Strolling in the narrow alleys of Mykonos island the visitor can see a lot of interesting points as admiring the beauty of the place.
Mykonos (Greek: Μύκονος) is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 km2 (33 sq mi) and rises to an elevation of 341 m (1,119 ft) at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water in order to meet the needs of its population. There are 9,320 inhabitants (2001) most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town), which lies on the west coast.
Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, known for its diverse and intense nightlife as evidenced by a vast number of bars and nightclubs. Mykonos is also known for its beaches. The island has an international airport, and is a frequent destination for cruise ships.
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JFS (32459) 2011-04-08 0:23
Beautiful detail of this street. Your shot reminds me the summer. Splendid sharpness and colors.
ikeharel (79317) 2011-04-08 0:43
You point to take an alley in photo, yet included an aircondotion aparatus, I'd try to avoid, Danos - but it is a part of our life, can't do without in summers.
I'd crop the upper part, and concetrate on the ally's pavement which is a nice and typical.
mesutilgim (97752) 2011-04-08 0:53
Hello dear Danos,
I've just noticed, how many great captures of you I've missed recently.
Let's start with this one.
Your portrait format is a correct choice. An entry with those amazing typical colors of the Aegean.
Again many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice day
dkmurphys (65222) 2011-04-08 1:33
Fine shot, amazing place there. It looks like a scene taken from another world, a beautiful one. Well seen, enjoy the weekend.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-04-08 1:38
Hi Danos, Like the angle you have taken this and the fantastic blue colour's. Cheers Iain.
delpeoples (59896) 2011-04-08 3:06
Kalimera dear Danos
Such a beautiful and very characteristic alley way, so emblematic of Greece. I love the colours and sharpness. The vertical framing was a great choice. Lovely work.
TFS and geia sou
JCG (35129) 2011-04-08 3:41
I think that one should not be very large to be able to pass this door !!! Unless there are 2 entries… I also notice that the staircase are very sloping, it is necessary to be accustomed… A point of view really interesting and full with details on this narrow and coloured street of Mykonos, I like much, a beautiful photograph, thank you Danos.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-04-08 4:47
this wonderful narrow alleys is a very unique,charming and beautiful with an amazing blue sky. An extraordinary view, vivid colors, fantastic exposure, contrast, sharpness,super clarity, fantastic poin of view. Wonderful work. I like it so much. My congrats !!!!
All the best,
pierrefonds (71783) 2011-04-08 4:47
The alley is helping to frame the building. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the facade of the building. The quality of the light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (78929) 2011-04-08 5:11
Lovely architectural details!
Very attractive picture!
I specially enjoyed its vertical format, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats,
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-08 5:35
Δάνο γεια σου,
ένα από τα πιό πολύχρωμα σοκάκια που έχω δει! Με το μπλε και το άσπρο τα δυό κυρίαρχα χρώματα της φωτογραφίας, να συνδιάζονται αρμονικά με τα υπόλοιπα,κίτρινα και κόκκινα,μιά μαγεία.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-08 6:08
Nice details in this beautiful picture of this place
Fine colors, light well handled
Have a nice weekened
Fis2 (107596) 2011-04-08 6:09
A very curious alley,
Good frame, colors and light.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-04-08 7:15
this white architecture, with the elements with a vivid blue, is very photogenic, and in this framing you offer us a look on the alley with a nice perspective.
I like the fronts and the stairs, in a very beautiful image with the blue sky in background.
It is a composition with a great graphical wealth, and a high aesthetic level.
Well done, my friend.
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-04-08 10:31
Bella questa inquadratura con l'infilata della case tutta a sinistra! Bella la luce e belli i vari dettagli della strada: la porta celeste, il sotto del balcone in legno, il bel pavimento stradale!
Saluti e buon weekend! Nino.
cornejo (47350) 2011-04-08 12:04
Danos cordials greetings. A photo very good of this buildings very beautiful. Very well compound and executed. A work very good, congratulation. Have a nice weekend, thanks for sharing.
magalik (6103) 2011-04-08 12:17
Geia sou Danos,
Mykonos will be undoubtedly on my itinerary but not sure it was a good idea. I should perhaps have limited to the Kyklades south for this year. Difficult to do all and really appreciating each island. There are so beautiful places to see.
