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Lunar Seascape



Point Arena lighthouse on the north California coast.

Point Arena lighthouse on the north California coast.
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18 Comments | Report
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi January 06, 2016
Lunar lunacy!!! This is out of this world. My new favorite in your gallery. Awesome Awesome Awesome....
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 06, 2016
Simply stunning, Sunshine :)
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman January 07, 2016
ANOTHER masterpiece. this is wonderful
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold January 07, 2016
Fantastic Nina!! The clarity of the lighthouse and the sharp bright part on the water makes it magic!!!
NanaSue54 PRO+
 
NanaSue54 January 10, 2016
WOW!!! It's a WINNER Nina!!! :)
mihrt
 
mihrt January 12, 2016
Fantastic composition!!!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz January 13, 2016
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Nina. This is another WOW in my book.
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 23, 2016
Wonderful! great composition :)
RDVPhotography PRO
 
RDVPhotography January 25, 2016
Very nice
Flosno
 
Flosno January 27, 2016
Stunning piece of work.....you guys are feeding off each other so well....love both yours and Marks images
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer February 06, 2016
Nina, this is truly awesome (stole Mark's word) - fabulous composition, colors, technique
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 17, 2016
Fabulous composition:-)
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lizziemellis February 18, 2016
Voted monthly pro:-)
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GigiJim08 February 22, 2016
Fabulous voted monthly Pro Volume 19!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 30, 2016
Wonderful, voted HDR Waterscapes
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo November 17, 2016
Woo-hoo! Congrats on being a Finalist, Nina! What a beauty!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer November 18, 2016
Congratulations, my friend Nina! Finalist in Night and Day contest! Woo hoo!!
Mary18
 
Mary18 January 19, 2019
Congratulations on winning my photo challenge!
nina050 PRO
nina050 January 20, 2019
Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting the challenge!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Point Arena Lighthouse along the northern California coast in November.
Time
We arrived late in the day in order to take advantage of the low light conditions. My goal was to give this photo a romantic, ethereal feeling.
Lighting
Under low light conditions such as this, a tripod is almost always necessary in order to maintain a crisp, clear image.
Equipment
This photo was taken with a Nikon D750 full frame DSLR camera with a Nikkor 28-300mm zoom lens mounted on a tripod.
Inspiration
I love landscape photography, seascapes in particular. The Pacific coast in California offers endless opportunities for creative photography. The numerous lighthouses that dot the coastline are an added bonus.
Editing
Lightroom and Photoshop were both used to enhance the evening mood of this photo.
In my camera bag
My current camera of choice is a Nikon D750 full frame DSLR. I usually use my Nikkor 28-300mm lens which I find to be extremely versatile in most situations. I also have a Nikkor 24-120mm and a macro lens that I use on occasion. I always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera with a spare 32gb card in my bag as a backup since I shoot in both Raw and jpg Fine. Additionally, I always carry a fully charged spare battery, battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod, a remote release, and cleaning supplies.
Feedback
Landscape photographers often have the luxury of returning to a particular location at different times of the day or night (or seasons) in order to capture a particular scene under different lighting or weather conditions. But since you can't always count on a sunset or a full moon planning ahead is also often required, along with a bit of luck! However, in most instances landscapes are best captured in either early morning, late afternoon or evening in order to take advantage of the "golden hour" when the light is soft and most pleasing. This usually reduces the amount of post processing that would otherwise be required to make an average photo into a great photo.

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