Photographer's Note

Another from the archives - this one taken two summers ago at Moni Preveli, the ancient monastery at Preveli in south west Crete.

This monastery, its Abbot and its Monks, played a very important part in the harbouring, protection and rescue of very many Allied troops, mainly from Australia and New Zealand, following the aerial invasion of Crete by the Germans in May, 1941. The monastery suffered a great deal of damage during the German invasion and, in previous centuries, it had also suffered greatly at the hands of the Turks.

This picture was taken in exactly the same place as this one but I was inspired by the young lady clearly concentrating on getting a photograph of some details of the place - perhaps of a pot of geraniums.

Shot in RAW using a polarising filter (and, judging by the sky, perhaps the effect is overdone!) and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

P.S. I wondered a lot about the composition of this one. I tried different cropping and have uploaded a workshop with a tighter crop. I should be interested to hear what others think and which picture (if either!) is the better.

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