Lefkada Island Sunset

January 18, 2009


Photographer: Dimitris Koutoulas
Summary Author: Dimitris Koutoulas, Jim Foster

The photo above shows the setting Sun from Agios Yiannis Beach, on the island of Lefkada in Greece. I started shooting the windmill and solar disk, using all caution, as the Sun dipped lower in the western sky. I was rewarded for my patience when the Sun's rays suddenly blasted through the old stone structure's back door and front window. When the atmosphere is relatively clean with few particulates and clear of most clouds, as was the case on this midsummer's day, the colors at sunset or sunrise are muted. Photo taken on July 21, 2008 at about 7 p.m.

Photo details: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL; Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows; Exposure time: 0.0125; F/8; ISO: 100; Shutter speed: 6.32; Lens focal length: 18