Saturday, May 1, 2010

Greek Islands

As a continuation to yesterday's post, here are more images I've developed in Photoshop from a selection of the slides we took in the Greek Islands.

This is the original photo that I used for the first image. Taken on the island of Astipalaia in August of 1987. I remember that because I celebrated my 40th birthday while we were there. Wasn't much of a town we walked to, but we did find an open eatery. They didn't even have a menu. I'm not the most adventurous eater, so I had eggplant. Ed ate the goat.

This was in Chania, on the island of Crete. Chania is a really beautiful harbor. We were anchored here for several days.

The original slide.

A beautiful yacht taken at the island of Kos.

You can see a minaret in the background of this original.

I loved the white architecture in Mikonos, and all the neat stairs and alleyways.

Original slide.

This was taken at the island of Milos.


We were motoring past Sifnos when I took this shot. We weren't sailing because it was perfectly calm, no wind, so we were putt-puttsing along.

The original. If you wonder how I'm so good at remembering all the names of the islands, the trick is that the slides are labeled. Good thing, because I wouldn't have a clue otherwise! See the black spots in the sky and water on this original? As I mentioned yesterday, I need to clean the glass scanner plate before I scan anymore slides....


Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful -- love the narrow streets.

So did you all do an Atlantic crossing?

Pepper Cory said...

Loved seeing the slides of Greece. Would love to travel there myself.

Jean Baardsen said...

Yes. We crossed over in 1984 and returned in 1989. On the way over, we stopped at Bermuda and the Azores, then Portugal and into the Med. Coming back - taking the southern route - we stopped at the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, and made landfall in Barbados.

Yarnhog said...

What beautiful pictures! I visited Greece and Turkey 15 years ago when I was living in Russia. I got my mom to fly over from the US and meet me in Istanbul and we spent a couple of weeks wandering around. It was one of my favorite trips.