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Ardnamurchan Lighthouse  - Most Westerly Point on the British Mainland | by Jonny Hirons
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Ardnamurchan Lighthouse - Most Westerly Point on the British Mainland

Not a cloud in the sky. Not even so much as a wisp to add a dimension to the shot! So was the weather "too good" for photography? Perhaps, but I personally believe that between 80 and 90% of what makes a 'good' image is the composition. (good in inverted commas because it is vey subjective!)

You can have all the technical know-how, amazing early morning/late evening light and have every part of the scene perfectly exposed, but if the composition isn't right the image just won't work!

The foreground rocks naturally lead towards the lighthouse, but I was looking for something else. So I tried to use the 2 picnic tables to aid the composition. The furthest table was actually pointing in the same direction as the near one, but I turned it to the position shown! I thought this would help draw the eye in the direction of the lighthouse! :-)

You can decide for yourself whether or not this image works! :-)

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Taken on March 27, 2012