Sherry Icardi  

Jupiter Lighthouse by Sherry Icardi

June 2022 - Jupiter Lighthouse

About the Image(s)

This was taken one morning in 2019 while up shooting sunrise at Coral Cove Park. when we finished I decided to go over to the Lighthouse (in a very awkward spot since you could not get the entirety of the lighthouse and the setting moon from a full view location). I hadn't really played around with it much since I was really disappointed in the end result but I'm testing a new computer and decided to tackle this particular image. Many challenges including haze and placement of lighthouse but all in all better than I had anticipated.

I would be interested in your thoughts as to whether I just deleted this try and take it from the full moon set....

Taken with D850 and 24-120 mm lens
1/500 sec on tripod
ISO 1250
60mm and F14

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Tom Barbernitz   Tom Barbernitz
Really like this image Sherry - The contrasting colors, the moon, the lighthouse - All the elements work together to me and create a nice shot. My only personal preference would be to have the foreground tree in sharp focus as well. It may be sharp and crisp in the original and gotten lost when you compressed for the website - but that is my observation.
  Posted: 06/10/2022 18:14:19

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A great image Sherry. I really enjoy your composition and use of the elements, very well balanced. Colour palette is good, particularly for the time of day. My thoughts - delete it? Never !!! It's helpful to revisit older images now and then for use of thinking "How can I do this better next time?" If this location is within easy reach for you, definitely go back often, at various times and try slight adjustments in technique. No two images will ever be the same.   Posted: 06/17/2022 05:07:51

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Great capture. The full moon and the light house are in perfect location, but the foreground tree that blocked some of the moon is a little distraction. Maybe next time when full moon occurs you can go to the same location but avoid the tree.   Posted: 06/18/2022 17:21:54
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
This is from the back side of the Lighthouse and there is no way to avoid trees at all. I have taken from multiple angles and this one image had the "preset Tree" clutter. I don't know astrophotography that well, but I know that I can't get the moon set (west) from the other, more commonly photographed location. It looks East (which shouldn't surprise anyone, It is situated for maximum visibility to ships/boats coming into various docks on ocean side.   Posted: 06/30/2022 10:39:58