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An island is sinking!
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The Penfret Island, one of the Glénan archipelagos island, seems to sink. But, don't worry, it's just an atmospheric effect! Playing with the rotundity of Earth and with the inferior mirage, I take a series of pictures at different altitude above the sea level: from about 5 m for the upper picture, to about 50 cm for the lower one. Then, the island seems to sink slowly.

Have a look to this animation showing the island sinking:
- animation in Flash (1024 x 200, 600 kB)
- animation in GIF (1024 x 200, 1.0 MB)
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Instrument   300 mm focal length, composite of 8 pictures
Exposure & film   1/500 s with digital camera Canon 350D + Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6
Date & place   November 1, 2006, Beg Meil (Finistère)

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