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Early Morning Lighthouse

By MarkBroughton
The last lighthouse pic I am uploading for a while, I like the general darkish colour of the pic, it represents the colour of the sunrise on that day (although the sun was coming up behind me). Thanks for looking, any comments and tips welcome, really need to get out and take some different pics real soon, looking for a nice waterfall this weekend Smile

F29, 1.00sec, ISO 100, 18-55 @ 33mm


Tags: Windy New brighton Wirral Early morning Landscape and travel Fort perch lighthouse

Voters: ringyneck, User_Removed, Mari and 24 more


User_Removed 12 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:12PM
Great image, love the colour in the sky

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UBOAT 12 41 Scotland
9 Jan 2008 10:18PM
Great picture,nice setting.

rowarrior 11 4.4k 9 Scotland
9 Jan 2008 10:18PM
Love the colours and the water movement
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
9 Jan 2008 10:21PM
Great colours and composition
MarkBroughton 11 286 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:27PM
Thanks for the positive feedback folks, I really am only just starting to get to grips with my camera and taking pics (my new hobby Smile) so the feedback means a lot
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2008 10:29PM
Great sky and wonderful lighting.

9 Jan 2008 10:56PM
excellent lighting and composition

alwolf 12 341 3 England
9 Jan 2008 11:53PM
Like the colours,well composed image.
11 Jan 2008 1:43PM
Colours and exposure are great. Nice water movement too

Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 9:47AM
This has a very nice limited colour range, the light is excellent and the composition is OK.

I think to improve this you could shoot from a far lower angle and find something to act as foreground interest. It is, of course, what's in front of you that dictates how high or low you shoot from. Generally if you shoot from different heights other than the normal height of a person, then you're more likely to find interesting views and compositions.

If you look at a lot of the landscape work on this sight you'll see their compositions have f/g, mid-ground and b/g interest and are shot from differing heights.

I assume you used a tripod, but I feel the image could be a little sharper.

On the whole I think you're on the right track so keep at it. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

MarkBroughton 11 286 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2008 7:47PM
Hi Alan, Thanks for your comments, they are most appreciated, I totally agree about shooting lower, I need to get a more usable tripod, as the one I am using is very solid but doesnt have much height adjustment, and I am learning a lot by looking at other shots, and really appreciate the feedback you have given. It was awfully windy that morning too, so that probably accounts for the lack of sharpness. I know what I want to do but just havent quite got there yet Smile Thanks again....
franfoto 12 2 32 England
14 Jan 2008 8:57PM
I think Paintman has offered great advice and agree with his comments but would add:
A tweaking of the levels in PhotoShop or PSP would increase the contrast and add a little more saturation. Just basic adjustments in good image editing software can work wonders.
Have you ever considered buying a good magazine on a regular basis to increase your knowledge and imaging skills. I personally like 'Digital Photo and/or Practical photography. Joining your local Camera Club or Society would also bring great rewards. Hope some of this helps.
MarkBroughton 11 286 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2008 1:41PM
Thanks fran, for your tips, I did use photoshop on this image, but am going through a "is this too much" or " is this enough" stage with the tweaks. I guess time and practise will make me see improvements with my shots. Thanks for your ideas, much appreciated Smile

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