Away from the more touristy part of the town of Symi on the Greek island of the same name. This boarded up old house has all the character, style, and colours of this picturesque little town and just needs a little loving care, to restore it to its former glory.
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manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-09 1:47
Amazing architecture view. The clarity, colors and composition very well managed in this perfect photo. Very well done.
Royaldevon (41064) 2013-04-09 2:09
Now, doesn't that seem like an interesting project!
I think I would love to spend time there!
You have revealed the textures of the abandoned house really well and I love how the mixed colours of wall paint make those wavy reflections, linking the viewers with the scene.
There is a good sense of scale and well placed elements.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (26138) 2013-04-09 2:20
Yes, I suppose this splendid building needs some loving care but, to restore it to its former glory, I suspect will also cost a lot of money too - not a commodity which abounds at the moment in Greece.
But, from the photographic point of view, dilapidation always works well and you have captured the motley colours of flaking paint and crumbling stonework to excellent effect here. The building stands out well against its surroundings and there are some beautiful and colourful reflections on the water. The inclusion of some people adds human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.
Gorgeous rich colours, lovely light and stunning details and sharpness.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-09 2:49
you wrote in your note it´s a less touristic side of Symi,but for me it´s equally picturesque as your previous shots from this island.And even if the house need some renovation it looks still beautiful and has its own charm.
Delightful,vivid colors and really nice reflections in the water.
dta (80314) 2013-04-09 2:53
Hello Brian ,
I like a lot this kind of building . May be it has to be restored . But like this it has a lot of charm , too . Fine framing in the square format , even I shlould have cropped the piece of boat on the left .
snunney (103389) 2013-04-09 3:37
It certainly has character this waterside house; one wonders how long it will be before it is bought up for renovation in the current economic crisis. I like the framing and saturated colours; also the light and reflections. Thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (62147) 2013-04-09 3:44
Truly spectacular capture. The place is sure amazing, it fits perfectly my taste. Well taken!
williewhistler (16404) 2013-04-09 4:44
what a lovely water`s edge location,complete with your own moorings.
Your shot shows all the lovely features and character of the buildings,all that`s needed now is a lick of paint and a lot of effort and TLC.
A really nice photo.
mjw364 (1464) 2013-04-09 7:26
Well I was thinking about going to Greece later in the year and I think I need to take a paint brush or too - it looks like it needs a lick of paint! It's actually quite nice to see an image of Greece where the colours are not pristine, (or just blue and white)- it adds a more realistic dimension to how I view the place. It's a great building though - it seems to be screaming out to be renovated.
I like the reflection on the water - nice muted colour palette.
freakywindow (233) 2013-04-09 10:22
Wonderful composition with nice colors and good exposure.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-04-09 10:41
I like this place from your other photos and this one is also quite interesting. Tighter framing makes the eye focus on more detailed composition. You might disagree with me, but maybe it will look even better with the top slightly cropped? What do you think? Nevertheless, very well done composition, colors and light.
Thanks for sharing
rychem (39563) 2013-04-09 10:49
It can be a beautiful place to live, excellent shot of an abandoned house, it is a beautiful architecture, technically perfect photo
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-04-09 20:47
Very beautiful and very interesting architecture excellently executed. Wonderful composition and great framework as well. Tfs. I like it.
All the best,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-04-09 22:14
cette façade usée par le temps est vraiment très photogénique. Tu en as réalisé une excellente photo, superbement composée dans ce format carré bien choisi. La lumière, qui donne ces reflets ondoyants et ravive les couleurs, est vraiment très belle.
Waylim (25502) 2013-04-09 22:44
Another beautitful photo with really rich color and tone. Even with the debris by the waer, teh house are in splatter of different paint colors, making it very coatically beautiful, if there is such description :)
The composition works well in this square format. Best of all you captured the essence of the place well with the inclusion of the people going on with their way of life here.
lgir (7363) 2013-04-10 5:43
this house would need a little facelift to regain its luster, but for the photographer, she would lose the charm it exudes on your composition.
macjake (70519) 2013-04-10 11:20
now THIS is my kind of subject!!!!
please tell me you could go inside the boarded up old house! I would climb up and go through that open long door on the top floor to the left :)
Just try and stop me!!! haha
I bet there are tons of junk and rotten furniture in there! is it weird that i like that?
wicked subject! love the colors and the fact its NOT in the touristy areas!
delpeoples (59188) 2013-04-12 1:30
Hi dear Brian
What a sweet little town and this old building is very characteristic and quaint. I love the textures on the wal and the golden reflections it has thrown are really gorgeous. The light is wonderful and the inclusion of the people and boats adds to the character.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful Friday
COSTANTINO (67400) 2013-04-12 3:33
a different shot from the usuals
the beauty in this capture are
the colors of the wall reflected
on the surface of the sea
have a nice evening
npecanhuk (75812) 2013-04-12 18:36
Very interesting picture of very eye-catching details that could be found all around that tiny spot!
Colors, exposure, sharpness, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 200 DSLR, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-09 1:46