• Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
    Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
    Aperture: f/22
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 2 EV

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  • There are 3 modern lighthouses in Batanes: this one in Basco, another one in nearby Diura, Mahatao and the 3rd one is in Sabtang island.
  • the sun comes out large here as I used a telephoto lens, at a zoom of 200mm. Without it, the sun will be small.

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I was actually stalking the Basco Cathedral to catch how its white facade would pick up the sun's fire when I realized that way farther, in the west, at the hills of Naidi, was the outline of the Basco lighthouse against the falling sun.

So let me share a phototip. In instances when the steep background is above the horizon, a sun's outline can be still be recreated. This was after all taken at 5:47PM, about 10 minutes before sundown and the sky was still well-lit and not this dark. I took at least 12 shots of different compositions and exposures and the most severely underexposed one, for me, showed the biggest bang. The underexposure is -2eV or six stops in my dSLR.

Warning: Do not stare at the sun as it can damage your eyes' lens as much as it can damage a camera's lens. In this photo, I focused on the lighthouse. Do your shots quick, preferably as near the real time of the sunset.

the Basco lighthouse at Naidi Hills, Basco town, the capital of Batanes, the Philippines

(currently the most interesting pic with the tag Batanes)

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  1. Farl 73 months ago | reply

    thanks my friends!

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  3. tsevis 72 months ago | reply

    Cool shot.

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    very nice ---like red flame

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  9. Gostokom [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    A pretty capture of this lighthouse in the late evening sunlight. Lovely warm tones and excellent clarity.

  10. mj_kharie 61 months ago | reply

    Wow this is a great shot!

  11. Rex Sy 60 months ago | reply

    Wow! Artistic!

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  13. Thunder in Paradise 58 months ago | reply

    火红的天空下形成的剪影,真漂亮。

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  16. Little Wing Luna 54 months ago | reply

    great shot;) thanks for the info')

  17. Keith Uub 53 months ago | reply

    Nice capture!

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