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During our two week explore of the Mediterranean island of Crete my wife Liz and I noticed three things in abundance, the first was olive trees, the second was windmills (both broken and working) and the third, and most striking, was the large number of Greek Orthodox churches dotted around the towns and landscape.
Most of the churches we saw in the countryside were relatively small, family affairs, but in the towns we found much larger examples, usually dominating a town square.
This example, the Church of Panagia, is to be found in the small town of Neapoli, inland on the eastern half of the island and was rather striking with its twin towers dominating the surrounding area.
Getting this photo proved tricky however, as the church was so tall I had to point the camera upwards slightly to fit it all in.
This causes converging verticals, making the towers look as if they were falling inwards.
I just about had enough spare pixels around the image to correct this in Lightroom, although as you can see, I only just managed to avoid clipping the cross at the top of the left hand tower.
Filename - crete church 10.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/80sec @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to darken the sky and enhance colours.
Location - Neapoli, Crete
This image - 800x800px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld image with lens stabilisation.
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