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Title: Minos and Pasiphae
Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX3
Capture date: 16/09/09
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: 24-60mm Leica f2.0-8.0
Aperture: f/8
Focal length: 24mm
Shutter speed: 1/100s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 80
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: -

Minos and Pasiphae

Home time is upon us and I am gutted.

I guess the mark of a good holiday is if you regret leaving it, plus this is no ordinary holiday being our one and only honeymoon. Okay, so we said this is a short honeymoon as we couldn't come away for long (Nik cannot spare the time from university), but honestly, will anything later on feel as special as that first trip away together as man and wife? I guess we shall see.

How can I rate our honeymoon? Just judge my mood. I am pretty honked off having to leave! Having to leave a great resort, exceptional staff, a beautiful island which I have missed (from my youth), the sights, the sea, the fresh air and, of course, the food. I think you can give this a 9 out of 10 (10 being perfection).

As for today's shot? I tried something a little more heavy on the processing. I had something in mind; the shot with all the shadow and stone made it look as if we were part of the surroundings so I have coloured and processed it to emphasise this idea. I'm sure it's not everyones 'cup-of-tea' but there you go.

And the title refers to (in history/mythology) the first King and Queen of Crete (Minoan) and how this photograph makes me think that if these figures were alive today, how they might look together, seated by the shores of Elounda, basked in the sun and surrounded by the land they love.