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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Moon Over Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Elements aligning just so to catch the perfect shot.

by Phil McGrew

Our unusually warm winter weather afforded a shot that is usually not possible.  The rare moon/lighthouse alignment, good weather, good timing, and a moonset just prior to sunrise all contributed to the success of this photo.

About the photographer:

Phil McGrew is a former nuclear engineer who lives in San Francisco. An avid amateur photographer and currency trader, Phil’s favorite photography subjects include calculating lunar and solar alignments with prominent Bay Area landmarks.  One of his photos is featured in the March issue of San Francisco Magazine.

View Phil’s photos here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/philmcgrew/

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Deb Wong March 10, 2012 at 02:24 PM
BEAUTIFUL shot!
Laura McHugh March 10, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Good preparing, Phil.
Joan S. Dentler March 11, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Wow....this needs to be the new official photo of the PP Lighthouse. Great work Phil!

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