Photographer: Jackson Eaves

Photo taken: Oct. 27, 2019, at West Point Lighthouse in Discovery Park

Photographer’s description: “I’ve always loved the night sky and have always been intrigued by how it seems to move around one point in the sky. This is the West Point Lighthouse at night, with the stars trailing in the background. It was taken on a Nikon D3500 with a kit lens at f/8 ISO 800 and a shutter speed of 1320s.”

Critique: “Night photography is a hard technique to nail down, and the photographer did a great job of keeping everything in focus without overexposing the scene. My eye is drawn straight to the lighthouse and then moves around the scene naturally.  The photographer did a good job creating a unique image of a familiar scene, though the photo may be a bit too dark on the bottom half. I would experiment further by shining a big light on the bottom half of the scene during the long exposure to brighten that portion of the photo. This could really make the shot pop.”

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