May 3, 2012
Waves of the Moon
image by Miguel Claro, Portugal
The castle of Almourol is one of the more emblematic and scenic medieval military monuments of the reconquest, and the best representation of the influence of the Knights Templar in Portugal. Located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River, in Vila Nova da Barquinha, in the centre region of the country. The castle was conquered in 1129 and it was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese reconquest. In this scene the path of Moon and above it, the orange trail of planet Mars, are visible.
Canon 50D - ISO500 f/4.5 10mm Exp.15" in 01-05-2012. Sum of 125 images taken between 00h22 and 00h57, in a total time integration of about 31 minutes.
Yesterday's LPOD: The Alpine And Other Rilles
Tomorrow's LPOD: More Yang Coming To T. Mayer