Pictured here is the Catholic church of Fira dedicated to Saint John, the Baptist.
This cathedral of Santorini is in great contrast to many of its Byzantine neighbours. The peach exterior and its size makes it stand out from afar. There is also a wonderfully ornate clock tower standing proudly overlooking the town. The interior is beautifully decorated with large religious portraits framed with pillars. The dome from the interior is lilac blue and other parts are colored orange and cream. The church was greatly damaged by the earthquake in 1956 but it was renovated back in 1975.
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lousat (81786) 2014-03-19 1:45
An excellent capture from the phographer paradise of Fira,the perspective is a bit strange,good colors and details and nice 3D effect,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dta (71021) 2014-03-19 2:05
Hello Krzysztof ,
A beautiful close view of this superb little Church . Perfect sharpness and exposure .
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-19 3:53
this church is so distinctive when in Fira and also difficult to photograph as it is surrounded by walls and alley ways. This is a perfect shot of it with all the beautiful colours and detailing clearly visible. Love the enticing and textured wall pointing the way. Glorious!
Sergiom (66377) 2014-03-19 5:50
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui suit le petit muret dans l'image vers cette très belle église catholique.La contre plongée donne une belle ampleur et utilise parfaitement le ciel comme arrière plan.
kasianowak (7501) 2014-03-19 7:04
Przepiekne sa te kontrastowe kolory! Od razu widac, ze to Grecja, super zdjecie na okladke przewodnika.
Silvio1953 (129470) 2014-03-19 7:07
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of fantastic Church, good DOF, fine details, wonderful mediterranean colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (31465) 2014-03-19 7:40
Beautiful architecture! I like the solid and clean lines of Greek buildings. Nicely captured with sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (59309) 2014-03-19 7:47
Hello dear friend
this wonderful postcard from the Catholic
church of Fira dedicated to Saint John
amazing blue color the main characteristic
of Aegean sea beautiful close view of this
ourania (35916) 2014-03-19 8:41
a great composition of shapes and perspectives, elegant dynamism and lovely arrangement in a deep, vertical frame. I like very much the captivating perspective and the support of the white wall, the architecture is very fine and gives the opportunity for a wonderful play of colours. You managed the light superbly, the shade has a lovely softness and the harmonious colours are a real delight. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ikeharel (62173) 2014-03-19 8:44
Fine outlines of the chapel, Krzysztof, well against the blue sky.
I wonderr if it was possible to lean over the stone-fence and take a POV across.
Nevertheless, I find an interesting different archi.-style for this church - not like the usual blue domes we always see there.
dkmurphys (52315) 2014-03-19 8:51
Very fine detail in great contrasts and lines. Well taken, enjoy a fine evening.
Hansaphotos (7215) 2014-03-19 9:18
Lovely composition of this beautiful church. You use the wall in a clever way to create a nice lead towards the main part of the building. Superb colours and well managed light. Great work! Thanks.
PaulVDV (24191) 2014-03-19 12:01
Excellent image of the wonderful Cycladic architecture, here presented by the domes and the bell tower of a catholic church.
Best regards, Paul
danos (89937) 2014-03-19 12:06
excellent the close up view of the upper part of the Catholic church of Fira,with the brilliant light of the day to enhance the details and the beauty of it.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the image.Well done.
Sonata11 (33653) 2014-03-19 13:39
Witaj Krzysztof, przpiekna architektura przepieknie wykonane zdjecie. Swietnie obrales swoj punkt widzenia. Przepiekna kolorystyka, super ostrosc i swiatlo. Cucdowne niebieskie niebo. Moje gratulacje. Piekna praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba to zdjecie. SLICZNE!!!!!!
jcpix (13812) 2014-03-19 18:43
Oh man, aren't these some of the most frustrating compositions...when not all of the lines match up, and no matter what you do, there will always appear to be a portion of it leaning? haha Nothing you can do, but you certainly found a nice balance just the same. What great use of the wall, taking a hard line perpective right into the image, and the foreground blur is perfect to associate some distance from front to back.
