This too is Leros:)
Leros has a long and narrow shape and there are lots of inlets and bays all around it. Its roads are close to the coast and you rarely lose sight of the sea. In the northern part, though, the land broadens and when you cross this area surrounded by mountains and hills, it's easy to forget that the sea lies only a couple of kilometres away.
I'm not sure what the name of this lonely chapel is. It is located in Kamara, a little above the centre of the island and close to one of its two wineries.
There's a great deal of trekking routes all over Leros.
Thank you for visiting
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siudzi (34131) 2014-02-24 23:10
Really like the way you built this picture based on the diagonal of the road. The white chapel surrounded by the intensive greens looks charming and so interesting. This was a cool idea of the presentation! Very well done and TFS!
Have a nice day!
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-24 23:33
I love such rural landscapes and of course I love this one!
I can also agree with Gosia´s opinion,that you really masterfully used your skills to create this superb perspective.Vertical format combined with the diagonally placed road make the scene even more attractive.
Magnificent presentation of your Leros!
Wish You a nice day
jemaflor (88199) 2014-02-24 23:33
Well framed with the road to give depth at your view, good focal point with the white church and the contrast with green grass, pity for all these wires but it was like that !
dta (70325) 2014-02-25 0:15
Hello Ourania ,
This is fine view of this tiny white chapel , especially because you show it with the beautiful green landscape . So much greenery in the greek island is a good surprise for me , but I suppose that is a usual situation in winter .
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-02-25 0:58
A beautiful scene, and the way you have composed this with the pathway leading up into the scene makes me think of this as a great trek. A small chapel for the faitful to stop off and contemplate on their journey, or perhaps give praise for making it this far :) It looks like a lonely little chapel, but no doubt it has its visitors, as do every chapel in use. Its white color is very noticable against the vibrant green background and it creates a really pleasing scene.
The soft blue of the sky is a wonderful compliment to the lush green. I could see this as being Ireland were not the architecture of the chapel so different from what I see in my own country. A beautiful scene, and another great image of Leros.
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-02-25 2:16
here is a nice one. Simple and beautiful. I like your composition here using the curve of road and put it in diagonal... Nice light/ depth/ colours. Good one indeed with a white architecture at background. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
holmertz (43747) 2014-02-25 2:50
This looks a lot greener than I have imagined Leros from your earlier photos. It's a very inviting sight and the abundance of yellow flowers shows that spring is a couple of months earlier that in my part of the world. There is a fine contrast of green/yellow and the grey road, which makes a nice curve that cuts through the composition. The tiny chapel, very similar to those I have seen on every Greek island where I have been, is very pleasantly surrounded by trees and provides an excellent and obvious focus point for the photo.
snunney (88391) 2014-02-25 2:51
A well composed image; the chapel makes an excellent focal point whilst the curving path invites the viewer to step into the scene. I like the division between greenery and man-made. The image is pleasantly lit and has very good colours and sharpness.
jhm (142884) 2014-02-25 5:12
Almost not to believe, that long time ago on these place became built a chapel, almost in nowhere landscape.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective, also a excellent panorama view.
A nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (65297) 2014-02-25 5:47
Même la campagne est belle en Grèce. Et partout de petites chapelles dans la nature. Le blanc ressort bien dans cette mer de verdure. Par contre, j'aurais tenté d'éviter le fil électrique en cherchant en angle différent.
ikeharel (61491) 2014-02-25 7:07
An inland countryside in the island, ourania, looks diff. from the seaside we already used to see.
Beautiful green pasture, with the church in white in fine contrast.
I can accept the electric lines as a sign of life around this location, but maybe a forward POV of some 15 to 20 m would skip this altogether.
Nice taken, my cong.'s, Kalimera,
COSTANTINO (58761) 2014-02-25 8:27
this small church is so nice hidden
into the greenery fantastic landscape
which looks so charming and interesting
simple but nice capture
thanks for sharing your idea with us
tenretin (2537) 2014-02-25 11:11
You made a perfect shot there. It is very well composed and balanced colors are more natural. Pleasant thing the picture is very sharp and full of details.The look can to walk in the landscape and it's very nice.
