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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.
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
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