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Crete 2010 #2 - Spili monastery

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 16 January 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Atfer some experimenting in Black and White with some older images, I decided to post a series of my photo-trip to Crete in April 2010. The series will mainly be a mixture of cityscapes, landscapes and floral macro's. It is a good occasion for me to review my images and select only the best and most representative ones from this trip.

Image: Spili (Crete) - 06/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 200 20 mm

© Johan Dierckx

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anne from zwolle, Netherlands

mooie compo, fijne felle kleuren, mss. iets van de bovenkant halen en een vierkante uitsnede maken?

16 Jan 2011 10:47am

@anne: Fijn dat je meedenkt over mijn afbeeldingen en me dat ook laat weten. Dat apprecieer ik heel erg.
Ik heb voor deze afbeelding een vierkante uitsnede overwogen en zelfs gemaakt....
Maar ... bij de vierkante uitsnede kreeg de kloostertoren voor mij een heel erg "ineengedeukte" indruk.
Wanneer ik dat vergeleek met de afbeelding zoals ik hem gemaakt heb (originele afmetingen en zoals hier geplaatst) vond ik deze een veel ruimtelijkere indruk geven. Het aspect dat "een kloostertoren de hemel opzoekt" komt bij deze versie veel meer tot zijn recht. Bij elke religie gaat het tenslotte toch om een binding met "het goddelijke" wat we traditioneel aan de "hemel" toewijzen ... Vandaar mijn keuze voor het origineel formaat - met veel "hemel" ...

Marilla from Turku, Finland

That southern sunlight is almost too bright... Fabulous colours!

16 Jan 2011 6:20pm

@Marilla: The image is made right on midday. The light is very hard but also intense then. Can you understand why most people are looking for some shadow there ? :-) Greetz !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Gorgeous colours!

16 Jan 2011 6:45pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks, Don. Colors in Crete can be very intense due to the marvelous light.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

What a brilliant blue sky! A perfect background for the earth tones of the building.

17 Jan 2011 2:32am

@Julie Brown: We had a few bright and sunny days during the trip to Crete but of course the weather wasn't always that good. Thanks for your comment, Julie.

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I'm so glad you got the chance to 'vacation' there too. :) This is a nice symmetrical shot except for the cross. You probably should have stepped in to make it vanish or out a bit so that it showed better. But.. you used your precision for the orchids .. ;) we can't be too picky.

17 Jan 2011 3:17am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Wonderfull you can recognise the cross without actually seeing a cross ... Isn't that the element making a photograph interesting - seeing things you actually can't see ... :pppp. "Breaking the rules" of perfect symmetry can be interesting sometimes - why show it completely when you already know what to see ... :-). And yes I did step forward and made an image without the cross - deleted at once - and I did step out to provide a full view (with a UWA you get much more "church" then also of course - just not satisfying enough... so I did choose this image...
(Please be picky on my images - that's the most interesting part to learn....)
Warm greetz !

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

great framing here !

18 Jan 2011 8:13am

@Veronique: Thank you Veronique. Glad you like this one.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Eine großartige Komposition !

18 Jan 2011 9:27pm

@Loner: Thank you very much, Sonja. It is a bit unusual to portrait a monestery like this I think :-) Glad you like it. Warm greetz !

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
F/11.0
ISO 200
20 mm

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