This is more detailed view of Fira and its unique architecture.Waiting for the sunset and than blue hour I took some pictures of the city.
This one has been processed in Photomatix.
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lousat (74887) 2013-10-23 2:40
WAAAWW ! What a spectacle my friend,i been in Greece 4 times but never there,and i think that Santorini will be my next..ehehe...the pic is really fantastic,a great choice of the moment whit the last light of the day and the first electrics on the houses,impressives details everywhere,bright colors and a very professional work in PP.Directly in my prefered gallery! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
rigoletto (34251) 2013-10-23 2:46
a wonderful place, i don't remember seeing it many times on TE. photomatix work created wonders. looks like an HDR application, where the overall exposure is incredible and the number of details to explore is endless.
SnapRJW (30665) 2013-10-23 2:50
The detailing here is just amazing Krzysztof, a stunning shot with excellent PP work. So much to examine and enjoy here I'm staggered! A top shot. Warm regards Rosemary
kasianowak (5850) 2013-10-23 3:08
Nastepne bardzo ladne zdjecie z Santorini. HDR processing powoduje, ze kolory sa bardzo zywe - szczegolnie przyjemny dla oka jest kontrast miedzy zoltym swiatlem i odcieniami niebieskiego. Najbardziej podoba mi sie kompozycja z domami ktore wygladaja jakby schodzily po schodach w dol, calosc zwienczona klasycznym greckim kosciolem.
bayno (18342) 2013-10-23 3:08
Impressive shot Krzysztof, seem a surreal place...a tales, so nice colors and details...i like very much you edit and you work back to the Camera...a masterpiece...
have a good day...
rbassin (17249) 2013-10-23 4:08
une superbe photo, les couleurs et les lumières animent cette petite ville.
C'est très bien réalisé, et très plaisant.
timecapturer (47354) 2013-10-23 5:00
stunning place and a stunning capture. One of the best shots I have seen of this famous view of Fira. Superbly detailed and romantically lit, it epitomises the ambiance and atmosphere of the place perfectly. Gloriously post-processed and presented. Love it!
Periko (2559) 2013-10-23 5:55
Nice display of light and color seen from a good POV.
ikeharel (55200) 2013-10-23 7:08
Good evening Krzysztof,
First let me say that this is a fabulous view on the known village. The colors are stunning and fine clear detailed view upon.
The 15 sec. exp. made dusk looks as almost midday, a bit too long exp. time, which is not so bad - but interesting to see the same view with 5 or 10 sec. exp. time: meaning, illuminatons were already on, still slightly mild rays gave their last light on the slops, as I see the low and side shades on.
Anyway, picture is super, the place is majestic in view, and you managed a fantastic sight on image.
Indrasish (2845) 2013-10-23 7:11
What a shot.. Excellent view and wonderful composition.. In a word just brilliant.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Excellent light management.. This one goes to my favorites.. Very well done my friend..
Good evening and best wishes from Kolkata..
abmdsudi (41936) 2013-10-23 7:30
Brilliant shot of Fira by night and a favourite holiday destination. i guess this place doesn't seem to have changed very much over the years, it's filled by great amount of interesting detail, perfectly exposed packed by wonderful mixed of colours. A low light taken from such a brilliant viewpoint exploiting the maximum possible space below giving us a sense of depth, height and widest perspective. No wonder you're feeling on top of the world he he!!
Gorgeous shot, study tripod, timely and expertly processed, Congrats.
ourania (29309) 2013-10-23 9:47
you've made the most of this comprehensive and beautiful point of view and really exalted it with a well considered framing. I like very much how you've rendered a frame absolutely full of interest and how you guide the viewer into it by the delightful curving perspectives and the natural diagonals of the constructions. Youe lighting and hdr treatment are very apt, you were able to reveal a tremendous amount of details. There's a lovely play of warm and cold tones and the atmosphere of the blue hour is felt even without a glimpse of the sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
cornejo (29979) 2013-10-23 10:38
Krzysztof Witaj, bella vista di questa bella e interessante agglomerato di architettura e colore in questa villa, molto ben catturato con un grande POV, in questo molto buona e bella foto. Un'immagine interessante n bello di un bel posto, con buon tiro, buona nitidezza, profondità, luce e colore. Lavoro eccellente e bella ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buona notte e resto felice della settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
macjake (54830) 2013-10-23 11:47
reading Luciano's comment, i'm amazed to hear he's been to Greece 4 times, but never to Santorini!!
