Land of Gods

I'm trying to keep things diversified, so (for a change) here's a picture not showing the sea. Greece is called the "Land of Gods" and for this shot I somehow thought this would be a good title. It is taken at "Ossio Lucas", an old monastery founded in the 10th century, not too far away from the well known city of Delfi. Who wouldn't want becoming a monk when looking at this valley every day?

Post-processing was a pain. A hazy sky combined with a cloud that didn't want to move along almost killed every bit of mood that the entire place can give. It took a couple of hours for finding proper settings for exposure corrections, vignetting, tone mapping and saturation levels for recovering at least parts of it...

Image added on Sat, November 3rd 2012, 7:54PM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm 4-5,6 EX DC HSM
Add. Equipment: B+W Circular Polarizer Käseman Slim
Focal Length: 10mm (x1.6 = 16mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Aperture: f/9
ISO Speed: ISO200
Date & Time: Fri, October 12th 2012, 1:57PM

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