Ever since I started taking photographs at night with my camera on a tripod a couple of years ago, I have wanted to get a nice long exposure of the sea moving at night. Having studied other photographs with this blurred water effect, this was the first time I got to try this technique properly. The lighthouse is lovely and sharp, but the moving water is nice and soft. There was a lot of orange light pollution coming from Merseyside behind me, which caused the white lighthouse to appear to have a pink / orange colour. However I think this looks very effective.
Lighthouse at New Brighton, Merseyside
After Sunday morning’s shoot photography and a lovely Sunday lunch at the Duke, I decided to go bowling with Mark and Rachel. Mark had told me about a lighthouse that would be worth photographing at New Brighton and as there is a bowling alley on the seafront, I thought it might be worth a picture. When we set off it was raining, even when I parked it was still very cloudy and wet. After waiting 20 minutes the sun came out for a few moments whilst we were walking down the beach. I love the really dark clouds behind what was originally known as Perch Rock Lighthouse.
Trwyn du Lighthouse on Anglesey Coast
This was my first time properly trying to photograph Anglesey, but I knew there were a few lighthouses that would be worth exploring. I have now realised it was South Stack that I wanted to find, but a quick search on Flickr led me to the very interesting Trwyn du Lighthouse. I felt that the sign worked well to lead the viewers (that’s you) eyes to the main subject (that would be the lighthouse).
Inner Farne Lighthouse, Northumberland
When I first took the boat trip around the Farne Islands it was back in June 2007, when I was shooting with one camera and one lens. A zoom that only reaches to 135mm meant that as much as I captured an image of the Inner Farne Lighthouse, it was never good enough to share on here. However, this June I was better equipped with my 200mm VR lens and the boat came a lot closer to the rocks enabling me to get the above photograph.