Early morning light on the blue domed churches and colourful houses in the village of Oia on the volcanic island of Santorini, Greece. A maze of winding small streets and a multitude of steps; every corner is a picture opportunity.
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Royaldevon (31353) 2013-05-10 1:51
Good Morning Brian,
On a morning when the sun has forsaken us, it is so pleasing to be reminded of such warmth and colour.
This looks like a wonderful toy town, the houses snuggling close together. You have provided us with an excellent view across the town, the blue domed buildings acting like stepping stones, linking the whole together, and to the distant sea. The dof is perfect, supplying a boundless supply of details.
Have a lovely day,
PaulVDV (23091) 2013-05-10 1:53
That early morning light makes the blue domes stand out even more in the amazing labyrinth of white and ocher houses.
Wonderful place. Excellent composition.
Best regards, Paul
serp2000 (41016) 2013-05-10 1:57
Good morning, Brian,
It reminds me Legoland. Just unreal view of the town. Impressive DoF, perfect quality! My congratulations!
Greetings from Russia!
ChrisJ (100910) 2013-05-10 1:58
Good Morning Brian, and hello TE neighbour today!
Another wonderful shot of the picturesque Greek Islands and their distinctive architecture with good sharpness and the traditional colors of blue and white synonymous with Greece. Good textural details are revealed by the direct sunlight. Tfs!
KLB (23723) 2013-05-10 2:07
This wonderful image tempts to be on holidays, to admire this beautiful light and this incredible architecture.
Perfect achievement, light and colors are right.
Great view, thanks.
lousat (79237) 2013-05-10 2:14
Hi Brian,Santorini is a paradise another time for a photographer like you,maybe the most beautiful of your collections from there,fantastic collage of different colors and the best quality as possible,i like it...a lot!Have a nice day and thanks,luciano
chawax (19544) 2013-05-10 2:40
A nice POV on this typical greek village. Beautiful colours and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day,
HimalAnda (9976) 2013-05-10 3:03
Many houses, many details and many colors in this typical picture of greek islands!
tyro (21006) 2013-05-10 3:12
Oia, Oia! I recognise this place from so many of your previous pictures from your beloved Santorini! It almost seems as though one could stand in just one spot and take myriads of pictures in all directions and each one would be a wonderful spectacle in its own right. But I also rather suspect that the skill of the photographer plays no small part this.
Again you have captured not only the delightful and varied colours of this place but also a lovely atmosphere with the most delicious light. Your composition is excellent too, the houses and their roofs forming a clear diagonal as we climb uphill from bottom left to top right.
Lovely light, gorgeous colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
Nicou (125286) 2013-05-10 3:16
Fantastique cadrage et image sueprbe quelle vue avec toutes ces maisons collées et ces coupoles bleues qui ressortent de ce blanc une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-10 3:28
your delightful image is a great foretaste for me before my visit to Santorin in September.
The location of the village and its architecture make it really picturesque place.
Excellently composed sceneysuperb quality and beauituful,vivid colors!
snunney (86574) 2013-05-10 3:33
The tightly packed buildings make for a superb perspective right across the frame with the blue domes making excellent pointers. The vertical format was the perfect choice. The image is very pleasantly lit and benefits from top class colours and clarity.
arnie (1803) 2013-05-10 3:36
A great overview of Oia, lovely colours a far nicer place than Fira and not as expensive.
Thanks for jogging my memories.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-05-10 5:20
Its an amazing place, a photographers dream, colour shapes, composition. Here you've captured the town perfectly; and no people. wonderful
carlo62 (35370) 2013-05-10 5:39
una foto fantastica, un panorama incantevole con colori meravigliosi.
Bel colpo, è un vero piacere rimanere ad osservare come essere ad una finestra.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-05-10 9:42
Fantastic shot of this place. I think this image would make for an excellent jigsaw! I just love the detail and the all the places that your eye can find little things of interest in the image. It has a compressed perspective feel to it too which I like.
rychem (25260) 2013-05-10 10:32
Superb, excellent optimistic photo on a sunny day, beautiful Mediterranean colors, very nice town. Vacation will come soon :))
Romano46 (18466) 2013-05-10 10:51
il successo delle tue foto è dovuto in gran parte al colore che non manca mai, oltre che alla luce sempre splendida.
Ovvio quindi che un'occasione come questa rappresentata dalle belle tinte di questo paese greco rappresentasse per te un'occasione per coglierne i vari aspetti come sai meglio fare.
Ovviamente il risultato non poteva che essere eccellente: ed è sotto i nostri occhi.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
JFS (32459) 2013-05-10 10:55
Explosion of colours and sharpness, if one day I go to Greece, i wont upload my pics on TE...you have put the level too hight;)
Hasve a good WE
rbassin (19003) 2013-05-10 11:38
Une magnifique photo, la vue sur ce groupe de maisons où les couleurs alternent avec le blanc, est superbe.
L'ensoleillement donne un éclat tout spécial à cette compo.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-10 11:57
So wonderful capture from Santorini.Amazing colors and awesome details.Great saturation and POV.Well done!
All the best
Gigidusud (17055) 2013-05-10 13:41
Splendid view on Oia with great POV and nice format vertical. I like a lot!
siudzi (34113) 2013-05-10 14:51
What a fantastic picturesque view today! Really love it due to the stunning composition fully filled by interesting details, vivid tones and beautiful lighting. Very well done as always. Thanks for sharing!
jjcordier (77518) 2013-05-10 22:23
La lumière du matin éclaire de superbe façon chaque maison de ce splendide village. Cadrage vertical très réussi, belles couleurs et qualité d'image magnifique.
vjmite (3988) 2013-05-11 1:09
A stunning display of color and shapes, sharp and perfectly exposed. The intense blue of the domes is bluer than the sky. What a wonderful jumble of houses.
dkmurphys (50418) 2013-05-11 1:54
Spectacular as usual. I love the colors of this fairy tale settlement. Well seen, enjoy the weekend.
delpeoples (53726) 2013-05-12 5:42
Sorry I've been so slack with TE lately. I'm in Melbourne at the moment, so am not online much. Another stunning Santorini photo. I like the vertical frame, the vibrant colours and geometries. The white bit in the right FG (where you have your name) bothers me a little (not your name :), as it seems to be a little dead space. But this is a minor thing and probably a symptom of my OCD :) Have a lovely Sunday, thanks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (125793) 2013-05-12 11:43
Ciao Brian, fantastic view of lovely vilage, excellent clarity, wonderful mediterranean colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kasianowak (7287) 2013-05-16 9:05
Quintessential Santorini with delightful colours and wonderful composition!
Have a nice evening
jabber (323) 2013-05-20 14:28
you have so colorful photos and i they are colored balance and make every viewer color balance
thank you for share
adidas5nb (5511) 2013-05-29 3:44
a classical greek image.love the structure and the mesh of houses.like the pov,the colors and the vibrancy.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 200 DSLR, Tamron 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-05-10 1:44
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