I knew this was HDR the moment I looked at it.
what stood out almost right away was that large blue thing at the bottom...is that an empty swimming pool?
so much to look at, so much to see and explore.
looks fantastic in hdr, really like it.
awesome shot my friend
Sonata11 (33223) 2013-10-23 14:04
Witaj Krzystof, nieziemskie miejsce. Co za urocze miejsce na tym swiecie. Widok jak z bajki. Przepiekna praca, pokazujaca wspaniala architekture. Cudowne zdjecie i cudowne miejsce. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
jcpix (13346) 2013-10-23 16:18
O.K., this needs to be displayed on some sort of print advertisement...wowzers! I've looked at this a number of times today, and each one has induced the same sort of reaction. Spectacular my friend, what a shot!
There is so much smooth and intricate detail to absorb here that it's almost overwhelming, but in a very good way. I don't believe I've ever seen Fira from this vantage point, and it's a striking view no doubt. Your timing is once again impeccable, the soft natural light in conjunction with the towns artificial lights is a thing of beauty for color and atmosphere.
I realize I'm kind of falling all over myself here, but I absolutely love this image! Crisp, clear, full of attractive qualities from corner to corner. Excellent! Wishing you a great day ahead.
PaulVDV (21585) 2013-10-23 18:50
A stunning view of this wonderful town built in terraces.
The picture is full of blue-orange contrasts.
You found an excellent POV.
Fira looks bigger now than it remained in my memories of my visit in the early 80-s.
Best regards, Paul
trevormoffiet (3034) 2013-10-23 20:47
This is an amazing photo. I love the range of colours and the beautiful contrasts of them.The detail is fantastic.
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-10-23 23:45
Wonderful image .
Very well done.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-10-24 0:37
co za piekne ujecie tego miasta. Widzialam mnostwo zdjec stamtad, ale to jest bardzo oryginalne. Sciana budynkow nie jest wcale monotonna dzieki swiatlu i barwom. Bardzo udana praca! Pozdrawiam cieplo
dkmurphys (48078) 2013-10-24 0:38
Spectacular panorama. You got the best of that blue hour. Wonderful image.
Enjoy a good day ahead.
Silvio1953 (119497) 2013-10-24 1:06
Ciao Krzysztof, Great PV on fantastic city, wonderful mediterranean colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (25495) 2013-10-24 4:39
wow, what a great light you achieved by this 15sec exposer, and endless depth by f/16. Great colour tone. Superb clarity and sharpness. Everything is of top class. Very well done. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (22691) 2013-10-24 5:44
What a scene Even though I know this real because it’s a (super cool) photo, my eyes feel like they deceive me as this looks so much like a scene from an epic movie about ancient worlds. I know I have said it before about other shots that you have shared showing overviews of urban areas, but I would sit and study this picture for hours, looking at every window of every building in minute detail. The range of colors throughout the architecture is really amazing, and that the buildings are almost stacked on top of each other like this is a joy to behold. And of course, your capture of this captivating light is really superb.
Thank you as always Krzysztof , always a pleasure to view your work.
adidas5nb (4907) 2013-10-24 6:07
wooohaaa!.. will not spend many words.. will just say S--U--P--E--R--B !
adramad (36869) 2013-10-24 7:12
Wow ....... Superb image of the city at this time so magical, wonderful as they look the colors of the houses and as shown and electric lighting in some places, the image of the church in the top dominates the panorama of houses that look like a waterfall down the cliff.
Great as good lighting and sharpness allows us to recreate the image.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
Romano46 (16586) 2013-10-24 7:15
questa tua foto l'avevo già notata ieri ma avendo esaurito le critiche a disposizione ho rinviato il suo commento ad oggi.
E' straordinaria la minuzia dei particolari che si possono ammirare in questra straordinaria veduta caratterizzata da una nitidezza incredibile in un grande dispiego di colori che la fanno somigliare ad un meraviglioso caleidoscopio.
Una veduta a volo d'ucccello che hai colto dalla sommità del borgo e che ripaga ampiamente la tua fatica. Un bel mix di luce naturale e artificiale che migliore non poteva essere.
Complimenti per lo straordinario risultato.
Ciao e buona serata
mesutilgim (82206) 2013-10-24 13:31
Very very nice blue hour capture from Fira.
Perfect layout and perfect light management.
Almost a giant Lego !
TFS and bes regards
pajaran (50380) 2013-10-24 23:30
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak.
Lep trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu arhitekture.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition, beautiful architecture and shown the moment.
A nice moment with the light pointed out the beauty of the architecture.