A shot who projects me one month after. Great pleasure. For so long I'm waiting this moment.
Your shot shows me it's not always easy to photograph these typical streets, not easy to get the good framing I imagine. A shot perfectly well exposed.
Thanks for these dreamy shots.
pajaran (66424) 2011-04-08 12:41
Vrlo interesantno i lepo mesto sa stepenicama i terasima, dobra prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar tekst, snimak i perspektiva, lepa fotografija u radionici.
Prijatno vece sa lepim secanjem i dobrim vikendom.
Very interesting and beautiful place with stairs and terraces, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good text, image and perspective, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Pleasant evening with good memories and good weekend.
All the best.
papagolf21 (110520) 2011-04-08 13:47
Bonsoir, mon ami Danos,
Encore une bien belle photo qui sent bon la vieille ville et les ruelles étroites.
Les façades gorgées de soleil, les escaliers raides, les rampes, les portes où la couleur domine, tout prend un relief très agréable à regarder.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-04-08 15:26
a beautiful atmosphere with attractive composition, the colours and lights are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
nikkitta (17068) 2011-04-08 16:35
Very Greek photo, ambiance and colors (blue is my preferred)and here are lot of it, doors, balconies, wooden fences
Good composition, a pity the air conditioned buy it s modern life
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-04-08 18:10
it is really an excellent view of this alley with a lot of vibrant colours. Great vertical presentation with warm colours and very nice depth. A superb capture. Tfs.
siolaw (38294) 2011-04-08 21:49
Geia sou Danos,
Nice view in the typical Greek village street, with natural colours and sharpness. The vertical format make the alley look even more narrow!
vasilpro (41661) 2011-04-08 22:22
Μια πολύ όμορφη άποψη της Κυκλαδίτικης αρχιτεκτονικής με τα κατάλευκα σπιτάκια, τα πλακόστρωτα, τις σκάλες, τα ξύλινα καγκελάκια, πολύ καλή διαχείριση του έντονου φωτισμού, ωραία χρώματα και αντίθεση.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
Graal (103038) 2011-04-08 23:43
nice peaceful place and view. I like the hues and contrast. Good reportage from Mykonos. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
jhm (161079) 2011-04-09 0:42
You chose a very well angle in these narrow street, we look at nice on the stair, these lead us to upwards with sight on the balcony.
Very well composition, also a good presentation. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
s_lush (16602) 2011-04-09 3:58
You have captured this cozy alley with the very interesting composition and colorful architectural details. Excellent street design, beautiful colors, masterful management of lights and shadows, and perfect quality of the capture!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-09 4:04
Excellent verticla composition with this beautiful washingday. Under a beautriful blue sky, details, colors and especially contrast very well collected. good managment of light too which give white colors well exposed.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-04-09 6:07
- Very nice composition Danos, spectacular place and stairs with beautiful typical architecture, vivid color and excellent PoV, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-04-09 8:30
Η όμορφη λευκή λωρίδα χωριό των Κυκλάδων. Ευσεβισμός φινίρισμα είναι απλά εκπληκτική. Όμορφα συγκείμενο εικόνες σε λαμπερά χρώματα. Τέλεια εστίαση.
abmdsudi (58336) 2011-04-09 9:02
This narrow alley is an ideal place to really capture the atmosphere, full of colours and interesting characters. The light is perfect and the main focus almost looks like in a spot light with enough shadow and detail and great dof. Impressive compo, main subject slightly off centre has added to the dynamics of the composition and depth. The detail is crisp throughout in superb color hues and contrast to blue sky is awesome. Marvelous shot, Congrats
Cricri (126846) 2011-04-09 11:35
Un POV qui permet d'apprécier beaucoup de détails proche et profond, bonne gestion de la lumière et des couleurs, belle présentation
Très bon WE
yedirenk (11244) 2011-04-09 14:31
Hi dear Danos,
very nice and typical details from Greece.a wonderful ambiance in the vertical format.also very impressive view angle.TFS
kordinator (15433) 2011-04-10 0:38
As time passes as view a photo, without looking at who made it, but I have a feeling which is to work.
