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The north coast of Crete is the most heavily developed and touristic part of the island, but head east from the main drags of Hersonissos and Malia and things get a lot more natural and unspoilt.
My wife Liz and I took a couple of drives along the road that runs along the northeast coast, right by the Mediterranean Sea, stopping at various spots to enjoy the scenery and walk along the pebble beaches.
An especially lovely spot was the rocky foreshore by the little village (just a couple of houses really) of Kato Selles.
We stopped by the side of the road, right next to the beach and took ourselves for a cooling paddle among the rocks and pebbles as the waves of the Mediterranean washed over our hot feet.
Just lovely, and lovely also to stand in the sea, camera in hand, capturing a few frames of the waves breaking over foreground rocks as the sun beat down on the azure waters.
Mind you, crouching down to get the best angle on those rocks resulted in a wet bum from a sea splash, much to Liz's amusement, but in that heat it was a pleasure!
Filename - crete kato selles 02.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/60sec @ f16, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce haze.
Location - Near Kato Selles, Crete
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights on the breaking waves.
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