Continuation notes from the previous photo.
Archaeological finds indicate that the Ionians settled on Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BCE. More recent discoveries have uncovered remnants in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic Kares tribe dating back to as far as 3000 BC.
In Greek mythology Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Titans, and the island was named in honor of Apollo's grandson Mykons. During these ancient times, Mykonos, due to its proximity to the then highly populated island of Delos (situated about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away), became very important as a supply island and possibly as a getaway location for Delian citizens. The island was once very poor, and the people tried to survive on fishing and stock breeding on the harsh land. A major industry was also ship construction. Tourism has turned the economy over since it started in the 1950s and the locals have a double attitude towards this: it may have saved the economy but some also feel that it has taken over too much.
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bracasha75 (24591) 2011-04-11 11:04
Beautiful authentic Greece architecture here
Amaizing picture Danos
mesutilgim (97738) 2011-04-11 11:05
Hi dear Danos,
Very nice capture from my favorite Greek island Mykonos.
Very good layout and perfect light. Typical nice Aegean colors and nice deep blue sky as a perfect background fro this great scene.
TFS and best regards
siudzi (34141) 2011-04-11 11:14
What a nice summer shot with strong light and intensive colors. A contrast between withe walls and clear blue sky is amazing! Like it a lot.
corjan3 (2109) 2011-04-11 11:15
Another beauty from Greece. Excellent composition and colours. Well done.
jemaflor (103685) 2011-04-11 12:47
Well composed these churchs, a good light and exposure with these walls well presented in a perfect white, good contrast with others colors, tfs.
ngk (2413) 2011-04-11 12:52
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική παρουσίαση. Πολύ ωραία χρώματα και όμορφες αντιθέσεις μεταξύ του λευκού και των υπόλοιπων έντονων χρωμάτων. Συγχαρητήρια.
dta (82960) 2011-04-11 12:57
Hello Danos ,
For sure , we need sun glasses in this so white village ! Superb contrast with the blue sky , the greenery ,and the blue and red elements .
Very well framed , too .
Fis2 (107486) 2011-04-11 13:06
Good frame and superb colors.
pajaran (66360) 2011-04-11 13:33
Posle kise, dolazi sunce ...
Vrlo interesantno i lepo mesto, nekad ribarstvo i zemljoradnja a sada turizam ...
Dobar snimak i tekst, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim snom.
After the rain comes the sun ...
Very interesting and beautiful place, once a fishing and farming and tourism are now ...
A good image and text, beautiful photos.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with good sleep.
All the best.
ciakgiak (30433) 2011-04-11 13:43
c'è tutta la bellezza dell'architettura tipica greca in quest'immagine piena di luce e colori bellissimi.
La qualità è come sempre stupefacente ed anche la non facile gestione dell'esposizione. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
vasilpro (41661) 2011-04-11 13:54
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Ωραιότατη σύνθεση με τα άσπρα εκκλησάκια με την μοναδική Κυκλαδίτικη αρχιτεκτονική, πολύ καλή διαχείριση του φωτός και των αντιθέσεων, ζωντανά χρώματα.
Καλό βράδυ, Βασίλης.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-04-11 13:55
a beautiful photo with nice composition, the colours and lights are splendid, the POV is attractive, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
pierrefonds (71725) 2011-04-11 15:43
The trees are framing well the church. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of rthe churches. Theres is a good contrast between the colors of the sky and the colors of the churches. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-04-11 16:35
another beautiful architecture from Greece. Marvelous composition and framework as well. Fantastic colours of everything.Perfectly well done. I love it.
All the best,
adores (46419) 2011-04-11 16:47
Two in one:)! You captured two churches at the same time!I like them, they are simple but the bell towers are really original. Very good light and colours!
gunbud (34066) 2011-04-11 18:22
Lovely shot of these charming Greek Island chapels.
The white washed chapels contrast beautifully with the clear blue sky and lush green trees.
