The Beacon to the Heavens
On the evening of March 10th 2013, I led a group of like-minded photography enthusiasts to Cape Schanck at the edge of the Mornington Peninsula where the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve lies. We had the tide going out as we arrived. We also had a generally clear sky and no moon. Our key objective was to photograph Pulpit Rock at sunset, the lighthouse itself as the sun descended, and the stars once the sun had well and truly set.
The conditions turned out to be near perfect. We did have a little cloud cover, which allowed the lighthouse to illuminate it from below, bringing about an amazingly surreal effect on a long-exposure shot. I had also shot some time-lapse footage (an hour spent for under 4 seconds of video – but worth every minute!)
All in all, I would call it a productive evening. I’m looking forward to doing something similar again in the not too distant future.
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