Godrevy Lighthouse - part 3
My first evening photographing Godrevy Lighthouse turned out to be quite successful. At the time though, I had a sense of frustration that the light had not been as good as it could haved been. In particular the sky was too blue as the sun set, causing a lot of problems with flare. I needed a few more clouds in the sky!
Fortunately I was able to get another opportunity. I spotted that the local superstore was open late and persuaded Rachel that a food shop could could be combined with a few sunset photos. So leaving her with a glass of wine and a magazine I headed to Godrevy again.
I arrived just before high tide, with big waves crashing on the rocks. The cloud I had hoped for was there - in fact there was probably too much. I didn't quite get the images I had set out for, but after the sun went down I did get some images I was pleased with - with a different range of compositions and lighting conditions to my previous visit!
I like to take full advantage of my opportunities to take photographs. At sunset this means I hang around until the very last remnants of light are disappearing. The previous image still shows the red glow of sunset. The image below, from a very similar position, has a considerably more blue tone to it, as the light continues to fade. In both cases, the slow shutter speed has produced a wonderfull effect, turning the crashing waves into a beautiful mist over the sea.
For more images of Godrevy Lighthouse please click here