I was on Hatteras Island for several days, so lighthouse photos are mandatory, and since it has been freshly painted I was happy to comply. I put the nearly full moon behind the top of the Lighthouse to further brighten the lights rotating in the lens room. The clouds were lit by the moonlight, but a flashlight was required to "paint" the lighthouse itself. A flash would have lightened the grass too much and lightened the shadow, which I did not want to do. The exposure was about 20 sec., at ISO 800. I had to clean up the cloud motion a little in Photoshop.
I just love the feel of America's lighthouse shining through the enveloping night. It was worth a few mosquito bites!
I hope you enjoy it,