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Minature Greek Orthodox Church, Crete #2

Minature roadside greek orthodox church near Vlichadia, Crete

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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 dramatic backdrop, such as this example that I photographed while Liz and I were exploring the rugged coastline around Vlichadia on the northeastern coast of Crete.

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Image data

Filename - crete church model 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 45mm

Exposure - 1/60sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Near Vlichadia, Crete

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure the lens stabilisation.