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Porta Panagia

Porta Panagia
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-04
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/14.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Plastira lake
Date Submitted: 2015-05-22 22:39
Viewed: 4572
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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Porta Panagia/Porta Holy Mary

Porta Panagia temple or 'Panagia ton Megalon Pilon' is located across Pyli village and it was build at 1283AD.It was suffered many damages through the ages but also managed to keep its original character like the 18th century wall paintings and its original floor.
It is very important for both historic and religious reasons for the entire Trikala area and it's also unique due to the two mosaics that Holy Mary and Jesus are depicted opposite to the Christians Orthodox tradition,with Jesus Christ on the left and the Holy Mary on the right!

Copyright © - This photograph is an intellectual property of its author,and is strictly forbidden, the reproduction,modification, or exploitation for any way,thus is protected by the Law. The use or reproduction by any way without previous written authorization of the photographer is strictly prohibited.For more please contact: danosdanos@gmail.com

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Dobar dan.
lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj arhitekturi ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i sotrina, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Lepa arhitektura i priroda.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-05-22 22:44]

Dear Danos,
historical architecture in the natural environment and an amazing act. I like the overall composition of the rocks and in the background. Congratulations.
All the best

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2015-05-22 23:39]

Hello Danos,

What a beauty! Wonderful old small Orthodox church in the mountains, with no building around. Superb composition. I like it very much.

WArm regard s MAlgo

Hi Danos,
Interesting architecture, a church well framed from a good angle, beautiful landscape around and lovely light for contrast.

Bonjour, cher Danos,
Je suis comblé à travers cette composition. Je déguste chaque élément architectural de cet édifice.
De plus, la présentation est excellente.
Très bonne journée.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2015-05-22 23:58]

Hello Danos,
wonderful old church in great state and in a fantastic setting.
Thanks and regards,

Hello Danos! Amazing church, amazing architecture. Wonderful natural scenery, fine grass, trees, rocks. Superb colours. Marvelous take. Regards!

Hi dear Danos

Wow so stunning architecture made of Rocks, very very rare one, it is the first time to see for me. Great record as TE output for us. Color, sharpness and so on are perfect as usual.

All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2015-05-23 0:56]

Hello Danos,

Almost not to believe that the nice church see almost in no man's land.
The mountains in background are a lovely decoration
Perspective and depth are very well.
An excellent composition, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.

Have nice weekend,

Bonjour Danos
Une très bonne présentation de cette superbe église nichée dans un coin de verdure.
Bravo et bon week-end.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10502 W: 174 N: 17843] (79251)
  • [2015-05-23 2:17]


marvelous view using well the shapes of this fantastic architecture and the rocky mountains around. perfect light and angle. the style of architecture remember me that one in cuprija (from our friend sasha in Serbia).



Kalimera Danos,
The ancient church with its marvelous design, situated in the lowest place on the trough between the mountains and trees. You managed to choose a wonderful POV that shows its grandeur in full view.
Photojob meticulousely done.
Enjoy a nice weekend,

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2015-05-23 4:02]

Γειά σου Δάνο,
πολύ καλή η φωτογραφία σου της Βυζαντινής εκκλησίας της Παναγίας των Μεγάλων Πυλών,
ωραία παρουσίαση και καδράρισμα!

Bonjour Danos,

Quelle belle église dans son environnement naturel. Tu as trouvé le point de vue parfait pour la mettre en valeur. La campagne environnante est verdoyante à souhaits. Quelle belle luminosité.

Bon samedi


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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2015-05-23 6:52]

Hello Danos,
Excellent arrangement, superb view to beautiful old stone church.
Fabulous photo in superb light & clarity, nice colors, nicely framed in landscape format.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2015-05-23 7:39]

Witaj Danos!
Wow, beautiful temple!
Wonderful architecture.
Excellent framing, colours and sharpness.
I love it.
Nice afternoon

Simple but it does look like a very strongly built church that could withstand just about any war. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
επισκέφθηκες την υπέροχη πέτρινη εκκλησία σε μια ιδιαίτερα όμορφη εποχή του χρόνου, μου αρέσει πολύ ο τρόπος που η βλάστηση αγκαλιάζει το κτήριο στη σύνθεσή σου, καθώς και η προοπτική και ο όγκος του. Η λεπτομέρειες, τόσο πάνω στην ιστορική εκκλησία όσο και στον περιβάλλοντα χώρο, εξαιρετικές. Ο φωτισμός έχει μεγάλη σημασία για την ανάδειξη του θέματος, τα χρώματα είναι θαυμάσια ενώ έδωσες ικανοποιητικό ρόλο και στις σκιές. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,

Ciao Danos, great view of fascinating church, fine details of fantastic architecture, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Danos
an interesting subject for sure.
seems to be so out of place, or at least in a very reclusive area.
this would be a subject i'd love to see on the inside too. Very cool with the stonework and textures.

