Great shot - well done! Congratulations on the win.
A very big thank you to everyone who voted for my picture and for the kind comments. Congratulations to all the other fine entries.
A big thank you to everyone that voted. Congratulations to the winner!
Thank you to everyone that voted for my picture!
Congratulations to the winner.
Thank you to everyone that voted - lots of great images to be seen!
Thank you *From His Garden* and *Ben* for your kind praise and support!
No worries at all, *ser dpreview*.
Thank you for your very kind comment James!
Thank you afb2x!
Ser dpreview and 20seven: I reckon the lighthouse would have been about 1300 meters away (shot at 240mm)
I should point out that the moon's path that evening (13-04-2009 - North East coast of Scotland) was such that it didn't rise much above the horizon before setting, giving me more opportunity to get a shot with the moon over the lighthouse by walking along the seaside.
When that photograph was taken, the moon would have been under 5 degrees above the horizon and was very much dimmer/golden as a result but not so that I could maintain detail on the moon itself. When I arrived to take the shot, the moon was not visible and I thought the clouds would never clear (no wind!) but patience and good luck prevailed.
In order to get the composition with the moon above the lighthouse, I had to reposition myself north along the seaside and take shots when the moon came out.
The illumination of the lighthouse is the result of sodium vapour street lighting from the town of Montrose (Scotland) immediately behind me. The golden moon light backed up with the orange/yellow sodium vapour light from Montrose provided an overall golden light.
The only PP in the photo is white balance correction and levels and a slight crop.
I can post up a series of thumbnails of other similar shots taken that evening if futher evidence is required.
20seven, with respect, the rules in this competition, unlike some other competitions, did not state that pictures previously entered were not allowed. I would not have entered if it had said otherwise.
Again, I would like to thank everyone again who kindly voted for my picture and offer my congratulations to the other fine entries.
Thank you everyone who voted for my picture and congratulations to the other fine entries in the challenge.
Thank you Frank, Robert and Raist3d for your very kind comments. Frank, the picture is a single 15 second exposure.
I had to keep moving along the seaside in the course of the night to keep the moon aligned when it emerged from behind the clouds. I was very lucky that the moon broke through the clouds that night!
Thank you - glad you like it!
A big thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to the winner and the other great entries in the challenge!
Thank you Cleydson! It was a carefully planned shot in terms of finding a day the moon would be in the a good position, but on arrival that night I thought the moon was not going to come out from behind the clouds which as you rightly point out weren't going anywhere fast!
Thankfully, I was on the seaside and was able to keep the moon above the lighthouse by heading north between glimpses of the moon.
Thank you everone that voted for my picture and congratulations to the winners and other fine entries in the competition.
Thank you everyone that voted!
Glad you liked it *whisky*! It was my first visit to that local hill and I was rained off it, only to see this on the way down!
Thank you for your kind comments gnohz and Marshall!--Graeme
Thank you jezsik and Michael for your kind comments!
Thank you everyone who kindly voted for my picture. With all the wonderful entries in the competition, I didn't expect for this image to win. Well done to all the others - great work!
Kind regards, Graeme
Sorry about the late reply. Thank you for your kind comments *crazylegs80* and *bronkbombers*. I'd passed that hill every working day for the past 28 years and had never been up it.
It was a fine evening when I went up and I remember seeing the rain clouds gathering and being disheartened that I'd have to get off the hill quickly to avoid getting mired in the mud. When this scene unfolded in front of me, I was thankful I had the fisheye in the camera bag!
The main reason I had gone up the hill was to see what the view was like and if there would be a good view of Gourdon. I got rather more than I had bargained for!
All the best,/Graeme/
Thank you everyone that kindly voted for my picture. It's my first win of any photo competition and I am glad that I could share this chance event captured by good luck and being in the right place at the right time.