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The Athens Acropolis, Greece



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A 20 second exposure @ F-16 on 100 ISO transparency film

A 20 second exposure @ F-16 on 100 ISO transparency film
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10 Comments |
sisirakumarabandara
 
sisirakumarabandara March 04, 2013
Very Beautiful..
mdriley00 Platinum
 
mdriley00 May 10, 2013
Very nice
t33tjt
 
t33tjt July 09, 2013
Beautiful, the birthplace of civilisation, but then I am bias being half Greek Cypriot.
Redcow
 
Redcow July 13, 2013
Beautiful shot!
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DeadEye July 25, 2013
Wow!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 26, 2013
very very nice shot..and edit
wonderwoman627
 
wonderwoman627 September 09, 2013
This photo is absolutely beautiful.
princessdi6305
 
princessdi6305 September 22, 2013
stunning
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita January 31, 2014
wow...very impressive!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant August 17, 2014
R4eal nice.great picture!
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Behind The Lens

Location

In Athens, Greece from the hill opposite the Acropolis.

Time

Evening, exact time I cannot remember.

Lighting

No lighting other than that coming from the Acropolis.

Equipment

Praktica MLT3 35mm negative film Camera. Cosina 70 - 210mm F4.5 - 5.6 Zoom Lens used at about 100mm focal length. Tripod. Shutter Release. Kodak ISO 100 Elite Chrome 35mm transparency film. The camera was on the "B" shutter setting and the lens was set at an aperture of F16: I took various exposures of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 seconds - and the 20 seconds' exposure was the best.

Inspiration

The way the Acropolis is beautifully lit in the evenings.

Editing

Transparency scanned on an Epson Flatbed Scanner and image then edited in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

In my camera bag

I cannot give a proper answer, as the equipment I take in my bag varies and depends on several aspects including where I am going and the photos I intend taking.

Feedback

Always have your camera firmly on a tripod, your ISO / shutter speed / aperture / focusing should be set in manual mode and not any automatic mode, take multiple exposures which will ensure that you get a reasonably correct exposure and take your time between exposures to avoid any camera shake.

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