Isn’t it crazy to admit in a photographic forum that I like taking postcard-like photos? So I will stretch the limits of honesty even more by saying that since several years I am also bringing home from my travels fridge magnets as souvenirs. What I like about them is the same what I like about postcards: they show the most typical and characteristic views, the most recognizable structures. The magnet which I recently brought home from Kos Island presents the Defterdar Mosque which you see in this photo. I have showed it from a similar POV already but with slightly different framing. Why do I mention it at all? I have on my fridge two magnets next to each other: one from Greece (Kos Island) which presents a mosque and one from Turkey (Side) which presents ruins of an old Greek structure. It is a paradox, isn’t it?
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holmertz (41725) 2012-11-20 12:28
This is a fairly ordinary view with fine colours. It gets less ordinary when considering this is Greece. The cultural aspect is probably more interesting than the picture itself, if you don't mind me saying so. Your note is also very interesting and amusing and could be seen as an expression of the normalization of Greek-Turkish relations in recent years.
I also bought a fridge magnet from my latest visit to Turkey, a very obvious one, a portrait of Atatürk!
jemaflor (85456) 2012-11-20 12:42
Well taken, good composition with church and fg in each side, good depth effect and lovely light, tfs.
tedesse (25133) 2012-11-20 12:57
Wspaniala pocztowka z Kos!
Super kolory i swiatlo, doskona³a ostrosc.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-11-20 13:20
piekne miejsce aby spedzic przyjemnie czas przy kawce i jednoczesnie mozna podziwiac wspanial architekture. Bardzo ladnie wykonane. Jakosc zdjecia doskonakla. Piekna pocztowka. Bardzo mi sie podoba. SUPER!!!!
tyro (20696) 2012-11-20 13:40
Ah, well, we all have our little secrets and our own little passions too - so do not be ashamed that you collect fridge magnets!
I remember your earlier picture of this mosque, taken, I suspect, from a café over to the far left of here and just outside of this view. Your earlier photograph had the most wonderful framing of the café window whereas this is a more usual and "open" type of view. But that does not mean to say that this is an inferior picture: it is a brighter, happier one and with perfect composition, lovely lighting and there's probably more "going on" in this picture too. Your colours are wonderfully vibrant and the details and sharpness are superb.
P.S. I've always wondered why the abbreviated word "fridge" has a "d" in it while the original word "refrigerator" doesn't. Isn't that strange, or is it just me?
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2012-11-20 14:07
Certainly an intriguing name for the image :)
I also admit, I love a good postcard photo, and on the rare occasion when I capture one that I think COULD actually be a postcard, I do be incredibly proud. To me, it means an image that is classical, and one that everybody wants to see! No faulting that.
As for fridge magnets, again, I have to admit I have quite a collection. Mostly from my trips around Ireland, my all time favourite is a very happy looking plastic octopus from Dingle.
Lovely shot, the mosque is placed perfectly, and in a setting I would not expect, so close to the cafe.
All the best
Sergiom (61092) 2012-11-21 5:13
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. La lumière est belle et l'endroit superbe. On a presque le goût de s’asseoir à cette terrasse et de profiter de la vie.
abmdsudi (43716) 2012-11-21 5:41
A lively looking square full of interests, taken in brilliant light filled by richess in color in vivid detail. Compo is fine with the red dome provides the strong focal. Well done.
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-11-21 8:19
l'inquadratura è sicuramente efficace e vincente, tanti elementi ma tutti ben posizionati!
La luce ed i colori sono fantastici, tutto molto nitido e di eccellente qualità.
Complimenti e grazie per il tuo complimento alla mia foto.
Un caro saluto
ikeharel (58159) 2012-11-21 8:23
A continuous series o Kos, show a nice view on town square, tourists stroll about, cafe's on sides and the mosque prominently looks high on picture.
Nice chosen POV, Mariusz.
MJR (3360) 2012-11-21 13:18
As I have come to expect, a perfectly executed photo, or postcard if you prefer !
No doubt a poignant reminder to you of an exciting time on holiday, it does at least provide the rest of us with a snapshot of another place, over which we can maybe deliberate on our own future travel plans !
And then your note. A valuable part of TE I think, it can often provide an interesting info about a place, or somtimes an insight into the writer. Fridge magnets ! Who would guessed ? My own foible is a huge collection of old ( 100 yrs ) postcards of North Wales. So you are not alone !!!
