Friday, April 25, 2014

Greek Islands

I thought it was time to return to some travel photography and revisit some of my favorite places. One such favorite is the Greek Islands, which we haven't set foot on since 2005, almost nine years now. I really need to get back there with better photographic equipment. These four examples were taken with the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2, an 8-megapixel camera with a 28-200 built in lens. It has, by today's standards, a tiny "1 1/2 by "1 inch articulated screen on the back, not that great for "chimping" It also has an optical viewfinder that tilts up 90 degrees for waist level shooting. It was also the first camera, if memory serves, to switch from optical viewfinder to the back LCD when you move your eye from one to the other. The top two photographs are from Santorini, our personal vote for "best island in the world". Below that are a church in Mykonos, an island we have visited twice on day trips but never stayed on, and Hydra, a remarkable little island an hour south of Athens by ferry. We stayed there for three nights and days of complete relaxation. Walking, swimming, taking pictures, and enjoying the outstanding Greek cuisine.

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