This was taken as a test photograph. I was testing my camera on a long exposure and checking my manual focus was giving me a sharp image, waiting for the sun to go down and for the International Firework Competition to start. In my opinion this is probably my favorite “happy accident” photograph that I have put on this website. I would love to do more night photography around Blackpool, not just of the fireworks but also the Illuminations, and more of the tower and the three piers. I believe dusk is the best time to photograph a lot of things but certainly the best time of day when it comes to the town of Blackpool.
Calm Seas on Abersoch Beach at Dusk
A lead in line is one of the principles of photography and artistic composition which many photographers look for, especially when it comes to landscapes. The lead in line usually goes from the lower right corner and leads the viewers eye into the image. Whilst walking back down the beach and back to where I was staying, I noticed that the tiny waves were making lovely lead in lines. In an ideal world they would lead to something photogenic, like a colourful old boat for example, but in this case not so much. Still I felt that it was worth sharing, if only to demonstrate the idea of lead in lines in composition.
Edinburgh Castle at Dusk
We finally managed to get to our hotel in Edinburgh at around half five. We showered and relaxed before heading back into the city for our evening meal. The Mussel Inn is one of the best sea food restaurants in Edinburgh and was up to its usually high standards. I then went for a little walk up and down Princes Street to get some photos of the castle.