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Seeing so many snowy images recently gave me the idea of capturing some of our snow, and on a calm and wind-free day I set off for Rethymnon harbour, for a couple of images of the mountainous range of Lefka Ori. Lefka Ori (meaning White Mountains), cover the largest part of the prefecture of Chania and are the largest mountain range of Crete, 50km in length and 25km in width. With approximately 50 peaks with an altitude higher than 2000m, the White Mountains are generally the highest massif on the island. The snow covers most peaks till June and the alpine areas above 2000m are bare of vegetation and water. The bare peaks consist mainly of large stones and gravel, which makes climbing on the steep slopes very difficult. The White Mountains are home to rare species of animals, birds and reptiles, with the most famous being the endemic wild goat of Crete, the Kri Kri.

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Title:Lefka Ori
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:21 Jan 2013 - 5:16 AM
Tags:General, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Travel
Votes:82
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Jan 2013 - 5:25 AM

These are excellent images Carol !! What a lovely place .... and those mountains !!GrinGrinGrinGrin

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JimV
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21 Jan 2013 - 5:30 AM

These shots blow me away Carol, silly me I am astonished at seeing snow covered mountains in Crete, and that they stay that way until June is even more surprising. As to the shots they are both excellent, lots to see and full of interest, quite something to see snow and palm trees together!
Rgds., Jim

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jaktis
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21 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM

A beautiful mixture of elements

Peter

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21 Jan 2013 - 6:00 AM

What a fantastic vista -- both shots are wonderful,
-=\Walter

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ugly
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21 Jan 2013 - 6:18 AM

Great images Carole...
At added you your porfilo of difrent styles...

Dave

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21 Jan 2013 - 6:25 AM

Never thought of you having snow in Crete Carol always thought it was sunshine ,These two are great shots and not a bug in sight, Well done .SmileSmile
Rob

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Andysnapper
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21 Jan 2013 - 6:38 AM

Surprised.....I should say so. Superb shots Carol and what a beautiful scene. It looks so incongruous with those palms and the snowy mountains behind, fabulous.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
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21 Jan 2013 - 6:45 AM

V1 is a real stunner with those reflections. Two great landscape shots.

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marktc
marktc  346 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 7:01 AM

These two images are wonderful Carol, something very different from you and magnificent

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srikanta
srikanta  6 India
21 Jan 2013 - 7:07 AM

Magnificent shot

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WhiteRose1
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21 Jan 2013 - 7:15 AM

Great contrast between the palm trees and snowy mountains, Carol. The angle of the sun gives some lovely shadows on the snow.

Dave

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SUE118
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21 Jan 2013 - 7:20 AM

Beautifully captured.

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fentiger
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21 Jan 2013 - 8:03 AM

Two beautiful scenes well captured.

Albert

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KarenFB
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21 Jan 2013 - 8:24 AM

Beautiful - at a distance!

The sooner our's is 'at a distance' the happier I will be!!

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21 Jan 2013 - 8:41 AM

Superb images of this beautiful mountain range Carol and in V2 you can really see those snow covered peaks in detail. And in V1 i love that gorgeous reflection of the
shoreline on the water and the big composition.

Gary

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21 Jan 2013 - 9:02 AM


Quote: Beautiful - at a distance!

The sooner our's is 'at a distance' the happier I will be!!

Ditto! Grin

Blowing a blizzard outside my windows this morning.

Ann

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pluckyfilly
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21 Jan 2013 - 9:02 AM

Something very different from you Carol, well done

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barbarahirst
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21 Jan 2013 - 9:05 AM

just love that blue sky as a bonus

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mrswoolybill
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21 Jan 2013 - 9:08 AM

And you have good light... We have the snow but everything is murky grey...
Moira

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leontari
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21 Jan 2013 - 9:13 AM

I envy that it has snowed in Crete, and here we didn't see nor a snowflakeGrinGrinGrin Two excellent captures Carol of this lovely place. Superb light
Effrossini

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
21 Jan 2013 - 9:20 AM

Looks wonderful Carol. So warm. Smile

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PaulLiley
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21 Jan 2013 - 9:35 AM

Beautiful shots Carol. My kinda pics. Never realised they are 2000m on Crete. Supa stuff. Paul

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21 Jan 2013 - 10:05 AM

Breathtaking images, so well captured.

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lonely_oryx
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21 Jan 2013 - 10:15 AM

Unusual for you, landscapes, but they have your normal quality

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RonnieAG
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21 Jan 2013 - 10:17 AM

An interesting departure from your usual work, Carol, but great to see 'the wider view' at times: these mountains are well named and for sure living up to expectations with that heavy covering of snow.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
21 Jan 2013 - 10:30 AM

Two very beautiful captures Carol, equal votes!

