Posts tagged ‘Lighthouse’

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

There is a great 6km walk around the Butt of Lewis, the most northerly point in the Outer Hebrides and one of the windiest places in the UK. As well as the dramatic coastal path that often hugs the top of the steep cliffs, the walk also takes in the 37m high red-brick lighthouse built by the famous Stevenson family in 1862:

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

© Mark Simms Photography (2017)

Whitby Lighthouse

Before I was so rudely interrupted by the inclement weather, I was posting about our recent trip to Whitby. So to get my photoblog back on track, here is a telephoto shot of the lovely little lighthouse standing guard at the entrance to Whitby’s harbour:

Whitby Lighthouse

More shots of Whitby to follow in the next few days…..

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

Low Light New Brighton

I had a day-off work yesterday and decided to go to the cinema at New Brighton in the afternoon to watch “Zero Dark Thirty” (and yes it is a good film and well worth a trip to the local picture house).

When I came out it was late afternoon/early evening and it had just finished raining – the combination of cloudy twilight with post-rain reflections was simply too good to miss. So, rather than heading home immediately, I grabbed the camera and tripod from the boot of the car and decided to take advantage of this unplanned photo opportunity.

Low Light New Brighton 1 Low Light New Brighton 2 Low Light New Brighton 3 Low Light New Brighton 4

All the above were taken with my Canon EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens locked-off on a tripod, with long exposures from four to ten seconds at F16.

I’ve got some other photos from the same shoot (but on a slightly different theme) that I’ll post soon – so watch out for those if you’re interested…..

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2013). All rights reserved.

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