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Moonlight Pier

14th Street Fishing Pier Ocean City New Jersey, Scott Frederick Photography

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/4, ISO 400, 1 Second Exposure

Shooting an hour before sunrise can make composition difficult. Mainly because of the near dark conditions, you have to play the guessing game! I tend to utilize a flashlight in these conditions if possible to get an idea of what may be going on!  In this case, I was also unable to lock auto focus nor see anything to set focus manually. This is where a good piece of glass comes in handy. I set the focus to the infinity marker and fired off some shots! During the test exposure period, I became annoyed when a beach clean up vehicle decided to drive past my frame. Only doing their job of course!;)However the truck began to backup and provide an additional light source. Not only with it’s main lights but also the glow of the brake lights, shining some red onto the pier. After completing this 1 second exposure, I had a smile on my face and thanked the driver in my mind!

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August 30, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Len Saltiel - Very fortuitous Scott .Love how the result turned out.

August 30, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Scott Wood - This is a stunning image. Love the deep blue tones, but that red on the pier is awesome.

August 30, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Nair Sankar - nice tip , good shot Scott Frederick.

August 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Alcira Rivas Sanderson - Great photo, and as always, thanks for the details :)

August 31, 2012 - 4:03 am

Chris Maskell - Great blue hour shot, Scott. Love the composition and the leading line of the pier. The light from the truck on the pier legs really sets it apart from the background and counterbalances the deep blue of the sky

August 31, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Kris Koeller - Terrific shot. Well-worth the setup!

September 3, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Stacy Butera - Stunning Scott!

September 4, 2012 - 7:39 am

Dave DiCello - Just breathtaking here Scott. The colors are out of this world.

September 17, 2012 - 11:28 am

ABarlow - So true on the comp part. What I do though is I turn up my ISO to like max and go into live view. As long as I can see lines, I’m good.

Very nice work here sir!

September 18, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Rich McPeek - Wow! I can’t believe I missed this one! Amazing shot Scott! Just gorgeous man! Really enjoy your work!

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