18 Jul

I always tell myself I’m going to be at my genius sunset locale at least an hour beforehand.  I put it on my to-do list…charge batteries, pack batteries, triple check I’ve packed the camera itself (though for some reason, I don’t always remember my tripod. haha) and lastly…be there before the sun sets.

That plan works about 1% of the time.  The rest of my shoots involve more traffic than I accounted for, more gas than I had in my tank, and stopping for more snacks than I brought with me. haha

For this particular trip, I believe I got to the Castle Hill lighthouse as the sun was setting.  I remember grabbing my backpack and tripod (thankfully I remembered it this time!) and literally sprinting to the shore. Set up tripod, slap the camera on top, 2 second composition, check your camera settings, shoot.  Pick up camera, run to next spot, repeat.

Oh…and somewhere in there add “sweat” and “huff and puff”. haha

The end result?  A silhouette!

Lighthouse Silhouette

Lighthouse Silhouette

15 Responses to “Sunset-ish”

  1. nonoymanga July 18, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Beautiful silhouette!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. Mondrak July 18, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Oh wow! That is a fantastic photo

    • seeingspotsphoto July 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank you, Mondrak! I actually saw this composition when I first got there…I took a series on my way down to the water and then a series (this shot) on the way back to the car, because the light wasn’t quite right the first time. 🙂

  3. lightswimming July 18, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    ‘convenient’ that you got a silhouette during ‘Silhouette challenge month’ :). I smell a conspiracy. 😛

    • seeingspotsphoto July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      Lol actually, the conspiracy is actually the convenient publishing of the photo. I took this last year. Haha

      Of the photos I took that day, this is the one I was the least certain of, so I never did anything with it. This month’s challenge is the perfect excuse to show it to the world!

  4. Jeremy July 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm #


  5. kiaman2012 July 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Fabulous image!

  6. David Pasillas July 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Lovely shot.

    My god. Were you packing for a weekend trip or a sunset shoot?

    Be careful running with your gear! I’d hate to read about you falling and destroying that Canon…on second thought. haha

    • seeingspotsphoto July 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

      You know what’s funny…both of us thought about the camera getting hurt, not about me and my hypothetical broken leg. haha

  7. bulldogsturf July 24, 2012 at 4:34 am #

    Wow this is a beautiful shot…


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