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Wall, Crete #3

Painted decoration on the outside wall of Agia Paraskevi greek orthodox church at Viannos on the Mediterranean island of Crete

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During our two week explore of the Mediterranean island of Crete my wife Liz and I noticed three things in abundance, the first was olive trees, the second was windmills (both broken and working) and the third, and most striking, was the large number of small Greek Orthodox churches dotted around the landscape.

One of the longest trips we made during our stay was to the south east coast of the island, which had much more of an African feel than the verdant north.

Banana plantations abounded as we drove along the coast road and we certainly weren't expecting the delightful little church of Agia Paraskevi as we rounded a bend in the road.

Of all the many churches we saw on Crete, this was the prettiest, with lovely painted flower motives on the outside walls in typical blue and white.

A welcome break from the long drive ensued as we spent half an hour or so exploring and photographing both outside and inside the church, phyiscally and visually refreshed by such a pleasing interlude.

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Image data

Filename - crete wall 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm

Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f11, ISO100

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

Location - Viannos, Crete

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.