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This moonlit shot of a sailing ship was taken as is from Moreton Island in Moreton Bay off Brisbane, Australia. I was on holiday and walking back from the bar with my wife when i noticed the sailing ship had anchored off the island. What made me rush up to our room to get my camera was the moonlit sky reflecting on the ocean right by the ship.

The problem that I had was that I had travelled light because we had flown to Brisbane and i had only packed my monopod. So I had to bury it in the sand to get anything like a steady shot. Then there was the issue of the boat moving on the ocean a being really blurred whilst I took the shot on a longish exposure. I eventually, after taking a lot of images at differing settings, settled on this one and even though it isn't exactly what I wanted, it is still a reasonable image. I wanted to capture the moon behind the clouds so it didn't overexpose but still shining on the water, i wanted the sea smooth and the ship correctly exposed and sharp.

By the way, I lost the rubber foot off the monopod whilst moving it around and although I dug it out and refitted it, i had to strip down the monopod and remove around 2kg of sand that had gone up the tubes SmileSmileSmile

Hope you enjoy the image and thanks for looking.

Dave

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Mar 2012 - 9:55 PM
Focal Length:82mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Moonlit Problem
Username:Davesumner Davesumner
Uploaded:8 Jan 2013 - 3:27 AM
Tags:Black, Boats, Brown, General, Landscape / travel, Moreton Bay, Moreton island, Red, Sea, Ship, Water, White
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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 4:08 AM

This is very good Dave. Excellent, Hope you can get new rubber foot for your monopodSmile

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
8 Jan 2013 - 4:39 AM

Well worth the effort, beautiful image, well done!SmileSmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Jan 2013 - 6:13 AM

This really is an excellent capture Dave - well worth the pain and suffering you endured Smile

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hunter031072
hunter031072 e2 Member 2hunter031072 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:16 AM

this is such a nice image, the composition is second to none. i am glad you put all that effort in to such an interesting and visually stunning imageWinkGrin

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Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:36 AM

Definitely well worth all your effort, a very fine shot indeed.

Andy

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NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM

Incredible photography Dave.

Regards Nathan Grin

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

as said above well worth all the effort you have captured a rely amazing scene.
steve

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:41 AM

Well done, particularly under those challenging circumstances.
Roger

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Davesumner
9 Jan 2013 - 12:23 AM

Thanks Everyone,

For you kind words on this image, I never thought it would be this popular. I'll definately consider this for the club competitions this year now.

Thanks again

Dave

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