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The Door
著作権: Vassilis Sinopoulos (vsinopoulos) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1911 W: 40 N: 2169] (13123)
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メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2006-03-09
カテゴリー: 日常生活
カメラ: NikonD70, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF ED
Photo Version: Original Version
アップロードした日: 2006-03-25 5:04
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This is #3 of my Meteora series. This was the original door of the monastery, replaced by a newer stronger one and kept in the entrance hall way as a keepsake of the past.
Meteora is from the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by Unesco as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece.
Info courtesy of www.culture.gr

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To idalio: Thank youvsinopoulos 1 08-30 05:36

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I find the tones in this image really attractive. The soft lighting and the composition are lovely, especially the little key hiding like a secret...
I would love to go to Meteora one day - you are so lucky to be able to visit this place.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2006-03-25 5:20]

Hi Vassilis

I like the tight framing & texture of the old wooden door. Superb sharpness. Συγχαρητήρια / Congratulations!

Merhaba Vassilis,
Very good texture and nice composition.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-03-25 6:28]

oohh this is interesting.. love old things like this... interesting old door, and I see the key there too.. wowee..

Great capture, tones and colours.

Thanks for sharing..

Great shot Vassilis, the lighting is perfect bringing out all the grain in the wood. Nicely composed too.


I love old doors and windows. This one is right out of a story. You can definitely hide something behind this door. Fascinating old key as well.

Hi Vassilis...
Interesting subject with a story... Well depited with good details!
Pleasing composition with nice natural colours and some fine textures...
Pablo -

Nice capture with excellent lighting Vassilis. Beautiful colors and perspective.
Well done!


i love the tones here Vassilis
very nice mood, well composed image

Beautiful colour tones and textures here Vassilis, and the composition creates a dramatic 'feel' in the photo.

Hi Vassilis,
this is very good work, I love the light and textures. It does look old. The key on the door is a fantastic detail.

Excellent composition! The POV & natural low lighting compliment the photo very well! The textures on the door & wall have been captured very well. Great sharpness too!

Well done

I like the warm tones. Reasonable sharpness. It's so nice to see this old door and that huge key.

Hello Vassilis
Well my good friend .. onething id for sure..
this is not the overall Vassilis we all know with bright and warm colours from stunning landscapes in Greece. But.... but a real artist have to be various
and that you are, as you showed with this fantastic photo of old junk! Or is this the door to 'HADES' ?
(Hades * The Immortals * Greek Mythology)
Just let me say: Dont stay there to long and go back in the warm Sun .. Big compliment ^__^

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2006-03-25 10:27]

Wonderfull picture,Vassilis.
I like the tones.
Very good detail.

Καλησπέρα Βασίλη

Εξαιρετική ατμόσφαιρα έχεις πιάσει εδώ με τον χαμηλό φωτισμό. Σου ρίχνει κάπως την ποιότητα αλλά φτιάχνει ατμόσφαιρα κι απ' αυτήν έχουν μπόλικη τα μοναστήρια εκεί.

Από το Μεγάλο Μετέωρο είναι η πόρτα;

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-03-25 12:58]

Hi Vassilis,
Very good indeed. This is what I call a "character" photo. Showing nice texture and very nice lighting effects.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-03-25 13:20]

Hi Vassilis,

Beautiful visual, I liked the composition
the partial light in this door is wonderful
the details are surprising.
Congratulations, great vision!


Hi Vassilis,

I like objects like these: they tell a story and the tickle your imagination, mine anyway. I like the dark mysterious shades and the wear of time.


Wonderful composition Vassilis with good light and textures. Once again your notes give us an insight into the history of Greece. TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on Red Hot

Impressive the power of that door! Si much sign of time! The colors are impressives! It's look like an historic movie scene!

