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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 small Greek Orthodox churches dotted around the landscape.
But what caused us some amusement was the preponderance of minature models of churches, normally placed on plinths by the roadside, presumeably to advertise the presence of a full sized church up a nearby track.
Some of these minature churches looked absolutely great, especially when set against a complimentary backdrop, such as this example that I photographed while Liz and I were enjoying a picnic high up in the mountains overlooking the northeastern coast of Crete near the small town of Vrouchas.
Filename - crete church model 01.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 73mm
Exposure - 1/60sec @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Near Vrouchas, Crete
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights on white painted faces of the model.
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