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Moonset Behind Tibetan Prayer Flags

By: Chirag Upreti

 

Ladakh, India

2018 August 13

 

From the photographer: "Brilliant Earthshine seen on the unlit side of the moon, while the moonlight from the crescent (~9.2% waxing crescent) illuminates colors of prayer flags in the 17th century Hanle Monastery. The five colors blue, white, red, green, and yellow represent the five elements. Blue symbolizes the sky and space, white symbolizes the air and wind, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes earth."
Technical Details: Single-exposure, 400mm ISO 4000, f/8, 1/5 sec shutter speed
Chirag Upreti

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