Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Last Light


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I've always been fascinated by the lenticular effects of the atmosphere, nowhere better seen than in the magnification and flattening of the sun on the horizon, where it's light passes through the greatest possible angular distance of atmosphere, subject to haze and distortion, and that familiar rippling effect. This was sundown over the Gulf St Vincent just before moonrise over the Adelaide Hills, in Spring 2007. The FinePix S5600 handled a wide range of lighting conditions from full daylight right through to moonlight, with varying degrees of success, on this cool, windy evening. Here the sea is captured at high telephoto, looking like molten lead just before the sun disappeared.

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