this moonlit church is called Agia Kyriakh and is near my village, which is near Zacharo, in western Peloponnisos, Greece.
i used a full frame fisheye to get all the interesting features in the frame and still make it look natural - in fact, the moon is not as close to the church as it looks - with the 18mm wide end of the standard digital zooms/28mm in film format, it would take 2 pictures to cover the same area (vertical angle of view for 15mm fisheye: 94° - 28mm: 46°)
i dont remember shutter and aperture settings but it was a relatively short 'long exposure', as you can see. the film was scanned in not-so-great quality but postprocessing helped restore the mood of the scene.
thank you :)
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picardo (2459) 2007-06-25 16:24
great work!.. I love the POV and the composition you used to capture all the things. Really neat and sharp picture. Excellent!
COSTANTINO (69678) 2007-06-25 16:33
Geia sou Kosta,
Entupwsiakh h sunthesh sou me wraio fotismo kai musthriwdh atmosfera.Polu kalh douleia.
vincent24 (9060) 2007-06-25 16:36
There's a taste of surrealism!the lightning is so strange coming from the moon,perfect frame and composition,a lovely little chapel,
J304 (84) 2007-06-25 16:38
a very nice picture with excellent POV, and
good colours. Contrast is also very good.
There is a little of graininess in the brighter
parts of the picture, though the amount is so
small that probably it doesn't even matter. With Neat Image they could have been removed
The photo is very sharp, I like that. You've also managed well in balancing the light differences.
Excellent work indeed.
teutza (10590) 2007-06-25 16:51
wow..i love it!the comosition is so well realized!
the colours are strong..the sky is amasing..
Sekhmet73 (4189) 2007-06-25 17:07
Hi Kostas, I think it's the best shot I've ever seen in TE! No words, it's great!
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-06-25 18:04
Very beautiful and interesting composition!
Nice colours and great light!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-06-25 20:09
very well done, good job!, the exposure technique and fisheye lens gave you (us) a wonderful result.
mejor (239) 2007-06-26 0:27
Great, great, great
ifanik (21679) 2007-06-26 0:38
Entypwsiakh h foto soy, eidilakh eikona kai poly kalh texnika
To kadro soy teleio kai ta xrwmata epishs
doubay (674) 2007-06-26 4:38
Gia su Kosta,
mu arese to scholio tu ident (Thodori Kliafa). Echi dikio: Afto pu xechorizi aftin tin fotografia - opos ke ta perissotera apo ta ala posting su - ine o iperrealistikos (o Thodoris tha elege malon "pseftikos") charaktiras, aporia ton diaforon technikon pu chrisimopiis me megali maestria. Apo tin skopia ton dogamtikon naturaliston (den ine ke ligi sto TE) afto fisika apoteli amartia. Ego andithetos enthusiazome me olon ton idon tis technikes efarmoges, otan aftes odigun se ena esthitika idietero apotelesma (i schesi anamesa stin pragmatikotita ke tin ikonas tis mu ine endelos adiafori). I pano fotografia ine ke afti lipon mia epitichimeni sintehsi esthitikis ke technologias, i opia me prokali - opos ke arketes ales fotografies su - na tin mimitho.
sotiris_k (838) 2007-06-27 14:22
Apisteuti fwto Kosta! Panta oi fwtografies sou ksexwrizoun logw twn epinohsewn sou sto kadrarisma kai thn swsth ek8esh. Well done kai pali!
Xalkida (11744) 2007-07-08 12:13
Γειά σου Κώστα,
Εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία με φουτουριστικό αποτέλεσμα.
miumiu (6113) 2007-09-09 12:19
Amazing photo and atmosphere is very romantic!
Sharpness is nice!
azaf1 (15929) 2007-10-19 1:50
Εξαιρετικα εντυπωσιακη φωτο ειδικα και μετα τις λεπτομερεις εξηγησεις. Συγχαρητηρια
arturo (31) 2007-11-08 8:50
i do not rememeber seeing anything similar on this site so far...the result is fantastic...thank you for the detailed explanation on how you took this photograph...cheers, arturo
harras2000 (710) 2007-12-20 15:48
a realy amazing picture!!!
The fisheye works perfect for this scenery.
Thank you for sharing,
cirano (1244) 2008-01-10 9:54
viya çi ye,aş e yan na,nizanim.Lê pir xweşik e.
- Copyright: Kostas Tzanetos (burzum) (1020)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon F90x, Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Fisheye, Fuji Superia 200
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-25 16:17
- Favorites: 3 [view]