Some cool Linear images:
perdido en los reflejos
Image by manuel holgado (mholm)
Lightnings over Hannover Skyline
Image by Sprengben
Hi Flickr friends!
Haven’t been here for a while. A lot has changed since my last upload.
What do you guys think or have experienced with the new layout? Does it help to get favs and comments and does it strengthen the community?
For all who like FX cameras… This is my first shot with my new FX camera! I have waited so long and finally I have one! Yeahhh!!!
Don’t have too much to say today.
Thanks for your support over the years.
I try to upload some stuff from my world trip, soon!
P.S. As some of you asked… For all geeks:
Cam: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8D
Stitched from 10 shots
Only Photoshop no Photomatix or HDR
Slight contrast boost and smothening of the sky… Nothing else
A Cretan Odyssey – Where Beauty Can Come Out of the Blue!
Image by antonychammond
Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, Kríti [‘kriti]; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece.The capital and the largest city of Crete is Heraklion. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry, and music). Crete was once the center of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe.
The island is first referred to as Kaptara in texts from the Syrian city of Mari dating from the 18th century BC, repeated later in Neo-Assyrian records and the Bible (Caphtor). It was also known in ancient Egyptian as Keftiu, strongly suggesting some form similar to both was the Minoan name for the island.
The current name of Crete is thought to be first attested in Mycenaean Greek texts written in Linear B, through the words ke-re-te (Krētes; later Greek: Κρῆτες, plural of Κρής), and ke-re-si-jo (Krēsijos; later Greek: Κρήσιος), "Cretan". In Ancient Greek, the name Crete (Κρήτη) first appears in Homer’s Odyssey. Its etymology is unknown. One speculative proposal derives it from a hypothetical Luvian word *kursatta (cf. kursawar "island", kursattar "cutting, sliver"). In Latin, it became Creta.
The original Arabic name of Crete was Iqrīṭiš (Arabic: اقريطش < (της) Κρήτης), but after the Emirate of Crete’s establishment of its new capital at ربض الخندقRabḍ al-Ḫandaq (modern Iraklion), both the city and the island became known as Χάνδαξ (Khandhax) or Χάνδακας (Khandhakas), which gave Latin and Venetian Candia, from which French Candie and English Candy or Candia. Under Ottoman rule, in Ottoman Turkish, Crete was called Girit (كريت).
For more information please visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crete