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Soon To Be Enveloped. Οροπέδιο Καθαρού, Κρήτης. (Katharo Plateau, Crete)

12-12-2007 · Comments (13)
Categories: Crete  Holga  Ilford XP2  

What a beautiful day, marred only by the dirty word WORK. It would have been the perfect day to pack the cameras in the car and get out there taking some pretty pictures. Never mind there will be others, it's just a little frustrating after all the rain we have for it to be nice when you are unable to take advantage. Still, fingers crossed for Saturday as we are off to Kew Gardens for Christmas at Kew Gardens. I'm sure if it stays dry it will be great.....all your fingers crossed please, as a collective we can do it. The power of positive thought and all that!
Had a very pleasant surprise tonight. Many years ago we had an Olympus XA2 which jammed one day and despite all efforts I couldn't get it to work. It was thrown into the back of a drawer until I stumbled across it today...God it must be 10 years ago. Anyway took a fresh look at it...gave the film advance a yank and bingo it worked...the damn battery in it is still live and taking readings....even the flash fired! Crazy eh? I have no idea when or if I will use it but you can never have too many cameras right? Perhaps the prize in a competition. Mmmmmm now there's a thought. Anyway it's a cute little thing.

Yet another from the last trip, this something of a contrast from yesterday's. We did have some bad weather whilst there and managed to get above the cloud base on a few occasions. This one was taken on Katharo Plateau (Οροπέδιο Καθαρού) a beautifully remote area that can be harsh at all times of the year but as the winter draws in and chance of snow increases I think it has quite a sinister feel. I love the place, you feel like you are the only person on earth. Here is an aerial shot of the area, not the exact spot the photo was taken but near enough.

Lady time fly away
I've been thinking 'bout my yesterday
Oh, please listen darlin' to my empty prayers
Sleep inside my dreams tonight
All I need to know tonight are you and my child

Oh, is he a soldier or is he a dreamer?
Is he mama's little man?
Does he help you when he can?
Or does he ask about me?

Just like a soldier boy
I been out fighting wars
That the world never knows about
But I never win them loud
There's no crowds around me

But when I get to thinkin'
'Bout the old days
When love was here to stay
I wonder if we'd ever tried
Oh, what I'd give to hold him.

Listening to: "Dream Letter" (Happy Sad) - Tim Buckley

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