This is some small church I saw on Meganissi Island, during the day we visited this neighbourisland of Lefkada.
You'll encounter this church if you drive down from Katomeri, 1 of the 3 villages on Meganissi, to Vathy the main town of the island. (same name is used on Ithaki). The last village I didn't name yet is Spartochori, which is located more to the east.
More details of the island, and it's villages can be found at the info supplied with this shot.
It was not such a sunny day, you see; enough clouds, which made it a nice day (not as hot as the days before, 42 degrees then!). Some breaks in the clouds here and there. On the end of the day my arms got a little burned, I forgot to put sunscream due to the fact that I was only catching sun the minutes the sun broke through. But I was not that badly burned though, lucky me!
(map info available)
I liked this small church, and I think the road is placed nicely, bending and disappearing around the corner. Also liked the sky.
Curious what you think!
[Photo technical info]
17mm, F11, 1/160, ISO-200, Weighted Average metering, EV 0.
[PP in CS2] Conversion to TIFF first, that's the first time working that way for me! Then :
* Levels and Shadow/Highlight (shadow 2,28,37) (highlight 10,50,35) (midtones +11) on whole image, and on one specific area (church).
* Some saturation adjustments (bit more red and yellow and darkened them, just as blue)
* USM + selective USM.
* Added border + © name.
* Convert to jpeg by 'save for web'
* Resize somewhere in the process.
* And some cloning was done, to remove some wires disturbing the sight. Hope it's done proper!
* Applied despeckle and Gaussian blur selectively.
I hope you like the outcome!
Critiques arevery welcome!
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Yamada (2309) 2006-11-09 18:21
Great detailed and well balanced shot. The sky is giving a good contrast with the church. TFS!
pippo (596) 2006-11-09 18:21
very nice picture ;)))
the color are very good, everything is good!
alkramer (0) 2006-11-09 18:41
A simple and naiv shot but very beautiful pov,
colours and lighting are perfect,great job!
Regards from spain,Alberto
bigboroboy (1098) 2006-11-09 19:00
Your slight adjustments have worked very well and I'm not against a little tweaking here and there so I have to say that this is a lovely image that captures the place well. well saturated colours and a dramatic sky make it stand out as a landscape photo.
Good work, PHIL
JEPC (1305) 2006-11-09 19:08
Very nice shot and place.Well composed and excellent DOF and sharpness.
humanist (695) 2006-11-09 19:55
Beautiful composition, POV and colour!
mphotographies (1976) 2006-11-09 21:46
It's such a charm seeing a small church in such a remote place. One can find spiritual place in an island, surrounded by a quite landscape. Good balance overall, the hills, the clouds, everything. I like the way the church's perspective go along the curve, perhaps there's beauty at every turn and you captured every scene perfectly!
Have a nice weekend my friend!
BTW no traces of anything cloned...well done!
jjcordier (76364) 2006-11-10 1:36
Cette adorable petite église est parfaitement mise en valeur par la composition impeccable et la belle lumière qui l'éclaire.
vincz (19113) 2006-11-10 3:27
very nice shot with excellent light. The PP you did works extremely well giving thefeeling that you got perfect exposure everywhere, bothe sky, monument and earth. very well done.
Cretense (68689) 2006-11-10 6:30
Great composition and beautiful warm colours, my friend! Great definition, sharpness and contrast! I like the way the curve of the road seems to "embrace" the little church. Amazing sky and as always a great note! Congratulations!
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-10 11:24
This one is splendid, you rocked this tima, man!
My complimets go to you because of: composition, exposure, fantastic colours and DoF. And the details. Keep it like this!
AthaPan (0) 2006-11-10 12:53
Oh wow. The pov is so well chosen, the sky so dramatic, the small chapel so beautiful.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-11-10 15:37
beautiful place and photo, very good composition and quality... Really great shot!
jjbach (9324) 2006-11-10 19:07
Excellent composition with the small chapel next to the road. The cloudy sky in the background looks wonderfully. Beaytiful colours and lighting too.
sam224 (6215) 2006-11-11 6:07
Good composition here with a perfect light enhancing the church along the street which leads us into the image. Good cloudy sky.
Thanks for sharing.
GLEM (3004) 2006-11-11 6:11
superbe image grand angle, le rendu est génial. Mais qui s'arrête ici pour prier ?
bostankorkulugu (42046) 2006-11-11 9:12
this one is just perfect emiel...even the framing :)))))))))))
pablominto (53744) 2006-11-11 9:21
What a lovely little house of worship!
Well composed image, elements are niecly balanced, and with good lines...
Rich colours and fine details, and I like to see the fluffy clouds hovering above!
jwmunro (286) 2006-11-11 10:03
Hello Emiel -
A very nice image of a roadside chapel. I like the composition, it is well balanced with the road and the roads makes me wonder why this chapel is here. The exposure seems to be spot on as is the DOF and sharpness. The hillside in the middle distance seems to overly dark but it does not distract from the image.
Thanks for sharing
sixTL (8596) 2006-11-11 14:52
Hello Emiel, very wonderful composition. I like the colors, light and scene. Very well done.
Best regards Artur
kurekpit (401) 2006-11-12 21:12
Beautiful picture,excellent details,colours and sharpness,well done
* Piotr *
ekinokswest (2994) 2006-11-14 17:10
to pray is a constant need .. the location does not matter. although there are so many clouds the sunlight hits the church and illuminates the road which is really interesting . i wonder how the photo would have looked if taken almost sunset time..
tabora (0) 2006-11-18 14:35
La couleur et la luminosité de la chapelle a attiré mon regard sur celle-ci, elle est bien équilibrée,un beau travail.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-11-21 14:43
Nice view of this church and this landscape ! Colors are great and your point of view interesting !
ryno (6851) 2006-11-22 15:30
Hi Emiel, this is a great shot. A lonely little church on a bend of a deserted road makes for a very atmospheric image! The wispy clouds also add to the mood of your photo. Perhaps an old shepherd coming around the bend in the distance would have added something to your shot, but it seldom works out that perfectly. Nice one anyway! Regards,
amsales (153) 2007-01-30 11:35
A nice view of this small church on the deserted roadside.
The clouds are good aswell. A great composition. Thanks for sharing.
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-17 15:01
A nice capture Emiel, with a nice CLOUDY sky -:))Very nice lightness too.
I like the point of view and the composition very much.
Thanks very much.
danos (86739) 2007-04-10 8:43
a very nice and impressive shot of this small church on Meganissi Island.I like the colours and the lighting.The contrast and the sharpness are great.Well done.
pastadog (13111) 2007-06-14 15:28
A great one, Emiel!!! Lovely little church, so Greek... extraordinary light, fantastic sky... I like the Greek islands too, and thanks to your postings I'm discovering new places there, so thanks a lot for sharing them! Regards, Daniel
- Copyright: Emiel Hillege (Emiel_Skyfreak) (3002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Transcend 4GB 150xSD, Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Greek Churches/Greek Orthodox religion, Chapels/SMALL churches of everywhere in World II, Your Favorite Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 18:19
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