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Mirage at les Glénan
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By a fresh February morning, I took those pictures of saint Nicolas Island (in the Glenan archipelago) on the Kermil beach, profiting of the relief of this beach. The upper picture had been taken down the beach, near the sea (about 1,5 m of altitude) and the lower one at about 20 m of elevation.
Near the shore, only the higher structures of Sheep's Island appear: lighthouse, stakes, "summits". They seem to be higher than in reality, because they are sticked with their reflection, by a mirage phenomenon. Then, the Island seems to float above the sea and to be symmetrical regarding the horizontal. As I climb the beach, the picture gets sharper and the reflection disappear: at last Saint Nicolas is touching the sea.

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Instrument   110 mm focal length, composite of 6 pictures
Exposure & film   1/500 s with digital camera Camedia 5060 + DCL-4337 + 80/480 refrector
Date & place   February 28, 2005, Beg Meil

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 This picture has been published in
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Published on March 5, 2005, in the homepage of SpaceWeather.
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