Kofinas - II   62527
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1 Shadow of the cross
2 Dikti, 2148
3 Afentis Christos, 2141
4 Kremasto, 969
5 Madhara, 1103
6 To Koudouma
7 Cape Martelos
8 Koudouma
9 Cape Salamia
10 Cape Oxa
11 Cape Trachoulas
12 Cape Kefalas
13 Gavdos, 92 km
14 Cape Lithino
15 Paximadia
16 Timios Stavros
17 Lefka Ori, 2453
18 Festos
19 Kedros, 1777
20 To Kapetaniana
21 Timios Stavros, 2456
22 Chalasokefala, 1917
23 Skinakas observatory, 1752
24 Koudouni, 1857


Location: Kofinas (1231 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Greece      Date: 15-08-2014
With respect to the previous Kofinas panorama, here we loose the continuous view on the south coast, which is perhaps the most remarkable feature of this mountain, and of the whole Asteroussia ridge. On the other hand, we gain more sight in direction east, including the second summit, namely, the Madhara. Although insignificant as a mountain, this has its exposed south flank traversed high up by the track leading to the end-of-the-world monastery of Koudouma.
The problem of this panorama was the truly ugly summit cross, made of two second-hand pieces of wood hastily bound together. One does truly not see the need for this, considering the presence of the nicely-built summit chapel of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), which is the second advantage of the present panorama over the previous one. Strangely enough, due to the layout of the rocks, it was not feasible to turn tightly around the object, however small. Nor there was the chance to move substantially away from it without sacrificing significant portions of the view.
So, like in the panorama that I published few minutes ago on APA (N.27931), the summit cross became the main problem to deal with! Unlike there, where the solution was to climb on the solid metal artifact and to shoot from it, here I found no better solution that taking two supplementary pictures to blend in its place. Of course, I had to adjust somewhat the close rocks - however, I left thereon some clue (like a piece of shadow) that will allow the careful Betrachter to figure out the position of the cross.


Thanks for showing both versions. I wouldn't want to choose between them, and in combination, the topography is much easier to understand. Cheers, Martin
2015/04/11 18:28 , Martin Kraus
. von den Südwinden aus der lybischen Wüste umweht... Der Süden Kretas ist mir stets in besonderer Erinnerung, war es, als ich mal dort war, sogar für die Einheimischen zu heiß ! Sehr schönes Pano. VG HJ
2015/04/11 20:45 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Una magnifica veduta.
2015/04/11 23:33 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Thanks for showing Kofinas II again!!

Tanti saluti, Hans-Jörg
2015/04/12 11:58 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Bellissima! Cheers, Auggie
2015/04/13 03:05 , Augustin Werner
Highly & transparently :)
2015/04/13 17:51 , Christian Hönig

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