Behind the door there's a tiny yard and then the front door of the house. A typical scene in an alley of Ayia Marina. A moody and idle afternoon, a few hours after the storm.
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jester5 (1938) 2013-11-25 8:35
I love the soft, subtle colours where even the cat blends in this. Lovely simple composition too with nice sharpness. Excellent!
snunney (79767) 2013-11-25 8:46
This simple composition makes for a lovely study in tones and textures. Nicely framed with the door placed off-centre. Lovely harmonious warm palette and good rendering of the textural detail. The cat sat watching blends in perfectly and is an added bonus.
Silvio1953 (116071) 2013-11-25 9:19
Ciao Ourania, semplice e deliziosa, grazioso il gattino in tinta con il resto del muro, quasi mimetizzato, ottima nitidezza, bei dettagli e splendidi colori soft, brava, ciao Silvio
ciakgiak (30405) 2013-11-25 10:26
molto pulita, elegante ed essenziale!
Una foto davvero bella che la presenza del gattino arricchisce ulteriormente!
sabermonajati (8919) 2013-11-25 10:34
interesting view with excellent composition you captured.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-11-25 11:19
un tipo di fotografia che sai fare molto bene e che, credo, esprima anche l'atmosfera che si respira nell'isola, ora che i turisti sono ben lontani e si è tornati alla calma atmosfera delle giornate della brutta stagione.
Una composizione semplice e molto efficace nella quale due colori e tre elementi si condendono la scena in una ripartizione di spazi ben eseguita, tra tinte assai delicate che sembra vogliano influenzare anche il gatto, in sontonia con il bianco del muro.
Ciao e buona serata
rbassin (16332) 2013-11-25 11:31
une bonne prise de vue, les détails de cette porte et des escaliers sont mis en valeur par ce cadrage serré.
J'aime aussi la tonalité de gris.
Cricri (101513) 2013-11-25 12:07
Bon cadrage de la façade avec les escaliers ancien et la vielle porte brune, le plus avec la présence du chat qui ce confond presque avec la couleur des pierres, belle réalisation
carlo62 (27798) 2013-11-25 15:23
bello questo scatto, il colore tenue si ripete su ogni cosa, giocando solo con le sfumature, gatto compreso.
Splendido anche il punto luce che attira l'attenzione dell'osservatore.
Eccellente la composizione, con i soggetti principali leggermente decentrati.
dkmurphys (46408) 2013-11-25 22:31
Funny scene. I like the cat that seems to guard that entrance. Well spotted, enjoy a nice day ahead.
ChrisJ (94802) 2013-11-26 2:24
This would also look great in b&w on account of the minimalist color. The solitary cat animates the scene and provides a fine focal point. A lovely diffused light with excellent sharpness and framing. Have a great week!
holmertz (37149) 2013-11-26 4:24
This is a very elegant composition of great sophisticated simplicity. It looks almost monochrome, but there are really lots of colours, all varieties of the same creamy tone. That includes the cat, which quite marvellously fits the tight colour scheme. On the other hand its rounded lines and soft fur separates the cat from the (relatively) straight lines dominating the rest of the composition.
This is a lovely photo and another proof of your talent for seeing fine compositions in unassuming places.
timecapturer (45309) 2013-11-26 5:05
I love this! So simple in concept and almost a sepia presentation but it is just so perfectly balanced and artistic as an image. Wonderfully Greek even though it is not in Blue and White. Superb!
Regards - B.
jhm (135294) 2013-11-26 5:31
The door is old but nice, but the cat is the real eye catcher on these picture.
A splendid composition with real colours
Excellent captured and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-26 6:00
Hi Ourania ,
The beauty in this shot is in its simplicity. Great composition with the old weathered door and then the cat sitting on the old rustic step. Lovely lighting and sharpness.
saxo042 (36912) 2013-11-26 7:58
A very pleasant picture in subdued colours and a very fine harmony between the different components in the composition.
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2013-11-26 10:43
Great title which really compliments the capture. The door is composed perfectly in the scene, allowing great textures in the wall and depth from the foreground and stairs. The scene alone would intrigue me. However to then hear this is called the Grey Door makes me think, well what is behind the grey door? Why the powerful name, I want to explore beyond the door.
Haha, I think you have woken my childhood fascination.
And then to hear it is guarded by a sleepy snow white cat? Like a scene from a fairy tale. Really nicely done.
nikkitta (13320) 2013-11-26 12:36
Agree with Christ idea, must be good in W/B, but like the almost not contrast between cat, door and wall
Original and personal composition that few people can obtain
So this time no reflections but color without contrast
mesutilgim (80146) 2013-11-26 13:08
Hello dear Ourania,
An old fassade, most probably still in use, guarded with a White guardian !
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (34508) 2013-11-26 13:18
Hi dear Ourania
Wow anther great shot, so arstcti, poetic and authentic. Perfect framework and great unity of white, cuty cat's position and expression is marvelous. Greatest image at all but already as usual.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-11-26 13:21
I think we could write a book or publish a photo album about doors in Greece.One more beautiful than another.And every of this door seems to tell us its own story.Like this one!
Really beautiful!Especially with the cat in front of it-looks almost like a guard:)
No vivid and contrasting colors,but this color scheme has definitely "something" and helps you to transmit the charm of this scene better.
mcmtanyel (10591) 2013-11-26 20:25
Forget about the grey door, tell me about that white kitty-cat! She is so chubby she looks like a bunny with short ears. Cute, very cute, TFS!
mirosu (12576) 2013-11-26 21:57
I like this photo very much. The arrangement with the old door and the white cat in front is outstanding. I also like the well balanced colors, looks like two-colour composition. The vertical framing is very good. Superb photo work, well done.
fabbs99 (15747) 2013-11-29 20:46
The cat and the door have a great combination. Excellent viewpoint, superb tight crop, nice light, high clarity. Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (52433) 2013-12-07 1:09
Old entrance to a house built with a wooden door on high wall as a facade. The cat is a nice addition, and mibgle in perfect camouflage in white.
The door allow a view inside and from there out, through the wooden latticed door.
Good technicals on photo.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
adores (34474) 2013-12-12 16:19
A really good shot! Even the colour of the cat matches:)! I like the composition, the colours and the textures!
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2013-12-15 23:42
another fine example of minimal composition. Like how you framed the door frame off centred. Great composition with the cat at foreground. Superb clarity and depth. A very well composed shot with perfect crop. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
COSTANTINO (51421) 2013-12-22 23:22
για σου Ουρανία
τι νακρύβει άραγε απο αναμνήσεις
η συγκεκριμένη πόρτα?
ιστορίες παλιές ανθρώπους πού έζησαν
και πέρασαν άσχημες η ευχάριστες
στιγμές καταστάσεις δύσκολες ή ευκολες
μια τυπική σκηνή στην Αγία Μαρίνα
καλή σου μέρα
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-05-28 20:17
Ουρανία, τι να πω γι αυτές τις μικρές λεπτομέρειες που ομορφαίνουν τήν ζωη μας??
η φωτογραφία σου ειναι μια απόδειξη οτι η ομορφιά ολη βρίσκεται στίς λεπτομέρειες.
η παλιά πόρτα και το γατι να περιμένει κάποιον να γυρισει στο σπίτι!! η ομοιογένεια τών παστέλ χρωμάτων και η παραδοσιακή άποψη ειναι ανεκτίμητα!!
καλη μέρα νάχεις!