A wide angled view of part of the picturesque town of Oia, built atop the jagged remnants of the outer caldera of Santorini Volcano, which exploded violently around 3,600 years ago, giving rise to one theory on the legendary destruction of Atlantis. The new smaller volcano within the caldera is much quieter and better behaved. In the fg are 3 bright blue domes of the Greek Orthodox church.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-13 2:21
magnificent capture of Oia!Lovely,unique location and these combination of blue&white colors are amazing.
The shot captures well beauty of Oia´s architecture.
I took a picture almost from the same location-great to see your vision of the scene.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-13 2:23
gran bella fotografia, dalla composizione impeccabile e ricca di nitidezza e colori molto gradevoli.
Merito della Grecia, ma anche gran parte del merito è tuo per la finezza della ripresa e la creazione di una bella composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
rbassin (24343) 2013-10-13 3:11
Que c'est beau!
un très bon point de vue sur les toits et le dômes bleus.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-10-13 3:24
A splendid panorama and presentation of that type of architecture in Kyklades Chris, the light is excellent, a successful capture with high definition, superb colors
All the best, have a good sunday
pierrefonds (71761) 2013-10-13 5:09
The distance between the houses and the horison is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses. The good lumimnosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
delpeoples (59896) 2013-10-13 5:18
You must have felt like a kid in a lolly shop here. There are just so many photo opportunities. The colours, the contrasts and of course the characteristic architecture are all so visually stunning, I could look at this image for ages and still find something new.
Cheers and happy Sunday
Royaldevon (43979) 2013-10-13 6:33
This reminds me so much of some of the photographs that Brian (timecapturer) has posted.
You have used a good crop, with a view of the misty sea in the b/g, which helps to emphasise the upward movement from the f/g to the b/g buildings.
Your dof works perfectly so that the buildings can be scrutinised for iconic, interesting, Greek details.
Have a lovely Sunday,
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-10-13 7:45
I really like Greek architectures, somehow they look so clean maybe because of the colors they used. Awesome capture of those domes with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (47330) 2013-10-13 10:12
Hi Chris, lovely view of the domes of this interesting city, very well captured in this very good and nice picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-13 11:42
Hello Chris - It's always interesting to see a variety of interpretations of a popular photographic subject. Of course we are all familiar with this stunning location from Brian's extensive gallery. Here you show a very good overview of the town with a composition that is packed with well managed and attractive detail. I love the peppering of blue domes which keep my eyes moving from the FG to the BG of this lovely shot. Warm regards Rosemary
PaulVDV (32769) 2013-10-13 11:49
I can't get enough of these wonderful views of Oia and Fira. These places look like a totally different world.
This is a splendid presentation of the labyrinthine village with its beautiful architecture. Great alternation of blue and white with now and then some pink.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-13 22:54
C'est le rêve de tous les photographes d'aller séjourner là bas! Tu as fait une très belle photo de ce célèbre village.
carlo62 (55828) 2013-10-13 23:03
un vero spettacolo di forme e colori, geometrie che si sovrappongono con una quantità di dettagli impressionanti.
Complimenti, un bellissimo scatto.
jhm (161051) 2013-10-14 0:37
You shows us a nice panorama view about these nice city as Oia.
All these white houses together with the domes of churches makes these picture attractive.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
macjake (73063) 2013-10-14 1:24
how could anyone not enjoy a scene like this, doesn't matter how popular it is, its just the perfect post card.
whites and blues always blend well together and the blue domes work well as a focal point.
excellent sharpness and detailing throughout.
and yeah, your photo from Stanley Park is almost Identicle to mine
sandpiper (6788) 2013-10-14 3:24
How can one get tired of looking at this view, its just beautiful. Great composition, so many wonderful details to look at.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-14 3:31
this shot takes me back to my week on Santorini and day I spent here. It is an amazing place and you have captured its beauty and atmosphere succinctly in this magnificent shot. What intrigues me here is the different play of light in July compared to my images that were in early October. Stunning!
Have a great week - Brian.
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-10-14 15:03
I was here last year at the same time and I also selected this view. I love this place! Beautiful postcard from Oia. Well done!
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-15 11:13
This is truly amazing capture of this unique city! The blue roofs gave a great contrast to the rest white and sandy houses and the achieved view is totally eye-catching. Very well done! TFS.
Karolina999 (0) 2015-08-05 2:00
amazing blue cupolas, amazing white houses, nice sky, fine bright and colors.
Thanx for sharing.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (119045)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-13 2:12
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