The sublime view from St John's Church overlooking the expanse of Lake Ohrid. Albania is on the far left on the opposite shore, which is south west of this clifftop place of worship. Locally it is known as St John at Kaneo, the adjacent beach. More info here from wiki:
"Saint John the Theologian, Kaneo (Macedonian: Свети Јован Канео, Latinic: Sveti Jovan Kaneo) or simply Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The church is dedicated to John of Patmos, the writer of Revelation, who is also considered to be the same person as John the Apostle. The construction date of the church remains unknown but documents detailing the church property suggest that it was built before the year 1447. Archaeologists believe that the church was constructed some time before the rise of the Ottoman Empire very likely in the 13th century. Restoration work in 1964 led to the discovery of frescoes in its dome. It is also believed that the church of the Holy Mother Of God Perivleptos was built around the same few years as Kaneo."
The latter church is up the hill near the main gate to the fort. I've burned in the strong backlight and added a little cyan to the washed out sky.
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carlo62 (55828) 2015-10-14 15:33
questa chiesa e questo luogo mi ricordano molto Talmont-sur-Gironde in Francia. L'architettura è simile e anche la posizione circondata dall'acqua.
Ottima composizione, con la diagonale del muro e i colori autunnali sotto una splendida luce.
pierrefonds (71761) 2015-10-14 16:20
La distance entre l'église et les montagnes donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'église. Une bonne gestion de la lumière qui ne nuit pas au rendu des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
PiotrF (23138) 2015-10-14 16:58
Another beautiful picture from Ochrid with St John's Church and Lake Ohrid.Beautiful colors of autumn.Very good POV and composition, excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb.
federico (4609) 2015-10-14 17:00
hello Chris what a wonderfull view very well composed by you, the wall makes a very good diagonal and the church an interesting subject
Didi (60590) 2015-10-14 17:42
Nice backlights on the church and good lateral perspective on foreground
Good frame quality
npecanhuk (78929) 2015-10-14 18:43
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (103729) 2015-10-14 23:27
Nice composition with rhe church in a focal point, good frame with depth with the wall and the diagonal, lovely light and colors for trees.
emka (107889) 2015-10-14 23:57
Ho Chris, What a beautiful view of the lake Ohrid. The stone wall and road gives depth, nice cypresses and some trees with autumn colours. beautiful orthodox church on the shore. I must definitely go there next year.
WArm regards Malgo
Matyas (0) 2015-10-15 0:38
Hello Chris! Wonderful church, amazing place, superb light and shadow, bright and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Sophisticated effect. Well done!
fritzi007 (12518) 2015-10-15 0:57
I also want to visit the Lake Ohrid, super photographed, I dropped the tooth !!!
Royaldevon (43979) 2015-10-15 1:19
Good Morning Chris,
Oh, that view is splendid!
Who wouldn't want to stand there and breathe in light and the colours!
You have used the wall to great effect to the perfectly positioned church. The contrasting colours and textures, divided by the wall, add extra interest.
Have a lovely day,
ikeharel (79281) 2015-10-15 1:40
An excellent pic. considering the backlight conditions, details of the church situated atop the cliff shown marvelously. Good scale by the two persons walk on the path leading to the edifice.
The lake scenery provide a blue marvelous backdrop.
Pleasant to look at this magnificent location and beautiful picture of.
snunney (107513) 2015-10-15 2:13
A fine composition making good use of the lead-line offered by the stone wall and its nicely rendered shadow. Excellent management of the light and shadow contrasts creating a lovely overall mood for the composition. Superb colours and clarity. I like it very much.
PaulVDV (32769) 2015-10-15 3:57
I believe this is one of the better known churches in (or near) Ohrid.
The sun wasn't in the ideal position but still you managed to present us a quite clear view of the church, the lake and the mountains at the other side of the water.
The low wall leads us well to the entrance of the church.
Beautiful autumn colours of the trees. Excellent depth and composition.
Best regards, Paul
danos (103216) 2015-10-15 6:08
nice the view of the church of St. John at lake Ohrid with the pedestrian to adds depth and perspective in the scene as lead-in the eyes to this very old construction.A beautiful place during the Autumn.
Tue (43940) 2015-10-15 7:12
The sunlight on the rippleless water creates such a beautiful mood, the touches of autumn colours in the trees are lovely too. Excellent composition with the church on the right hand side and the small wall leading the eye to it.
Nicou (152158) 2015-10-15 9:05
quelle vue de cette église superbe captage et image quelle compo fantastique vue avec la plan d'eau en fond la brillance et l'éclairage cette architecture et ces arbres en jaune quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
fabbs99 (17179) 2015-10-15 12:30
Superb composition of the St Johns Church on the shore of Lake Ohrid.Very well composed photo with excellent shining colors.Keep sharing.TFS.
jean113 (5911) 2015-10-15 12:43
Hello Chris, what a beautiful picture! The composition works perfectly with the detail of the mid-ground contrasting with the smooth blue sea and sky.
Excellent point of view and depth of field.
Thanks for sharing.
Cricri (126824) 2015-10-16 7:28
Une image bien construite, POV merveilleux sur l'église, une bonne gestion de la lumière, très jolie
cornejo (47330) 2015-10-22 11:22
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the church and the beautiful background, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
berek (50508) 2015-10-30 22:19
How to capture this beautiful church and picture what compo fantastic view with the background in the shine of water and lighting the architecture.
Have a good weekend.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (119045)
- Genre: Lugares
- Medium: Cor
- Date Taken: 2015-10-13
- Categories: Natureza
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposição: f/10.0, 1/125 segundos
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- Versão da Foto: Versão Original
- Date Submitted: 2015-10-14 13:15