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Fire Watch

+View on black+ Walking back from Hidden Lake in the dark, we were greeted with a huge full moon rising from behind the mountains. To the naked eye, you could s...
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+View on black+ Walking back from Hidden Lake in the dark, we were greeted with a huge full moon rising from behind the mountains. To the naked eye, you could see the faint smoke plume over St. Mary’s from the forest fires we had been dealing with all week. After setting up a couple quick test shots, I realized that a full 30-second exposure revealed this incredible red glow from fires illuminating the smoke.
Not exactly an ideal composition, but also not your everyday kind of scene, so I set up to where I could use the nice moonlight reflections that accentuated the flowing stream as my foreground. The smokey haze created a warmer moonlight than usual. This is one, 30-second exposure that I was able to pull a ton of detail out of the darkness and another exposure for the moon detail and another star shot.
This was a fitting conclusion to our fire-filled week and left me with a unique memory of our adventures here.
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37 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 February 24, 2016
Beautifully composed!
Greg55
 
Greg55 February 25, 2016
very nice. Funny how the naked eye does not pick up things but a lens will!
sjholbert PRO+
 
sjholbert April 21, 2016
Wow! Great job!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 06, 2016
Beautiful light! Your low-light shots are superb!
CLG_
 
CLG_ June 30, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congratulations!
yourlily
 
yourlily July 18, 2016
Superb shot.

lily
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling July 18, 2016
Amazing! Congrats on the win!
cynthiabroomfield PRO
 
cynthiabroomfield July 19, 2016
Awesome capture!! Congrats!!!!
JyoScapes PRO+
 
JyoScapes August 27, 2016
Beautiful scape. Had wondered about the exposures the moment I noticed the moon reflections with a sharp moon and the stars in the background. Had guessed that there were at least three exposures that went into making this shot.

Brilliantly done.
yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
yvonnechristinebannister November 04, 2016
Wow, breath takingly awesome, very well done, Yvonne
sidewinder1481
 
sidewinder1481 November 11, 2016
Awesome shot
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 18, 2016
Gorgeous!!!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl December 21, 2016
Congratulations on your winning
Witmar
 
Witmar December 23, 2016
fantastic picture
rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace January 22, 2017
Excellent capture !! love the light
jennamaul
 
jennamaul February 15, 2017
This is breathtaking! Well done
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose April 11, 2017
Outstanding, well done!
ChristyRStanford
 
ChristyRStanford September 15, 2017
Love the feel of this scene. Awesome work!
StephenLittlePhotography PRO
 
StephenLittlePhotography September 29, 2017
Great shot
Minaamor
 
Minaamor October 25, 2017
Outstanding!
jacqueslagueux
 
jacqueslagueux October 31, 2017
Out of this world shot!
petersmallwood
 
petersmallwood November 17, 2017
beautiful image
chrisantoniniphotography PRO
 
chrisantoniniphotography November 22, 2017
Gorgeous shot. Congrats
anyana_webb_photography
 
anyana_webb_photography November 22, 2017
Beautiful photo.
LauraAnnG PRO
 
LauraAnnG November 26, 2017
Magically amazing!
gk1701
 
gk1701 November 26, 2017
Stunning shot! !
ArchangelsReflections
 
ArchangelsReflections February 10, 2018
This is gorgeous!!
Santa_Martha
 
Santa_Martha February 14, 2018
Great shot
Photoman75
 
Photoman75 March 22, 2018
Just wow! Spectacular photo. Your gallery is outstanding, you are a great photographer
ela_v
 
ela_v April 18, 2018
Magical
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
andrewingals_6229
 
andrewingals_6229 February 28, 2021
Gorgeous!
Shellygifford
 
Shellygifford March 01, 2021
Beautiful!!!
RCWareJr Platinum
 
RCWareJr March 01, 2021
Beautiful!
kevinmcintyre
 
kevinmcintyre March 06, 2021
Outstanding capture!
remgaar
 
remgaar March 07, 2021
absolutly amazing
maxhoecker PRO
 
maxhoecker March 07, 2021
Magical !
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