Saturday, September 01, 2012
the belt of venus spans chalkida
view on black
this is the first of two images i've edited from this evening. this first one is right after sunset, and the next one is a bit later, during the blue hour, which i'll post next.
this is a single exposure.
the belt of venus refers to the beautiful pink glow low on the horizon, created by earth's shadow in the atmosphere right after sunset, or right before sunrise.
i was lucky to have the company of anthony ayiomamitis and mr.G.
anthony's a skilled and brilliant astrophotographer. i'm always happy when he allows me to tag along on his outings, especially since he does all the thinking about the best spots to shoot the rising moon. this time, he took us to a lovely suspension bridge in chalkida, about an hour's drive north of athens, greece.
check out his astonishing work at his website.
©2012 helen sotiriadis