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LPaton

By the light of the Moon

This shot was definitely a challenge! I needed to time it just right so the shutter would release at the exact moment that the rotating beam from the lighthouse...
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This shot was definitely a challenge! I needed to time it just right so the shutter would release at the exact moment that the rotating beam from the lighthouse lined up with the moon. But didn't stay open so long that the light would pass the moon. Simultaneously, I needed to get the correct exposure. If the shutter was left open too long not only would the beam not line up, but it would show up as just a flood of light across the sky. if too short a time, I might get the moon and beam to line up correctly, but I would lose the detail in the foreground of the landscape. I knew I had a limited window of time to work on it before the moon changed its position in the sky and the two would no longer line up. It took several tries with different settings. But I finally got it right. Relieved that my perseverance paid off.
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carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 15, 2014
Love!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman January 18, 2014
I voted for this...it is incredible. Wish it was mine....
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 18, 2014
voted
alanrobertson
 
alanrobertson January 30, 2014
excellent..voted
Timbo
 
Timbo February 02, 2014
Simply an outstanding shot.....
PhotosByAngieR PRO+
 
PhotosByAngieR February 18, 2014
The end result was well worth the effort - fantastic photo!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 28, 2014
Terrific well thought out & executed shot. Congratulations.
NIRMALNEUPANE
 
NIRMALNEUPANE April 28, 2014
JUST AWESOME :)
debsbain PRO
 
debsbain April 28, 2014
Great shot worth all your effort
jonnywilliams PRO+
 
jonnywilliams April 28, 2014
congrats on your feature and very nicely done :)
imagineit PRO+
 
imagineit April 28, 2014
Fantastic image and work!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK April 28, 2014
Great execution on an awesome capture. Congratulations on your Feature!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 28, 2014
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 28, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow April 28, 2014
Fabulous, congrats!
kkat PRO
 
kkat April 28, 2014
Super Nice!! Congratulations!!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 28, 2014
Yay! Congrats on your Feature!
running56horses PRO+
 
running56horses April 28, 2014
Magnificent!!
sunnysideup
 
sunnysideup April 28, 2014
Great shot! very imaginative and well worth the effort
Bannekh
 
Bannekh April 28, 2014
Great shot
Vikkii_007
 
Vikkii_007 April 28, 2014
Amazing, especially with all the hard work and patience you had to put into it ;)
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography April 28, 2014
Great shot
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen April 28, 2014
Amazing! Thanks for sharing your efforts.
annettemethvinshells Premium
 
annettemethvinshells April 28, 2014
Awesome :) congrats
LionesLens
 
LionesLens April 28, 2014
Congratulations on your well earned feature photograph award!
catini
 
catini April 28, 2014
Great shot, congrats on your feature!
parthgupta
 
parthgupta April 28, 2014
WOW!
Love this photo.
EyesFocused PRO+
 
EyesFocused April 28, 2014
Amazing shot!!!
debbietegtmeier
 
debbietegtmeier April 28, 2014
A big CONGRATULATIONS!! A labor of love and I, for one, am happy you made the effort and shared it here so I can enjoy it. I am a big lighthouse fan, living very close to the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Winchester Bay, Oregon and photographing it often (even tonight since it was misty). Which lighthouse is this?
davidrelph
 
davidrelph April 29, 2014
Nice light looking up to the moon
lisaamandabradshaw PRO+
 
lisaamandabradshaw April 30, 2014
beautiful shot
photobug
 
photobug May 01, 2014
Nice job
jane_koranda
 
jane_koranda May 10, 2014
Congratulations on your win!!!! very talented, love the shot. Thanks for explaining how you took the shot.
sagarpanchal321
 
sagarpanchal321 July 07, 2014
Amazing shot
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger July 13, 2014
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donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger July 13, 2014
Outstanding image!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 13, 2014
Love lighthouses... This is amazing!! ")
evapollick
 
evapollick October 13, 2014
Beautiful. Awesome shot!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 07, 2014
VOTED..IOTY..K
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 10, 2014
Beautiful shot
lindabonskowski
 
lindabonskowski December 29, 2014
Brilliant idea!
johnfcovin
 
johnfcovin January 03, 2015
Wonderful!!!
CherylG
 
CherylG February 22, 2015
Beautiful!!
Matador
 
Matador March 02, 2015
Fantastic composition!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover March 05, 2015
Awesome shot,perseverance definately paid off.
Roussou
 
Roussou March 15, 2015
Excellent, once in a lifetime shot
stevefox
 
stevefox March 15, 2015
Great view with a touch for good timing. Good exposure also.
Blaze PRO+
 
Blaze March 29, 2015
Perfect pictures take patience. And yours definitely paid off. Wonderful shot.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 20, 2015
Great capture. Congrats. - Jake
Chillbrook PRO
 
Chillbrook June 09, 2015
Super shot!

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