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People's Choice in Find the lights Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Sunrise Photo Challenge
Winner in Best Photo of a Lighthouse Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Unprocessed Sunsets Photo Challenge
Winner in Light in the Darkness Photo Challenge
Winner in Light in the Darkness Photo Challenge
Winner in Best Sunsets Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Golden Photo Challenge
Winner in Lighthouse Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Lighthouse Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Summer nights Photo Challenge
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Magnificent Capture
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Into The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Blue Hour Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Blue Hour Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Golden Hour Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 20 class
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Lighthouse Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Lighthouse Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Time And Light Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Landscapes With Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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harshapvpd
 
harshapvpd August 09, 2016
good. natural
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos August 14, 2016
Congratulations Eelco on another fabulous shot :)
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman September 09, 2016
Love it - so simple in perfect light!! Bravo!
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman September 09, 2016
+ congratulations on your 'peoples Choice' :)
rubensantos PRO+
 
rubensantos October 27, 2016
Love this photo, the subject and the light its great!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka October 30, 2016
Excellent composition and timing.
anavelarubio
 
anavelarubio November 28, 2016
Love this photo :)
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz November 28, 2016
Fabulous capture! Thank you for joining my "Lighthouse" challenge! Good Luck!
PRL_NaturesMystique PRO
 
PRL_NaturesMystique January 20, 2017
Congratulations on this outstanding piece of art.. great work !
tmtburke PRO
 
tmtburke February 26, 2017
Congratulations on winning the 'People's Choice' lighthouse challenge. Lovely image.
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch March 26, 2017
Great shot deserving award!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh May 03, 2017
congrats : )) sublime
tmtburke PRO
 
tmtburke May 03, 2017
Beautiful capture, well done on your win.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry June 19, 2017
Bij mij zat de zon precies in het lichthuis.... :p
Mooi licht.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry June 19, 2017
Maar ik heb niet zoveel witte blokjes onder "awards" Hahahahahahaha
AmberDawn1 PRO+
 
AmberDawn1 September 01, 2017
Thank you for joining my sunset challenge! :-)
AmberDawn1 PRO+
 
AmberDawn1 October 06, 2017
Each and every sunset has its own unique beauty -- thank you so much for taking time to share your photo in my challenge. I love it! :-)
kimlizanadraughn
 
kimlizanadraughn October 09, 2017
Beautiful
AmberDawn1 PRO+
 
AmberDawn1 February 17, 2018
Beautiful..... :-)
myqls Premium
 
myqls June 21, 2018
That's brilliant!
Thanks for joining my Landmarks at Night challenge.
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography July 29, 2018
Great creativity. Thank you for joining my challenge, good luck!
rhendricks Premium
 
rhendricks November 14, 2018
Awesome photo!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Cabo Espichel ( Portugal ) at the end of the "Golden hour" One of the top ten of most beautiful places in Portugal...
Time
This photo was taken at the turn of the "Golden hour" into the "Blue hour" A short but wonderful time of day to shoot special photos.
Lighting
The lighting during the "Golden hour" is always wonderful, colors are warm when the sun is low at the horizon at the end of the day, giving your photos a kind of mysterious and wonderful glow... The "blue hour" is just before the sun sets completely and has a totaly different light, blue and cold... In this photo I was able to catch them both, creating a wonderful combination of cold blue and warm orange! The main feature in this photo is the sun reflecting in the old lighthouse, creating a natural "lamp".
Equipment
This photo was shot free out of hand without any extra equipment with a Lumix DMC-TZ60, my wonderful little friend with a nice Leica lens.
Inspiration
The inspiration for this photo was primarily the sun reflecting in the top of the old lighthouse making it look like she was still in use... I had to move quickly as the sun was going down quite fast. As always at those moments, my SD card was giving me some troubles! I had to change it for another one and my battery was very low as well. A few minutes were left and the colors of the ancient wall changed wonderfully into blue. I was surprised about the beauty of this short moment, having both the Golden and Blue hour in one shot! I only had the chance to take three more photos and the sun set along with my camera...
Editing
I edited this photo in Lightroom to put some emphasis on the colors of the lighthouse and I played a little with the light intensities and the highlights to make the dark wall stand out a little more.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment at all, I have a Lumix DMC-TZ60, all my photos are taken with this little miracle of a camera... The best thing about this camera is that it has a good Leica lens and it is very easy to carry with you because it practically fits in your back pocket. Many times you see something worth while photographing but you only carry a pocket camera or a cell phone with you... in that case your bag of equipment is filled with the opportunity, inspiration, a good eye for detail and passion for photography!
Feedback
If you want to take a photo like this one you have to wait for the "Golden hour" when the sun sets and be amazed about the beautiful warm colors the low sun creates... Make sure the light comes from the right direction, depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to take a silhouette it's better to shoot into the direction of the sun but if you want to take a photo with warm soft fairy tale like colors, it's better not to shoot into the sun but choose a position with the sun in your back or sideways. You have to plan carefully where you want to take your photo from as the sun sets, because you don't have much time. Colors and light change quickly at this time of day. The golden light suddenly turns into blue just before the sun sets completely! In this case I was surprised having them both in one photo but if you’re too late…tomorrow is allways another chance! Take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one once you get home and open your laptop, the magic of today's world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them! And last but certainly not least; make sure your battery is charged up and your SD card works well!

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