Light of Fanad - Donegal
A night shot of fanad Lighthouse. Fanad Head Lighthouse was built along the Fanad Peninsula in 1817, then larger and
higher towers were added in the 1880's. I have to say it is one of my favorite lighthouses in Ireland.
Canon EOS 5D
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 103sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 23/1 mm
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scalerman (26900) 2008-06-26 15:06
S: a canvas worthy of an gallery - fabulous. regards, c
crckt (7222) 2008-06-26 15:08
What is the secret of your night shots?? They are so dramatic, not any evidence of any noise, looks so perfect. Can you please share the technical details of your shot and PP?
Thanks for sharing,
alejandroguzman (4684) 2008-06-26 15:30
Wow Stephen !
U really catch a great shot here !
It's amazing the contrasts and the colors. About the pov & dof, they're just perfect !
rozy975 (3047) 2008-06-26 15:54
Really beautiful atmosphere.
HDR makes a beautiful photo.
And I have to compliment to your PoV.
DzULA (840) 2008-06-26 16:35
Great photo, very good smoothness of the water, it looks like a fog, very sharp details of the lighthouse, and perfect light balance
sacavem (18620) 2008-06-26 16:45
Excellent overexposing (103sec)
I like this composition.Excellent lighthouse!
Wonderful colors and textures against that beautiful sky.
Superb POV and light.
colinb (1590) 2008-06-26 16:50
Wow! What an amazing shot. The long exposure has created such a marvelous effect with the water, and the details of everything in the scene are impossibly crisp. I totally agree with the first critique: worthy of a gallery.
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-06-26 16:55
You are an artist!
Fantastic composition, again!
rshrestha (270) 2008-06-26 16:59
technically and composition wise excellent picture. Thanks for technical info.
chpp (4281) 2008-06-26 18:29
love the shot! the perspective the effect on the water, good depth. really nice and very nice sharpness as well
poocha (606) 2008-06-26 19:19
a mystery night shot.great detail and sharpness .I like the blue tone of sea and sky especially white smoke on the sea.the sea at foreground continue and leading us to your subject.
patshoo (952) 2008-06-26 20:04
Attractive dreamlike scenery,Highly sharpness and very well composition,Strong POV of lighthouse came from contrast of color and form,Well arrangement of space in foreground that lead to subject,Long exposure made a interesting effect,Outstanding work,TFS.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-06-26 21:08
A very stunning image in blues...amazing water and sky action probably created with time exposure etc. I like it alot and TFS. Gerald
ticoeurs (295) 2008-06-26 23:54
What a terrific shot of that lighthouse.
I really like the long exposure atmosphere.
I like also the blue tonality of ths shot.
I like the waves movement on the rocks.
The composition is very well balanced.
Have a nice day.
MikiM (1924) 2008-06-27 1:16
Dramatic composition - with perfect rythim of the stones and the mystical lights. Perfect!
My new favourite:)
skerdreux (3184) 2008-06-27 2:09
sometimes it's very hard to put the right comment or critique. I just would like to say that your picture is just wonderfull.
TFS and your gallery is so beautiful !
Charo (51212) 2008-06-27 2:45
First you have to tell a gallery with very interesting and beautiful pictures of optimum picture quality and with great art.
Superb composition where the light plays a major role and the depth and colors are excellent. Congratulations!
regis (2058) 2008-06-27 6:43
Very nice shot Stephen, but that blue cast (which is a I guess a side effect of over-saturation) looks very artificial to me :/ I've noticed some tendency in your recent shots that many times you're trying to be too colourful. I understand that lots of folks enjoy shots dripping with crazy colours, but less is usually better in my opinion. Otherwise the thin line between reality and s-f begins to blur. That's just my two pennies in this matter :]
euryan (8440) 2008-06-27 7:12
This is a great shot. Not just for the composition and subject matter, but for the way you have captured and presented it. Very artistic. The long shutter speed has created a very beautiful effect on the sky and with the water. I disagree with regis about the color. I love the blue and I don't think its over saturated. Whoever said landscape photography needs to be realistic anyway? The long shutter speed has already "blurred" the line between reality and something more artistic. Great shot!
mkamionka (38415) 2008-06-27 10:35
Yes it looks a bit not natural but with this exposition time it may be almost true.
