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meteora

The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" - etymologically similar to "Meteorite") is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. The Metéora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Average elevation is 313 metres (1,027 ft). Studies suggest that the pinnacles were formed about 60 million years ago during the Tertiary Period. Weathering and earthquakes then shaped them into their present shape. (info from wikipedia )

 

Image was taken with canon 5d mark ii and ef 8-15mm f/4.0L circular fisheye @15mm.

Three exposures -2, 0 , +2 EV combined.

 

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Taken on March 15, 2012