You are a man with a distinctive works.
Excellent shooting angle and perfect light, from which it means beautiful colors arhitekture details.
Respect my friend
Royaldevon (43985) 2011-04-10 0:55
Good Morning Danos,
Oh, so beautifully Greek with its emphasis on blue and white!
I like the pov, which guides the viewer from the street, towards the sky! We feel to be sharing the experience with the home owners.
Fine, sharp details and good control of the light.
My warm regards,
amaryllis (37039) 2011-04-10 1:32
ces ruelles sont superbes, avec ces maisons blanches et bleues et le ciel et la luminosité qui donnent une superbe présentation
Atousa (7131) 2011-04-10 6:29
The way you composed n framed the shot shows well how narrow the alley is.. the details are eye catching.. lovely color contrast as well.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
COSTANTINO (70282) 2011-04-10 10:14
Gia sou file
pou tha pai,tha elthi xana to kalokeri
me tin sigekrimeni fotografia
me epiase i nostalgia ton diakopon
omorfi fotografia apli me hromata
kalo sou vradi
adramad (50038) 2011-04-10 10:24
Fantastic vertical image in this composition, I love this narrow street and the contrast of the doors, stairs and balconies, their varied volumes create beautiful is this pretty picture.
The magnificent colors along with great lighting, creates an aesthetic impact. Well done my friend.
Have a good late afternoon.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-04-10 14:14
beautiful colors and fantastic shapes, the more true of Greece and less known.
great job and congratulations.
axiotea (21651) 2011-04-11 9:52
Geia sou Danos
A good choice of vertical format increasing the step' graphism. I'm never bored to see these typical white/blue Greek houses which got lots of charm!
I might have cloned out the little piece of the wire on top left corner...but that's a minor thing ;D
Longroute (19396) 2011-04-11 12:14
there is a good depth and perspective here that together with the fine combination of the two fundamental colours white/blue make this photo very attractive. The small alley, the steep white stairs, the narrow door: all are very interesting particulars which compose a very Greek ambience. I like the lovely sight of the sky and the really wonderful light.
A photo with a fine flavour and an excellent clarity.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-04-12 5:30
Muito bonitas estas ruas estreitas de arquitetura do sul da europa , bons detalhes, bom uso da foto na vertical ,parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
claudeD (41916) 2011-04-12 6:25
excellent picture from Greece with the typical colors blue and white.Excellent composition.I immediately think of holidays seiing that shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jafadabret (56501) 2011-04-12 6:46
Cette composition est un modèle du genre avec les différentes parties que découvre le regard depuis le sol dallé jusqu'au ciel bleu. Les volumes bénéficient du jeu de la lumière et des ombres et c'est un enchantement.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-04-12 8:48
The point of view and the centring are observed well. It is a pleasant, clear and deep perspective). I like this light and these natural colors. Very beautiful image. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
bema (26425) 2011-04-12 10:34
Geia sou Danos,
back on travelling along this beautiful island, dreamlike destination somehow..though it´s an older capture, it´s nevertheless a very fine one, showing such an really fine alley in the typical colors of greek islands..
thanks for sharing, see you around, filika Bernd
dip (23892) 2011-04-13 9:13
Γειά σου Δάνο,
τα στενά δρομάκια με τις στενές σκάλες και τα πολύχρωμα κάγκελα της Μυκόνου,αποτελούν ανεξάντλητη πηγή για φωτογραφικά θέματα,
ωραία και χαρακτηριστική Κυκλαδίτικη φωτογραφία!
patdeph (35748) 2011-04-14 12:30
I love the architecture and the colors of the town of these islands!Magnificent!
