Kapikiri Island by moonlight...
What your eye sees is nothing compared to a long exposure of a camera, where this residual light can be so overwhelming, you don't see any stars at all. A 20 minute exposure an hour after sunset can look like a day shot, and if the moon is anything more than crescent, you'll be limited to just a few minutes at best. (By comparison, a full moon will make a night shot look like a day shot in about 8-10 minutes at f2.8 at ISO 100.)
Image taken at 9 pm. A 61 seconds exposure turns the night into a day by the help of the moonlight.
I didn't have my tripod with me so I had to stick to the table to stabilize the camera and my POV was limited. The focus on the island didn't come up as I wanted it to be, but overall I like this photo.
Exposure Time: 61 seconds
Focal Length: 18/1 mm
Date Taken: 2006-10-06 21:01
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
The lake is located in the south of the Meander plain and faces the ancient Mount Latmos (Besparmak Mountains). Originally it was a gulf in the sea blocked up by the alluvium of the Meander River. The old village of Kapikiri, located on the north-eastern shore of the lake, mingles with the ruins of Heracleia by Latmos. The ancient city was a port built by the Ionians at the bottom of the Gulf of Latmos. The island is called Kapikiri Island. During the 7th century AD, certain hermits traveled from the Sinai and built chapels and monasteries along the shores of the Bafa Lake and on its tiny islands. Lake Bafa is spread over a large area between Didim and Milas.
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Mondaychild (378) 2006-12-13 4:56
amazing! When I clicked the thumbnail I thought it must have been a mistake (I mean the title). But the stars in the sky don´t lie ;-))
I really wish this photo was mine! Congratulations!
ixtanbul7 (447) 2006-12-13 9:12
Gün ışığında çekilmiş gibi net ve temiz bir kare çıkmış ortaya. Gökyüzündeki yildizlar dikkat çekici. ELine sağlık
egeerhan (50) 2006-12-13 13:56
İnanılmaz bir fotograf eline emegine saglık Selen.
ecem35 (0) 2006-12-13 16:31
harika bir deneme .tebrik ederim Selen.
mortijo (12828) 2006-12-14 4:16
Remarkable! If the star were not there I'd swear it is a daylight photo. Interesting experiment.
batalay (32868) 2006-12-15 21:35
I was baffled by the white spots in the sky until I read your note. How on earth did you steady the camera for a full minute. There is a type of pliers called a "locking wrench." On one of the two handles it has s screw that helps to adjust the opening. That screw happens to be precisely the same gauge as the tripod screw hole for cameras. If you were to procure one of these devices, you would have a tripod for all situations. You just clamp it on the side of a table, a chair, a fence, the door of a car, etc...
Seeing the stars like this in virtual daylight reminds me of the notion of the philosophers of antiquity. There is an opaque sphere, with holes in it. Outside the opaque sphere is a raging fire. We see the fire through the holes, we see the stars.
Regards for the weekend. I will be sequestered grading my students' exam, and getting frustrated that some of them are clueless. They would believe the nature of stars to be those holes in the opaque sphere.
ayk55 (32) 2006-12-26 2:13
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- Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) (1276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-06
- Categories: Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Long exposure, Night Shots, Mondaychild´s favorites 2006 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-13 3:41
- Favorites: 1 [view]