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Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Gerry | 4 Comments

Nikon D80, 1/2 sec at f/11, 56mm, ISO 200

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

This was our 4th day at Mount Desert Island and we had moved on to a motel from camping. What a relief! LOL. Bass Harbor Lighthouse was a little difficult to shot because first you have to find a good position among huge uneven boulders, second I had to carry all my equipment to the location and third it was dawn therefore it was getting dark. There was a short trail leading to this area but to get this shot I had to move closer to the water on to huge rocks. I was looking forward to shooting this lighthouse cause it’s the only lighthouse on the island and it’s also my first time photographing a working lighthouse. I had fun shooting this photo and I hope you guys like it. Happy viewing! As always please leave comments/questions.

4 Responses

  1. Petr — June 3, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    1) It’s not sharp, in fact it’s blurry. Why 1/2 sec?
    2) You should straighten up the lighthouse in some software.
    3) You have much better shots here, this one unnecessarily decreases overall impression from your blog

    • Gerry Vizcarra Photography — June 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM

      First of all thanks for your comment and question. I was going for a more ethereal look. I was more interested in the colors of the sky. I used 1/2 a sec because it was getting dark, I wanted to capture some movement and I was using Reverse ND grad filter (that may also affected the focus/sharpness of the photo). I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind. Again thanks for your comment and questions. Please keep visiting my blog and I appreciate your comment.

  2. Nat — June 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Nice photo! I like the different visual elements, did you alter any of the colors?

    • Gerry Vizcarra Photography — June 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM

      Thank you. I used circular polarizer and reverse ND grad filter. The color was not altered or photoshoped, just a slight contrast, hue and saturation adjustment using Lightroom.


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