Strawberry Moon with Thacher Island Twin Lights

I'm very fortunate to live in an area with multiple lighthouses. I've photographed the north light of the Twin Lights many times before but never with a full Strawberry Moon. These are NOT photoshopped images and only took a little planning and a some luck from Mother Nature. Using the app The Photographer's Ephemeris I was able to put myself in roughly the right area to catch the moon as it rose above the Twin Lights in Gloucester last night. Luckily the clouds held off long enough for me to capture this image. Digital technology has made creating images like this easier to plan and possible to execute without the need for Photoshop.

Nikon D810, 1/25 @ f/6.3, ISO 400, 70-200mm

Nikon D810, 1/20 @ f/6.3, ISO 400, 300mm with 1.4x

Annisquam Lighthouse at Night

I was hoping to capture a beautiful sunset on my day off, but I got a late start and arrived just as the sun was almost below the horizon. There was some nice cloud cover in the sky but the colors never really came through, so I decided to wait for "blue hour." The main challenge with this images was keeping detail in the both the dark beach as well as the street and city lights in the background.

Nikon D810, 30 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 1600, 24-70