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A Unique chapel

A Unique chapel
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-13
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, B+W SLIM 82E C-POL MRC
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Samos-Ikaria - Ephesus
Date Submitted: 2011-07-28 23:16
Viewed: 4244
Points: 148
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Before the visitor of the Potami beach reach the area will be passing by in front of this impressive little chapel as is dominating the place.
It's architectural style is so strange for the Greek churches style, so with the first glance beckon the visitors.
My next upload will be from this beach but here you can see some previous one.

Potami beach

Potami is a long white pebble and sand magnificent beach of rare beauty at the north part of Samos west of Karlovasi and close to the monastery of Agios Ioannis.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-07-28 23:21]

a very nice and very strange chapel
i love in this photo the fantastic blu and white colors
and very beautiful light
very nice original image

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-07-28 23:51]

HI Danos,
Cute small white chapel with wonderful views. Pilgrims must feel very well prying in there. Spectacular POV and crystal clear image. I like it!


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2011-07-28 23:54]

Hi dzanos,

Indeed, very strange chapel. It has almost no walls! I like it, it looks great against the blue sky.

Warm regards


ciao Danos,
particolare l'architettura della piccola cappella che sorge in prossimità del mare.
Il suo bianco contrasta bene con l'azzurro del cielo e con la piazzetta su cui è collocata,
buona giornata

Hello Danos,

Magnificently blue sky and the whiteness of the modern church. The image is very three dimensional. Diagonally framed church and the open area in front have a very delicate balance. POV is simply stunning.
Thank you danos for sharing this this little church and the blue sky with us. The beauty of Greece is unmistakably captured. I am looking forward to your next posting.

Have a great weekend,Danos
Very best regards,

Dobar dan.
Dobar tekst o mestu i crkvi ...
Vrlo interesantna arhitektura, lepo mesto i crkva, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast kojim ste prikazali dvoriste sa mozaikom i crkvu, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Imajte lep dan i vreme, kod nas hladno i kisa.
Sve najbolje za vikend koji dolazi.


Good day.
Good article about the place and the church ...
Very interesting architecture, nice place and the church, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good sharpness and contrast that you display the mosaic courtyard and the church, my congratulations on the good work.
Have a nice day and time, in our cold and rain.
All the best for the coming weekend.

Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Le titre est fort bien choisi pour décrire cette chapelle à l'architecture très particulière.
Elle s'inscrit parfaitement dans le paysage, de plus, sa couleur blanche gorgée de soleil la fait ressortir à merveille.

Δάνο καλημέρα,
εντυπωσιακό το μικρό εκκλησάκι που ευρίσκεται επάνω από την παραλία της περιχής Ποτάμι.Τα χρώματα είναι εντυπωσιακά με το μωσαικό στο εμπρός μέρος του ναού να συμπληρώνει το όλο σκηνικό.


not strange, Danos, Unique is better descibes this - to my oppinion. Yet a nice POV chosen, and good compo.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-07-29 1:28]

Ciao Danos,
photos as always executed perfectly, very nice contrast between the church and the sky, excellent POV, good weekend, Valter

Kalimera dear Danos

This is wondeful. So simple and such a clean crisp image. The rich colours are beautifully contrasted, the sky is wonderful and the clouds look amazing, giving an incredible perspective.

Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely weekend

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11914 W: 126 N: 21547] (110389)
  • [2011-07-29 1:53]

Hi Danos,in effect the architechture of this chapel is different as usual,surely its construction isn't old.Perfect choice of point of view and impressive light balance for the best white of facade,great scenary in background too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-07-29 2:36]

Γειά σου Δάνο,
Η αρχιτεκτονική μου θυμίζει μάλλον προτεσταντικό παρά ορθόδοξο ναό σ'αυτό το μοντέρν στύλ,
πολύ ωραία και ενδιαφέρουσα φωτογραφία άψογα καδραρισμένη με όμορφα κορεσμένα χρώματα,
το ψηφιδωτό στο προσκύνιο είναι άλλη μία μια ωραία λεπτομέρια στην φωτογραφία,
καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,

Really unique!
and what a sky! I've been told that my sky was too blue but here is even bluer! (:-) Well I like this strong effect given by the polarizer filter... it fits well with this white church. Good framing too. It reminds me of a film about the life of Jacques Mayol which was set in Greece... perhaps you have seen it.
Well done,

Hello Danos,

Strange architecture indeed and eye catching. Everything appears so neat. The steeple stands proud against the bue sky. Well framed, vivid colors and excellent sharpness.

