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And With Spring Comes Life, And Warmth! Kastelli (Καστέλλι, Κρήτη) Crete.

19-02-2008 · Comments (19)
Categories: Crete  Fuji Pro 400H  Hasselblad SWC/M  

Another beautiful day...wall to wall sunshine. Damn cold this morning, -6c I seem to remember but who gives a shit if the sun is shining. I have been told that the weather is bad in Crete at the moment, snow and stuff. Well looking on the positive side, the mountains will be all pretty capped in snow...I sense a bad email as a result of me saying that! So being picky, by the time I get there I want the snow to have stopped, the sun to be shining yet the mountains to be capped in beautiful snow. Some billowy white clouds would be nice coupled with clear air and good visibility. A bit of a shopping list I know but I guess if you don't ask you don't get.
I did have a few hours wandering with the camera after work and managed a few more people shots, not even furtive ones, the asking sort. I find those more difficult but hey they said yes so we shall have to see what we get. I'm enjoying the confidence it is giving me and will certainly be using it in Crete. I did sus out how to ask in Greek a few years ago which has been useful but more from the hip will be cool as well.

Today's image is nigh on a year old. Taken in Crete last February I think. The spring is beautiful with everything being so green, wild flowers everywhere and a fair bit of water depending where you are. For those of you who were visiting this time last year you may remember my interesting journey to the Lassithi Plateau! For those of you with an interest here is the Lassithi Plateau Incident!
So this image, taken last year very close to the village of Kastelli(Καστέλλι). This agricultural plain is at quite an elevation and yet floods quite readily in the winter. The pain of the Lassithi Plateau was still quite fresh so I was very careful here! Anyway here is an aerial view.

When they call your name
Will you walk right up?
With a smile on your face?
Or will you cower in fear
In your favourite sweater
With an old love letter?

I wish you would
I wish you would

Come pick me up
Take me out
Fuck me up
Steal my records
Screw all my friends
They're all full of shit
With a smile on your face
And then do it again

I wish you would

When you're walking downtown
Do you wish I was there?
Do you wish it was me?
With the windows clear and the mannequins eyes
Do they all look like mine?

Listening to: "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker) - Ryan Adams

Todd Hido

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