One of the little narrow streets of the “ghost village” of Mesa Gonia, Santorini, Greece. Abandoned after the 1956 earthquake destroyed most of the village; however the churches have been rebuilt and are now well maintained and still places of regular worship by the islanders.
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brianmcc (5832) 2012-01-19 2:21
this is a very bright and colourful scene with the sun creating some interesting shadows in the narrows alleys, and also producing wonderfully warm and saturated colours. the white dome of the church provides a great contrast between the warm oranges and the deep blue of the sky. excellent sharpness as always.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-01-19 2:27
Morning Brian, Super Pov, in-between these two walls, leading us up to the fantastic Church in all it's glory with splendid colours and your trade mark blue sky. Well done, Cheers Iain.
npecanhuk (56434) 2012-01-19 2:39
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, contrasts, black & white borders, dof and composition are all excellent and I loved everything here!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (73000) 2012-01-19 3:46
The white and blue dome of the church makes a splendid focal point as we look down this attractive alleyway. Lovely colour contrasts and excellent sharpness throughout.
rbassin (13467) 2012-01-19 4:09
Une superbe photo, les couleurs sont d'un bel éclat.
l'église avec son dôme bleu est en harmonie avec les murs ocres.
jemaflor (74294) 2012-01-19 4:12
Good depth with the view of the narow street, light is perfectly managed, interesting contrast and beautiful church, tfs.
DINOZOR (15572) 2012-01-19 4:39
Realy a very beautifull picture.
Lumičre, couleur et cadrage parfaits.
dta (56974) 2012-01-19 4:42
Hello Brian ,
A fine perspective towards the bright church , by the lovely paved street in the shade . Excellent light balance .
Well done .
JFS (32453) 2012-01-19 6:40
What a good perspective and what a good management of light! the depth of field is excellent! Delightful shot.
faletiz (10759) 2012-01-19 10:05
magnificent glimpse and wonderful composition. Great play of shadow and light, very beautiful colors and great sharpness. Excellent!!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-19 10:53
a picturesque atmosphere with beautiful lights and colours I like the composition and the attractive POV, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
vasilpro (40565) 2012-01-19 13:24
Back to Greece with a wonderful composition from the famous island, excellent POV and DOG, beautiful view, lovely light and colors, very good sharpness and contrast, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis
tyro (15805) 2012-01-19 15:16
That 20mm lens of yours has certainly done the business here. But not without some expert help from yourself.
The composition is excellent, the left hand wall beginning exactly at the bottom left corner and leading the viewer along the cobbled alleyway directly to the church with its lovely little tower and dome, each surmounted by a matching cross. The archway on the right with its pots of flowers is a fine foreground distraction as also are the distant houses high on the hillside in the case of the background. Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and contrasts and, as always, exquisite sharpness.
P.S. I was going to comment about a fine Mediterranean sky, but, of course, it's an Aegean sky!
dkmurphys (42697) 2012-01-20 0:53
Lovely little street that has a genuine calm atmosphere in warm colors. Well catch, have a nice weekend.
Royaldevon (21655) 2012-01-20 1:34
Good Morning Brian,
The appearance of terra cotta colours surprised me; I had always thought it was just white and blue. You live and learn!
I love your pov, detailing the narrowness of the street and, by the converging lines, creating a view that the viewer cannot resist. Th church make a good focal point and there is chance to enjoy the contrasts of light and shadow along the way.
Have a good day,
Angshu (52966) 2012-01-20 2:06
The best part is the play of shadow & the lit up part...especially as the light appears to be quite strong! The exposure is excellent, especially on the white with no hint of OE. The details brought out in the shadows are also beautiful! Good work!
delpeoples (48832) 2012-01-20 2:06
What a superb Point of View which demonstrates beautifully this magnificent church and the context in which it's set. The narrow cobblestone streets and characteristic architecture are so well composed and you've captured the essence of the Greek isles so beautifully and effortlessly.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely Friday
chawax (16603) 2012-01-20 13:10
A nice POV that uses well the walls on both sides of the street to create perspective lines that add depth and drive our look to the church. I love the contrast of light. Very nice colours.
Have a nice week end,
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-01-21 3:56
I like the perspective of this alley, with the beautiful church in the background.
Beautiful colors, well contrasted, with good management of light and shadows.
Good job. TFS
macjake (45818) 2012-01-22 22:50
well done once again.
its always a pleasure to view your gallery and skills as a photographer.
excellent work with bright light and shadows..my two most hated combinations!
a fine textured and colorful shot, and a true example of the local architecture.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 2:13