October 28, 2007

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Not a Lucky Shot

image by Anthony Ayiomamitis , Athens, Greece

This is a nice picture. The sort that a lucky tourist might take from a taverna looking across at the Parthenon. Or so it looks. But Anthony doesn’t take chance snapshots; he plans and calculates and finally captures exactly the image that he conceived. In this case it is a rising full Moon just at the right place and the right time so that one exposure perfectly catches the brightness of the Moon and the brightly lit archeological site. It took months to plan and identify exactly which full Moon rise would meet the stringent conditions. And the result is a perfect image, that looks so easy we trick ourselves into thinking that we could have done it!

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
Oct 26, 2007, 18:59:06 UT+3. Canon EOS 300d digital camera and a Canon EOS EF 28-105 USM II zoom lens (set at 70mm) with a SINGLE exposure of 0.6″, f/4.5 and ISO 100.

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