Another example of everyday Greek life imitating the colours of the Greek flag. The houses are painted white with blue doors and windows traditionally as a representation of those times in history when the Greek nation was suppressed or under foreign rule and therefore not recognised. Then the only way to show their nationalism was by imitating the colours of the Greek flag on their buildings and houses. White also keeps the buildings cooler in the long hot summer months. This particular house lay in the backstreets of the village of Akrotiri on Santorini, Greece.
Critiques | Translate
bema (26425) 2011-01-10 6:07
nearly neighbours today, it´s one moe time a pleasure to have a look at this greek national colored picture, so colors i do like to see the whole year long..
perfect sharpness and texture at this splenid picture..
have a nice day, see you around, Bernd
Hansaphotos (8135) 2011-01-10 6:19
A beautiful picture. I like the way you exploit the diagonals. The two colours works well in this simple, but effective composition. Very nice work! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
allgambits (129) 2011-01-10 6:20
Lovely composition. Vivid colours. Very good Picture.
Guenther (10915) 2011-01-10 6:29
nice details of a typical Greek house. I like the strong blue, the smoth geometrical forms and the tight cut.
bergese (6699) 2011-01-10 7:41
Ce mur blanc avec ces volets bleus sont du plus bel effet.J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photo simple mais attirante par leur composition.
Bonne journee Isabelle
Sergiom (80794) 2011-01-10 7:53
The blue of the doors seems to have an effect on the white of the wall. Its seems blue also. I like this composition very much with the stairs that break the patern.
Have a nice day
dta (78590) 2011-01-10 8:09
Hello Brian ,
Splendid , this one , too , in its simplicity . The graphical effect of the blue doors and the stairs is excellent . And the light management is really subtile , here .
Well done .
vasilpro (41317) 2011-01-10 8:56
Wonderful composition, lovely colors, excellent lighting and contrast, interesting architecture details, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
macjake (68488) 2011-01-10 9:46
i really like this one, i must be honest.
funny how i didnt realize the colours we see are simbolic of the national flag!
the doors are amazing in texture and in color.
lots of textures in the steps aswell.
smart composition to cut off all the other surrounding elements.
have a great day
JFS (32459) 2011-01-10 10:02
Very nice composition, you have captured a fantastic image, good deal of balance.
Cricri (120143) 2011-01-10 10:47
Simple et attirante, bien cadrer avec une bonne gestion de la lumière et toujours le fameux contraste du bleu et blanc
bebbetto (40) 2011-01-10 12:42
I like very much your composition. Usual subject but well composed, combines stairs and windows with excellent harmony
lilito (3534) 2011-01-10 13:23
Un couple bleu parfait, super bien marié avec le blanc, en définitive un bel ensemble que nous fait penser au soleil!
boa (7375) 2011-01-10 13:39
very eye catching and elegant work, i love the simplicity in this composition and the geometrical forms . Maybe some more space at the top would have been better, I´m not sure. Vivid colors and good sharpness, well done.
Bartleby (13552) 2011-01-10 13:42
a simple yet very effective composition with a good play of lines and interesting colors and textures.
halilguven (417) 2011-01-11 1:07
Çok güzel bir detay fotoğrafı.
dkmurphys (59255) 2011-01-11 2:01
Amazing abstract detail. Strong colors, beautiful scene.
Have a good day.
polpo56 (15136) 2011-01-11 3:02
do you like blue colour, maybe... I think you like it very much.
Well composed image, with great colours and nice graphism.
ManuMay (36159) 2011-01-12 6:48
Wonderful colours and composition, excellent framing fitting really well and enhancing colour tones and contrasts!!
Have a nice day...
yso (4146) 2011-01-12 9:20
I love this simple composition with vivid color, we can feel the texture of the wall, congratulations !
quillo (11850) 2011-01-13 10:32
Hola Brian ......
It is a simple framing and with good details of light,
color and textures, the definition is excellent,
I like the picture; congratulations.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-01-14 5:32
Ola Brain ,
Linda esta tua foto vertical com esta porta e janela de madeira pintada com este azul fantástico faz um belo contraste com a parede branca, boa luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-01-15 5:52
very nice details and compo, i like the colors and the perfect presentations as usual.
delpeoples (58348) 2011-01-19 2:07
Excellent shot, simple, minimalist with clean crisp lines and colours. This is so good, as with all your other photos, good enough to be hanging on the wall of any Greek taverna in the area.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day
david_P (512) 2011-05-20 15:20
such beautifull colors of Grece, great Frame in the photo,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-03 5:37
aaah...great doors and steps picture...fantastic colors. great capture.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-10 5:50