Best regards


Bom dia Danos

Really this chapel has a different architecture.Very different of the others churches of your country. But it has a special beauty, indeed.

Olá, Danos!
Muito curiosa e interessante a bela arquitetura. Excelente foto e um céu maravilhoso. Parabéns!

Hi Danos
this is such a striking comosition, the blue and the which just seem to jump out at you. Excellent clarity, DOF, light and sharpness make it stand out so perfectly. It is unique and your shot emphasises that so wonderfully.

Have a peaceful weekend - regards Brian.

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  • dexy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 44] (341)
  • [2011-07-29 5:06]

Dobar dan Danos.
Lepa crkva.
Lepa fotka.

Hi Danos,

The chapel is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the chapel. There is a good contrast between the colors of the sky and the colors of the chapel. Have a nice day.


- Impressive chapel Danos! beautiful modern architecture, good technical quality, vivid blue and white colors under a clear sky is an bonus, well done!

Hi Danos,
Interesting lonely chapel. I like the strong graphism of the composition. Well catch, have a great weekend.

Hello Danos,
Indeed unique chapel and impressive architecture. Beautiful presentation of it. Wonderful composition and framework as well. Marvelous management of light and colors, great POV, an amazing sky. Perfectly well done.
All the best,

Hello Danos,

A nice cute little chapel with a blue cross. Very unique architecture. Like the atmosphere with beautiful blue sky.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3111] (20992)
  • [2011-07-29 7:02]

Geia sou dear Danos and many thanks for your kind words.
Looks more like a "drive-in chapel" for flash devotion while on the road!!
Appears magnificent though on your polarized sky and the exposure for highlights is right-on!
Se xereto.

Hi Danos!
Truly, a unique chapel with different architectural details!
A very attractive picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts, horizontal format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,

Ciao Danos, great view of lovely chapel, excellent clarity, wonderful mediterranean colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

γεια σου αγαπητε Δανο
ελπιζω εσυ η αξιοτιμη γυναικα σου και η υπολοιπη οικογενεια σου να ειναι καλα και να περνατε καλα !
Οντως ασυνηθιστο ξωκκλησι για ελληνικο. Μου αρεσει πολυ ετσι οπως "δειχνει" τον ουρανο η το υπερτατο "ΟΝ" εαν θελεις...
Οπως παντα καταπληκτικα χρωματα και καδραρισμα.
να περνατε καλα !

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9865 W: 157 N: 16061] (126491)
  • [2011-07-29 10:48]

Witaj Danos!
A very interesting chapel.
Beautiful architecture.
Good frame and superb colors.
Photo has "greek" climate.
Excellent work.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-07-29 11:39]

Geia sou Danos,

really an amazing architectural style of a churh, quit different to all the others, we have the luck to see meanwhile here on TE..
great colors as usual..perfect saturation.. thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd

Hi Danos,
molto particolare l'architettura di questa cappella.
Luce ben gestita che esalta il contrasto cromatico tra il bianco della muratura ed il blu del cielo.


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  • tchefi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 13 N: 166] (1841)
  • [2011-07-29 13:47]

Bonsoir Danos,
Cette chapelle a effectivement une architecture bien particulière. Merci de nous en avoir donné d'autres vues pour nous permettre de bien l'imaginer.
Le contraste entre le bleu et le blanc fonctionne encore très bien.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-07-29 20:27]

Hello Danos,
This unusual church designed in modern architectural style looks great against the nicely clouded blue sky. Well-balanced composition, interesting architecture, good sunny weather, beautiful colors, and perfect quality of the shot!
Best regards,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-07-29 23:44]

Kalimera Danos,
amazing modern architecture of chapel. Very good presentation. I like the composition and colours. Well photowork.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos,

Its architectural style is different indeed, original chapel, I like the colors and the contrast with the blue sky, well seen,

Best regards,


Hi Danos,
I like the modern architecture of this church, and specially, its great whiteness, its purity of lines and its slender simplicity.
Your framing values very well this beauty, with a great contrast between its whiteness and the blue intense and very well polarized sky.
The composition is extremely attractive, and very powerful visually.
Well done, my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Danos,
Photos as always executed perfectly, very nice contrast between the church and the sky, excellent POV.