The rating is interesting.
Regards and Good week ... :-)
jcpix (13726) 2014-02-25 18:00
Interesting, I think most people would have tried to remove the wire from the composition...but I very much enjoy the fact you've chosen to include it...showing us part of the realistic make-up of the landscape. This appears completely distanced from any hint of the sea, your note enhances the intrigue in that regard as I find myself trying to catch any glimpse of it along the horizon. :)
Smartly composed, utilizing the stark contrast of the little white chapel as a strong focal point, which plays right into the flow of the image from front to back, as the natural curve of the road leads with ease. Bright, vibrant and well detailed. This is a lovely piece of the island that would most likely be overlooked by the masses. Thanks for showing us something "off the beaten path." Have a great day ahead. All the best.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-02-25 23:41
Nice image from Leros sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.TFS.
lousat (81124) 2014-02-26 2:11
Ciao Ourania,ottima scelta per la foto di oggi,questa scena mi ricorda moltissimo l'entroterra di Rodi o Alonissos,molto verde e con le piccole chiesette bianche che sembrano tutte uguali,ottima prospettiva e qualita',peccato per il filo elettrico che troviamo sempre in mezzo alle scatole quando c'e' da fare una bella foto..ehhee..buona giornata,Luciano
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-26 3:33
Nice view of a charming little corner of Greece. From your low POV you have used the curve of the road efficiently to divide the frame almost diagonally. The chapel contrasts beautifully with the green surroundings. Like the bright light aiding to bring out the colours so well. Nice composition, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (110295) 2014-02-26 10:00
J'aime ces endroits de balade, de découvrir la nature, voir quelques éléments comme ici une charmante petite chapelle blanche dans un environnement verdoyant, un temps super beau, tout pour une balade agréable, belle présentation
mesutilgim (88194) 2014-02-26 13:24
Hellop dear Ourania,
Another topclass from Leros with perfect pov and layout.
Good chosen portrait format.
TFS and best regards
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-02-27 10:49
another lovely composition with excellent depth of field and lovely colours. The grass makes great contrast with the road and the tiny chapel which is perfectly highlighted.Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.
abmdsudi (45704) 2014-02-27 23:40
Beautifully composed rural scene with nice colour and light keeping that warm feel appropriate to the scene. Nice angle and perspective and the way you are pulled into the catchy white chapel sitting amidst the peaceful surroundings in its simplicity. The image is pleasantly exposed, great dof with excellent contrast to grey sky. Altogether its a lovely scene, Well done. TFS
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-02-28 17:18
Ουρανία, εγω με μεγάλη χαρά σε επισκέπτομαι κάθε φορά και απολαμβάνω τήν απλότητα αλλά και μοναδικότητα των εικόνων σου!
μια πραγματικά ομορφη τοποθεσία και ενα δρομάκι που θα ήθελα να το περπατήσω και οπου με βγάλει...
σ' ευχαριστω για τα καλά σου λόγια, ναι δυο μου φωτογραφίες τις έβγαλαν για τήν σημείωση που ειχα βάλει αλλά ευτυχώς τίς έβαλαν πάλι...δεν βαρυέσαι...ολα καλά!!
καλη σου μέρα σημερα βρέχει πολύ εδω στο Σαν Ντιέγκο μετα απο 5 μήνες εχουμε καταιγίδα, πέφτει ολη η βροχή μαζεμένη αλλά ειναι ομορφα!!
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-03-01 7:48
Ciao Ourania, piacevole vista, atmosfera rilassante, ottima nitidezza e bei colori naturali, brava, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-02 7:33
well done for finding this little gem! Tiny white chapel built in typical Greek style sits lovely on the field surrounded by the lush green bushes. The roads takes nice curve and leads an eye towards the church. The choice of the vertical format and good POV compliment this image.
Natural colors and delicate light.
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-03-02 18:16
Although the architectural style is not even close, this reminded me of Prince Edward Island, Canada. I am sure Leros is already as warm as PEI was when we visited it in late July (sometime in the 90s), with temperatures in the 60s (° F, upper teens in °C). I am guessing that all this green grass will become yellow hay in the summer.