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(March 18-27, 2011)

Ned Chiariello

Luke Air Force Base

Richard Chesher

Zero Limit Dawn Horizon

Ilot Mato, South Lagoon, New Caledonia

March 22, 2011, 05:45

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Dawn in the Ilot Mato anchorage in New Caledonia—a strange, perfect calm—so calm it is impossible to see the division between sea and sky. It is a horizon without limits, extending around our planet in every direction, but with unseen, submerged reefs surrounding us, channeling our future movements with ordained precision. We anchored here because it is one of the few anchorages in the New Caledonia Lagoon with protection from all directions. With safety comes restriction of movement. But when it is calm and beautiful like this, who wants to move?

Pacific Ocean / New Caledonia

Lat: 22° 33' 15" S
Long: 166° 48' 23" E

Elevation: 0

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Canon 7D with Sigma 8mm fisheye - hand-held from the bow and stern of the Sailing Vessel Moira - tip-toeing softly on deck so as not to make any waves on the mirror calm sea. Stitched quickly and easily with Autopano Giga.

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