Hello, Danos!

The chapel has a very interesting architecture, and its color makes a wonderful contrast with the dark blue sky! The composition is wonderful! Very good job!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2011-07-30 9:04]

Hi Danos
Une architecture fine, voir élégante, particulière et très jolie, un super beau cadrage et contraste des couleurs, belle présentation
Beau weekend

Hello Danos.
Stunning architecture of this church, which actually can not remember at all the Greek style, and not for its large white and blue cross.
A wonderful POV with this stunning blue sky and the line of trees that indicate the nearby beach.
Good handling of light, color and sharpness as usual.
Good weekend.
Best regards.

Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ ιδιαίτερο το άσπρο αυτό εκκλησάκι, ωραία χρώματα και αντίθεση με τον μπλε ουρανό, πολύ καλή επιλογή της γωνιάς λήψης και της προοπτικής.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2011-07-30 11:24]

Hi Danos,
inetersting and beautiful chapel with a mix of modern and traditional elements.
Great colours.
regards, Gerrit

Bonsoir Danos,
Cette chapelle moderne a fière allure avec son fin clocher qui s'élance vers le ciel ! L'ensemble a bénéficié d'une très bonne lumière et l'angle de prise de vue est bien choisi.

Individuato il tiro del sole ...
Queste "cappelle" sono ghiotte per un fotografo .
Colori "Grecia" saturi ...e una vela per la campana .
Un prolungarsi nel tempo del tempio....
Il meglio offerto al "Trascendente"

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2011-07-30 16:19]

Hi Danos!
This one is really different from ours here:)! But still blue&white! A very original architecture. I like this pov and the way you included the lamp and the little palm tree in front - they seem so small here. Good colours and sharpness!

Geia sou Danos
The modern style of this church is really an eye catcher! Love it's shape and the way you've presented it, slightly on the side, adding depth to the image. Colours and framing are great too!
Have a nice day

Bonjour Danos,
C'est un plaisir de contempler cette photo avec cette belle architecture de chapelle tout en courbes harmonieuses.
J'aime ce ciel si bleu qui contraste avec le blanc de l'église.

Hi Danos, Super photo of this fantastic Church, great lines curve's, angles, super colours, Well done, Cheers Iain.

Hi Danos
Thanks to your notes guiding us through this image, yes indeed it looks strange and unique. So simple 'L' shape with basic architectural style that does not look like a chapel if not for the blue cross. But it attracts the eyes distance away with the striking white against the blue sky! A well thought out compo and viewpoint with excellent textured foreground, good clarity and superb rich colors that turn this shot into something special and beautiful. Compliments, another of your quality image worth sharing.
Best regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
  • [2011-07-31 3:21]

Hello Danos,

We get a very dark blue sky this is absolutely not bad
Cute small white chapel with wonderful views.
Sharpness and clarity be superb, also the colors are realistic.
We get an excellent depth creation.
Lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2011-07-31 7:57]

Buen encuadre, buen color .......
interesante foto de la iglesia de
un estilo un tanto extraño .... pero me gusta.

Saludos amigo Danos.

Bonjour Danos
un cadrage excellent sur cette chapelle plutôt particulière, une architecture récente, qui change et cette croix bleue sur des murs blancs
ton cadrage la met en valeur ainsi présentée

Hi Danos,
Lovely architecture of this unique chapel at Potami Beach,
Excellent point of view and details,
Wanderful colors and light,
very well taken and done.
My compliments,

Hi Danos,
What an attractive church that painted in white, it is just beautiful in modern design, interesting composition, good frame to show it, tidy shot, distinct image, well done.

