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Akrotiri

by on Jul.25, 2024, under Photography

Insta360 X4 @ 1.2 mm, 1/100 sec at f/1.9, ISO 205

Today we drove to the other end of the island of Santorini to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri

Similarly to the famous city of Pompei this small Cycladic Bronze Age settlement was buried by a volcanic eruption

Unlike Pompei however the people here had warning to evacuate (a series of sever earthquakes) so the people managed to escape but it preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks

Another difference to Pompei (which was buried in the year 79AD), Akrotiri was thousands of years older being buried around 1600 BC and the settlement itself dates back to around 4 to 5000BC

The settlement has a number of notable features – it had an elaborate drainage system, and was made up of sophisticated multi-storey buildings that were decorated with exquisite wall-paintings

Akrotiri

Akrotiri

Insta360 X4 @ 1.2 mm, 1/100 sec at f/1.9, ISO 205

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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Firostefani

by on Jul.24, 2024, under Photography

Firostefani

Firostefani

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 64

8:50PM and it’s a little after sunset in Santorini with Firostefani hugging the cliffs in the foreground

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Fire

by on Jul.24, 2024, under Photography

Fire

Fire

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/2 sec at f/11, ISO 64

A pretty decent sunset as viewed from our accomodation in Firostefani on the Greek island of Santorini

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Fira

by on Jul.23, 2024, under Photography

Fira

Fira

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 65 mm, 1 sec at f/9, ISO 64

Fira on Santorini at night

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Santorini

by on Jul.23, 2024, under Photography

Santorini

Santorini

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/2 sec at f/8, ISO 64

The first image (9PM) is taken on the cliff edge path between Firostefani and Fira. It looks north towards Firostefani, Imerovigli and even Oia peek out in the distance

The second image (9:10PM) is closer to Fira and looks south towards Fira lighting up the night sky

Fira Nights

Fira Nights

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1.3 sec at f/8, ISO 64

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