The colors are rich and bright, but it's the compilation of geometric shapes and domes that really captivates my eyes. Not only that, but there's some nice gritty texture. An instance where a plain blue sky suits the scene just right. All in all, another fantastic result my friend! Enjoy the new day. Best wishes.
Cheers from acrosss the big blue,
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-03-19 22:25
Hello Krzysztof - The shapes and colours of this beautiful little church are very appealing and taken under good bright light the atmosphere is one of warm climates and long summer days. I like that.
The distorted lines of perspective do trouble me a bit and I have tried to do a WS on the shot to straighten things up a bit. The problem is I've chopped the top off the cross! I've had this problem with several of my shots and need to remember to leave plenty of space around buildings to allow for distortion control. None-the-less a shot with an unmistakable Greek look. Nice!
Warm regards Rosemary
rychem (27566) 2014-03-19 22:51
Ten kosciolek wyglada jak zabawka, super, bardzo mi sie podoba, a Twoje ujecie pokazuje swiednie jego bryle, pomyslowe ujecie
jhm (143557) 2014-03-20 4:20
The catholic churches see totally other than here in Belgium.
But a lovely picture with pleasant colours
The entrance and towers are very nice
Very well captured, also nice presentation. TFS.
serp2000 (41884) 2014-03-20 5:59
I think, I could not distinguish the Catholic Church from the Greek Church here . They are both beautiful. Wonderful colors combination, attractive composition, your choice of the point of view is very clever.
abmdsudi (46276) 2014-03-20 6:53
A fine shot with feel of depth, the colours are simply look great and contrast to blue sky is oustandingly beautiful. The composition, framework and the scenery is wonderful! Superb capture
ktanska (25663) 2014-03-20 13:42
I Like the way hoow that wall leads into the picture. Greek architecture is original and colours are so clear on this one. Again a beautiful picture from Santorini.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-20 17:46
Your perspective here reminds me of a shot you posted about a week ago, similarly using a long wall as a leading line to a domed building like this one. It's a really effective technique I'll have to remember. I love the color here - somehow bright and faded at the same time. Lots of character in this old church despite the newer paint job. Thanks!
delpeoples (54759) 2014-03-20 22:06
Ciao dear Krzysztof
What a beautiful church. The rich lilac blue and gold colours contrast beautifully and you've done a great job of providing us with an inventive POV. My Obsessive Compulsive Disorder would have corrected the tilt on the church, but that's a matter of personal taste - and my psychological condition which would compel me to even straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa, so ignore me ;) I'll do a Workshop and maybe go take one of my pills now and have a lie-down :D
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Friday
pajaran (54596) 2014-03-21 4:59
Dobar tekst o crkvi sa opisom, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Dobar kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article on the church with the description, nice view ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-03-21 23:48
Superb shot of the Catholic church of Fira dedicated to Saint John, the Baptist.Sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
tedesse (25133) 2014-03-22 12:41
Piekne te greckie kopuly!
Doskonaly POV, super kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
jemaflor (88857) 2014-03-23 0:46
Beautiful traditionnal church with interesting architecture and colors, well captured light and depth with this wall in the Fg, well made, tfs.
mesutilgim (88598) 2014-03-23 12:09
Nice capture from Kyklades with all the typical elements and colors of Greek architecture.
TFS and best regards
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-24 4:22
katolicki, ale jednak nosi slady greckiej architektury. Ciekawe polaczenie i bardzo atrakcyjna prezentacja. Podobaja mi sie te pastelowe kolory odbijajace sie na tle czystego nieba. Bardzo dobry POV,ktory zdecydowanie urozmaica kompozycje.
macjake (60698) 2014-03-24 13:38
you know i'm going to have alot of interest in this one, as i'll be here in May :)
I've mentioned to Brian, who also has alot of photos from Santorini, that it looks like a difficult location to take photos because of the bright blue sky and white architecture.
did you have any such troubles?
this one looks to be exposed very well, no hot spots.
I guess a polarizer comes in handy?
nice shot as always
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-27
- 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/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-19 1:04