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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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Very Beautiful..
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Very nice
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Beautiful, the birthplace of civilisation, but then I am bias being half Greek Cypriot.
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Behind The Lens


In Athens, Greece from the hill opposite the Acropolis.


Evening, exact time I cannot remember.


No lighting other than that coming from the Acropolis.


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.


The way the Acropolis is beautifully lit in the evenings.


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.


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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