The photo is taken at the geographical center of Europe.
In 1989, Jean-George Affholder, a scientist at the Institut Géographique National (French National Geographic Institute) determined that the Geographic Centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E. The method used for calculating this point was that of the centre of gravity of the geometrical figure of Europe. This point is located 26 kilometres north of Vilnius.
On the left side - monument created by sculptor Gediminas Jokubonis in 2004.
Photo was taken with lens zoomed to 10 mm. However, I had to adjust vertical perspective a lot and later crop from both sides, so it's not very wide anymore.
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Davidwh (3662) 2006-09-24 2:53
I had a bit of a look at your gallery...some pleasant images...your "canal" image also.I like the skyline and natural colours in this one and also the contrast in light and shadows are good.The image has a lot of potential but sadly its composition is lacking.A few steps back to get in the whole circle, a straight skyline and maybe a slightly less wide angle would have created something special.See you again and have a great weekend.
robjol (2399) 2007-04-26 3:00
Very good information in this photo, I had looked previous, and meant to leave good notice, got distracted.
I like the clear image and colours.
I had no idea where the centre of Europe was.
Thanks to you, now I do.
- Copyright: Linas Kardasevicius (linask) (2930)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-17
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Marumi Circular Polarizer 77mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 14:07