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Kalamafka, Crete Panorama #1

Panoramic view over the village of Kalamafka of the island of Crete

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The story behind this image

Move inland from the heavily developed tourist coastline on the north of Crete and you step back in time to a much more rural and authentic vibe on this beautiful island, suspended like a jewel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

I captured this panoramic collage of central Crete while overlooking the village of Kalamafka, intrigued by the way the white buildings were nestled in a hollow in the folded landscape.

Another intriging feature that drew my eye to this scene was the white painted Greek Orthodox monument, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking Kalamafka.

These mountaintop churches and monuments were a feature throughout the more rural regions of Crete, and along with the seeming millions of olive trees were an abiding memory of the happy two weeks my wife Liz and I spent exploring the island in late summer 2017.

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Image data

Filename - crete kalamafka panorama 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 58mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare

Location - Kalamafka, Crete

This image - 1200x250px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Panoramic image made by stitching multiple exposures