Dario Giannobile, Astrophotography...Nights and History of Sicily | Nightscape | Aphrodite and Hephaestus

Photo Info

Dimensions2440 x 2440
Original file size2.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-Feb-17 06:36
Date modified25-Feb-17 17:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeApple
Camera modeliPhone 5s
Focal length4.15 mm
Focal length (35mm)29 mm
Exposure1/50 at f/2.2
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 50
Metering modePattern
Aphrodite and Hephaestus

Aphrodite and Hephaestus

According to greek mythology, Hephaestus was the craftsman and smith of gods.
Aphordite, goddess of beauty, was his wife.
The ancient greeks and sicilians believed that he had his abode and his forge under the volcano Etna and that the eruptions were the proof of his mighty work.
In this shot the mount Etna is captured above a blanket of clouds surrounded by the Earth's shadow and the Venus's (Aphrodite) belt.
It is a magical moment when the two lovers are going to meet each other!