This is the monastery of St. Neofytos, who lived and worked in the 12th century. He spent a large part of his life as a hermit living in caves that can be visited today. But the caves became so popular with his followers that the recluse had to dig an extra cave above the chapel cave where he could witness the holy cermonies of his followers without coming into contact with them. The monastery was of course built later but still fonctions as monastery as well as hostel for devout orthodox christians seeking a week or two away from it all. And the place is quiet and beautiful. I managed this shot inside the church seen in the center.
This shot was taken from a hill above the monastery when returning from a walk. I resized, clarified and saturated a bit for the web. No sharpening was needed.
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Jeppe (18654) 2004-12-22 17:36
Nice and different view of this monastery - an excellent way to give us the most details of the place - thanks Per, for the view and for the fine and moody TL shot.
supereira (9576) 2004-12-23 5:26
Great view.I like the point of view and the prespective.Great composition and framing.I like the colors and the contrast between them.Good light and sharpness.Well done!
jmdaoudal (82) 2004-12-23 7:58
This is a very beautifull up to down picture. It gives a superb idea of this architecure.
Sharp, deep and with tipical mediteraneen colors.
jhm (159925) 2004-12-23 13:10
A very nice angle for make this photograph, Per, excellent perspective with really colours, the autumn colours on the forground its very beautiful, splendid composition Per.
Also for you "Joyeux NoŽl"
bantonbuju (51815) 2004-12-24 18:51
hi per, its an unusal view of a sacral object; looks like a model of the place to be biult; i love the colours
Galmeida (12559) 2005-01-01 5:38
Interesting perspective of this beautiful monastery. With this point of view we have many precious details! Good composition, light and colors. Thanks for your guidelines and have a happy new year!