Hi Danos,
indeed an extraordinary architecture. I guess it is a combination of some modern and traditional elements. Traditional is at least the color which makes it fit to the typically white houses I guess. Very interesting and attractively presented.
Have a good day,

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  • sydb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 0 N: 41] (579)
  • [2011-08-01 6:45]

compo interessante couleur parfaite et la neteter irreprochable et pour toi c'est presque ta signature wow!

namaste Danos,
really the chapel is unique and you captured it superbly. Great composition with a beautiful sky at top. Nice depth and sharpness. Colours are really contrasting. Another superb catch from you. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2011-08-01 9:41]

really beautiful polarization and presantation..good thought the use of the build with its BG!
Ta leme!


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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-08-02 4:05]

Geia sou Danos
Quite a surprising architecture, considering Greece is quite conservative when it comes to churches! It may have caused some stir when it was built... Nice one anyway, and perfectly presented, under optimal light and with solid sharpness.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-08-02 21:16]

Hello Danos
Yes the architecture is very unique & modern, with sweeping curves & very elegant. The white contrasts excellently with the deep polarised blue sky. Good use of the wide lens here. Good work!

Hello Danos,
The chapel is indeed surprising, because it is very different from usual Greek traditional chapels. The photo is very well made. Whiteness of walls is in accordance with the deep blue of the sky. Bravo.
Have a nice evening

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-08-05 7:32]


nice shapes of this modern chapel. I liked the contrast between the blue and the white here (colors of greece). nice sharpness and details.



Ola Danos ,
Que diferente esta igreja com este tipo de arquitectura mas tem um ar de moderna , belo contraste entre as suas paredes brancas com o fundo azul , boa luz , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

dear danos
a nice, pretty and unique little church indeed
Thanks for this discovery

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  • Jakab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 213 N: 1282] (3867)
  • [2011-08-14 13:12]

Hello Danos,
hm, it is curious since the modern Christian Orthodox churches usually strictly follow the old Byzantine architecture - not only in Greece but also in Rumania, Ukraine and Russia, at least according to pictures in TE and elsewhere. But observing it carefully it is for me a typical Greek curch due not only to the colours but also to the proportions, to the (statically unnecesary) arched arcades, to the steeple. I think this small and simple building is a good work of a talented Greek architect.
Best whishes

Hi,that is a striking design!Blending perfectly and harmoniously into its surroundings.Excellent exposure and saturation presents the whites correctly.I wish you all the best for your upcoming trip to Seattle.I could't make it this year.A most interesting place to be sure.Friendly regards,Wolf.

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  • golden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 4 N: 291] (2289)
  • [2011-09-06 10:30]

Όντως μοναδικό το εκκλησάκι!
Μόντερνο και απλό, διαφορετικό για τα ελληνικά δεδομένα..Πολύ ενδιαφέρον!

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-09-12 8:38]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well this chapel by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see the chapel with white wall and L-curve. And, surrounding green and blue sky draw out this chapel well.


Beautiful and most unusual. I am wondering what is that mosaic on the ground nearby...
The worship in this chapel must be marvelous in that it would be very linked to the sky and the sea...

Hello Danos.
This is truly amazing with the design, colors and the beautiful sky. Love your composition with stunning simplicity and details.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

Curious designed chapel Danos,
Beautiful pov, I like the colors and the dolphin on the mosaic
Excellent exposition, good contrast
Have a good afternoon

Hello Danos,

The white chapel has a great contrast against the bright blue sky.Lovely image.TFS.


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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-08-27 7:00]

Hi Danos,
Beautiful view to modern small church. Your well chosen low angle viewpoint allows for excellent contrast against blue sky. Superb photo work. Greetings, MIro

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-09-13 14:01]

Hi Danos !!
yes we have all seen the traditional chapels...... so it so nice to see a modern and stylish new design.
I actually like this building with the front pillar rising up into the sky ..... it is elegant..... still retains the Greek motive.
Nice POV for such privileged location.
have a nice week end.

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