Photographer's Note

A fun evening filled with anticipation as a crowd gathered along Virginia Beach's Oceanfront. Everyone thought there was too much haze to view the moon as it crested the horizon line. I had searched for the ideal place to capture this scene, scouting hotel balconies and parking garages. Deciding to trek to the sand covered beach with an expensive camera, lens and tripod is not what I would normally do. (still trying to get the sand out of my Gitzo). The size of the moon is amplified by the long lens, a 100-400mm Canon Zoom set at 350mm so I could capture breaking waves.

The vantage point I selected, right at the waters edge, turned out to be the right one! I really like how the slightly long exposure worked to my advantage, capturing the Atlantic Ocean as whisps of white in the foreground, and rolling waves moving toward the camera position. Had a good time, even though it was really cold. This photo will soon be available as a 32" x 48" canvas gallery wrap. Check out more of my work at

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Tim Rudziensky (vaphotog1) (16)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-19
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 2 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-03-31 17:12
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