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Flamborough Lighthouse January 2012 | by Tucker Photography
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Flamborough Lighthouse January 2012

Camera: Canon 40D


Lens: Sigma 10-20mm


Exposure details: 4.0 sec @ f/4.0 ISO100 +/- 2 stops


Processing: HDR processed 3 images using Nik HDR Efex Pro Slight tweaks in Adobe lightroom.


Location: Flamborough Lighthouse, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


An early morning shoot at Flamborough Head Lighthouse in North Yorkshire with Corynn Barrett of Angel of Me Photography. This trip was both a success in respect of the shots I got but in some ways a disaster as I accidentally wrecked my Canon 40D. The first shot was taken in the Car park of the lighthouse where we warmed up in the car with a flask of coffee after both me and the camera took a dip in the sea. The time was around 7am about 45 minutes before the sun was due to rise. There was already a bit of light in the sky but it gave the clouds a deep blue tone which was further emphasised with the HDR processing. It had rained for the last 20 minutes or so of the ride to the lighthouse, I must admit I was panicking a little bit as we had no umbrella and we were not prepared for bad weather. Thankfully the weather held our for the entire 2 hour or so shoot and we’d had just enough to form some nice puddles to grab some clear reflection shots. I tried several different compositions of this shot settling on the portrait frame shot at a low angle with my Sigma 10-20mm lens. HDR processing while not essential really brought out the colours and contrast in this shot and the time of day really suited this processing style.


This was my second trip to Flamborough Head, its a great place to shoot on the northern east coast of England, the lighthouse is a draw in itself but as you’ll see from the shots below the chalk cliffs and rocks in the bay below also keep me coming back to this spot. The east coast lends itself well to sunrise shoots and whilst I didn’t managed to get any after the sun came up due to the huge freak wave which ruined my Camera, Corynn did get some good images. The corner of the bay blocks direct line of sight to the sun but from on top of the cliffs you can get a good view .

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Taken on January 29, 2012