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A portion of a wall in a historical site on the Island of Crete. .

A portion of a rustic wall on the exterior of a historical site on the Island of Crete. I’ve included a sign from the site dedicated in 1947 is below.  Unfortunately, I don’t  read Greek so I’m at a loss to where or what the site was. I believe it was barracks or a military site during WWII but am not positive.  Click HERE to see more entries from this weeks Challenge.

 

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Everywhere we venture humanity presents a vast array of vivid color and saturates the world with its richness.   Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity

 

 

Now seemed to be the perfect time to share this group of pictures taken of a young couple walking along the beach boardwalk in the port city of Chania on the Island of Crete in Greece. It was just like they were dancing a waltz as I watched him twirl her to put his arm around her shoulder. What a joy to see Summer Lovin’ represented with this two young people.

Lightroom & Photoshop remarks for Stacy’s ABFriday settings on Visual Venturing:
Nikon D60 with Nikor DX 18-55mm lens 3.5-5.6
Original 3872×2592 cropped to 3335×2488 then down to 1500×1150(approx.)
In Lightroom shadow saturation increased, black clipping increased 7, vibrance +10, white clipping 0 to -5, exposure from -1.07 to -1.19, clarity increased 5-10, temperature +10.  Similar changes were made to each of  images.  I’m not sure how much change will be visible in the comparison of the two images.
In Photoshop cropped to new size, completed unsharp mask, upped the color balance midtones blue +7.

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

This famous and picturistic  fountain is in the quaint mountain village of Spili, Crete in the heart of the city.  It seems to be more of a tourist attraction but is a wonderful site to see.  Spili is a mountain village that is located about 30 km south of Rethymnon.   It is a small village of about 700 inhabitants and an easy visit along the road to Agia Galini on the south coast. The name Spili is derived from ‘spileon’ meaning ‘cave’ because of a cave that is nearby the village.   We found Spili a delightful place to visit.

Spili Fountain Lone Lion
Spili Fountain Lone Lion
Spili Fountain Vanishing Point
Spili Fountain Vanishing Point

 

My last post on street life is of People Along the Way. I enjoyed this Weekly Challenge as it gave me the opportunity to share some of my favorite shots taken on the Island of Crete in Greece.

Another view of street life on the Island of Crete in Greece. Pedestrians share the walkway with bicycles, motor-bikes and the like.

The markets in Crete made me think of times past with their vivid displays of fruits, vegetables and other delectable goods for sale.

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There was so much color, festivity and livelihood at the Lions Square in Heraklion on the Island of Crete, Greece.  I loved watching the two boys play in the street as though there were no one else around to see them. They sparred and danced around the square for over 15 minutes. I’m sure big brother was letting the younger excel at the game as it continued on and on.  Take a look off to the left, sitting on the edge of the Lions Fountain is a young street entertainer playing the accordion while another on looker further up is a woman carrying the large bundle of colorful balloons for sale.  Inexpensive and colorful entertainment was in abundance.

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