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Full Moon above Fisherman's Wharf

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 November 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Monterey - California

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Canon 5D w/ Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens: ISO 50 - f/8 - 30.0 seconds

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful bright-night...! Love the superb HDR on this...well done Stephen!!

10 Nov 2009 5:43am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A beautiful and peaceful mood in this shot. I really like the lights...

10 Nov 2009 6:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A lovely night shot. Like the star on the full moon and the forest of masts.

10 Nov 2009 6:59am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Could some good crab be somewhere near? best...jerry

10 Nov 2009 7:10am

yz from Hungary


10 Nov 2009 7:13am

omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Wonderful night shot, like the reflections

10 Nov 2009 7:43am

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

A lovely night shot, great aperture set :)

10 Nov 2009 8:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I love this place, full of memories for me. Great night view and fantastic lights.

10 Nov 2009 9:36am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what a fabulous shot - the light is just fantastic and I love the colors and reflections......

10 Nov 2009 11:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous shot, although I'd be tempted to contrive a shorter exposure (higher iso) to counter the loss of detail in the moon and it's reflections.

10 Nov 2009 12:46pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

beautiful composition with the winding shore at the bottom left corner.. gorgeous! hard to do sharp with the floating boats!

10 Nov 2009 1:12pm

@Betsy Barron: Hey, Betsy - The waters were so very calm. There was some motion to the boats in the foreground - along the channel - but one can clearly read the vessel names on the boats tied up behind them. Amazing for such a long exposure. Thanks so much for the visit.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really lovely long exsposure

10 Nov 2009 1:41pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful night shot . Great compo .

10 Nov 2009 3:26pm

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Thats Beautiful.

10 Nov 2009 4:06pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


10 Nov 2009 4:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice clear night to give you such a bright moonlight! Love this composition with the warm colors on the sailboats and masts, the twinkling lights and the city lights beyond.

10 Nov 2009 6:23pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

What a beautiful clear night!

10 Nov 2009 6:55pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Well captured! Everything is perfect from the twinkling lights to the reflections on the water. Very nice.

10 Nov 2009 6:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

a beautiful "nightscape"

10 Nov 2009 7:12pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a gorgeous shot !!! Everything about it just worked perfectly, right down to those moonbeams in the water.... My big questions did you manage to have the moon stay still for those 30 seconds?????? My experience has never been quite as successful.........

10 Nov 2009 7:49pm

@Susan: You absolutely must bring at least a step-ladder with you - and just before releasing the shutter - you stand at the very top, facing straight into the moonlight and yell as loud as you can, "hold still."

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Now I can thank you for actually making me laugh out loud here at work!!!! Every time I try to do hdr stuff on the moon, the darn thing moves just enough in the time between shots, that I always end up having to do touch up work, so that I only have one round moon !!!

10 Nov 2009 8:56pm

@Susan: I've experienced the same thing in every instance before this one and just accepted the moon track as is - and went on with the image and my life. I can only think it was less of a problem with this shot in that I was using a 50mm lens - pretty much straight on. A more telephoto lens would magnify the effect it seems to me.

Liang from San Francisco, United States

monterey is so beautiful, and you captured its beauty at night as well. i love the reflection of the mood in the water here stephen! excellent job!

10 Nov 2009 11:44pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful image Stephen, especially the metallic reflections and the striking moonlight. What a lovely harbor setting, excellent capture.

11 Nov 2009 1:02am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wow! gorgeous! the clarity is superb! perfect exposure and fantastic composition

11 Nov 2009 1:08am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

this is a great water shot stephen. It really came out well. Congratulations!

11 Nov 2009 1:47am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

You are the master Stephen.It´s hats off time again !!!

11 Nov 2009 8:34am

jpdm from Pignans, France

wonderful !! you know how to capture the light !! what is your time value on this one ?

11 Nov 2009 9:33am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

stunningly beautiful lights, water reflection & view

11 Nov 2009 4:13pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

a glorious shot!

12 Nov 2009 3:41am

David from Detroit, United States

Excellent photo! I love the light on the rivulet in the foreground.

21 Nov 2009 4:10pm