Full Moon at Scurdie Ness Lighthouse

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Comments (76)

Herr Schwaar on September 28, 2011

It looks like a beautiful paintig! How can you make this photo by a exposure time of 15 sek. without a trace of movement??(clouds, moon, beam)

Christos Theodorou on September 28, 2011

Spectacular night view !!!!!!!!!! Kind regards from Greece.

GDavidson on September 28, 2011

Thank you Herr Schwarr and Christos Theodorou!

There was very little wind and the clouds were moving very slowly. On the full size version of the image I have here (24Mpix), the blur of the clouds is much more obvious. If you look closely at the moon you'll see it's not exactly round due to its movement during the exposure.

I had to time the shot to include the light sweeps of the light house so it would likely have flashed twice in that time. The beam is blanked off within the lighthouse so it can't be seen from the shore, where I took the photo.

It all worked out very well!

-- Graeme

geogeek on September 29, 2011

Great photo! like and favorite!!

GDavidson on September 29, 2011

Thank you Geogeek!

-- Graeme

Wiegertje on November 11, 2011

nice shot :) greetings from the netherlands Wiegertje

GDavidson on November 11, 2011

Thank you for your kind comment Wiegertje!

-- Graeme

SalaZander on November 20, 2011


GDavidson on November 23, 2011

Thank you SalaZander!

Cidonio Rinaldi on April 27, 2012

Belíssima. Eu Gosto. Saudações de Coimbra - Portugal

GDavidson on April 28, 2012

Thank you for your kind comment CidonioRinaldi!

-- Graeme

eric-bretagne-29 on January 23, 2013

extraordinaire image, un grand bravo, c'est magnifique
amitiés, eric

GDavidson on January 23, 2013

Thank you ericb29!


Vassilis L. on February 15, 2013

Spectacular shot! Like & Fav.
Greetings from Athens, Vassilis
Your photo in fb

GDavidson on April 20, 2013

Thank you for your kind comment Vassilis L.

mel_WP on September 16, 2013

Fabulous photo! I have a client who would like to discuss the possibility of including this photo on the front cover of a book they are publishing. Could you please contact me at mel@with-permission.com with the contact information where I could send a request letter with all of the details? Much thanks! Melissa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 13, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by GDavidson
    • Taken on 2009/04/13 00:41:15
    • Exposure: 15.000s
    • Focal Length: 240.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash