Gary Butler, QPSA  


Moonset at Estero Lagoon by Gary Butler, QPSA

June 2022 - Moonset at Estero Lagoon

About the Image(s)

I went out to capture shore birds early one morning in mid-April. I arrived well before sunrise. I was treated to this sight at the remains of an old pier at the beach side of Little Estero Lagoon.

This image was shot with my new Canon R5 Mirrorless and a 100-500mm lens set at 114mm. The other settings were f/8 at 1/100 sec. All I need were some basic adjustments in LR Classic.


9 comments posted




Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Nice shot Gary. I appreciate the way you have placed the moon directly over the end post. Colour and tone create a mood of quiet solitude. Would it have been possible to wait until the moon was on the horizon and find a new position to put the moon apparently sitting on top of the end pole?   Posted: 06/03/2022 09:15:34



Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Guy, that's a good thought but there is a problem. As time goes on the sky continues to get lighter and lighter. By the time the moon reach the surface of the water it was so pale that it made very little impression. Perhaps a better way would be to split the image and physically move the sky with the moon so that it was directly over the last post. Thanks for your thoughts.   Posted: 06/03/2022 09:22:04
Guy Davies   Guy Davies
I wondered if that would be a problem.   Posted: 06/03/2022 11:31:36



Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Nice leading line and complimentary colors. These scenes come infrequently with the right setting with the right weather conditions, glad you were there to capture it. Poles or whatever they are called are nicely exposed with details. Pleasant and serene.   Posted: 06/03/2022 18:51:49



Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Gary, great composition and I am surprised that with this long lens 100-500 @ 114 mm you were able to get the moon and the pilons in focus. Did you do some focus stacking ?
I like the leading line created by the pilons directly to the moon   Posted: 06/06/2022 05:09:05
Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Isaac, no I didn't have to do any stacking. This is a single shot. Perhaps it helped that I was 30-40 feet back from the pilings. Thanks for the compliments.   Posted: 06/06/2022 06:32:16
Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Isaac, no I didn't have to do any stacking. This is a single shot. Perhaps it helped that I was 30-40 feet back from the pilings. Thanks for the compliments.   Posted: 06/06/2022 10:25:52



Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Gary
A moody atmospheric and above all tranquil image,love that you have kept the horizon line above the old jetty posts,lovely textures and detail in the posts.While everyone else was snoring in their beds you had this stunning scene all to yourself how wonderful is that.   Posted: 06/06/2022 15:02:53



Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
A simple but meaningful image Gary. It speaks to a quiet interlude of introspection of life's realities.   Posted: 06/18/2022 19:43:10



 

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