly built road, The old trail as well as the new two-lane “highway” reaches Vathi through Katavati
On the right end of Vathi's beach, the shape of the horseshoe, the church of Taxiarchis (.of Archangel ?) with the originality of double dome is built litteraly on the sea.
Vathi has rooms for rent, restaurants, and grocery shops. In the old days, Vathi was famous for its exceptionally well-made ceramic pots, which were exported to the nearby Cycladian islands, but also as far as Crete, Cyprus and Alexandria. This old tradition of pottery making is still alive in Vathi. Make sure that you will visit the pottery workshop and gallery.
For informations about the island, please click Sifnos
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fabio_ts (13696) 2005-10-24 5:34
Hallo Janos, I've been in Sifnos 4 summer ago, beautiful composition here, with lovely use of light/shade from you,
have a nice day, Fabio.
simonekarl (404) 2005-10-24 5:48
I like the way you've composed this image, but also the way you played with thelight and shadows.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-10-24 16:38
Very nice and typical shot from the greek islands. The white chappels are the trademark, under this fine blue sky. Excellent framing, somewhat tight but nice.
avigur_11 (22099) 2005-10-24 20:12
Hello old friend, nice to "meet" you again..
Yes, it is a beautiful lesson of geometry, and more than that - a great lesson taht shows how white color can vary in hundreds of hues. Excellnet work of light and shadow.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-25 4:32
I find the blue of the sky a bit pale probably due to the strong greek sun, but it allows for good contrasts, the whites and structures details are very nice, it's a good crop of this nice architecture detail.
Have a nice day,
poulinp (4530) 2005-10-30 1:31
This picture is very simple Janos, but in the same time, it's a pure delight to see. Your framing is perfect! Very good work.
lucbus (11) 2005-10-30 1:52
I like the contrast of the white on the blue with the shades. Great shot.
maphoto (8082) 2005-10-30 13:18
Great result Janos, excellent contrast and very good perspective, great geometry here, you managed the light pretty well, good work.
prumod (8300) 2005-10-31 1:44
i wondered about its simplicity... this is a new style to me... i haven't seen any photo as simple as this much... it's smothness, tones etc are well aligned with it's spiritual beauty...
jbweasle (9393) 2005-11-01 14:01
A lovely shot of these domes, Janos. There's only blue sky and white walls here, yet you have used the light to capture so many different shades. A pleasing and subtle alternative to the blue domes so famous in the Greek islands.
Photograph2u (0) 2005-11-02 17:34
Hello Janos, simple composition, great tight cropping, beautiful whites and soft blues.
I love it.
Great art. Take care, Yan :)
maidiremai (1170) 2005-11-11 16:58
Igazán gyönyörű ez a kép a kupolákon játszó fénnyel, csak azon gondolkodtam, nem lenne-e egy kicsit kiegyensúlyozottabb, ha kevesebb lenne rajta az ég. Próbáltál vágni valamennyit a tetejéből? Végül is a fő téma itt nem az ég, hanem az épület. De azért így is nagyon tetszik!
jean-marie (3088) 2005-11-12 2:40
Trčs belles couleurs, tranchées, mais toutes en douceur malgré tout. Le cadrage est excellent. bravo.
bibiweb (8) 2005-11-18 10:37
This is so typical of greek architecture! I like your coposition with the two domes and the two crosses. The POV is very good. I just regret that the sky is a bit pale.
Have a nice day.
ebruardil (461) 2006-03-12 14:02
Nice colors, good POV, congratulations
linask (2930) 2006-07-14 15:05
Great lesson of geometry :-)
The only problem I see that sharpness of this photo is not good enough to show nice texture of the walls. I have made a workshop, where your photo is sharpened a lot (maybe too much).
RII (379) 2006-10-31 13:09
I like the composition, beautiful ponit of view, contrast ,colors light , shadow and sharpness, excellent postal church greek, is a nice architecture capture.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2009-05-24 13:59
Lovely photo with gentle colours and different tones between white and grey/blue. Excellent simple composition, the simplicity gives this photo it's strength. Right lines and subtle curves and two crosses, well balanced. Thanks for sharing. Will see this scene in a few days I hope, I'm going to Sifnos in 4 days :-)
- Copyright: Janos Sofalvi (joso) (2417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ¦wi±tynie [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-24 4:06
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