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2nd Beach Moonlight

My wife and I decided to take a trip down to Oregon, and on the way home, we stopped to camp for a couple nights in Olympic National Park. We set up camp on Sec...
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My wife and I decided to take a trip down to Oregon, and on the way home, we stopped to camp for a couple nights in Olympic National Park. We set up camp on Second Beach (which was awesome). Although the conditions were not great for shooting, as it was pretty grey out, we were still enjoying a roaring fire on the beach eating hot dogs and drinking tea…

The sun had gone down and we were hanging out playing some games. With my back to the ocean, she looked at me with a funny look and said “Well that looks pretty cool”… I turned around and what I saw made me run for my camera bag.

I literally had only a few minutes to capture this and since the exposures were long (it was pretty dark out) it left me very little room for error. By the time I was close enough with my tripod, with my exposure calculations figured out in my head (more like a guess), I fired a four minute shot… What appeared on the view finder absolutely thrilled me. I only wish I had more time to play with some other compositions, but I suppose I should be grateful I got this one!
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nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 13, 2016
Ha! Love your explanation of how you captured this. But like I always say, "it only takes one!" Congrats! This is awesome!
margaretgosiakossowski
 
margaretgosiakossowski January 02, 2017
Super.
rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace January 19, 2017
Excelent capture !
reeses_pieces
 
reeses_pieces February 23, 2017
Beautiful
Traezh
 
Traezh March 17, 2017
Superb !
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt April 03, 2017
Incredible capture and I loved your description! Reminds me of many a time when I have been frantically trying to set up and calculate exposure, knowing that I only had a couple of minutes before the moment passed.
tonyawallbrooks
 
tonyawallbrooks September 10, 2017
Magnificent!!!
Heather_Slj
 
Heather_Slj October 12, 2017
awesome
sabeenaontour
 
sabeenaontour October 15, 2017
Stunning!
RySail PRO+
 
RySail January 11, 2018
Sublime... breathtaking! And it’s shots like these that so inspiring. Thank you!
moanabennett PRO
 
moanabennett March 30, 2018
Wonderful photo
moanabennett PRO
 
moanabennett March 30, 2018
What nina050 said goes for me as well
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto July 20, 2018
Magnificent capture
byCher PRO
 
byCher October 16, 2018
Thank you for explaining your pictures so nicely. I can see the value in telling the back story from reading these.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 06, 2018
Stunning
parasshah_8826
 
parasshah_8826 March 19, 2019
wow

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