Lighthouses - ColleenMGriffith


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Mystical Moonlight
© 2011 Colleen M. Griffith

This northern pacific coast lighthouse is located just south of Pescadero and Half Moon Bay, two cute little coastal towns easily accessible from San Francisco, California. I captured this moonset photo the day the moon was it's closest to the earth in the past 18 years, March 19 2010. So, the light you see in the clouds and reflected on the ocean were from the incredibly bright full moon as it was setting over the Pacific Ocean. As you can see, this was a very stormy day, and the clouds added some nice character to the shot. I have posted several versions of this shot, and you can see them all by navigating to

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