I've been spending a fair bit of time up at St. Mary's Lighthouse over the last year and understandably it's different every time I'm there, whether it be the weather conditions, time of day or the placement of the tide.
This was taken around 10am with an incoming tide. I opted for a long exposure (a whacking 90 seconds) as there wasn't much happening in the sky.
Composition wise I wanted to capture some of the black coal dust that mixes itself in with the sand along most of the north east coastline.
In post production I wanted to really mute the colours so I desaturated the image to about 10% then dropped the temperature a bit in Lightroom giving this slight blueuish tinge whilst still keeping the whiteness of the lighthouse.
No doubt I'll be back there again soon and who knows what I'll conjure up next time!
p.s. - just realised my EPZ membership has expired - large will have to miss out on this one
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