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Pigeon Point Lighthouse



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15 Comments | Report
Darkened_Aperture
 
Darkened_Aperture January 13, 2017
I love it
lisamareeg1
 
lisamareeg1 April 06, 2017
Wonderful caption of the light.
steveshattles Premium
 
steveshattles August 09, 2017
really nice!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 10, 2017
Beautiful!
jimdawson_6646
 
jimdawson_6646 September 02, 2017
Wow! Sooooooo Beautiful! Awesome Work.??????????
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 02, 2017
Outstanding light. What a awesome photograph Stunning
jkt-creative
 
jkt-creative September 29, 2017
Wow wow wow.
tonyawallbrooks
 
tonyawallbrooks October 02, 2017
I love Lighthouses! Magnificent masterpiece!
imjessme247
 
imjessme247 August 18, 2018
Pretty
kiwidragonfly PRO
 
kiwidragonfly September 22, 2018
This is a really gorgeous image. The lighthouse sure looks better in the dark. Great work.
debbiebetts
 
debbiebetts September 24, 2018
Brilliant
EricLarrivee PRO
 
EricLarrivee November 28, 2018
Superb shot! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘
martinson-crusoe
 
martinson-crusoe January 01, 2019
This is such a terrific shot! Congrats!!
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 March 18, 2019
Extraordinary seascape. Great mood and atmosphere.
LadyTee
 
LadyTee March 25, 2019
stunning

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Behind The Lens

Location
Pigeon Point Lighthouse near Pescadero, California. It is right off of highway 1.
Time
This shot was taken around 11pm and the coast was surrounded by fog but had an opening over the water so the moonlight can light up the coast.
Lighting
The light from the lighthouse and the 3/4 moon helped to illuminate the landscape.
Equipment
Nikon D800, 14-24mm Nikon lens at 20mm, f/2.8, 30 sec, ISO 100, no flash or extra lights, Three Legged Thing Brian tripod.
Inspiration
I have been to the lighthouse before on a clear day and when I was in area I saw that the weather report stated there was coastal fog I had to drive over there for the chance to get the lighthouse with fog. I lucked out.
Editing
I used Color Efex Pro from Google NIC Software to play with the color balance and to bring out the details. I also used Adobe Lightroom to adjust the brightness/contrast.
In my camera bag
I think I carry more than what I need. When I travel I carry 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200mm lens, D800, 4 batteries, BlackRapid camera strap, various filters, remote trigger, several memory cards, sometimes a flash, magmod light modifiers, cables, headphones, laptop, power chargers, notebook, spare battery to charge my phone, pens, cards and it all fits in my ThinkTank Shift Shifter backpack.
Feedback
Good sturdy tripod is something I would recommend for a shot like this. The wind was blowing really hard. I had to use my backpack to weigh down the tripod so that it wouldn't move during my 30 sec exposure. Additionally, do anything to eliminate the chance of camera shake by using remote trigger or timer and shoot with the mirror up mode.

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