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PHAETHON was a young son of Helios and Klymene who begged his father to let him drive the chariot of the sun. The Sun-god reluctantly conceded to the boy's wishes and handed him the reigns. However, the inexperienced Phaethon quickly lost control of the immortal steeds, and the sun-chariot veered out of control setting the earth aflame, scorching the plains of Africa to desert. Zeus was appalled by the destruction and struck the boy from the chariot with a thunderbolt, hurling his flaming body into the waters of the river Eridanos. His sisters, the Heliades, gathered on the banks, and in their mourning with transformed into amber-teared poplar trees.

Thank you all for your votes and your comments on my last upload! All are very much appreciated!

Regards,

George

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jan 2014 - 4:42 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Phaethon
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:4 Jan 2014 - 12:51 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Phaethon, Rhodes
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Caziwinkles
4 Jan 2014 - 1:07 PM

Wow - such an amazing sky George. Fabulous image. Smile

Carol

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4 Jan 2014 - 1:07 PM

Perfect timing George and love the write-up

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CarolG
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4 Jan 2014 - 1:09 PM

What a fantastic sky, George, a top class capture. Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 1:44 PM

Wonderful mythology George and a great way to describe your angry sky.
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christinecilia
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4 Jan 2014 - 1:47 PM

great looking sky like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 1:51 PM

I like the way you've caught the sun bursting out through the clouds George and I love your narrative

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 2:21 PM

Young drivers. Nothing changes George. You've captured the myth perfectly, with rays coming out and through the clouds. Lovely work George. Grin Peter

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
4 Jan 2014 - 3:46 PM

A dramatic story, and the image too ! - Excellent sunrays from behind the cloud! --- Nice work , George !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 4:00 PM

This is a fabulous image to go with your Greek story!

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7212 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 4:34 PM

Lovely shot George, cracking sky

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DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 4:57 PM

This is one powerful sky, George - the rays are stunning!
Thoughtfully composed and well presented.
Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 6:42 PM

This is beautiful I like how the rays of light are peeping above the fluffy clouds,

Ali

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ChristineD
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4 Jan 2014 - 6:54 PM

What a fantastic sky

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richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 8:54 PM

Beautiful sky in this lovely image!!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 - 11:08 PM

Great sky... I also like your write up! Grin
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SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 5:51 AM

I love mythalogical stories like that, George - that and the fitting shafts of sunlight coming from the cloud in your image has quite made my day Smile

Simon

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

Superb capture, great image and a wonderful description.
Nice Work.

Dave.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 4:52 PM

Beautifully captured sky George, and interesting write up too.
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jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Jan 2014 - 5:54 AM

A powerful composition with that sky

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senn
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6 Jan 2014 - 10:12 PM

what a dramatic sky George, .. a exquisite moment of natural light

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