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PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Wednesday's Moon, Thursday Night Lights

Capturing the elusive at Half Moon Bay Recreation's intermediate photography class.

Stuart Nafey — a to Half Moon Bay Patch — teaches beginning and intermediate photography through the city's Recreation Department.

Nafey's photos — taken of a range of subjects including the , , local , the , and — always elicit appreciative comments from Half Moon Bay Patch readers.

When I learned of the intermediate photo class he teaches through the Recreation Department, I signed up to advance my own photography skills.

On Wednesday night, the class gathered on the side of Highway 1 with our tripods and cameras to catch the rising moon over Half Moon Bay's historic . Last night, we experimented with a range of shutter speeds, apertures, and ISO settings while taking photos of moving bright lights.

See some of the photos I took on Wednesday and Thursday night in the gallery at right.

Interested in taking Stuart Nafey's beginning or intermediate photography classes in Half Moon Bay? Contact him by clicking on his byline at one of his Half Moon Bay Patch blog posts .

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jack sutton March 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Wonderful photos Kristine! The lighting on the front of the Johnston House matching the moon is very creative!
Stuart Nafey March 09, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Thanks for the kind words and great pictures Kristine. Clear skies and the full moon came together perfectly for last week's class. With Daylight Savings Time starting this weekend, we will have more light to shoot with next week.
Christa Bigue (Editor) March 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Wow, I really love that photo of the moon over the Johnston House ... very cool! I especially like the contrast of the stark white house and moon against the black and gold silhouette of the hills and trees along the skyline.
Kristine Wong March 09, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! We'll have another photo of the day featured tomorrow by another photographer.
Ellen Joseph March 10, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Nice shot, Kristine! Very dramatic with the white moon mirrored in the Johnston house, glowing out of the warm, dark background.
Laura McHugh March 10, 2012 at 04:30 AM
I'm enjoying the class and learning a lot!
Marguerite Nafey March 10, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Great shot Kristine. I will be in Half Moon Bay this August to visit Stuart and enjoy all his expertise. Maybe even one of his classes.
John Traversaro March 10, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Absolutely amazing photo ! So well framed and lighted and inviting. Thanks for sharing. I also enjoyed all of Stuart's photos. Marcia Traversaro

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