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 VirginiaImages.com
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ingvar (2086) 2011-03-31 17:48
This is really a great work of art! Colors of the moon, they seem painted with watercolor brush! There are beautiful shades of the sea and the velvety waves !
I see you have a good cameras, so I 'll look your other beautiful photos!
Have a nice day!
CPD66 (787) 2011-04-01 4:28
simple in complosition, two colours all well framed have resulted in a very good photo.
the colour of the moon is stunning and contrasts beautifully with the blue of both the ocean and the sky.
rmajum (1151) 2011-04-01 4:34
The orange yellow colour of the moon coupled with the serene blue of the water and the sky has made it a very effective composition to me.
Wait to see more from U