This lighthouse is an awesome place to photograph, especially during sunset. This is the image from the north side of the lighthouse. The sunset colors of the background clouds were looking great so I did a long exposure image to create a minimalist effect and further emphasize the lighthouse.
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 70mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 30sec at f/16 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.9 and 0.6
Post Processing: Adobe Lightroom, for saturation, white balance, levels and curves to bring out details in both shadow and highlight areas.
The lighthouse was built in 1871 and stands at one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. On a cloudy I like to experiment using long exposures which not only allow me to smooth the water but also capture the wind driven motion of the clouds.
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @33mm
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Exposure: 55sec at f/11 and ISO 160
Filters: SinghRay 3 Stop ND grad rotated during exposure
The water here can come out overexposed. By rotating ND filters this can be minimized. Another technique is to simply block the light using an opaque object.
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