this is an afternoon fisheye glimpse of the sun going down above Oia.
Oia is the place where fisheyes - contrary to tourists - find it more interesting when the sun hasn't yet entered the sunset zone.
shot is made from three handheld NEFs HDR-treated with FDRTools and edited with CS3.
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avene (12675) 2008-12-14 15:08
absolutely fantastic shot, Kostas. I've always felt that there are very few situations and even fewer people that know how to use the fisheye smartly, and not simply going for an effect in an attempt to boost a mediocre shot. but here the fisheye emphasises what's already a beautifully composed scene.
love the combination of bright blue and white, love the exaggerated curve of the stairs in the foreground. the sun is just the right accent that turns this scene into something resembling fairy tale. superb work, my compliments.
PaulVDV (20481) 2008-12-14 15:15
Wow ! This is a real beautiful picture.
The colours are absolutely great, but also the view over the roofs and domes, the sun and the clouds in the sky ! Well done !
Best regards, Paul
zmey (7335) 2008-12-14 15:36
completely surreal scene: reminiscent of Dali's creations; just some half body standing on one arm is missing somewhere ;)) the fisheye is playing out nicely here: complimenting the natural curves of the architecture. fine work with the HDR too.
josdon (156) 2008-12-14 17:10
Beautiful image!! Well composed and exposed
pauloog (11747) 2008-12-14 17:18
A splendid biew with the rounding of the sea matched by the rounding of the stairs. So clear colours with well matching tones of blue and grey and speckles of yellow. And all this in back-light with a magic sun. A feast for the eye.
brano14 (2656) 2008-12-14 18:20
When I see your note,I have some idea how you did it,for me it is too hi-tech,but it looks very nice,with amazing Greek colors, very good details and sky is beautiful.
P.S.Your gallery is kind of unusual,a mix of everything.
cak (4887) 2008-12-14 19:27
Flerete Kostas .blue-white buildings are seen good under clear sunlight in your wide angle scene.sas efharisto. Neighbore
alfhwa (461) 2008-12-14 19:41
Great shot, I really like the lens you used, and the effect it has on the sun, not to mention the fisheye effect. The color and sharpness of the shot are great.
leo61 (0) 2008-12-14 21:03
A great fisheye view.I like the effect.Fantastic colors and excellent sharpness overall.These clouds and the sun look wonderful.
Morac (27545) 2008-12-14 21:57
This is a real beautiful picture, well composed and exposed.
patshoo (952) 2008-12-14 22:38
Successful for challenge of this scene,Well placing POV and good balance of element in frame,Beautiful effect of the sun and controlable of light forvivid color too.Good work,TFS.
bema (26279) 2008-12-14 23:43
kind of beautiful image which works very well after postprocess and using of fish-eye..
great colors and a perfect sharpness..
have a fine day, Yassou Bernd
pisces (782) 2008-12-15 0:23
If you hadn't written it in your note I wouldn't have believed that this was a picture of the sun setting! Very unusal - but vet beautiful!
Stunning blue colours and great effect with the fisheye view!
coco (30437) 2008-12-15 0:29
This picture is the reason (or one of them) that I need to come back to Santorini.
This is one of the most beautifuls pictures that I've seen from this islands.
lc4giala (2190) 2008-12-15 0:39
poli wraia matia me plousies kampyles grames,vathos kai wraies kykladitikes leptapereies ap'oti mporw na katalavo tis exeis alaxei ta matia sto CS3:) ..an kai den eimai fun tis epexergasias edw sou vgazv to kapelo kai meta xaras tha sou dwsw ta therma mou sygharhthria gia to ekpliktiko ayto apotelesma
wolf38 (30318) 2008-12-15 1:56
During the hasty running over the TE pages I see your beautiful photo. It pleases me very well. This is really a speciel picture. With regards, Wolfgang.
chrkont (4005) 2008-12-15 4:33
Γεια σου Κώστα
Εξαιρετική δουλειά, απολύτως του γούστου μου.
Έτοιμη για γραφείο τουρισμού.
Πολύ καλός φωτισμός, χρώματα και οριακές παραμορφώσεις
BennyV (13546) 2008-12-15 4:49
In my opinion, technical wizzardry does not always lead to a good picture, but here it really works and the result is impressive. Great curving effect and a magical sun above it all.
v_vicky (1035) 2008-12-15 5:38
Katapliktiki douleia exeis kanei. Mas dixneis mia alli diastasi tou panemorfou nisiou.
DaveLafni (168) 2008-12-15 5:51
What a gorgeous photo.
I love the POV you made it here.
The detail is so sharp, everything is astonishing!
portmanndominic (2400) 2008-12-15 6:40
you make a superb manage the fish eyes , nice and very mediteranean colors superb light
have a good week
athanvas (2369) 2008-12-16 1:50
Geia sou Kwsta!
Fantastiki h foto sou!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-12-16 2:17
O evrigonios kanei thavmata eidika sta xeria talantouxon fotografon opos esi. Den sikonei sxolia giati apla einai entiposiaki se ola tis
valentinos (453) 2008-12-16 5:33
excellent result, wonderful view. with my best wishes, valentinos
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-12-16 10:14
your fisheye shot works well, good frame with the curve of the stairs on the bottom. Good light and colors. And the picture is very sharp everywhere.
Retagger (26) 2008-12-19 8:10
This is one of the finest photographs that I have seen from Oia!
The fisheye lens gives a fantastic perspective. The clouds and the rays from the sun add drama. I like the cobblestone walk in the foreground which leads the viewer the faded blue door.
Some day, I plan on visiting this awesome island.
Naca (393) 2008-12-19 12:28
loves_summer (1310) 2008-12-19 15:50
Wow! This is truly a great sight to behold. You have captured something really special and made it original (even though this spot has been photographed so many times by different photographers). The use of HDR really works here and the details in this shot are fantastic as well. Great composition, colours, framing, sharpness...the list can go on. Definitely one of my favourites! Thanks for sharing!
npecanhuk (60996) 2008-12-28 11:06
That's a fantastic picture of a truly dreamland! The greek islands are known all over the world for their beauty and, unfortunately, I haven't been there yet! Nevertheless, when I see such excellent pictures, my wish to go there gets bigger and bigger! Excellent light, sharpness and point of view! Colors are wondeful! The sun as a real star is also a highlight! The fish-eye here worked superbly!
TFS - Congratulations!
Have a fantastic 2009!
miumiu (4942) 2009-01-03 10:16
Wonderful catch and view!
bostankorkulugu (41896) 2009-01-04 0:30
oia looks even more charming through the fish eye i think... may be because you are a master in using it...simply perfect kosta... all the best... and regards to maja also;)...
doubay (2093) 2009-01-20 8:02
Kanonika den andecho alo tis fotografies apo tin Santorini. Ala afti edo xechorizi - logo fisheye ke logo technikis artiotitas. Evge, i skinothesia su ine telia!
Nomizo oti o endona iperrealistikos charaktiras tis fotografias teriazi apolita me tin iperrealistiki Ia, pu apoteli mia elliniki Disneyland.
onphoto (1134) 2013-09-28 3:05
Wow! Its one of the best captures of the island I've ever seen./ I love the colors, the angle, the f22, the shadow! Well captured!