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Burning Bright



Dedicated to all health care and front line workers the world over who are trying so desperately to save lives and who gives us hope that a light still burns br...
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Dedicated to all health care and front line workers the world over who are trying so desperately to save lives and who gives us hope that a light still burns bright...
Point Arena lighthouse on the northern California Sonoma coast.
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Winner in Panoramic Landscapes Horizontal or Vertical Photo Challenge
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42 Comments | Report
bencarrett
 
bencarrett November 11, 2015
Beautiful shot, Nina!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka November 11, 2015
Well composed with great detail and tones.
julierikerdant
 
julierikerdant November 12, 2015
GAWGEOUS GIRL!!!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman November 12, 2015
Beautifully stated and photographed. Thank you to every veteran and their families
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi November 12, 2015
Very nice sentiment and stunning picture. It also couldn't come from a more qualified person. Thank you for both.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold November 12, 2015
WOW Nina!! That blows me away!!! Contest !!!!!! Breath taking photo!!!!!!
MegaMarty PRO+
 
MegaMarty November 13, 2015
This photograph just POPS! It's beautiful in so many ways. This looks like an HDR photograph. If it is, it's nicely done. The vast majority of HDR pictures I've seen are terrible. They are so over the top it ruins the image, but this one is nicely composed and brought out. I applaud your talents Nina.
MHoyt
 
MHoyt November 13, 2015
Insanely beautiful!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman November 15, 2015
Fabulous tribute to all veterans. I Thank You. So perfectly done!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 November 15, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous... What a awesome tribute!! :)
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 November 16, 2015
What a gorgeous tribute my friend!!! This is a winner!!!!! :)
JoyceDickens PRO
 
JoyceDickens November 19, 2015
Such a beautiful dedication Nina; I love the phrase: "The Light of Freedom".....this image is just perfect and once again with exceptional evening light...well done my friend! :-))
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 20, 2015
Stunning photo! Wow wow wow! Simply perfect.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 23, 2015
brilliant!
It's fun seeing yours and Mark's pictures of the same thing and the different aspect each of you give it - both super, but different
And thank you for all the veterans I've know from my daddy on down to my son!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 27, 2015
Beautifully composed:-)
Flosno
 
Flosno November 28, 2015
Beautifully composed
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz November 29, 2015
Love this light house shot Nina. And a very touching and meaningful statement.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 15, 2015
Gorgeous ! Well composed, voted Monthly Pro17
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi December 16, 2015
Congratulations another awesome photo You totally rocked this one. I also love the dedication too, Knowing your late husband was an Air Force Silver Star winner and that your father and brother were both Military Veterinarian It just makes it that much more meaningful. They would be proud to see you dedicated this light house photograph to them and those that have picked up the torch of freedom. Mark
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold December 18, 2015
Conratulation Nina to your win!!! It`s such a perfect and marvelous photo and so well composed!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 22, 2015
Congrats, Nina, on your Challenge Win. Just beautiful!
ritafayeadams PRO
 
ritafayeadams January 02, 2016
Awsome!
terryc PRO+
 
terryc January 05, 2016
How beautiful!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography January 06, 2016
Appreciate the dedication to veterans! This is spectacular from composition, capture of soft light and development!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography January 06, 2016
Whoaaa! Did not notice this was a WINNER until I left the last remark and it took me to the bottom of the page where I noted your 'Behind The Lens" write up. Congratulations.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 January 10, 2016
Congrats, Winner Panoramic Landscape Horizontal and Vertical , Challenges
mihrt
 
mihrt January 12, 2016
wonderful tribute.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis January 17, 2016
Great entry ..voted monthly pro:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka January 20, 2016
Great composition. Voted. Good luck.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2016
excellent, voted monthly Pro vol. 18!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 January 29, 2016
Voted Monthly Pro vol 18
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 09, 2016
Voted Discover Oceania
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 09, 2016
Voted Playing With Light
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 21, 2016
Wonderful. voted discover Oceania
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 21, 2016
Voted HDR Landscape!
EricKoth
 
EricKoth March 21, 2016
That's just gorgeous
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 30, 2016
Voted HDR Waterscapes
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 01, 2016
Voted HDR waterscapes:-)
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha April 12, 2016
Nicely done! This is one of my favorite lighthouses in the US.
Cisco--lsu
 
Cisco--lsu May 04, 2016
What a great shot! Very much reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade piece hanging in my home! Love it!!!!!
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt February 12, 2017
Fantastic photo, and thank you for remembering the veterans. Whether we believe in the wars they fight, or not, the veterans deserve our deepest respect.
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 May 19, 2017
Love your entire gallery, Nina!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in early November 2015 at the Point Arena coastal monument which is situated along the rugged Mendocino County coastline in northern California.
Time
Taken at about 4:00 p.m., the "golden hour" was rapidly approaching and turning the clouds that had been present all day into a layer of soft, warm sunset colors.
Lighting
This particular day turned out to be a great one for photography as the sky was literally covered in an expansive layer of puffy clouds the entire day that allowed for wonderful filtered lighting, and as late afternoon approached it became apparent that there was going to be a beautiful soft sunset.
Equipment
This shot was taken handheld using my new Nikon D750 full frame camera with a Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 zoom lens and polarizing filter. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I have a passion for landscape photography, especially oceans and sunsets, and the California coast provides infinite opportunities for both. This particular stretch of the northern coastline with its protected natural resources provides spectacular and unspoiled views for a variety of photo ops of rugged coastal bluffs, lighthouses, sea arches and rocky offshore sea stacks, tide pools, sandy beaches and wildlife. The whole area is a wonderful venue for landscape and ocean photography!
Editing
Lightroom and Photoshop CS6 were both utilized for minimal enhancement of color, exposure correction, contrast and clarity.
In my camera bag
I have recently upgraded to a Nikon D750 full frame camera with a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 lens. My newest lens that I find extremely versatile is a Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom. I always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera, with a spare 32gb card in my bag as a backup, as I shoot in both Raw and jpg Fine. Additionally, I always carry a fully charged spare battery and battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Landscape photographers often have the advantage of returning to a particular location at different times of the day (or night) in order to capture a scene under different lighting or weather conditions. However, since you can't always count on a sunset, there is a lot of luck involved as well. Shooting ocean scenes either early in the morning or in the later afternoon almost always, in my opinion, provide the absolute best lighting, which in turn reduces the amount of post processing that would otherwise be required to make an average photo into a great photo.

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