August 27th, 2012
Santorini is an Island of contrasts, a victim of natural disasters and a labyrinth of charm both old and new. Here is a collection of photographs from my 10 day visit to the island. All the pictures were shot on my Fuji X-Pro1 with either the 18mm, 35mm or 60mm Fuji lenses. The Fuji kit is small enough to take everywhere so that’s exactly what I did.
Last year I was challenged to find a holiday for our family for this August. I did a bit of web surfing and found Santorini. It resonated with me because so many of our wedding couples went there on honeymoon and the few pictures that I saw in Google looked easy on the eye. Santorini ticks all the boxes for us. Julie and Francesca can lie by the pool reading while I write my next book. We can all walk along the cliffs and explore quaint villages in the morning and evening light plus we can enjoy wonderful dining experiences too. Most of all though, Santorini is a visual delight just asking to be photographed.
The tourists mostly see the main towns of Fira, Perissa, Kamari and Oia. I much preferred the smaller towns with real charm like Pyrgos and Megalochori.
There you have a few of my holiday snaps without the holiday snaps if that makes sense. My next job is to add the family pictures to this set and make an iPhoto book of the holiday.
I can throughly recommend Santorini to any photographer wanting a holiday in the sun in Europe. Be warned though, Santorini is a bit pricey. Everything is a bit more expensive than in the UK. A bottle of beer costs from €3 – €5 depending upon the quality of the view from the bar or restaurant you are in.
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1 with 60mm f/2.4, 35mm f/1.4, and 18mm f/2
Flights direct from Gatwick with Ezyjet
Our accomodation: Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli – Simply superb.
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