Technological advances help us a lot in our daily work. However, sometimes we might doubt whether what we are seeing is real or fake. Photographer Daniel Cilia has to deal with this often, especially when he uploads a photo of Etna as it appears from Malta. There are times when people express their doubts as to whether the photos are authentic or not.
During TVAM, Daniel Cilia explained the process involved in taking these photos. He also showed how the photos he has taken of Etna from Malta are authentic.
He needs to make a lot of sacrifices in order to take these photos including waking up in the cold, in the very early hours of the morning. In his interview with presenters Mario Xuereb and Amanda Spiteri Grech, he explained what the best weather is to take these photos.
Daniel Cilia showed a sequence of Etna photos to show how they have not been touched by Photoshop. He also showed a video which he took of Etna from Malta.
This is how Etna looks from Dingli.
Here is a sequence of photos of Etna.
Cilia’s photos have come to the attention of a lot of people, including those who live in Sicily. He mentioned how once, after he said where he had taken the photo from, an Italian astrophysicist had measured how far Etna was and took the coordinates and in this way he proved that the photo was authentic. Cilia explained that had he tried to deceive people with Photoshop he would have been found out.
Finally, Cilia said that he wishes to photograph Malta from Etna.
You can watch the full interview here:
TVAM is transmitted from Monday – Friday between 7am – 9am.