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Hi all,

After three magnificent days in Athens, from 30-07 till 01-08-07, it was time for us to move on..
Our destination was one of the Cyclades; Paros, second in size after Naxos. Paros would be the start of what we have called our "Tour des Cyclades". Our flight went early in the morning on 2nd of August..and we have to thank our friend Aimilios for bringing us to the airport that early! He and his family have shown us what Greek hospitality is..we encountered this degree of hospitality for the first time..although we have heared before about the high standards in hospitality in Greece! And ofcourse we stayed in Greece 3 years in a row, before this year. But we had not encountered this amount of hospitality before!
Aimilios, thanks a lot!

After arrival early in the morning, at the apartment, after unpacking we catched some hours of sleep..just to awake in the afternoon. We already hired a scooter at arrival..so after waking up..we drove to one of the edges of the island too see the sun set in the sea..it was a nice sunset, I'll save you the photo's ;)

Nearby the place where we viewed this sunset..there was a church. According to my map it is called Akr. Agios Fokas and it is close to (Par.) Krios

After capturing the fullest of the sun setting..we decided to explore this little church. It had a nice interior..and this is the exterior.
I kinda liked the church..hope you do so too!

[Photo technical details]
48mm, F11 @ 1/13th, RAW @ ISO 400, Center Weigthed Average, EV +0,3
Tripod : in use!

[PP @ RAW in CS2]
* Imported the RAW file in CS2 with
- Added Contrast
- Slight change on White balance
- Exposure +0,75 (in total thus +EV 1)
- Curves play
- Saturation & slight hue adjusts.
After that:
* Correction of perspective with Filter - Distort.
* Added more contrast (I love contrast)
* Shadow/Highlight, reducing the latter + midtone contrast
* USM, selective Smart Sharpen
* Selective noise reduction
* Resize, Border + © & name


Have a nice weekend!

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