Hallo Danos,
very well photographed, beautiful interesting presentation of Porta Panagia Temple, well done!

many Greetings

Hello dear Danos,
Very nice capture of this beautiful church carrying both Byzantine and Roman architectorial elements.
Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Hello Danos,

You have given us some very interesting notes to accompany your excellent photograph. After your descriptions, I feel a view of its interior would be very rewarding.

Your photograph has great clarity.
The individual stones could be counted!
You have given us a very good representation of it context, which looks beautiful, though surprisingly isolated for such an old esteemed church.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3978 W: 2 N: 6692] (33192)
  • [2015-05-23 16:14]

Hello Danos,
Interesting view of old church with fantastic mountains in background.Very good point of view allowing to see lots of detail of this elegant architecture.Good framing, clarity and sharpness. Very well composition, lovely presentation.

Hi Danos,

The trees are framing well the church. The point of view is showing the details of the architecture of the church. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Salam dear my favourite friend Danos,

Another very nice article about one other island in the Land of Islands, Greece,

So eye-catching framing photo from the old temple with nice name and archtecture, fine clarity , excellent POV, and nice note as always,

Excellently taken and presented, Thanks!


Dear Danos,

Lovely presentation.
I would like to be there in such a beautiful place. Colours are very nice.


Hello Danos.
An impressive composition, which unites the beauty of this ancient church, with its many gables and volumes, along with an ideal environment, nature in this corner is really fantastic.
Excellent resolution and very good focus, color and detail to enjoy.
Very good work. I love it.
Enjoy a happy Sunday.
Best wishes.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15444 W: 159 N: 26993] (141742)
  • [2015-05-24 23:53]

Hi Danos
Magnifique présentation de l'église a l'architecture particulière, joliment blottie dans un environnement vert et rocheux, et sous une très belle lumière
belle journée

Bonjour Danos
superbe photo de ce temple avec une belle architecture, une belle pierre et une belle luminosité
bonne semaine

Hello Danos,
This is a charming, ancient building that has blended into its surroundings very well. Your POV makes its synergy with its environment quite apparent.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20598)
  • [2015-05-26 7:53]

Geia sou Danos
It appears as the valorous ancestors who built Porta Panagia extracted and carved stones from the nearby mountains Itamos and Koziakas, given the color similarity of church to the raw material seen on summits.
You chose the best angle to make the monument appear as a jewel set in a verdant case!
Se xereto.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3350 W: 0 N: 7673] (55973)
  • [2015-05-26 9:05]

This is fantastic architecture, the influence of such an Greek architecture we can see on some buildings in Bulgaria, splendid photo with perfect quality
regards Ryszard

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-05-26 10:48]

Hello Danos,
interesting old architecture of church. Good documental shot. Photo is well done. Also interesting note.
Have a nice evening.

Hola Danos

A super composition where the protagonist is the old church, like the way you framed it with vegetation at the front as well as the presence of some grey rocks at the back
Enjoy also reading the informative note
Congrats and regards

Merhaba Danos,
a superb arhitectural view and light, colours and perspevtiev are very good.TFS.


Hi Danos
What more can I add? Lovely building captured in near perfect conditions.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
the ED

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2015-05-28 16:18]

Hello Danos,

An interesting old stone Orthodox church with good sharpness and the austere grey color standing out against the more colorful surroundings of blue sky and green forested hills and lush fg green grass. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2015-05-28 21:47]

Hi Danos
I am not religious, but I like this temple a lot. Its style is quite interesting to me. The surroundings are beautiful as well. The whole scene is shown with good quality.


Hi Danos,
beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. I love those little churches with their characteristic design. We don't have anything similar further north. This one has additionally a splendid location among rocky mountains. You have captured it perfectly in fantastic light and colors.
Pleasant shades create a feeling of depth.
Excellent work!!

  • sami48 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2015-06-11 11:06]

Hello Danos

the architecture is great. Thanks for sharing such a spectacular photo with us :)


Dear Danos,
amazing church, amazing place, wonderful background, fine bright and colors.

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  • magui Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 0 N: 215] (1123)
  • [2015-08-08 14:53]

Hello Danos,

Nice picture, beautiful colors. Lovely church and the mountains in background.
An excellent composition.


Hello Danos,
What a beautiful church and located in a wonderful natural surrounding.
The light, the colours and the many yellow and white flowers indicate it is spring.
Taken from a good angle and an impressive view of the rocks above the roof.
Best regards, Paul

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