Have a great day, all the best.
mjw364 (7270) 2013-10-25 1:20
Magnificent point of view that gives us a great record of the unique architecture of this place. Nice subtle treatment with HDR too that brings out the colours and details very well.
Cricri (104293) 2013-10-25 3:37
Quelle beauté cette ville pleine de couleurs et de lumières, c'est très attrayant a regarder, en plus bravo pour le POV
serp2000 (39248) 2013-10-25 3:48
Just an unreal view. It looks like a architectural model of a town in an exhibition. Fantastic combination of so nice colors and perfect DoF!
josepmarin (57689) 2013-10-25 9:20
a wonderful color palette in this view over Fira, a real spectacle of lights and of graphical patterns of its beautiful white architecture.
The light of the late evening flood all the elements of this image, creating a very attractive composition. Excellent!!
rychem (21593) 2013-10-25 9:25
Zapierający dech widok, przepiękne zdjęcie, nic więcej nie można dodac
emka (76255) 2013-10-26 0:03
witaj, mam du ze zaleglości w komentowaniu twoich zdjęć z Fantorini, zwolna muszę to jakos odrobić :). Fira jest duzo rzadziej pokazywana niz Oia, zasługuje na więcej uwagio. Co za widok! brak słow żeby opisać to cudo. Nie wiem co jest twoim udziałem a co Photomatix, nieważne, widok zapiera dech.
Pozdraiwa m Małgorzata
eldancer1 (26706) 2013-10-26 7:44
Awesome capture of the blue hour! I've never used a longer timed exposure. Details are very sharp with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ktanska (24562) 2013-10-26 9:33
Amazing busy little town build on steep slope. You were there on the right time, there's good balance between natural light and illumination. Variations of colours on those houses looks just great.
siudzi (32991) 2013-10-27 3:12
Czy to miasto z bajki?:) muszę przyznać, ze jest super piękne i wyjątkowe! Aż trudno uwierzyć, ze to realny widok... Kadr jest znakomity pełen interesujących detali, kolorów i światła. Technika oraz jakosc dopracowane w szczegółach. Brawo! Best of the best!:)
Hansaphotos (6593) 2013-10-27 10:41
Ah, this is just superb! I could look for hours at this fabulous shot. A sharp and clear view with splendid details. Excellent choice of viewpoint. Brilliant my friend:)
ManuMay (34411) 2013-10-27 11:20
Hi Mr. Kusy!!
Wonderful capture yours, excellent lights management , an image fully detailed, the use of tripod here is really good to have such result, great work...
Have a nice day...
delpeoples (52897) 2013-10-28 19:34
You don't need me to tell you what a sensational photo this is. It's absolutely flawless and combined with your majestic POV, is positively breath-taking. You have exercised such restraint and subtlety with the post-processing, had you not told me it was HDR, I would never have been sure. What an amazing place and and amazing photo which has done it justice. Perhaps you should be waiting for a call from the local tourist board, they should employ you, as I want to visit this place as soon as possible.
annjackman (18949) 2013-10-29 3:00
The quality is stunning. The town looks so neat and colourful and the lighting brings the whole scene to life. A delightful shot of this wonderful place.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (12017) 2013-10-30 18:50
Every time I see a photo like this, I resolve to carry a tripod with me. What a beautiful, delightfully sharp photo. Light and color are managed beautifully. Did you let the camera make the exposure setting completely or partially or was it manual?
Gigidusud (14609) 2013-11-01 3:48
Fantastic view on Fira at blue hour. I was here last year. Excellent POV and framing. I like the colors and light. Love it!
adores (35614) 2013-11-01 15:51
A beautiful shot for sure! The place is fantastic and you have done a great work here! I like the pov, the moment with the lights on and the PP.
s_lush (16134) 2013-11-02 14:32
An extremely beautiful picture, with great architecture, wonderful illumination, lovely colors and perfect quality. The moment, point of view and composition have been chosen by you excellently. A brilliant job!
chrislo (4151) 2013-11-14 13:42
The point of view is just fabulous, a first class balcony that enables us to admire the spectacular view of this colourful town and enjoy its beauty and unique atmosphere. You have managed the low light levels here extremely well. The image is incredibly detailed and sharp, the overall exposure is spot on ! Super shot !
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2013-11-26 19:11
Absolutely Stunning!! GORGEOUS!! WOW! SUPER EXCELLENT POV!!! I'm simply dying to be there right now??!! Were you inside a helicopter or something? The POV looks really high. Lovely colors and breathtakin view! I love the subtle HDR effect in this one, not overly done. Beautiful!!!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/16, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 2:36
- Favorites: 5 [view]