Observing from the Battlements

Observing from the Battlements
Observing from the Battlements

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Observing from the Battlements

A view of the horizon, as if a guard is observing from the battlements of a castle. This is another infrared photo and it was taken on my recent visit to Acrocorinth. This is what a guard would see  from the northern walls of the castle; or could he?  Although someone could write a nice story, with this photo as a source of inspiration, I will focus more on some technical details of the image. More specifically, I will expand on the clarity of the far horizon in infrared photography.

There are two mountains visible in the far distance. The one on the right is Mount Helicon and more specifically, the peak Tsivery. This one is about 45 km away from the spot I was standing, while the one on the left, Mount Parnassus, is 75 km away. These numbers by themselves are extremely large. It would be difficult to make a detailed photograph of the mountains if I was doing regular photography. Taking into account the poor visibility of that day means that I could barely see them, if at all. Yet, the characteristics of Infrared photography makes everything appear clear and detailed.

The small portion of land on the right is Cape Malagavi and the archaeological site of the ancient temple to Hera, the Heraion. Right off the frame is Vouliagmeni Lagoon, near Loutraki.

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