The harbour and upper town of Symi are joined by the 'Kali Strata' [Good Street] a steep street consisting of around 500 broad steps for use by people on foot and by donkeys and mules. The street is lined by large houses mostly neo-classical in style which at present are in various stages of dereliction,restoration and habitation. There is also a set of steps, joining the harbour with another part of the upper town, which is not so elegant but is still impressive. This is known as 'Kataraktis' [waterfall]
Nowadays there is a road for motor vehicles skirting the town and continuing to the south of the island but much of the old town remains impassable due to the steep and narrow nature of its streets.
NOTE. See WS for correction of some overexposure at top RH corner.
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eev99 (1264) 2007-10-25 9:07
You really get the sense that this is one steep street. Your POV makes this abundantly clear. Love the colors all around although you might try to tone down the overexposed wall in the background a bit. Nice picture.
pcp (3396) 2007-10-25 9:10
Colors and Pov is good bit Right side bit over exposed and its distracting the image. Wonderful sharpness.
angeliki (211) 2007-10-25 9:25
nice point of view, and the frame is very good also,
the light is rather hard.
but good work
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-10-25 10:34
Very nice view in this street with all balconies and the red and yellow walls.
German74 (777) 2007-10-25 11:24
Hola Maggie, muy buena foto en su constraste, composición, colores y la información que tu escribistes es muy detallada...
mesutilgim (96764) 2007-10-25 12:00
You have brought me with this wonderfull capture back to last summer. During our blue trip, we spent on that nice island two wonderfull days.
The taste of the symi shrimps we had gotten in Manos, is still in my mouth.
Very nice pov and great compo, nice colors and well framed.
TFS and best regards
stelli (2993) 2007-10-25 13:05
Nice POV and good soft colors! Thank you for sharing! Regards Stella
ifanik (21679) 2007-10-25 13:06
geia soy Maggie
Sthn 'Kalh Strata' den mporoyse para na bgei mia 'kalh photo' apo mia 'kalh fotografo' xaxa
Bravo einai poly kalh
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-10-25 13:26
Hi Maggie, the thumbnail stands out for this shot, which is always a good sign.The effect your POV has created is excellent, we get a very good feel for the steepness of the street.
All the vertical lines seem to accentuate the steepness.
What is object to the very left hand side, near the bottom corner?
Tfs, regards Jean.
Hellas (7003) 2007-10-26 0:39
you managed well the angle of the view and the light. It is kind of you the description of the town's characteristics. Compliments!
azaf1 (15929) 2007-10-26 0:50
Maggie good evening
Nice compo with beautiful colours, great clarity and very good perspective
evanrizo (456) 2007-10-26 4:45
Hi Maggie, a main street looks like a blind street!-:)
yes the perspective works very good.
pally3100 (3413) 2007-10-26 4:50
composition perfect and pretty pâstels colors also
an ideal light on the main subject who is keeping the looking on.
my best regards Maggie , Henri
noborders (1010) 2007-10-28 2:52
Stricking perspective, beautiful architecture ! Pastel colours are lovely... You have a great eye !
kdialyna (3148) 2007-10-28 3:03
Very good imprinting from the little street of Simi with the wonderful houses.
Very good POV and nice colours gave an excellent result.
thiv56 (1628) 2007-10-28 23:29
Very good composition and POV and beautiful colours! Your photo gives the sense of inhabitants' closeness and simplicity of life in those lovely small Agean islands! TFS.
Merline (0) 2007-10-31 8:05
thanks God that the old town remains impassable to vehicles!
Your pov is excellent and really makes us feel the steepness of this road. I like the effect of those windows and doors taken in sharp diagonal, very graphic, lovely yellow-brown colours and clear light, I agree with a bit overexposed on right side, it could be corrected easily with selecting by magnetic lasso tool and a bit of work on the levels.
Peaceful mood that I enjoy a lot!
Jakab (3867) 2007-11-05 14:27
a really unique view. Thanks to the tele position of the zoom the details are compressed and produce a lively atmosphere even without a single inhabitant on the picture. Congratulations!
jemaflor (101355) 2007-11-15 3:47
Well taken this street with an interesting angle, good depth and interesting ground in foreground.
mrcrow (3993) 2007-11-19 13:25
not to be missed and you didnt
classic study of the 'siesta' type atmosphere in these village streets at certain times of day
the downward attitude of the lane give height and greater assurance to our viewpoint..a good technique
danos (101838) 2007-11-21 6:19
yes this is an impressive shot with the angle of your photo to capture this splendid cobblestone pavement.I wonder if someone wants to carry same shopping from Super Market how will he carry them.Excellent the light the colours and the sharpness of this great photo.Informative your note too.Well done Maggie.
Kelly78 (0) 2007-12-27 9:38
Hi Maggie, very nice photo. What a quaint street! I have to add this island to my list of places to see. Excellent composition.
pascalrouget (393) 2008-09-14 7:11
Jolie perspective avec ces nombreux niveaux/degrés autour d'un plongeant (la rue qui descend) et ces lignes verticales formées par les fenêtres et portes. Les couleurs sont uniformes et contrastent à merveille avec le sol pavé. Bravo!
- Copyright: Maggie Lambert (LamCam) (3603)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DMC - FZ5
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 9:03
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