the shipwreck

Time for another picture from Kythera. This one was taken on my last day there. I was driving around exploring parts of the island where I hadn’t been yet, when I arrived at the island’s port, Diak0fti. As I was driving down towards the village, I spotted this shipwreck. I remembered reading somewhere about it, but I had completely forgotten about it. The moment I saw it from above, I was more than excited! The sky was full with beautiful clouds, it was windy and the light was perfect. I drove as close to the shipwreck as I could, and got out of my car.

The area was completely empty, there wasn’t a single soul to be seen. This can be a little frightening, but at the same time so liberating! I set my tripod and camera and then I realized I had left my remote in the car. I decided to just use the 10 second timer, which proved to be more difficult than I imagined. You see, I was standing on what appears to be some kind of salt formation. There were even some signs that informed people not to damage the salt. Setting the tripod was a challenge on its own, but running back and forth on that kind of terrain was completely ridiculus! Well in the end I managed to focus correctly and I got a couple of shots that I really liked. Of course, by the end I really regretted not going back to the car to get the remote! Lesson learned.

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At first I couldn’t choose between the two poses. I liked both of them for different reasons. When I asked my boyfriend for his advice, he proposed I combine them and so I did. I think having them both in the picture adds to the mystery. And these clouds… I can’t get over how beautiful they were that day!

I still have sooo many pictures to edit. I am going to take it slowly, while my calendar gets fill with all sorts of obligations. Oh well, if only there were more hours in a day, right?

Let me know what you think about this!