new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

overnight at cape sounion

it must've been past 2am when we arrived at sounion saturday night. star trails were out of the question because the clouds refused to dissipate.

we parked across the temple and decided to rest, as i was just too tired to risk driving back. in the middle of the night, i woke up and peered over, and saw that they'd turned off the lights that showcase the temple. the moon had made its appearance, shining through the overcast sky. it looked very spooky, so i decided to capture it with a long exposure.

spooky sounion:

spooky sounion
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that moon moves fast! i initially saw it just over the hill, but by the time i'd set up the tripod and camera, i could just barely fit it into my frame.

i stood outside for a while, enjoying the quiet -- there weren't even any cars passing by at that hour so all i could hear was the sound of light waves. feeling tired again, i threw my gear inside and entered the warmth of the car for some more shut-eye.

thank goodness i'm a light sleeper and woke up in time to capture first light.

first light at sounion:

first light at sounion
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our position is geolocated at the images' flickr page.


  1. Loved the hole story!

  2. I love the shot with the long moon exposure. I learned after that it was the non-HDR out of the two. Do you think the horizon is not level, or just gives an illusion of?

  3. i believe i checked that the horizon was level -- i think it's the peninsula's match that makes it look like that.

    i thought the same thing as you, actually.