Sun Singer and Zodiac at Night

June 30, 2010

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Photographer: Robert Arn; Robert's webpage
Summary Author
: Robert Arn; Jim Foster

The photo above features the "Sun Singer," depicting the Greek and Roman God Apollo. This approximately 15 ft (4.6 m) sculpture is in the middle of a clearing at Allerton State Park in central Illinois. Apollo was the god of several different realms; the god of light being one of them. Above his outstretched arms are the familiar constellations of the Zodiac, Virgo and Leo. Click on the photo to see these and other spring constellations. Though no constellations are named for Apollo, Greek mythology associates him with at least half a dozen. Other classical overtones found in Allerton State Park include statues representing the Charioteers of Delphi. Photo taken on May 4, 2010.

Photo Details: Canon XSi camera; sigma 10 mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens; still tripod; 1x45 seconds at f/2.8;ISO 800. Processing: Photoshop. Additional equipment: Narrow beam high intensity spot light to illuminate the back of the statue.