A full moon and a lighthouse

There is a full moon tonight. I think the best night to shoot a full moon though is the night before it is full. It will typically rise about a half hour to an hour before sunset and can be added to the landscape with great color and effect. This is especially true if you happen to have a lighthouse in the foreground! This is the St. George Lighthouse with the moon behind it, and I waited and captured the light in the house blinking as well. Remember, it isn’t about being in the right place at the right time, it is about putting yourself in the right place at the right time.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC lens on a Nikon D-800, Manual Mode, f5.6, 1/15th of a second, ISO 3200, Vanguard Abeo Plus tripod and Wemberley head, processed in Lightroom 5.

St George Lighthouse 110514f copy


One Response to “A full moon and a lighthouse”

  1. mstcourtjester Says:

    Now that takes dedication and hard work, to capture a perfect shot like that!

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