I had a couple of pictures I wanted to go out and get last weekend of the lighthouse over at Dovercourt. It’s an hours drive away so I was not overly pleased to find the lighthouse surrounded in scaffolding…still, I’d got out and I have photoshop…so I got to it
I’ve published a couple of pictures of the lighthouses at Dovercourt before, but none in colour before.
This was taken using my smaller Sony NEX7 camera whilst I was photographing the lighthouse with my main Nikon D800 camera. The D800 was taking a long (4 minutes or so) exposure which means a lot of standing around twiddling of thumbs whilst you wait for it to finish (and once it’s taken the picture you have to wait the same time again as the camera does its noise reduction magic). Whilst this was going on I was taking shots with the NEX7 and got this one which I really like…hope you do too.
I’m really enjoying black and white and long exposure photography at the moment. This shot combines the two and is of one of the old lighthouses at Dovercourt on the Essex coast.
We visited Southwold a few weeks ago – you can see those posts by selecting “Suffolk” in the category drop down – top right.
The view of the town is dominated by the lighthouse, typically, it was shut when we visited because it was being refurbished to take on the duties of the decommissioned lighthouse at Orford Ness.
This, perhaps, isn’t your typical view of the lighthouse, being as it’s taken from behind the tower rather than from the coast side. The birds suddenly started swirling around the lamp area which really caught my eye.