Peljesac

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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Peljesac is a 70 km long by 3 km wide peninsula in Croatia.

The shot was taken from a cruise ship in the narrow strait (the Korczulańskim Canal) which separates the island of Korčula from Peljesac.

The building and tower on the hill is a charming Franciscan monastery Gospa od Angela (Our Lady of the Angels) built in 1470, which nestles 150 m high above the town of Orebic and holds a museum and valuble art collection. It once was used as a lookout point for invasions from the sea. Inside, the walls are hung with a series of paintings done on wood, mostly donated by seafaring men. Each commemorates its donor’s escape from death during a storm.

Situated on a craggy stone crest, the monastery commands spectacular views over Orebic town, the sea and island’s of Korčula , Mljet and Lastovo.

It has always been a long tradition for the local seamen to sound their whistles as they pass the monastery as a sign of gratitude and thanks for protection.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/5
ISO 200
Focal length 48 mm

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