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Crete Lasithi Panorama #1

Panoramic view of the Lasithi Plateau near Kastelli in central Crete

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The story behind this image

On our two week stay on the beautiful island of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Liz and I soon came to realise that there were two distinguishing features that sort of defined the Cretan landscape.

One was olive trees, of which there seemed to be millions, and the other was Greek Orthodox churches, which dotted the landscape everywhere you looked.

Some of these churches seem to have been built in the most inaccessible locations imaginable, such as the example in this panoramic collage of the landscape near the town of Kastelli in central Crete.

The view takes in the rolling hills surrounding the Lasithi plateau, covered in olive trees of course, but if you look carefully you can see a tiny white painted church, right at the top of the highest hill around.

Those Cretan worshippers must be super fit - that's all I can say!

Image data

Filename - crete lasithi panorama 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare

Location - Lasithi Plateau near Kastelli, Crete

This image - 1200x273px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Panoramic image made by stitching multiple exposures