Santorini is famous for the much photographed blue domed and colorful churches that can be seen in the entire island. So every tourist coming to Santorini wants to have at least one picture of it.Of course-me to:)
I took this image during my visit to Pyrgos-one of the most picturesque towns on the island.
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lousat (78455) 2013-11-10 2:29
Very nice capture from this magic island always full of opportunities,an original vertical composition,perfect exposure for the best white and great details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (58929) 2013-11-10 2:43
Fantastic composition in blue and white with bright daylight shining, Krzysztof.
Two young ladies are well placed on picture, added life to the walls, and scale to the size of the place.
Have a nice sunday afternoon,
PaulVDV (23021) 2013-11-10 2:55
Fira and Oia are very famous but I don't know Pyrgos. Apparently the same style and colours and also irresistibly beautiful.
The wonderful shapes and colours can make someone fall in love with this architecture.
Well taken from in the narrow street leading to the church.
Very good with the inclusion of the other visitors.
Best regards, Paul
mirosu (14988) 2013-11-10 3:02
Excellent church close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. Superb low angle viewpoint. Two ladies add nice life to the scene. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
MIRO’s BEAUTIFUL ANDALUSIA
ourania (32833) 2013-11-10 3:18
a wonderful, elegant composition in a slim vertical frame that focuses on the architectural shapes and exalts them. The structures are defined superbly by lines, colours and shadows. The presence of the two girls enhances the sense of depth, animates the setting and balances the composition. They couldn't have been better placed and it's great that their colours integrate in the scenery so harmoniously. I think that the tonal graduation from the warmth of the bottom to the crisp cold tones at the top is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-10 3:22
I love Pyrgos, and this church is one of the highlights of the fascinating stroll around the narrow streets. A wonderfully sharp and detailed image with enticing lines and shadows. I had the place to myself when I visited so could not include any human elements to give a sense of the scale of this elegant and beautiful church, which this image does perfectly. A must see for any visitor to Santorini. Glorious image!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-10 3:26
hi krzysztof. no matter how often photographed, this charming architecture is always attractive. and seeing these blue domes and white walls from the perspectives of different photographers is a gift of TE. the "almost bookmark" crop is rather effective and the ladies add a good sense of scale. you had good control over the strong light.
Gigidusud (16569) 2013-11-10 3:47
Great framing and excellent POV on this splendid architecture typical of Greece. I like a lot!
Have a nice Sunday,
rbassin (18770) 2013-11-10 4:27
c'est une magnifique photo, la lumière exceptionnelle met en valeur l'architecture bleu -blanc.
Les volumes des coupoles sont soulignés par une légère ombre, c'est très beau.
Présence agréable des jeunes photographes.
abmdsudi (44324) 2013-11-10 4:42
I like your ideas and approach with this eye catching image - the symbol and trademark of the famous blue & white domes in subtle colors so finely detailed in slim- bookmark format. The light quality, exposure and shadows combination is so subtle along with good selective vivid colours depicting a superb overall impact. Credit to your cleverly planned and so
mouth watering executed shot. Very impressive work, Congrats.
siudzi (34047) 2013-11-10 5:08
Przecudna pocztówka! Niebieskie tony pięknie grają z białymi i stworzyły doskonale przyciagajacy uwagę widok. Ludzie niemal jak zwykle przy takiej fotografii są integralnym i ważnym jej elementem. Świetna praca!
SnapRJW (31613) 2013-11-10 5:27
Hello Krzysztof - Your vertical crop focuses all attention on the architectural features of the church, which, I might say, has been photographed under splendid light. The shapes of the domes are really apparent as the shade graduates to light across their surfaces. I think the simplicity of the typical architecture very much... so unfussy and clean and your composition bears this out. Very attractive shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2013-11-10 7:27
I hear Santorini, and I always picture these churches, they have become so famous, a real icon of the place. And as ever, you have managed to take that subject and do something brand new with it! I usually see these churches from the higher perspective, looking down and out over the sea, but you have breathed the life of tourism in by deliberately including the two girls there taking their own memory to bring home. You have captured both the church, and the spirit of them and what they mean for the island.
I love your off centre composition too, taking in that fine shadow in the foreground.
Thanks as always
Romano46 (18466) 2013-11-10 7:45
la Grecia fa sempre la sua bella figur con le pareti dal bianco immacolato e l'azzurro che spesso si contrappone ad esso.
Questa di oggi è una bella immagine alla quale ben si addice il formato allungfato che tu hai scelto che ben evidenzia l'architettura che hai fotografato sotto una splendida luce.
Ciao e buona domenica
serp2000 (40654) 2013-11-10 9:02
Hello, my friend,
I like this view, very attractive scene. and I also like so beautiful church, good balanced composition.
You told me your experience with camera and I remember when I've forgot to change my camera settings (luminescent lamps) and all my Spanish series of 2013 have got some blue hues... Very stupid mistake )))
All the best wishes,
pajaran (53008) 2013-11-10 9:12
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimak, perspektiuva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan arhitektura i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful architecture shown, and the moment.
Nice place and architecture.
Good evening and all the best.
macjake (57468) 2013-11-10 13:53
yes, everyone has to capture these charming domes and churches, and yes again, its easy to see why.
nice to see the people in the frame too, adds a bit of realism to it, something we can maybe relate to.
very impressed with the exposure levels, they're spot on. I would imagine it would be so easy to overexpose the whites here.