I like it very much.
Very good work.
I would say it is better than natural...
drago (4832) 2008-06-28 4:09
Stephen hi,i dont really care about PP work if the result is so amazing as in this photo of yours!Straight to favorites!!
Anamcara (124) 2008-06-28 7:09
Excellent composition, Stephen.
Meanwhile I found the link to your shop and hope to find this picture there.
Greetings from Germany, Marina
miumiu (6113) 2008-06-28 13:34
l like it very much!
Rodrigues (1035) 2008-06-29 14:52
This is unbelievable. I've never tried such a long exposure, but seeing this makes me wanna try.
Was there a moon? The lighthouse is so bright.
A master photo!
OLF (4017) 2008-07-02 12:57
An amazing blueu hour shot ! That contrasting a lot with the white lighthouse on the top of the photo. Rock on foregroung are making a perfect first view, contrasting also with the water and the long exposure time effect.
That a very good job.
Best regards, friendly.
lucinka (9976) 2008-07-09 1:37
One more comment Stephen, this photo really took my breath away ! What a drama and amosphere ! One of your best work. Lucie
postvikram (1199) 2008-07-09 1:41
This is truly a class I shot.Looks like a scene from a fairy tale.
Amazing compo and capture. Great overall balance on colors and light.
Thanks for sharing - Vikram
keda (1253) 2008-08-24 3:22
lovely colors, nice POV, and I like long exposure photos very much, and you've presented great work
coco (30439) 2009-03-02 0:11
Wonderful work with the long exposure and the blue hour. Also I love your composition for this lovely work.
federico (3979) 2009-06-29 4:01
hi stephen this is one of the most beautyfull photo on this site, definitely a professional shot
wonderfull colors and POV
well done regards fred
maglex (1980) 2009-07-19 23:40
Hi Stephen, fantastic balance on this composition and great color tone. Beautiful s-curve of the rocks leading to the sharp lines of the lighthouse. Thanks for sharing...Alex
HarryPipco (94) 2009-09-24 7:20
This is great. It inspires me to take my camera and a tripod and go outside at night to take such a picture.
Fascinating colors, immense sharpness.
danydan (312) 2009-09-24 7:58
Fantastic shot ! Great long exposure ;-))
manudautriche (4348) 2009-09-25 10:45
Hi Stephen,ta photo est magnifique avec des couleurs vraiment superbe et sombre qui rend la scène tirée d'un film noire grace a la pose longue parfaitement maitrisée.ciao,bonne soirée.
fserajian (2299) 2009-09-26 10:59
Beautiful composition, well framed with excellent lighting control, I love the foreground rocks and the mood you have captured. Well done
PeTRo_S (216) 2009-09-26 11:06
Unbelievable picture my friend i really love it.Wonaderful scene and nice colors and light
CristianoFontes (297) 2009-11-17 6:17
really unique... great use of PS to give the picture more drama.
could you post the original as well ?
yzzabelle (257) 2011-09-09 6:47
This is a very striking image! It is perfect to me in everything, the framing, the compo, the colors, the mystical ambiance you have created! Definitely one of the most impressing photo i've seen on TE... Bravo! Isabelle
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2012-06-14 9:06
That is an amazing image! Light, colour, contrast all perfect, and an excellent subject matter. Truly mystical, bravo.
photoray (13981) 2014-06-19 15:31
Eye catching vertical for the resolute up close rocky shoreline, misty flowing ocean in blue, then the iconic Fanad Head Lighthouse. with deep blue dramatic sky background.
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscapes 04, Seascapes II, Photos to remenber III, CLODO's SELECTION XIV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-26 15:05
- Favorites: 18 [view]