West Kirby Sunset

As Saturday just gone was a really lovely early Autumn day here on the Wirral, I decided to pop down to one of my favourite local photography haunts…..the marine lake at West Kirby.

Most places along the west coast of the Wirral are great for taking sunsets, but West Kirby is particularly good because of its large man-made marine lake which adds extra interest and can provide some fantastic reflections. The lake is used by the local sailing club and also for those who fancy a lovely stroll along the path which separates the lake on one side from the Dee estuary on the other.

I don’t really want to say much more, I would just rather let the images speak for themselves…..hope you enjoy!

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.


16 Responses to “West Kirby Sunset”

    • Mark Simms

      Cheers Calee…it is a lovely place, especially when the light is right. We’re very lucky to have it on the doorstep!

  1. rg7d

    Very interesting colors, vibrant and just nice photos to look at. Have you done a lot of editing or is just straight of the camera with ND filter?

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks. Didn’t do too much editing on these – a bit of cropping, minor-ish tweaks to exposure, levels and saturation. Added a vignette on a couple and boosted the contrast a bit. A couple of them needed the odd blemish removing – a bit of lens flare on the first shot and at some-point during the shoot I must have picked up a mark or two on the ND filter which needed cloning out. Other than that, pretty much straight out of the camera.


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