View Full Version : Egmont Key Lighthouse Sunset

Jason Hahn
12-27-2007, 08:17 AM
Egmont Key Lighthouse located at the mouth of Tampa Bay where it joins the Gulf of Mexico, as seen from Ft. De Soto Park. Taken at sunset from the Gulf Side pier, the skies were really on fire that night.

1DMkII, 500mm w/1.4x, f10 ISO400


Jasper Doest
12-27-2007, 08:27 AM
A difficult image to comment Jason. I do like the silhouette and the light coming off the lighthouse....and the colors are very appealing as well. The flying birds add to the photograph but there's something about the composition that doesn't really appeal to me. Perhaps it is the fact that everything is rather centered in frame....? Also the bottom part doesn't really add to the composition, so I would suggest cropping a bit off from the bottom. Besides that beautifully executed work.

Maxis Gamez
12-27-2007, 06:50 PM
This is excellent. Great timing to capture the light in that angle. The sky is simply on fire.

Alfred Forns
12-27-2007, 09:32 PM
Would agree with some off the bottom and moving the lighthouse left? Love the colors and contrast !!! Magical light !!!

James Shadle
12-27-2007, 10:32 PM
I think placing the lighthouse more left in the frame with a little less sky would offer better balance. By the same token, it you are presenting this full frame, you might just run out of pier before you get into perfect position.

Super sky and did you check out the fine details? Look at the guide wires.

Michael Pancier
12-28-2007, 07:19 AM
never seen that lighthouse look so good. were you on a boat?

Jason Hahn
12-28-2007, 07:22 AM
never seen that lighthouse look so good. were you on a boat?

Thanks, On the end of the gulf side pier with the 500 and a teleconvertor, can't remember if it was the 1.4 or 2x.


Michael Pancier
12-28-2007, 09:39 AM
looks like you had clear day. I've tried that shot and have found too much haze to get a clear shot even with polarizer.

Fabs Forns
12-30-2007, 08:45 PM
Killer sky. Too centered for my taste, but you can always crop.

Robert Amoruso
12-31-2007, 06:59 PM
All the elements are here and great visualization. I would crop into more of a pano; less black on bottom and less sky with the lighthouse left in the frame.

Nicely seen.