Sunset at Cape Neddick Lighthouse

On September 5, 2015, in Maine, by admin
Sunset at Cape Neddick Lighthouse

Sunset at Cape Neddick Lighthouse

I recently received an email from the Dave Morrow Photography website with a link to a night sky editing tutorial.  I thought to myself “Hey, I have some night sky images of Cape Neddick Lighthouse from my recent Nova Scotia holiday”.  I watched Dave’s tutorial and used some of his techniques on my image.

I took this image from the rocks across the channel from the lighthouse along with 8-10 other photographers.  I spent about an hour before and after sunset capturing images to see how the light changed.  I was actually out there so long that my wife, who did not pay attention where I set up, thought I had fallen into the water; she didn’t do anything, but at least she had the thought…

As you can see by the water, I used very slow shutter speeds, 30 seconds in this particular image.  It might look like the image was taken during the day, but that is just a result of the the long exposure time and the “blue hour” that follows sunset.

N43 09 55.11 W070 35 27.89

Manarola Sunset

On October 11, 2013, in Italy, Photography Tips, by admin
Manarola Sunset

Manarola Sunset (click to enlarge)

Another panorama image using my Really Right Stuff PG-02 Pro Omni-Pivot Package.  This image was taken from a promontory overlooking the the town of Manarola, one of the “Cinque Terre” (five towns) along the Italian coast in the Liguria region of Italy.  It was taken just after sunset during the “blue hour” which has become my favorite time of day to shoot.

This panorama consists of six images in two rows with three images in each row.  The long exposure gives the water that foggy look.  In actuality, the waves were crashing into the stone coast but the 30 second exposures softened those.

By the way, I took this image after a great meal at Trattoria dal Billy which is HIGHLY recommended.  The view is spectacular, make sure you drink the local Cinque Terre wine.  We brought a bottle home to drink a year later and the memories flooded back.

Location: N44 06 26.85  E009 43 32.38