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Snow on Meteora just before Spring Equinox № 4

Snow on Meteora just before Spring Equinox № 4

In March 2022 the rock formations Meteora, Greece were twice in a week blanketed with snow. The last snowstorm “Philip” occurred on March 9; the snow has remained settled due to the frost until a week before the vernal equinox (to occur on March 20, 17:35’ hrs [local time: UTC/GMT+2] for these coordinates)! One longs for Spring to finally arrive!

This is a shot of the “Great Meteoron” monastery (aka abbey of The Transfiguration of our Saviour Jesus Christ) in Meteora, Greece. The monastery is located on the 2,011 ft (613 m) high rock formation called “Platys Lithos” (the largest and highest of the rock formations with a monastery built on top of them). It was founded as initially a hermitage by St. Athanásios of Meteora during his lifetime (1302/3–1380 AD). The monastery’s “katholikon” (main church) was completed circa 1387 AD.

📷 Settings:

Canon EOS R5
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM @ 200 mm
ISO 500 – f/11 – [ 1/640 sec & 1/250 sec ] HDR

Posted by ioannis_papachristos on 2022-03-13 18:24:54

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