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Perch Rock lighthouse sunset - last night

Posted 25/06/2013 - 20:47 Link
After seeing a very promising weather forecast I set off for Perch Rock Lighthouse at New Brighton on the Wirral last night. As seems ever the case though the forecast forgot to mention the increasing cloud, fortunately I still managed to catch a few glimpses of sun and as a bonus the cloud actually added a little more drama to the sky.

Be interesting to know your favourite (if any) and why?



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Posted 25/06/2013 - 21:11 Link
My favourite is the second one. I like the composition as there is greater foreground interest and I like the colours in the sky. I might be tempted to tone down the green in the foreground a little.

All the images are pretty good though

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Posted 25/06/2013 - 22:02 Link
They are all very good, but I have to agree I like the second one best. Womble is right it's the foreground, it captivates you and then you lift your eyes up to the rest of the image. The third one, in my opinion is the best composition though, I love the last little wink of light from the sun, it just needs more light in the foreground. Well done.
Posted 25/06/2013 - 22:09 Link
Another vote for No.2 for the same reasons given by earlier posters. Very unexpected and interesting foreground and I really like the contrast between the yellow/gold sky and the vibrant green foreground.
Posted 25/06/2013 - 22:17 Link
Does anyone think the gully goes the wrong way in #2?
Posted 25/06/2013 - 22:28 Link
I really like number 2.

bforbes wrote:
Does anyone think the gully goes the wrong way in #2?

I bet many a person in PP may have moved the lighthouse so the gully runs to it.

All praise to Simon for not doing so

Mind you I wonder just what it would look like....

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Posted 25/06/2013 - 22:40 Link
Thanks for the feedback everyone, the 2nd image is the one I spent most time on and gave most thought to so nice to know it paid off...the other shots I'd scouted before hand having arrived nice and early but it was a quick dash around/setup/shoot to get them all in time

I have to sing the praises of the K5 again here too, these are all from a single image, no HDR etc, simply the data captured by the excellent sensor with a little processing to get the most from them

Posted 25/06/2013 - 23:16 Link
Just to throw something else into the mix, how about a mono too?

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Posted 25/06/2013 - 23:21 Link
bforbes wrote:
Does anyone think the gully goes the wrong way in #2?

No, because the lighthouse is already off centre leaving space for the gully to flow out to the right.

Or another take on this is that the gully flows out dramatically to the right but is balanced somewhat by the position of the background lighthouse to the left.
Posted 25/06/2013 - 23:57 Link
#1 for me Simon. Not sure of the colours in #2

Posted 26/06/2013 - 00:08 Link
Blythman wrote:
#1 for me Simon. Not sure of the colours in #2

Thanks for the feedback Alan... shot 2 is the only one which had the foreground lit by the quite strong sunlight, it's the 1st shot I took before the cloud thickened
Posted 26/06/2013 - 13:33 Link
I like these

I can't believe I have not noticed this light house

I need to be more observant
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Posted 26/06/2013 - 18:13 Link
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Posted 26/06/2013 - 18:55 Link
Thanks Stuey & Sebas (for the "like" too!!)

Looking at shot is the green seaweed a tad too luminous/saturated, not sure if the direct sunlight has made it look slightly HDR-ish?

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