The white balance is exceptional and the details razor sharp.
JFS (32459) 2011-04-11 22:19
Lovely shot of this white and nice architecture. Very good composition and amazing light and colors. TFS!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-11 23:23
Beautiful white small constructions!
Fine colors, well handled the light
Veru good work
Have a nice day
mauro61 (52887) 2011-04-12 0:50
mi piace il contrasto del blu e del rosso come elementi che interrompono il bianco splendente della facciata.
papagolf21 (110414) 2011-04-12 1:02
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Tout dans la composition inspire une beauté toute particulière liée à l'architecture, aux couleurs, à l'ambiance.
Une véritable leçon d'histoire très agréable.
Un grand merci pour tout.
ikeharel (79229) 2011-04-12 1:18
Typical facade of those small Greek churchs that can be seen in the islands, Danos.
Very good use of the CP here, as the WB effected from the white walls colored.
siolaw (38294) 2011-04-12 1:33
Geia sou Danos
Photography of white walls in full bright sun is not the easiest of exercises, but here you managed very well with various different shades of white clearly visible...
The subject is also nice and well presented.
delpeoples (59886) 2011-04-12 4:37
Kalimera dear Danos
I love the strong whites and blues. The architecture is very characteristic and so recognisably Greek. Excellent contrast and sharpness. Thanks also for your informative Note.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day
timecapturer (49288) 2011-04-12 5:57
a classic Greek study with all the charm that the islands bring. Wonderfully detailed and striking colours set against the white stonework. Superb!
saxo042 (37968) 2011-04-12 7:41
Marvellous strong colours. A very fine harmony between them too. A beautiful church and a well composed picture.
JCG (35129) 2011-04-12 7:43
Two churches side-by-side, a strong religious enthusiasm with Mykonos… Still very beautiful and interesting photograph on architectures of this marvellous Greek city. A light well managed again what gives much contrast between these quite typical colors of the place. Pretty glance Danos and thank you for the instructive note.
With all my friendships and a very good end of the day,
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2011-04-12 8:29
ineteresting image of two capels here, like a twins! The colors capture are wondeful too. Great job, my friend.
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-12 8:53
Δάνο γεια σου,
η συνύπαρξη των δύο εκκλησιών σε τόσο κοντινή απόσταση μεταξύ τους είναι μοναδικό Ελληνικό φαινόμενο.Το αστραφτερό άσπρο είναι τόσο λαμπερό που οι εταιρείες που διαφημίζουν απορρυπαντικά πρέπει να το βάλουν στις διαφημίσεις τους.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-04-12 10:22
- Beautiful technical quality for these nice village Danos, wonderful vivid colors accuracy and sharpen, excellent the blue and white, congratulations for a perfect picture!
All the best.
sacimar (29005) 2011-04-12 11:28
beautiful architecture and buildings, I like it, this is a good image with good details showing something usual in this part of Greece, well done,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-04-12 11:39
another superb capture. The white architectures are superb to see under the blue sky. Great colour contrast and depth, and the light is perfectly managed. Great composition. Tfs.
Kielia (24077) 2011-04-12 12:08
you are very nicely playing with the contrasts and the wonderful light thus creating a beautiful impression of this fantastic heritage. I also enjoyed reading the interesting note. My compliments!
paololg (31448) 2011-04-12 13:03
Ciao dear Danos,
excellent management of the strong light that emphasizes the contrast among the whites walls of the church and the blue one of the sky. The scene is very pleasant and rich of interesting details as the rope to play the bell and the nice lamp-post on the right. Perfect sharpness, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice might!
siamesa (28127) 2011-04-12 16:06
Boa noite Danos
Spectacular composition of these beautiful colors... blue and white.Superb picture. TFS
Graal (103038) 2011-04-12 23:36
another interesting fragment of Mykonos. Good title, facades are similar. Fine light, contrast and colours. Well note and done photo.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (126778) 2011-04-13 2:15
Une belle image de ces deux église, bonne gestion de la lumière sur ce blanc parfait, joli contraste du bleu, du rouge sous un ciel bleu azur, intéressante note
Royaldevon (43939) 2011-04-13 2:15
Good Morning Danos,
You are right, tourism is a double edged sword. Without care, it destroys what the tourists had gone to experience!
