The Corinthian Gulf

May 20, 2009


Photographer: Kostas Christodoulopoulos
Summary Author: Kostas Christodoulopoulos; Jim Foster

The photo above showing the Corinthian Gulf in Greece was taken May 1,2009 from the top of Kithairon Peak (4,623 ft or 1.409 m), about 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Athens. This scenic natural waterway separates the Peloponnese peninsula and the main part of Greece. The view is looking toward the west during the late afternoon. Sea, clouds (cumulus humulus), shadows, rays, and glint contributed to this captivating canvas. Forward scattering off the ruffled sea surface accounts for the glinting, which are composed of flashes of sunlight (or moonlight) reflected from ripples or waves having the proper angle and orientation to direct light toward the viewer.

Photo details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera; 1/4000 second exposure; 100 ISO; F5.6.