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Spinalonga, Crete #3

Old decaying wooden joists on the island of Spinalonga, Crete

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During the two week holiday that my wife Liz and I enjoyed on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Crete one of the places we kept on driving around was the northern end of Mirabello Bay,.

Specifically, the stretch of coast between the towns of Elounda and Plaka, with the island of Spinalonga just offshore.

Spinalonga is a fascinating place, with a rich and diverse history culminating in its use as a leper colony up until 1957.

Liz had a special interest in Spinalonga, having read the book 'The Island', which was based here, so Spinaonga was on our list of 'must visit' places during our stay on Crete.

I was also keen on a visit, having viewed Spinalonga from afar and noted the rather imposing fortifications, a relic from Venetian rule in the middle ages, which looked highly photogenic if you're into dereliction like me!

And I wasn't disappointed, as only a short way around the island from the harbour we came across this lovely arrangement of old wooden joists, left poking out across the alleyway from a crumbling stone wall.

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Image data

Filename - crete spinalonga 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 1/400sec @ f8, ISO400

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Spinalonga, Crete

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.