Early morning in the village of Pyrgos on the island of Santorini, Greece. A chance for a Greek coffee and perhaps a seat in the sun, before the real heat of another blue-sky Mediterranean day. Modern day influences - telephone wires and air-conditioners, mixed with the old walls and beauty of this picturesque village.
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yquem46 (38750) 2012-04-28 2:30
Really drives me crazy to watch this blue sky, LOL !
Perfect management of light, especially in the shade
JanH (864) 2012-04-28 2:38
I like the composition. Great colours and light.
Well seen the chair and table. Indeed an early morning athmosphere. Nice!
ChrisJ (102685) 2012-04-28 2:41
Looks like a very pleasant spot to have a couple of ouzos & a Greek salad & some seafood! Good sharpness & punchy light contrasts yet still with good shadow detail & negligible oe in the highlights. I love the textural details in the white wall. The light is hitting it at just the right angle! Have a nice weekend!
CLODO (31606) 2012-04-28 2:58
A good invitation for a breakfast in front of this colorfull cityscape. You can choice shadow of sun!
Have a nice WE
SnapRJW (31625) 2012-04-28 4:28
Yes, I think I can visualise myself sitting here with a cup of coffee Brian, at this time of day a perfectly peaceful place to while away some time and enjoy the ambience. Lovely shot with just enough detail in the shadows. Very good light management always tricky with such a range of tones. Have great weekend Rosemary
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-28 4:36
Hello dear Brian
Amazing shoot and very clever composition.Very nice "game"with the light and the shadow.Great background and perfect POV.I wish you had a great time in Greece.TFS
Have a nice weekend
carlo62 (37127) 2012-04-28 6:21
bella questa composizione, bel taglio di foto e belli i colori che contrastano.
Idea interessante quella delle sedie in primo piano divise dall'ombra.
jjcordier (78314) 2012-04-28 8:00
Je suis prêt à m'installer sur ces chaises bleues chaque matin!L'endroit est vraiment superbe et même les fils électriques n'arrivent pas à en réduire la beauté. Composition, lumière, couleurs....superbe!
dta (70313) 2012-04-28 11:02
Hello Brian ,
A seat in the sun , a seat in the shade ... For all the tastes ! The composition is excellent . Like especially here the blue of teh sky , exactly the same than the chairs and the gates .
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-28 15:35
an another beautiful atmosphere with beautiful details and colours, the composition is very nice, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
mkamionka (31921) 2012-04-29 1:15
beautiful composition with the charming table with chairs in the foreground and the typical architecture in the back. Interesting play of the light and shadow. It adds so much interest here and helps to frame the main view in a very original way. Very well spotted, excellent exposition too.
josepmarin (57841) 2012-04-29 2:51
the difficult contrast between the zones illuminated by the Sun and the zones in the shade they were a serious challenge for a photographer, and were disturbing for a good exposure in this capture.
But you solved it very well, the image has a great balance in the luminosity and a great sharpness.
The white architecture and the table with the chairs of a vivid blue color are perfectly balanced, in a powerful and attractive composition.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-29 3:36
This is a beautiful image and love to see on of those inviting chairs in the fg lie in the shade. Lovely colors and well rendered details in a superb tall frame capture.
Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday.
tyro (21558) 2012-04-29 14:57
Ah, Santorini! Again you tantalise us with beautiful photographs of this magical place. And what more enticing than to sit down right here and enjoy an early morning coffee while we decide where next to explore.
The play of light and shade is wonderful and the colours vibrant and strong, the deep blue of the sky and church dome echoed in the table and chairs and the gate and railings to the right and little areas of ochre breaking up the preponderance of brilliant white.
Perfect exposure in a less than ideal situation, lovely contrasts and stunning sharpness.
macjake (59870) 2012-04-30 11:43
In this photo, i like how it seems like there is a spotlight near the chair, as if asking someone to please come in and have a seat.
The other subject i really like are the power lines.
So many people want power lines taken OUT of photos, I like them in - they add realism, showing the natural look.
emka (83948) 2012-04-30 15:11
probably I would rather sit in the shadow, or just wander around on the narrow streets. Wonderful blue. It is a heaven for photographers.
Cricri (110209) 2012-05-02 4:11
Un joli jeu ombre et de lumière matinale, le contraste des couleurs, belle vue sur la ville, un coté accueillant avec la table et les chaises, moi je prend celle au soleil :-)
joudit (203) 2012-05-02 10:07
you play fantastically with lights. I like the blue chairs in the foreground, they invite us to seat down and enjoy the sun. Thank you for sharing this amazing photo with us.
korbee (6617) 2012-05-15 6:34
could it be more romantic and inviting than this Brian,?
Looks like a great place to have a pre heath breakfast or a late afternoon drinking spot with a great vieuw!
Very hard to think theres so much going on in this country at the moment :=]].
Completely presented in ""Denton style"" blue and white.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 2:11