More sunshine in this one post than all my welsh postcards put together !
delpeoples (53167) 2012-11-21 14:50
Hi dear Mariusz
Well thank you for your confession :) I must confess to committing the same crime too. But you make a good point about the inter-mingled history between Greece and Turkey. There are so many contradictions and similarities. I must admit that this is not where I would expect to see a mosque, but when one thinks about it, the history of the place explains it. Anyway, a beautifully crisp photo, with sunny, stunning colours and excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing, have a good evening
marabu61 (8583) 2012-11-22 2:08
What is wrong with postcard photos? I do enjoy them as well. They show us the reallity of a place in todays mass tourism age as well after all.
In this one it makes me to want to sit down in one of the cafés with a good glass of wine and some people watching.
have a good day
macjake (57074) 2012-11-22 9:58
we can always count on you to come up with the most creative titles for your photos.
just reading that made me want to click on the shot.
as for John, he's made me think twice about the spelling of fridge lol
its funny...alot of people on TE don't really like the typical postcard views....you and I do! why not! they are often the best POV's and best subjects! whats wrong with that!!!
excellent photo here despite what looks like a bad time of day to be taking photos! the light is superbly controlled in the final execution of the shot.
see you around
mesutilgim (85396) 2012-11-22 13:34
What a nice capture, what a nice story !
Yes it's true two countries, two people on the both side of Aegeis has so much in common.
The paradox you've mentioned is true but which country doesn't have it in their histories ?
TFS and best regards
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2012-11-22 22:27
Beautiful light and details. I like p.o.v. and colors too.
Graal (97819) 2012-11-23 0:20
no prosze, calkiem niedawno skoczyles sobie do Grecji. Piekne miejsce ta wyspa Kos. Fajne ujecie z meczetem w centrum. Jak widac, panuje tam religijna tolerancja. Bdb jakosc zdjecia, faktycznie, moze byc na postcard.
adramad (38557) 2012-11-23 11:00
Wonderful scene, not a place known for showing and perhaps from a common, for many tourists, is less beautiful.
I think as you say in the note, creative photos, looking different situations, are fine, but we usually call "postal" usually show the most beautiful corners of each city or place, so I do them with much pleasure.
Here the mosque looks splendid with that beautiful blue sky, a touch terraces very vital and lively composition.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice weekend.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-11-24 8:51
Hi Mariusz Great scene,and title, great 'low' POV, very good framing and composition! Excellent perspective! Great light management, excellent choice with great contrasts! Excellent daily life scene and beautiful architecture photo at the same time! Great composition and framing, perfect light management, wonderful colours! Congratulations!
emka (79831) 2012-11-25 5:32
cześć, bardzo atrakcyjna pocztówka. Ładne pastelowe kolorki, przyjemny wakacyjny nastrój dzi eki uwzględnieniu również tych restauracyjek. Miło byloby sobie tam usiąść i cos wypić lub zjeść. Ładny meczecik z minaretem jak ołówek.
Przywozisz z podrózy magnesy na lodówkę? jeden, dwa, to rozumiem, ale kolekcja?
danos (87465) 2012-11-25 11:18
very nice the chosen POV with the view of the Defterdar Mosque to be in the middle of the created corridor through the chairs of the sides caffee.
The brilliant light of the day enhance the vivid colours of the scene with your collection of the fridge magnets to be a good remembering points that you see every day going to the .
Have a good week,Danos
josepmarin (57823) 2012-11-26 3:00
In this good framing we can see this nice square, with a few terraces that they invite to a calm lunch, enjoying the pleasant atmosphere and the splendid architecture of the mosque.
I like your handling of the light and the nice effect of the shades, in an image with a few beautiful natural colors.
An excellent work, my friend.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-11-26 4:36
hai legato bene l'immagine dell'edificio di fondo con la movimentata quotidianità della piazza.
Ben gestita la luce che mantiene la naturalezza dei colori,
siolaw (38284) 2012-11-30 4:57
I wonder what people can say about postcards... if it was not a good photo they would not make a card of it, I hope! So to me, postcards have mostly good photos on them.
You have a clear shot here with sunny light and colours and thoughtful framing.
Not many Greeks around there???!! ;D
Angshu (55892) 2012-12-11 21:55
I have seen picture from Kos from a very similar POV...indeed its surprising to see a mosque in Greece...but then how much do I know? Lovely view under the clear blue sky...a postcard indeed!
Your fridge doors must be filled up with magnets by now! I have also started to collect fridge magnets, more an idea of my daughter! I'll buy & keep one magnet of India for you...to hand over when we meet :-)
fabbs99 (16475) 2013-03-02 12:17
Simply Superb.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.well done.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (30694)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-20 11:53