Featured Five Mile Point Lighthouse

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by WestOkid, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    It's been a tough stretch for Photography lately. I have been relegated to shooting birds in my backyard during lunch breaks. I love nature in general so that's not the worst, but one of the main reasons I love photography is because it allows my to escape the grind of the real world. This sort of explains why my photography is not a documentation as much as a creation. Well I finally had some time to don just that and was able to drive out to Connecticut and capture my first real lighthouse.

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    Shot with A7TRII + Zony 16-35Z o& 70-300G
     
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  2. DaveC

    DaveC TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Nice shots, all of them, but I particularly like numbers1,2&5
     
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Ah! Was wondering already where the sudden change of subjects came from. Good to know that you're back on track (tracks outside, I mean). Though I have to say that your sense of composition also showed in some of your bird photos.
    These are my faves.
     
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  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Lighthouses, a personal favorite subject of mine. Looks like an awesome location as you've captured the atmosphere brilliantly. Gorgeous stone lighthouse.
    I like them all, but especially #4, for that view of a distant horizon. That always resonates something within me.
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Lovely, just lovely
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Good series...
     
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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Gary, absolutely stunning photos man!!!
    Love the color tones and #1 and #4 are my favorites composition wise ;) 
     
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  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks Dave

    Thanks Will. Much appreciate, but I'm trying to figure out how you're up this early. No wonder you have time to walk every inch of the US. you don't sleep! :) 

    Thanks Dave

    Thank you
     
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  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks for the encouragement. Yeah I have had to stay local due to lack of time or some other reason. Not much too much landscape/cityscape shots in a NJ suburb. That said, I can't say that I will have more time soon, but it was great to get out :) 
     
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  10. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks Nick. Much appreciated as always.
     
  11. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks for the Feature!
     
  12. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Love the series.
     
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Those rock, Gary! And I’m with Nick here, #1 & 4 especially!
     
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  14. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Well done! Like you, I enjoy photography as an escape. It helps fill in the time and avoid old thoughts. Additionally, I love light houses and the sea. I'm blessed to live in a beach town close to the Atlantic Ocean. I never tire of watching the water and people enjoying it.
     
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  15. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Nice color grading
     
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  16. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2015
    Bert Cheney
    Beautiful capture and great processing!! I particularly like #3. I know we tend to avoid people in our landscapes, but I feel that in this shot the people and the bird add to the image instead of distract from it.
     
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  17. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    They're all amazing, but the first just speaks to me. Thanks for posting.
     
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  18. cheeks69

    cheeks69 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 24, 2017
    Robert
    A great set Gary, the toning and composition is excellent, well done !
     
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  19. argyle

    argyle TalkEmount Rookie

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    Mar 24, 2018
    Excellent color. Nice shots. Be proud of those.
     
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  20. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Thanks everyone for all the great compliments. I couldn't respond earlier because I went to the eye doctor and my eyes were dilated really bad. I couldn't look a a screen for hours.

    This was pretty inspiring. I want to go up to Maine to shoot lighthouses in the coming months. Of course money, the wife, and God willing. :) 
    Stay tuned!!!
     
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