Regards

Trev.

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Graham_P
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21 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

A bit different to how we're used to seeing them in the summer months Carol,
It was 30c in the town at 10pm when we were last there 2 years ago, Smile

Graham.

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21 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Interesting write up to accompany these excellent images Carol.
Joan.

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TonyDy
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21 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM

Superb landscapes, Carol, - looks a bit different from when we were there with you in the pouring rain!
It is snowing here at the moment but it is wet snow and turning to slush almost instantly.
Tony

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Tibetan  2 England
21 Jan 2013 - 11:29 AM


Quote: Never thought of you having snow in Crete Carol always thought it was sunshine ,These two are great shots and not a bug in sight, Well done .SmileSmile
Rob

Wot no bugs lol. makes a change Carol, but a nice one, love both and thanks for the information, regards Leon lucky youTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueGrin

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21 Jan 2013 - 11:34 AM

It certainly has more appeal and charm than the River Medway Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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21 Jan 2013 - 11:37 AM

How lovely. Snow always looks so much prettier with a blue sky, and that lovely village in the foreground.
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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 - 11:44 AM

Lovely panoramic capture, Carol.

P.

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digital_boi
21 Jan 2013 - 12:25 PM

fine captures Carol a pleasure to view excellent

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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21 Jan 2013 - 12:26 PM

Looks like you get the best of all worlds with snow and plenty sunshine.
These are beautiful images - love V2 with those snow covered peaks so clear against the sky.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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21 Jan 2013 - 12:58 PM

I would never have guessed you would get that much snow in your mountains. Two lovely and very interesting images Carol..........Sandy

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21 Jan 2013 - 2:31 PM

Two lovely images Carol........... I must say I nearly fell off my seat when I saw this was yours.......Not a insect to be seen, although I am sure some must be lurkingWink
Diane

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21 Jan 2013 - 2:45 PM

When I saw the thumbnail I wondered whether I was in the right portfolio, Carol Grin

These are BREATHTAKING views. Such amazing light and clarity you've got in these two! Wonderful reflections in V1 but I really like the reflections of the rocks in V2. Nice colourful stretchy abstracts Smile

Very interesting reading the info about the mountain range. It boggles the mind, where it's 25km WIDE!

Thanks so much for sharing these with us Smile

Andrew

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21 Jan 2013 - 3:00 PM

This is the best place for snow - up in the mountains, not down here at ground level like we all have! Wink Two super captures, Carol, some nice reflections on the water in V1, and V2 really shows off the snow-capped mountains towering over the town Smile
Trev Smile

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21 Jan 2013 - 3:10 PM

One of my favourite places, Crete - and a very good intro into your portfolio. Carol - thanks.

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21 Jan 2013 - 3:19 PM

A special place to visit Carol. No doubt there will now be dozen of bus trips full of photographers. You can tell them you saw it first.

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21 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

FANTASTIC! shots Carol, and great write up. I bet theres lots of bugs to be had there.SmileSmileWinkWink
Brian

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21 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

Lovely colours here Carole. Mountains, snow and water. Great combination.

Gerry

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21 Jan 2013 - 4:20 PM

well captured Carol

Stace

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samarmishra
21 Jan 2013 - 5:05 PM

Hi carol, this is an excellent seascape image, but out of this two I like the V1 the most.. excellent color of blue..

Samar..

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21 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

Two fantastic shots Carol..Lin

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21 Jan 2013 - 7:23 PM

Evenin' Carol

What a beatiful place you live in

The mountains are certainly imposingWink

Cold today, around 0C, but -6C forecast for laterSad

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21 Jan 2013 - 7:23 PM

A delightful photograph with a great narrative Carol. Thank you.

Mike

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21 Jan 2013 - 7:45 PM

A couple of wonderful scenic images Carol Smile

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gingerdelight
21 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

How very, very beautiful!

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21 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

V2 looks wonderful Carol especially the detail on the snow capped mountains.
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22 Jan 2013 - 3:20 PM

Fab photos Carol. I was really surprised to see the snow capped mountains. Had no idea it got that cold in Crete.

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NobbytheNobster
23 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

Two stunning captures Carol, such beautiful places. Smile
Regards
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24 Jan 2013 - 3:17 PM

Love no,2 Carol shows the enormity of the mountains,,

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24 Jan 2013 - 6:13 PM

Two wonderful views of these snowcapped mountains. You'll have to get yourself a red north face coat and some hiking boots so that you can go and explore those mountains for us and bring back some pics!Grin

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19 Jul 2013 - 11:03 PM

A beautiful place, indeed.
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