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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.
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.
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