Amorgos is the eastern most island of the Cyclades. It stands in the middle of the Aegean Sea, the crossroad between north and south and leads to the coast of Asia Minor.
The capital of the island is Chora. It is built on the center of the southeast side of the Profitis Ilias mountain, between small hills and cannot be seen from the sea thus protecting it from pirates.
Chora in Amorgos is considered to be one of the most beautiful Cycladic towns, being the life centre of the island. The whitewashed stone paved side streets, the picturesque white cube-like houses that spread around the Medieval Castle with the Venetian Tower, the masterly arches, the forty churches at different parts of the town, the narrow side streets decorated with flower pots and the windmills at the top of the hill make up a magical picture of a medieval fortress town that attracts visitors.
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saxo042 (31862) 2007-06-23 10:09
Terrific composition and an interesting note as well.
dlevy23 (2018) 2007-06-23 11:04
Very simple but great composition. I love the contrast between the blue and the white.
evanrizo (456) 2007-06-23 11:56
Hi Kris with excellent framed-composed photo.
Very very good seen, I love Amorgos.
DINOZOR (14792) 2007-06-23 11:56
Bravo vraiment superbe et réussi. The blue is beautifull but the white is very well done.
TFS this composition.
mpb001 (4600) 2007-06-23 16:14
Nice composition here, Kris. Simple and very effectiive, with the bold blue color of the door. Nice work, Mike
rossy85 (2879) 2007-06-24 5:58
Perfect composition! Great note!
Thanks for sharing!
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-06-25 17:49
A well seen detail in a total scene. Very good contrast between the charming and well saturated blue and the whites .Graphical and minimalistic composition, I like it. The sharpness is very appropriate for an architecture shot. I feel the door leans to the right, I think it might use some rotation to the left, aswell as some Lens Correction (Correct barrel distortion). There might also be a slight amount of vignette on the corners, but I guess it's hard to control with the compact. Some things can be overcome in digital processing. The rest of the image, I like it a lot! Some flowers next to the door would be nice though, by that you could also more easily place the door off center, which is a slightly boring place to put the subject in..just to be honest.