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Sun rising on Volakias and Gingilos   - 11th August 2011

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Sun rising on Volakies and Gingilos - click on the image to enlarge

 
Sun rising on Volakias and Gingilos

 

From the same spot as yesterday's photo but turning around 180° I could see the sun just touching the summits of Volakias, Gingilos, Strifomadi and Psilafi. You will notice that the left summit of Volakias is still in the shade. That's because the mountain I am standinng on is still keeping it in the shade. In fact you can see the shadow of the mountain projected on the haze layer above the summit. This is even though Svourichti is about 16km away to the East but itis the highest mountain between Volakias and the rising sun so it is casting a shadow.

The gorge of Samaria runs between the two ridges in the picture (the very dark one in the foreground and the sunlit ridge).

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