Myrtos Beach and Turquoise Waters

March 13, 2017

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Photographer: Nick Sparacello
Summary Author: Nick Sparacello

Shown above on this 360 degree panorama is Myrtos Beach near Cephalonia, in western Greece. Littoral drift (also called longshore drift) has helped shaped the beach front. The striking blue color of the water is due primarily to the action of wind waves and sediment. As high energy waves curve along the beach they pick up fine bits of marble material (metamorphosed limestone) that create sediment plumes, tinting the water a shade of turquoise. Photo taken on October 5, 2016.

Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D3300; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640); ISO equiv: 100; Comment: Kolor stitching | 32 pictures | Size: 15000 x 7500 | Lens: Standard | RMS: 2.71 | FOV: 360.00 x 180.00 ~ 0.00 | Projection: Spherical | Color: LDR |; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh).