Peggy gets mooned!

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    Explored Front Page - March 22, 2009 - Thank you all so very much!
    Thank you Wendell & Anne Louise for grabbing the screen shot for me!

    What:
    The moon rising above the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove just after sunset.

    Where:
    Peggy's Cove
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    About:
    Well it's been over a month since my last PC lighthouse shot! I can't believe it!! LOL
    I shot this over 6 months ago with a buddy who wanted to go try out his new camera. The moon was full and the tide was out so I figured that would make for some decent waves. They turned out to be better than normal but not too crazy. The sun had just disappeared over the horizon here but the pink in the sky was really awesome. Too bad there weren't any clouds but at least we had an unobstructed view of the moon. It wasn't dark enough to see the stars yet and the only other thing in the sky was the planet Venus (or was it Jupiter?) that you can barely see here.

    You might be asking why I sat on this for so long? Well, a few reasons really... my archives of folders/pictures is or at least was not organized and the RAW file of this image is much darker so I didn't really take a good look at until I switched to Lightroom2 and cataloged all of my shots. LR2 is really great for organizing, ranking and raw processing your work. You can assign a rank (or star rating) so you can easily find the shots you want to process later without having to go through them all again (like I always had to do as I forget about my old shots quickly. I know, you forget about my shots rather quickly as well!! :-)

    Post Processing
    Well let's see... firstly this was one shot at a wide aperture and high ISO 400 (for the D200) which can be noisy but I wanted to more or less freeze the waves hitting the shore. Knowing what I know now I would have taken another exposure exposing for the rocks and sky and push it far to the right (on the histogram) and blended them later during PP (post processing). At least I knew at the time to take a shot of just the moon exposed properly to blend in later. Anyway this shot was so dark and the sky was so noisy that I passed it by when I first looked at it in September. After learning a few more skills and getting Noise Ninja I gave it another look to see if I could rescue it. I gave the sky a big dose of NN and it really smoothed it out well. If there were clouds it likely would have been too soft but it worked well on the graduated colors in the sky so I'm happy.

    Please, no multiple invites or crazy glittery graphics. Thank You
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    Nikon D200 : Nikkor 18-200mmVR @ 22mm : 1/6s @ f/4.6 : ISO 400
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    sminky_pinky100 (In and Out), Naj ♥, and 440 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. lunarlarry 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks Dave... This image is now printed on our MoonShine 2011 poster/calendar and receiving raves from our customers. See MoonShine 2011: Moonrise over Peggy's Cove . I believe this one will go down as the all time favorite of all the years.

    2. Jerome Pedro 50 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic. Composed perfectly.

    3. manoni81 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful work!

      Thank you for posting your work
      Seen in the "Nikon DX"-"GALLERY"
      www.flickr.com/groups/961975@N20/

    4. Manx photos 48 months ago | reply

      Fabulous colours and the tonal range on the rocks is gorgeous. Still manages to look natural too - I hate it when shots are over-processes and lose their natural beauty. This is just perfect!

    5. Phiggys.com BPE2* @DAPA Group 47 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on making the top20lh.
      Please remember to add to the Lighthouse position 20 archive.
      And tag it top20lh#20

      Top 20 Lighthouses (pls delete one when you post one!)

      www.flickr.com/groups/top20lighthouse/

    6. fabilly74 46 months ago | reply

      Just amazing shot!!!!!!
      Light, colors and composition are really wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

      This Great Photographic Art was made by a Diamond Class Photographer!
      Please add your photo to Flickr Diamond: The Diamond Class Photographer
      Read the group rules please and tag your photo DiamondClassPhotographer
      You may tag your photo again as flickrdiamond

    7. Matthias (Bolle) 36 months ago | reply

      Very nice work !!!

    8. Yannick Lefevre 35 months ago | reply

      hope that you're so fine Dave
      good to see this one again :-))))

    9. muslim.algerian 6 months ago | reply

      That's beautiful !!! I'm an artist I paint and this is such a amazing collection of photos , I would like to ask your permission to use some of them as refrences to paint from is that possible ?
      thank you

    10. Howard Brodsky 5 months ago | reply

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW ……...WHAT AN IMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THIS IS A "SPECIAL INVITATION" …..AS WE HAVE CHANGED OUR INVITATIONAL FORMAT!!

      AS WE ARE HOPING THAT THE ULTRA TALENTED ( LIKE YOURSELF ) WILL POST THEIR OWN WORK TO FCF AS OPPOSED TO ADMIN INVITING…BUT THIS EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE WAS SOOOOOO GOOD, IT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY…… AND I WANTED IT IN THE FCF GALLERY BADLY SO I SET A PRECEDENT AND INVITED IT WITH AN ADMIN INVITE!!!!.

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      Your work is an example of what the BEST is! Congratulations! Would you honour us by posting it to Flicker's Chosen Few as your work represents magnificence. If you look at the serious level throughout the FCF Gallery you will know with confidence, that to have images accepted to FCF means that ALL the work accepted to "Flickr's Chosen Few" is utterly professional and unparalleled in consistent choice……as look to your left & right of your picture and the consistency of images posted qualifies your picture`s brilliance of being accepted.

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    11. david schweitzer 5 months ago | reply


      PRESTIGIOUS DISTINCTION!
      Your incredible work represents the FINEST on Flickr. It is a statement of photographic excellence for it to reside in Flickr's Chosen Few. Congratulations!

    12. Wayne Pinkston 5 months ago | reply


      PRESTIGIOUS DISTINCTION!
      Your incredible work represents the FINEST on Flickr. It is a statement of photographic excellence for it to reside in Flickr's Chosen Few. Congratulations!

    13. Behappyaveiro 5 months ago | reply


      PRESTIGIOUS DISTINCTION!
      Your incredible work represents the FINEST on Flickr. It is a statement of photographic excellence for it to reside in Flickr's Chosen Few. Congratulations!

    14. Lior. L 5 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

    15. digefxgrp 5 months ago | reply


      PRESTIGIOUS DISTINCTION!
      Your incredible work represents the FINEST on Flickr. It is a statement of photographic excellence for it to reside in Flickr's Chosen Few. Congratulations!

    16. Howard Brodsky 5 months ago | reply

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