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Wall, Crete #2

Stone wall and plain, brightly lit window, Spinalonga, Crete

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The story behind this image

I love the interplay of light and shadow, and am always on the lookout for lighting situations that convey meaning as well as a visual treat.

So I was delighted to find this stone walled room in deep shadow, punctuated by a brightly lit opening filled with backlit grasses during a walk around the decaying buildings of Spinalonga, just off the coast of Crete in the Mediterranean sea.

Until quite recently Spinalonga was a leper colony, on which the lepers had made quite a supportive community for themselves.

In my mind, this bright spot in an otherwise gloomy and dark room sort of acts as a metaphor for that.

Something good to be found where you'd least expect it.

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Image data

Filename - crete wall 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 90mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f11, ISO400

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Spinalonga, Crete

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed to preserve highlights.