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Thursday Evening at Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Postby vacastle » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:01 pm


The evening light at Bodie Island was so pretty.

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Those white spots in the grass are birds, but I was too busy watching the light change to really notice species. Geese?

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We should have parked the car somewhere else. :)

And then that precious jewel in the lantern room came on!
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And as it got a bit darker...
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I would have walked across the field Thursday night and taken photos from the back, but the "no-see-ums" and the deer flies were out in full force, and they won the war.

It was such a peaceful evening...until, a fire broke out in the hotel at 2AM! 8O

I just wanted to share these with you, and hope you enjoy.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:04 pm


I really like the first one!

In that shot, there looks to be white sign near the fence on the left. Is this something new?
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Postby vacastle » Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:09 pm


Thanks Stephen :D

I think that white sign is a warning sign. I'm not always really observant, but I think that's what it is.

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:49 am


Judy,

I agree with Stephen.

There is something warm and grand about the lighthing in the first shot. It's that time that isn't still daytime but not quite dusk. It makes the whites kind of creamy, the blacks a tad soft. It also occurs in the morning just past sunrise but not quite daylight. I don't know how to plan for it but I've captured it exactly once.

I've seen Michelle's first Bodie post capture it .. and I've see Mike and Jen do it along the lake. And now I've seen you represent it as well.

Thanks for again sharing your favorite spot.

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Postby buster » Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:18 am


Great Pictures,thanks :)
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Postby Jen » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:13 pm


Gorgeous capture of the light, Judy! Never seen this beaut in person, but someday hope to. Addictive to shoot when it's like that, eh? 8) Thanks for sharing your experience!
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Postby vacastle » Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:32 am


Thanks to each of you for your lovely comments. Wish you could have been there to share the evening with me. It was one of those many times that I really appreciated my digital. Just kept shooting as I watched the light change, with no worries about the card filling up or using too much film.

There were a few blurred ones in the bunch...a direct result of perfect timing on the bugs part. :twisted: And I have a multitude of bites to show for it.

Jen, I hope you get a chance to come this way in the near future...maybe after your baby comes? I would love to see the results of your talented photography at BILH.

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Postby shirin » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:33 am


Glad to see you had some nice evening shots of your favorite light Judy. The bugs we could always do without but...that's all part of the game I suppose. At least you weren't sitting on any thorns! :D
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Postby Hersh » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:14 am


This is the sign that they have plastered all around the light tower.

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Postby vacastle » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:19 am


The signs are there for a very good reason...to protect your life. More ironwork could fall at any given time.

The tower is slated for major renovation in 2007 when Federal money becomes available. At that time, the lens will be taken from the tower for repairs and renovation as well. IF we can raise the money in time to do it! The lens renovation wasn't included in the Federal money because NPS did not have title to the lens when the request was made.

The ultimate outcome once all this is completed will be having the tower open for climbing. No more fence and no more warning signs.

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Postby shirin » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:08 am


Yeah, I'll take the signs over being smushed any day!
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Postby vacastle » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:27 pm


No, we don't want to get smushed! It was pure luck no one got hit last year. I'll take the bug bites anyday for the pleasure of the visit, but yeah, no smushing.

Here's just a couple more...
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The cost to get these were A LOT of bug bites!
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Postby cawteener » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:05 pm


Beautiful photos, I especially like the first one! Bodie always seems to make great photos!
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Postby TimC » Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:23 pm


The last photo you posted in the first group of images is also a very good photo. I love seeing the lightings shining. The blue is very peaceful (despite your war on the black flies). In photoshop, you could use selective color to make the whites less blue.

I like the first one of the lighthouse shot through the trees in the second group of photos you posted also. Too bad about the bugs. It looks like one of those nights you could photograph well into the night, and then just sit or stand there bonding with the lighthouse.

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Postby OBC, Inc. » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:46 pm


Judy your photos are gorgeous! :) The colors are so beautiful and of course the subject is royal! I beleive the birds are the White Ibis. Check out this site and see if this is correct: http://www.ncaudubon.org/wb_22.html


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