Thacher Island Lighthouse with Sea Smoke

This is another image I took of one of the twin lighthouses on Thacher Island back in February.

Mother Nature and time of day play a major roll in landscape photography. In order to capture dramatic and moody landscapes you need to pay attention to the weather. Even a rather dull scene can look more exciting when there is fog, snow, or dramatic lighting to add interest. After all photography is about capturing light and moments. When I photograph landscapes I usually don't take any pictures in the middle of the day, instead I scout for locations to photograph at sunrise or sunset.

Nikon D810, 1/125 @ f/13, ISO 200, 500mm