This is lovely and so very Greek with its white and blue.
Your pov is well chosen, using the receding buildings to guide the viewer from r/l across the frame.
My warm regards,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-13 3:07
Excellent presentation of these two superb and typische religioue edifice. The two chruch are very well located in the composition nad give an excellent depht right/left.
dkmurphys (65192) 2011-04-13 3:26
Fine detail of that original architecture. Well seen scene, nice colors and shapes.
Have a good afternoon.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-04-13 7:04
Μέχρι το εκτυφλωτικό λευκό των τοίχων του ναού. Πολύ ωραίο κτίριο με κόκκινο και μπλε στοιχεία και το όμορφο καμπαναριό. Εξαιρετική σύνθεση.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-04-13 8:13
a beautiful corner of your land, the blue and white fantastic, great composition, congratulations and good evening.
dip (23892) 2011-04-13 9:20
Εδώ τα χρώματα από τις πόρτες καθώς και ο μπλέ τρούλος δημιουργούν πολύ ωραία αντίθεση με το άσπρο των τοίχων και τον γαλανό ουρανό,όμορφες και οι λεπτομέριες της διαφορετικής αρχιτεκτονικής των δύο εκκλησιών,
josepmarin (58359) 2011-04-13 11:15
sooner or later I will have to visit the Greek islands ;-)
Your photos of these islands invite to make a trip there and to enjoy this beautiful white architecture and the wonderful deep blue of the sky, as we can see in this Mykonos's fantastic photo.
The chromatic contrast between the church, the green vegetation and the sky, is powerful, and the luminosity of the composition is impressive.
A great work, my friend.
s_lush (16602) 2011-04-13 12:27
The beauty of Greek architecture is better seen in the churchs' design, where the white, blue and red colors prevail. In your shot, these nice features of traditional architecture are shown excellently. Very well balanced composition, wonderful light, beautiful colors and perfect quality of the capture!
adramad (49992) 2011-04-13 12:40
Wonderful composition with these two churches so different and so close, its whiteness shines in the bright day, with the background of intense blue sky.
Great handling of the light and a beautiful color. Well done.
Have a nice day. Best regards.
mvdisco (17796) 2011-04-13 13:48
Nice presentation and history of this place,
great architecture and details,
nice saturation of colors and light,
beautiful blue sky too,
abmdsudi (58292) 2011-04-13 21:47
What a superb church and real quaint setting. Nicely composed and blessed with lovely light & rich blue sky, This is a fine image framed nicely by the tree and very well presented whose style did not change much since the Middle Ages. I love how the low sun was hitting the prominent white building and giving it this nice warm tone and popped out against blue sky. Crispy in focus with lovely clean lines and details, I like the splashes of beautiful variety of red and blue in the roof and the small dome. Thanks for informative note, this makes the picture interesting and you really captured the grandeur of this beautiful building. Just fascinating! My compliments
Have a nice day.
shevchenko (20548) 2011-04-14 3:41
Very nice an old church that combined different types of geometrical, prominent windows and doors painted in red and blue, distinct image under bright sunlight, good shoot.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-04-14 5:30
Ola Danos ,
Bonito este lugar com estas 2 igrejas juntas , gostei muito dos detalhes em vermelho e azul , fazem um belo contraste com as paredes brancas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
robmal (2247) 2011-04-14 8:24
Great photo with beautiful Greek architecture.I like the strong natural colors and contrasts, congratulations.
Longroute (19396) 2011-04-14 12:12
These Greek churches are unmistakable!
