Peter Curcio  

Elk Neck by Peter Curcio

November 2021 - Elk Neck

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Our photo group had a mini shoot, November 6 at Elk Neck State Park in Elkton, Maryland. It was a sunrise event and we met at 6:30 AM for the 7:15 sunrise. Fortunately, many of us got there early and got the full advantage of a wonderful sunrise. It was a very cold day, with temperatures around 37 degrees with frost on the ground. A first for us this year.

This photo was captured with a Nikon d7200, ISO 200 at f/22.0. I was using a tripod and was bracketing my shots most of the day. Post processing was in PhotoLab and the Nik Collection.

5 comments posted

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Peter, Lighthouses are such great subjects. The relationship between their form and the bordering space is fascinating. And to me the shadows you captured really strengthen the appeal. One suggestion, that early light is really blue and our eye/mind adjusts for that. The camera doesn't necessarily however. I took the liberty to adjust the color temp to the warmer side to see what the effect would be.   Posted: 11/16/2021 13:30:20
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Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Ham, Thank you so much for your comment and the edit. I like the warmer effect.   Posted: 11/16/2021 19:46:47

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Good eye Peter. I like the detail and sharpness as well as the perspective of this image. I agree with Peter that the color correction is needed.   Posted: 11/19/2021 10:53:34

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Good capture, Peter. I rarely think of photographing with shadows in front of a structure created by backlighting. Your positioning makes the lighthouse look majestic. I like the lesson of Ham's warmer version.   Posted: 11/20/2021 20:02:55

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
The light and shadows of the lighthouse are very nice. I like the warmer version also.   Posted: 11/23/2021 21:09:11


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