In front of Ermoupolis, in Syros island, Greece, on an islet, there is a beautiful stone lighthouse. The construction began in 1834 and is the first with rotating mechanism in the Aegean sea. The old locals say that the glow was visible even from Smyrna. So I decided to photograph this one with the rise of a full moon behind it. To achieve this alignment I was working for 8 months. On every full moon I was going daily from 3 days in advance to locate and pre-estimate the spot and the light settings. Of course last minute I had to run on the exact spot where I had in no-time to frame, do the metering, set and finally get few clicks. If it was not cloudy, blur, etc. Otherwise, next month again. Also the moonrise should not be in a very dark hour for blue sky, nor with sunlight and with the lighthouse light on. I only had 2 minutes per month literally, if I had even these. On my lucky day, my estimated spot was "only" 250 m away, but a friend had my car running, so I managed to be at the right spot just on time. The result is the LARGEST FULL MOON of THE PAST 18 YEARS due to the distance from Earth (19 March 2011). The fact that there are no details on the moon, is not due to poor focus or camera shake, but because the humidity is denser in low shots.

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