The Greek Cyclades islands have a distinct architectural style. Houses are square with flat roofs, and the Orthodox churches have dome-shaped roofs. All buildings are whitewashed, and doors and window frames are painted blue. Add a clear blue sky and you have an interesting subject for a photographer. The simple pattern and color palette turns the subject almost into an abstract, reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s early landscapes.
When I was in Santorini I had one day with crystal clear skies. I put a polarizer on the front of my lens and shot the buildings and churches in the harsh midday light, which results in almost a posterized look. I know this is not an original approach and it’s been done a thousand times before. But I enjoyed seeing and capturing the beauty of Santorini this way. So here is my kick at the can.