A very fine composition which puts together these two lovely small churches which with their white colour stand out well against the blue sky. Also the red and blue doors create a fine contrast. What makes the photo so impressive is the strong light which makes these façades shine.
anokutan (15097) 2011-04-14 13:31
A beautiful photo with nice composition, the colours and lights are splendid.
alabate (1197) 2011-04-16 13:08
C'est tellement typique et magnifique ce paysage et ces couleurs! On ne s'en lasse pas. Mykonos doit être une île vraiment superbe.
Les couleurs le ciel sont superbes.
Bravo et excellente journée,
baddori (20161) 2011-04-17 7:26
Foto bella è commento - nota di spessore storico, economico e di orgoglio nazionale.
Uns forza che la Grecia conosce da 2500 anni .
La costruzione fotografica e lo scritto ...si autoalimentano in favore di chi guarda .
jafadabret (56501) 2011-04-17 23:43
Une photo très plaisante avec ces deux églises voisines !
Les couleurs de la Grèce dominent et parent un paysage d'une rare beauté.
C'est une photo comme celle-ci qui donne envie de parcourir les îles grecques.
Angshu (56760) 2011-04-21 5:24
You mentioned a very important message at the end of your note..."tourism may have saved the economy but some also feel that it has taken over too much"...same witn quite a few places in India as well & a few countries in Asia. A fine picture of these two churches in a slight diagonal with fine contrast against the polarised blue sky!
BWJ (3094) 2011-04-21 19:24
The strong color contrast is eye catching and very pretty. It is a well composed shot illustrating an excellent example of Greek architecture. Very nice work!
skippy007 (12510) 2011-04-22 1:39
Hello Danos, Tourists bring money but also problems, their peace & quite has vanished. Nice capture, Good combination of strong colours & contrasts, reds & blue against the white walls is eye catching, why two churches so close? interesting. Well done, bravo
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-04-22 18:12
Nice white churches, well arranged and framed in a great composition. Congratulations!
axiotea (21651) 2011-04-23 11:51
Geia sou file D;
I like how you've presented the church, slightly on the side; the strong light is also well handled as there is no over expo on the white of the facades.
Interesting shapes and colour contrasts.
pablominto (53746) 2011-04-24 23:31
Two churches side by side, probably a very religious population in Mykonos!
The white walls in the strong light is well exposed, leaving fine texture where the painted details like doors and window shutters stand out...
A well framed presentation in rich vivid colours!
Juntas (7960) 2011-04-26 7:47
Hi Danos. I like this composition in blue and white. You caught a hard but well managed light and the colors stand up really nice. Sharpness is great showing well all the beautiful architectural details. Well done.
Have a nice day.
paura (46464) 2011-05-13 14:44
Formas arquitetônicas absolutamente interessantes. Linda fotografia, amigo.
jmdias (69282) 2011-05-30 16:10
marvelous framing, light, colors, sharpness and details. these 2 chapels are very nice positioned. very beautiful image, well done
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-08 2:43
I thank you for the second review today. The kindness of the museum attendant is still clear in my mind. I really had to beg for this shot though.:)
I realize that this is not the latest in your gallery. But this blue sky, the white building with colorful windows and doors. I could not resist but to comment briefly on the subject. The dome in the background, and the blue door on the facade of this church are as if someone took the blueness directly from the sky above and painted with it. Strong sunlight and the reflection and radiating heat can be felt here from your photo. And a very nice composition to shift the complex to the right to allow some green trees to the left to be included in the frame. Diagonal approach to take this photo is also very successful, it gives this church a truly three dimensional volume. Again I can feel your decisive approach in
framing. It appears as a simple shot, but there is so much going on. I like the photo very much.
With my compliments,
Very best regards,
Thank you again Danos,
kasianowak (10591) 2017-03-20 16:10
This image was featured on TE homepage today!
What a great idea for a photo. I love the contrast between the whitewashed buildings and the deep blue sky.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (103214)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-12
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Myconos 07
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-11 11:01
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