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Not that bl*&dy lighthouse!

By digicammad  
Taken at tonight's Lighthouse meet. No attempt at a new and unusual angle, thought I would leave that to it's mistress, Anthony.

Light was pretty poor so we had to work hard to get anything half decent (I obviously didn't work hard enough).

Fill in flash for foreground, ND4 grad to stop the lights burning out. White balance tweaked, resized, sharpened and 30% gaussian blur colour dodge layer added.

All critique welcome as ever. Anthony will never be the same again after having to share it with at least 8 other ePz'ers.

Ian

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Jay44, answersonapostcard, Paulbee and 43 more

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Comments


KBan 11 488 4 England
9 Sep 2005 2:00PM
good un!!!!!!!
Keith

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ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:03PM
Nice use of flash to bring up the forground.
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 2:03PM
nice effort, but not perfect.........





only kidding, its very good mate.

Anthony
debbiehardy 12 363 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:04PM
Great title lol!

Lightings a bit good, too!
plugin 11 1 Canada
9 Sep 2005 2:07PM
Great capture.. great lighting.
Jim
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:19PM
OOH now I know why you were all stood on the beach flashing when I arrived LOL.. Nice bit of foreground Ian.

It was good meeting you....hope to meet again soon (Scotland??)

Jeanie
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:25PM
Thanks everybody, this is about the only decent shot I got tonight. Well except for the one I took just after you all left, I uploaded it in the mods section of this.

Ian
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 2:28PM
you know, I always thought there was something srange about that place, thats why I kept going there to try and work it out. Now I know....
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:28PM
lol - love that mod!!
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:31PM
Shame you never caught it then Anthony. :0)

Cheers Jeanie
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 2:32PM
well, the truth is that I always knew, and was trying to help the Government keep it secret by flooding the internet with normal pictures of the lighthouse, people would never suspect it. But, now you let the cat out the bag. I guess the Men In Black will be knocking on your door any moment.

Anthony
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:34PM
What lighthouse?

Where have my sunglasses gone?
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 2:34PM
ask Stu, he thought the sun had come up very suddenly before. roflmao
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:36PM
He's probably still trying to find his car!

Grin
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:40PM
Lovely composition and great exposure!
Charlotte
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 2:41PM
lol @ ian.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 2:49PM
Thanks Charlotte
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 5:03PM
I keep clicking superb shots of this lighthouse! Another great composition, excellent light and colour!
gill
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 10:26PM
great shot
Keelo 12 18 Australia
9 Sep 2005 10:52PM
Another cracker, great work.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
9 Sep 2005 11:08PM
First class shot, Ian.
Jim
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2005 11:23PM
A great shot.
Kate
Evans 13 5
9 Sep 2005 11:34PM
Great shot Ian thanks for the comment
look forward to meeting you again

Garry (chunky)
mr g 11 403 3 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 1:24AM
Like the mod!! This is good too. Thanks for the info in the descrition too.
Good to see you again
Regards

Rob
arnieg Plus
11 699 England
10 Sep 2005 2:34AM
good shot Ian
good to meet you

arnie
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 4:13AM
Thanks everyone. It wasn't a mod, honest, just another photo.

;o)
edrhodes 11 546 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 4:30AM
Hi Ian. Like the lit foreground here.
Thanks for the use of your flash, really nice to meet you last night.
All the best.

Ed..
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 5:57AM
No problem Ed, good to meet you too.

Ian
Consulo 11 836 10 Scotland
10 Sep 2005 8:24AM
Lovely stuff, Ian. Well done on the HC. Smile
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 8:32AM
Ooh an HC, that was most unexpected!! Cheers Pete and thanks Michael.

Just shows that even if you end up with only 1 keeper out of about 50 that one could still be a winner. :0)

Ian
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 8:52AM
Defiantly the mod for me Wink

Andy...
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 8:56AM
lol Andy, cheers.
debster 12 693 3 England
10 Sep 2005 9:18AM
Congratulations Ian on a very well deserved HC. Really like this!

Debbie
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 9:21AM
Thanks Debbie
stuwhitt 11 1.4k United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 11:03AM
Typical you give someone an idea and they get a HC for itWink

Nice one Ian, gets a click from me, but not a tennerWink

Stu
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 1:14PM
lol, thanks Stu. I said I wasn't proud didn't I. :0)
shania 11 9
11 Sep 2005 4:02PM
Lovely shot - really like the use of flash in the foreground. Very well done
John
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2005 12:36AM
Cheers John
JEFFERIES 11 57
12 Sep 2005 8:20AM
like this on alot, lighting and composition are great

click

luke
conrad 11 10.9k 116
12 Sep 2005 10:56AM
Excellent, Ian!

Conrad
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2005 11:25AM
Thanks everybody. An RC to go with the HC, nice one.

Ian
foxybrown 11 368
12 Sep 2005 4:44PM
ah new brighton lighthouse. gorgeous shot. this old thing looks better and better each time some one takes a snap
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2005 12:43AM
Cheers Fox
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
13 Sep 2005 12:31PM
Well done, your capture of the remaining light is fantastic, the rocks are still visibile adding to the scene. Congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2005 1:32PM
Thanks Greg
MoWiz 11 114 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 3:01AM
Congrats on the HC, nice foreground detail, trying desperately to make St Mary's as famous as this lighthouse on this site
MO
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 3:50AM
Thanks Mo.
Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 12:02PM
this is a good shot of the L/house...
babs
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 2:56PM
Thanks Babs
Paulbee Plus
11 41 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2005 6:27AM
Good composition and lighting. As you say the "bl**dy thing" has had a good few exposures, but this is an outstanding one.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 4:35AM
Cheers Paul.
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
1 Oct 2005 7:36AM
superb exposure Ian but i would have moved the lighthouse more to the edge of the shot.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2005 7:40AM
Thanks for the feedback Terry. Typical, one of the few times I consciously follow the rule of thirds. :0)

Ian
sbphoto 12 19 Ireland
19 Oct 2005 4:43AM
Great composition, Mood and nicely exposed. Just dark enough to show the time oF day but still retaining detail. excellent Photograph.
SB.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 4:48AM
Cheers Sean
turtle1 12 41 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 5:10AM
Super shot -

Barbara
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 5:13AM
Thanks Barbara

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