23/52 Cephalonia 1 – Detail

Well, there’s good news and bad on the camera front. The bad news is it is not worth repairing, the good is it’s my birthday next month and Mum and Dad have offered to buy me a whizzy new camera. Cue hours of research on the new Canon models.

Another piece of good news is that Dad lent me his camera (my old 400D) to take on holiday, so there are plenty of new shots to share too. We spent a week on the beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia / Kefalonia (it seems to be spelt 100 different ways) enjoying glorious sunshine, swimming in clear turquoise sea and walking in arbutus forest. The only thing that marred it was the dreaded Brexit vote, about which I won’t go into any detail, because it will make me rant.

Anyway, one of the lovely elements of Cephalonia is the muted, mellow tones you see in the paintwork, stones and tiles. Warm coral faded to pink in the sunshine, yellows that are as faint as lemon juice and the grey green of olive leaves. These images reflect those tones and details of the many ruined and abandoned buildings that are the result of a catastrophic earthquake back in the 1950s.

Spiral staircase, Venetian lighthouse, Fiskardo. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Spiral staircase, Venetian lighthouse, Fiskardo. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Ancient olive tree. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Ancient olive tree. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Cats and a basket. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Cats and a basket. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Brushed steel sign, Fiskardo. Copyright Fiona Michie.
Brushed steel sign, Fiskardo. Copyright Fiona Michie.
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