Mountain Shadow in Southern Greece

December 21, 2007


Provided by: Nikolakakos Panagiotis
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster, Nikolakakos Panagiotis, Stu Witmer

The photo above shows an eye-catching mountain shadow in southern Greece projected across an embayment of the Ionian Sea. Rising to 2,407 m (7,897 ft), Hagios Elias (Saint Elijah) is the highest peak in the TaĆ­yetos range. On this clear, early September morning, its shadow formed this splendid triangle. Because of the effects of perspective, all mountain shadows appear triangular, even if their summits aren't sharp.

Photo details: Canon EOS 350D camera, ISO 400, f/9, 1/320 second. Photo taken on September 5, 2007 at 6:47 a.m. local time.