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Sitting 150m high on a steep and very rocky hill, Feraklos was one of the best fortified of the fortresses of the Knights of St. John in the early 1300’s because its place on the eastern side of the island of Rhodes – opposite the coast of Asia Minor, as well as the knights’ easy access to familiar sea routes to the Near East and northern Africa – made it a great look-out post from where the enemy ships approaching the island could be closely monitored. Before the Knights’ arrival to Rhodes from Cyprus, the island had been temporarily seized by Arab pirates, who used the fortress as a stronghold for a number of years.

Thank you all for your votes and your comments on my last upload! All are very much appreciated!

Regards.
George

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jan 2014 - 4:45 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The ruins of Feraklos castle
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:7 Jan 2014 - 12:43 PM
Tags:Feraklos castle, Landscape / travel, Rhodes
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:50 PM

looks like the head of some huge reptile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jan 2014 - 12:57 PM

Another fine landscape George,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
7 Jan 2014 - 1:12 PM

Definitely looks like a giant crocodile - I can even see an eye and his snout!! Brilliant shot! Smile

Carol

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gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:14 PM

As a proponent of asymmetrical images, it can only delight me!
And Greece is one of the most enchanting countries, both in landscape and the history and civilization
So adding the two reasons above, can only result an excellent image!
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Silviu

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:31 PM

That gorgeous sky is a great b/g for that craggy outlook!
Beautifully composed image George.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:44 PM

A wonderful composition, George, I wish the sky was as blue as that here today Smile Carol

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 2:03 PM

Oh that sky Superb setting off a wonderful landscape.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 2:17 PM

I like everything about this George, from narrative to image. Lovely work. Grin Peter.

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AlexAppleby
7 Jan 2014 - 2:29 PM

Great shot - did you go to the top of that rocky bit?

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 2:45 PM

One can easily see why this would make a great look out--- Splendid image!

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capto
capto e2 Member 21180 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

Lovely shot to look at, especially in mid-winter.Smile

ivor

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 3:39 PM

belting comp george wonderful detail and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 6:34 PM

Lovely calm scene of beauty George
Lillian

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful image George,

Ali Smile

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 7:32 PM

Superb one George.
Brian

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
7 Jan 2014 - 8:27 PM


Quote: A wonderful composition, George, I wish the sky was as blue as that here today Smile Carol

I agree ,and hope about the sky too ! - Beautiful !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 - 8:26 AM

Superb place! I have been there once... Love your image George...
Well seen... IB

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