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Moon over the Cape Fear | by [nosamk] KMason photography
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Moon over the Cape Fear



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The Cape Fear River is a 202 miles (325 km) long blackwater river in east central North Carolina in the United States. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear, from which it takes its name. During the colonial era, the river provided a principal transportation route to the interior of North Carolina. Today the river is navigable as far as Fayetteville through a series of locks and dams. The estuary of the river furnishes a segment of the route of the Intracoastal Waterway. [from wikipedia]


This is the almost full moon on a very windy night shining down over the mouth of the Cape Fear river in Southport, NC. The bright light on the horizon [and right side] is the Oak Island lighthouse - the constellation Scorpius also made it into this shot.



Camera: Canon EOS 50D

Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX [11-16mm f/2.8]

Focal Length: 12 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Aperture: f/4

Filter: None

Tripod: Gitzo GT2531

Ball Head: Arcatech GV2



Lightroom 4 [temp, sharpness, etc]

Photoshop CS5 [luminosity blending]


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Taken on August 1, 2009