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-11-10 19:38
fantastic frame and pov.love the light and the colors and the architecture.very greece.
delpeoples (53419) 2013-11-10 21:35
Ooh a bookmark cut, quite unusual for your Gallery and very eye-catching. The blue and white tones are magnificent, as are the play of light and shadows. Including the girls also gives us a sense of scale and another element of interest. The Obsessive Compulsive in me would have cloned that thing on the right just near the girls, but that really is nit-picking :)
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing, I love your Greek Odyssey
rychem (24626) 2013-11-10 22:07
Rozumiem, że byłeś pod wrażeniem gry światła, cienia, układu brył i kolorów, bardzo dobrze podpatrzone i skomponowane
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2013-11-11 0:40
superb view. Nice architecture, very well captured. The blue-white contrast which is a symbol of Greece is again superb. Sharp presentation with perfect light. Tfs.
annjackman (20135) 2013-11-11 2:04
This is a very well managed shot with lovely detail in all areas. I like the dome being off-centre with the two women to balance it. The wall and gate have made an interesting shadow and lead in into the picture very well. Clean lines, gorgeous colours - brilliant!
Kind Regards, Ann
npecanhuk (66894) 2013-11-11 2:25
Very beautiful and lovely picture!
Sharpness, colors and, above all, management of light, slim vertical format, chosen pov, contrasts and compositiion are all excellent (maybe just two "buts", as to some details on the right that could have been cut off)!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
jhm (140643) 2013-11-11 2:55
We get splendid Greek colours blue and white with a lovely dome as real eye catcher.
The two ladies are a nice addition and give the picture a nice touch.
Nice depth and perspective picture
You chose a very well angle.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
eldancer1 (29041) 2013-11-11 7:35
Awesome capture of this beautiful architecture! Greece has a very distinctive style and I also like the color combination of white and blue. Nice to have the people for scale. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (108087) 2013-11-11 11:51
De belles formes de l'église typique en bleu et blanc, une magnifique architecture, et deux jolies demoiselles !!
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-11-11 21:33
Superb shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.The church looks impressive.Superb pov and exposure.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
dkmurphys (50222) 2013-11-11 22:13
Very nice street scene from that amazing place. The presence of those two women breaks the monotony of the lazy day. Well taken.
adramad (38876) 2013-11-12 7:30
I remember this church and in fact I have a similar picture.
I love your composition this vertical format narrower and gives the feeling of greater perspective, the girls put the tourist snap, very well managed lights and shadows, with a good tint in the whites.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy a good evening.
All the best.
josepmarin (57831) 2013-11-13 3:20
a good view on the typical narrow streets in Santorini, with its beautiful white architecture, the blue dome, a good play of light and shades, and the presence of both girls, taking their touristic photos as well.
Mics (717) 2013-11-15 3:29
Very clean and crisp shot! Very well taken photo:-)
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (124687) 2013-11-15 5:58
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of lovely architecture, nice composition with photographer in action, fantastic mediterranean colors, excellent clarity colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (7512) 2013-11-19 11:31
I can see two very good reasons for going to Santorini! Neither of them have anything to do with architecture or blue domed churches!
An excellent composition that pays careful attention to the shapes, lines and areas of light and shade. Good work.
mcmtanyel (14245) 2013-11-20 18:21
The classical beauty of the Greek islands presented skillfully and with a fresh look. The curves and the shadows are most pleasant.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-11-23 19:56
Witaj Krzysztof, pominelam tyle pieknych zdjec. Sliczna pocztowka z Grecji. Piekna kolorystyka jak i samo wykonanie. Doskonaly punkt widzenia. Sliczna praca. Moje gratulacje. Serdecznie pozdrawiam, Barbara
thebest (4276) 2013-11-26 15:53
I really must add Greece to our next overseas holidays - the islands would have to be some of the most photographed in the World - You have captured a beautiful photo here - the light always appears to be beautiful in the images from Greece & I guess thats because of the sunny climate.
I like the shadows of the gate & the fact that you have captured the girls in the scene is great... EXCELLENT COMPOSITION!!!
Hansaphotos (6915) 2013-11-28 13:30
A fine presentation of this typical Greek scene. The tight framing suits the scene well. You have managed light and colours excellently. Lovely shapes and architectural details. Nice inclusion of the tourists. Fine work:)
korbee (6617) 2013-11-28 13:40
Lovely photo ,this is the ulttimate summerphoto,great Greek colors,Ive seen this church zo many times,but thanks to THE charnming ladies the scenery is surprising! ;-))
jcpix (13708) 2013-12-12 14:18
I'd be shocked if this were anywhere other than Greece, the classic blue & white is immediately recognizable. Such smooth coloring here, playing with the light and shade, this is quite a masterful exposure. You've provided quintessential elements of the islands, but with a bit of a wrinkle to make it stand out from the crowd....as there's no hint of the sea within sight. More often than not, it seems that it's almost inevitable, but this takes on a slightly different attraction concentrating on full shape, form and texture rather than the open and scenic views.
Good idea to include the tourists, and catching one doing the same...taking a photo. :) Who wouldn't want to though...this is beautiful, bright and charismatic. I'm only surprised there aren't more people clogging up the narrow paths and making it absolutely impossible to take a decent shot. You got one though, and a great one at that!
My friendliest wishes,
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-03-02 12:05
die blaue Farbe ist eine kalte, sie ist Insektenabweisend, man sieht sie oft in Tunesien und anderen heissen Ländern!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15498)
- 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, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-10 2:17