December 11, 2010

August Full Moon at the Athens Acropolis

Acropolis propylaea (entrance) overview

A small tribute to the sacred rocks of the Athens Acropolis -Greece lit by the August full moon.

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM, Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 1600, Exposure: 1/60 sec, Aperture: 4.0


The opportunity for photographing from close, ancient monuments and sites at night, comes only once per year and that is the night of the largest full moon in August.
Otherwise all archaeological sites are closed for visitors by sunset.

Acropolis propylaea (entrance) interior
The Athens Acropolis Propylaea, the entrance to the ancient temple, lit by a mixture of artificial light, moon light and camera flash directed upwards.
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM, Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 400, Exposure: 1/10 sec, Aperture: 4.0
Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX
Acropolis moonlit temple of Athena
The temple of Athena, patroness of the ancient city of Athens, lit by the August full moon rays contrasted by the camera flash aiming to the ground.
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM, Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 1600, Exposure: 1.0 sec, Aperture: 4.0
Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX
August full moon next to the corner pillar of Athena temple - closeup
A bright August moon behind the pilars of the ancient temple. The faint accent of camera flash aimed upwards enhances the siluette of the temple in the dark.
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM,
ISO: 1600, Exposure: 1/100 sec, Aperture: 5.6



August full moon next to the corner pillar of Athena temple - flash
Flash light against moon light. Moon light wins...
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM, Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 1600, Exposure: 0.6 sec, Aperture: 4.0
Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX
Acropolis propylaea (entrance) - croud on the way out
On the way out. The croud is enormus in such occasions.
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon 17-85 IS USM, Focal Length: 17mm (27.2mm)
ISO: 1600, Exposure: 1/10 sec, Aperture: 4.0
Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX

All Photos were shot in RAW and post processed in Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional).
Thank you for viewing.
All photos © 2010 S.C.Vlachos

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