Angshu (56760) 2011-04-15 2:52
I would have loved this picture even more if the AC was not so visible. The vertical frame suits well & I like the contrast bteween the white & the blue colour painted on the hand rail. Light is good which brings out good contrast.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-04-18 10:17
mi piace il taglio che hai dato alla scena e il contrasto tra il bianco e l'azzurro.
Ottima gestione della luce,
Juntas (7960) 2011-04-19 9:54
Hi Danos. This alleys are really beautiful. You captured a very nice light and the colors are great too. Wonderful composition, I only miss some pieces of laundry hanging on some window :). Good framing and sharp details. A fine job, well done.
Have a nice evening.
BWJ (3094) 2011-04-20 18:12
This portrays well the wonderful atmosphere on the island of Mykonos. The blue and white colors are spectacular and the bright midday light is perfectly natural and lovely. Vertical format is perfect for this shot. Nice job!
batalay (40523) 2011-04-20 21:21
The island that is virtually a stage set, and one of my favorites in the Aegean. As usual, you note is as informative as the photo... almost. After all, it is said that a photo is worth a thousand words, and your note numbers a little less than 200 words. Seriously, it is a pleasure to see this excellent contribution to TE.
tatadalou (7459) 2011-04-21 12:34
Nice view on this typical street. I like the different touches of colours given by stair ramps. Great light.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-04-25 11:24
excellent image of this characteristic Greek architecture.I like very much this kind of narrow and mostly steep alleys.The vertical framing you used here,suits to this particular composition showing us many details.I enjoy especially this beautiful pavement.It really stands out.Splendid,vivid colors and great contrast.
My Best Regards
humayun (3105) 2011-04-28 9:36
like a pc game counter strike de_itlay.......
lilito (3534) 2011-04-29 2:51
Une belle composition, j'aime bien l'escalier qui pareil nous offrir les nuages!
paura (46464) 2011-05-17 10:39
Lindos e interessantes detalhes construtivos. Muito bom você compartilhar.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-07-27 11:06
I appreciated your last critique very much. It was very constructive and full of useful advice. Thank you Danos for taking time to write all that. I am learning, I hope.
The first special feature I noticed in this photo is the street paving. This is a very first time that I see it. The photo captures the special atmosphere of the narrow alleys. It must be wonderful to walk through the narrow street like in the photo. Colorfulness of the houses are also not to be missed. The sun reflects all the colors, it also reminds me a little of Venice. I would probably get lost very easily. But It must be nice to loose one's way in the neighborhood like this. Thank you for taking us for a tour of this wonderful neighborhood.
Very best regards, Danos
stevenmelissa (203) 2011-09-28 16:06
A wonderful composition that captures the beauty and charm of the Greek islands. Very nice exposure control with the strong sunlight and deep shadows.
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-02-13 0:52
Beautiful capture of this narrow alley with so much details to see in the frame. I like the simplicity of colors matching the beautiful sky. Nicely seen and framed in fine composition.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-11 13:07
Περπατάω νοερά στο Μυκονιάτικο σοκάκι σου Δάνο και απολαμβάνω ήλιο, μπλέ και άσπρο, μυρίζω τόν βασιλικό και αφουγκράζομαι ν' ακούσω νησιώτικα!Αυτή η απλή αλλά πανέμορφη φωτογραφία δείχνει ότι υπάρχει αφάνταστη ομορφιά μακριά απο το κοσμοπολίτικο!
clic (18578) 2013-03-12 7:25
Geai sou Danos
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in Mykonos for a whole week, a while ago, so I can recall those narrow alleys where people live so close to each-others to the point that "daily news" are known faster than on Internet transmission!!
You depicts the "local flavor" masterfully.
Thanks for the sweet souvenirs.
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-07-05 11:00
One of the numerous narrow alley found in greek islands villages Danos
Excellent report showing architectural details
Good light, pov and framing
serp2000 (45970) 2014-06-08 3:48
Very nice composition with a lot of traditional details, excellent vertical photo, attractive Greek colors. I like your idea to take this point of view. Well done!
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (103216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Naxos-Paros-Mikonos-Dilos islands
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-08 0:10