Friday, 21 March 2008

Lighthouse Moon

Lighthouse Moon
Originally uploaded by Ben Mottram

I had a lot of trouble getting the metering right for this picture. Several shots were exposed right for the lighthouse but, of course, the sky was burnt out.

The solution was remarkably simple.

Behind me was the sky lit by the afterglow of sunset. I Exposed the shot for that, spun round and released the shutter whilst aiming at the lighthouse.

An extreme expose/recompose motion, but remarkably effective - the lighthouse light and moon are both visible, the clouds have detail and the lighthouse itself actually looks red and white.

Well considering it was meant to be foul weather, we got away with wind and wind chill. Ambient temperature was 6C, with wind chill, much less.

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