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Finding The Light Cabrillo Lighthouse . . .



Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is located in Northern California, United States, between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino and has been a federal aid to navigation sinc...
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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is located in Northern California, United States, between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino and has been a federal aid to navigation since 1909.
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7 Comments | Report
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek February 06, 2019
This is awesome, Teri!
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Teri_Reames February 11, 2019
Thank you, Mike!!!!!!! :)
RickL PRO+
 
RickL March 01, 2019
Very nice composition
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Teri_Reames March 02, 2019
Thank you very much!!!!
Erika02
 
Erika02 March 02, 2019
Káprázatos!
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Teri_Reames March 02, 2019
Thank you!
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expiredfilms March 03, 2019
Amazing shot
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Teri_Reames March 03, 2019
Thank you for the kind words!!!
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garysissons March 12, 2019
Nice long exposure shot.
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Teri_Reames March 13, 2019
Thank you, I actually bracket 3 shots then layered them in the editing progress.
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mkhayes April 18, 2019
Gorgeous sunset!
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Teri_Reames April 18, 2019
Thank you very much!!!!
Deiderz
 
Deiderz August 20, 2019
Beautiful
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Teri_Reames August 24, 2019
Thank you!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Northern California, USA in Mendocino County. This lighthouse is located between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino.
Time
One of my favorite times to take photos is in the evenings. I shot this photo in the darkness of night to catch the Blue Hour.
Lighting
While photographing the light house I decided to bracket my shots using an over exposed, an under exposed and normal exposure. I then layered the bracket shots in Lightroom giving it an equal balance of lighting.
Equipment
I own a Nikon D5 camera, the lens of choice was a Nikkor 16-35mm 1.4G wide angel lens, a Manfrotto tripod and a remote shutter release.
Inspiration
While out during the day I shot this lighthouse. I could only imagine what it would look like at night. After getting permission to return at dusk to the property, I allowed my imagination to go wild with different images of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. I truly enjoy taking sunset and night shots the most. However, landscape photography is not my strong point. Regardless, I keep trying to capture the perfect shot.
Editing
Since I bracket my shots for this photo and always shoot in RAW, I first started with Lightroom. I edited all three shots to my liking then transferred over to Photoshop where I finished the photo.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D5 camera, I travel with at least 3 lens for options while out shooting. In my camera bag I do have different filters if I choose to use them. Always an extra battery. My remote shutter release and I normally I will bring my Manfrotto tripod. I normally have two camera bags, one with all my lenses and everything under the sun in the camera bag. After making the decision of what I will be shooting I take what lenses I feel I will need for the shoot in a smaller camera bag with all the needed accessories.
Feedback
My best advice on capturing a shot like this is to be prepared. Have your equipment set up and ready in a timely matter. When capturing night shots always use a quality tripod so that it is solid and not shaky. And I always use a remote shutter release as well. Know what kind of shot you are looking for as it is difficult changing locations in the darkness of night when trying to capture the Blue Hour. And definitely remember a flash light, it comes in handy when trying to change your settings and getting back to your car. But most of all have fun and try new things!

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