Moonrise view of Maine Acadia National Park rocky granite seacoast and Atlantic ocean coast line.
One of my last visit to Acadia National Park in Maine coincided with full moon. The day before I decided to take advantage and scouted for suitable locations along the granite coast shoreline next the park loop road. The next evening I made my way back to the promising location after a day of capturing the beauty of Acadia National Park. I set up tripod and camera near a tiny Tide Pool and patiently waited for the magic to unfold. It did not disappoint and I was rewarded with spectacular lighting enhanced by a beautiful moonrise across the Atlantic Ocean seascape. After shooting a few pictures in landscape format I decided to switch to portrait format. The portrait format in combination with a low camera point allowed me to include the moon and its reflection in the tide pool into the composition. The Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM provided a sufficient wide-angle view that conveyed the spatial depth that I was looking for in my landscape photography image. I metered and manually focused on the granite coast in the foreground. A spit Neutral Density Filter reduced the light on the moon, sky, and soft layer of pink clouds while the foreground was exposed sufficiently. The aperture was set to f/5 providing a 10 second Exposure time that increased the silky water effect of the Atlantic Ocean and enhanced the moonlight reflection on the water. During post processing I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast, and color saturation before sharpening the final Seascape Photography image.
October 16th, 2011
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