High on the Western end of Santorini, Greece, the village of Oia, with its hillsides facing the sea and sun, has communities mostly in white looking crisp and bright.


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Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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  • Scott Johnson
    Scott Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Love this shot, Phil; looks almost like a model …

  • thanks scott,
    it is picture perfect and in reality the entire village does look like a model

    – phil decocco

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great shot

  • thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated

    – phil decocco

  • Maria1606
    Maria1606over 1 year ago

    What a beautiful capture!!

  • thanks maria for your comment. Just proves again that being in the right beautiful place with a camera is the real trick to it all!

    – phil decocco

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoover 1 year ago

    What a brilliant architectural shot, love the blue and white.

  • thanks paul for your comment. The place is so full of possible classic shots. I love it! glad you liked this one

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    You must have been up very high to take this shot fantastic shot, Phil

  • shulie
    I was in Oia, which is the highest point on the island looking back at other parts of the village here. Glad you liked it!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Looks like an architectural “Puzzle Dream”. I just gotta know, Phil… Are there any elevators?

  • peter,
    thanks for that!! No elevators, but escalators are on every other corner lol!

    – phil decocco

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous shot Phil.

  • thanks so very much al, Santorini is full of these kind of scenes. a photog’s dream!

    – phil decocco

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 1 year ago

    I always wonder how these building stay so white.. Lovely capture.

  • Thanks mary,
    Not only does the white keep the buildings cool, but the paint has lime mixed in it which defeats mold and bugs!

    – phil decocco

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 1 year ago

    breathtaking shot!

  • FMN
    Thanks for that! I haven’t found a place with as many special opportunities as Santorini. A photog’s delight!

    – phil decocco

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Superb, great composition.

  • Thanks colin
    a great part of it is being there with camera in hand….the eye follows

    – phil decocco

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