Hello Vasilis.
You are not in Prison I hope? Strong good photo
Bye bye

Thanks for showing us this door and for showing us this important part of the great cultural legacy Greece has.
Good shot

A wonderful photo of a door that has seen much use, the weathered texture and colors are great. Excellent lighting and contrasts, tfs,

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2006-03-26 11:03]

Η εκτίμηση της σωστής γωνίας και το φωτισμού, έγινε αφορμή γι 'αυτή την υπέροχη φωτογραφία.

mono na fantastis tous aiones pou perasan apo edo sou dimiourgi rigos ke h foto se anagi eki!!!! katapliktiki!!!! RGRDS Nikiforos

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-03-26 14:57]

Gee Vassilis, you are drilling a new source.
Man this antique show is very good. Funny the way the key is secured! :-)) Take care and bye

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2006-03-26 22:51]

Perfect composition and cut of this door with it's warm and rustic tones.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-03-28 6:52]

Wonderful old wood ... whole history in it ... great light and compo ...

tfs and have a sunny day,

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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2006-03-28 22:48]

Hi Vassilis - Very well composed - great lighting and I love the texture of the door here... graceful in its aging. Very well spotted.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-03-29 12:23]

Like the colortones here and the compo you placed it in ..looks very old ...very good shot Vassilis !


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  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2006-03-29 14:38]

Beautiful shot Vassilis. Great lighting and atmosphere...

What a great shot with very nice mood, Vassilis. I like it and TFS.

Best regards,


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-03-30 18:02]

Wooo... I like this... :) old but great.... nice composition, great details, lighting and colours tone. Excellent shot my friend, thanks for sharing. :)

Yassou vassilis !
Lovely light indeed , nice textures and deco element!

Brrr! Oppressing place with this minimal light, Entrance of an old jail or '' les Oubliettes'', it seems to be. Sorry I do not know the english term for that one...

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 318 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-04-02 4:52]


Thnx for the intro into your work and what a wonderful suprise waiting for me, instant fave.

This is superb.....the feels of what and where shoot out at you...if it could speak. A big well done and thnx.


Wonderful shot my friend, light created excellent mood and the texture is well captured. You must have really good time with your new camera on holidays ;)
Very well observed and well captured, you have proved us again you have a good eye. Actually the whole series is breathtaking. Great job, TFS!

Hi Vassilis,

Looks like a shot from a Harry Potter movie or a Tomb Raider game here :) I really like the lighting in this one enhancing all the woods amazing features. Excellent!


This is an interesting shot. Wonder how manny strories this old door has to tell?


marvelous light , angle and the textures and colors, a really really nice shot.

Hi Vassilis,
Great shot, i'm a fan of doors old and new one.
i love the composition of this photo, this colors are excellant this gives back very well the impression of and old subject.
I also like the key ont the door
Excellant photo
well done

Hello Vassilis, what a perfect shot on the door! Right at a good angle! Good tight close-up. And the colours recreate so well the mood you had there. With well balanced light and shadows!

Love to see the heavy weight door, the wrought iron hinges... it is really an old door, and the old stone wall.

Very well spotted and photographed! Take care, Yan :)

p.s. thx so much for the review on "Bog in Gatineau Park".

Nice photo. Great lights and colors.
Good job.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-11 7:04]

Dear Vassilis,
A very beautiful picture and super details. The wonderful entire composition of the picture and the note what you priced written has is.

Very interesting and nice colours and textures. Excellent.

Hi ! I like this photo!!!!!

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  • dip Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 0] (120)
  • [2007-04-30 14:50]

Mia fotografia me mia porta...
alla ti fotografia! apo tis liges.

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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2008-01-05 14:03]

Hi Vassilis,

I photographed some very run-down old doors in Cuba as well, but the lighting isn't nearly as ambient as yours.

Very rustic and just ... beautiful. :) Thank you for the note, it compliments the image perfectly.


great use of the light, i think that was the key to the wonderful tones you have on this picture. nice leads to the lock and key, great POV. Cheers!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-08-11 14:13]

I like the warm tones. great sharpness. It's so nice to see this old door and that huge key. Well done.

very very interesting!!
love the tones, the light...
my only problem is with the sharpness...what aperture did u use here...i wish the lock was sharper!


Beautiful composition...gr8 colors and effect.

beautiful door and a great composition.

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