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Perch Rock Lighthouse

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 17 December 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A 2 minute single exposure photo from the golden hour just after dawn.

Perch Rock lighthouse guards the entrance into the River Mersey and Liverpool docks.

NIKON D40 243/2 seconds F/7.1 ISO 200 123 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Patrick from Louveciennes, France

Belle composition, belles couleurs, beau développement.

17 Dec 2008 7:11am

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

A radiant morning.

17 Dec 2008 7:32am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

The light is just incredible. Again, Ian, I've seen so many lighthouse shots, but this one stands out great!

17 Dec 2008 7:52am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

The light is wonderful and I love what the long exposure has done for the water, so smooth.

17 Dec 2008 7:58am

Marie from France

Radiant ! colours are splendid.

17 Dec 2008 8:42am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What can I say Ian... except thanks for such wonderful treat!!!:-)

17 Dec 2008 9:21am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

beautiful light - I'm never sure it's really you when it reads more than 16mm... :) Love your eye

17 Dec 2008 9:27am

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

amazing light and colors


17 Dec 2008 10:54am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

absolutely beautiful shot !

17 Dec 2008 11:08am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's beautiful ... the golden light is amazing and the structure of the water due to the long shutterspeed almost silky. Great compo with the diagonal line of the stones in front.

17 Dec 2008 11:11am

zOOm from Paris, France

This one seems enlighted from the inside ! Incredible and beautiful light.... the tones are really awesome too. Well done Ian !

17 Dec 2008 12:12pm

Robert from Kingsville, Canada

The composition and light is sublime !

17 Dec 2008 12:52pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Bravo...spectacular image! Crisp with amazing light.

17 Dec 2008 1:36pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light, the composition and the stillness in this frame, it simply takes my breath away!

17 Dec 2008 1:42pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

There is nothing more you can do to improve this shot - Its simply perfect in every way! Well done.

17 Dec 2008 1:45pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

Gorgeous! And, now "Ferry Cross the Mersey" is running through my head.

17 Dec 2008 1:51pm

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Simply beautiful!

17 Dec 2008 2:30pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Composition, lighting and toning are perfect. Again an outstanding photo.

17 Dec 2008 3:10pm

sorter from tehran, Iran

wow , well composed but you know i dont like the colors too much although its not important cause the guy who was behind the camera was you and not me , so ...that s all .

17 Dec 2008 3:31pm

toni pons barro from maó, Spain

Precious photos on your blog, I like the way to photograph your surroundings. the compositions and textures.

17 Dec 2008 3:44pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful light and amazing colours !

17 Dec 2008 4:07pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany


17 Dec 2008 4:18pm

Magic Moments captured by gwk from La Tuque, QC, Canada

lovely effect. the delay gives the photo an etheralness; if one can say that about a photo.

17 Dec 2008 5:05pm

Frida from Sweden

Superb colors and light. Beautiful!

17 Dec 2008 5:38pm

Bonj from Jefferson City, United States

Excellent lighting and detail.

17 Dec 2008 5:47pm

Steve from United States

Totally cool! This is a gorgeous image of the beautiful lighthouse.

17 Dec 2008 5:58pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I couldn't hit the 5 stars quick enough!! This is an award winner! I love your pp and the light

17 Dec 2008 6:18pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

superb image.

17 Dec 2008 7:50pm

Tom from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Great shot. Beautiful colours. Golden hour indeed.

17 Dec 2008 9:02pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely lighting, nice one

17 Dec 2008 9:56pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Gorgeous shot... love it...

17 Dec 2008 10:49pm

Andy from United States

Wow beautiful photo. Just perfect!

18 Dec 2008 12:18am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

My favorite subject!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

18 Dec 2008 3:11pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

very beautiful light and colors

19 Dec 2008 11:55pm

Barbara from Florida, United States


20 Dec 2008 4:41am

Darrius from Cardiff By The Sea, United States

Excellent! OMG it's in the center and it works! :) The color and highlights are really nice and inviting.

20 Dec 2008 5:36am

Enrique Vidal Vijande from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

That'a a really beautiful image, fantastic warm light too!

22 Dec 2008 2:45pm

r o l a n d from LADERA RANCH, United States

Patiently composed. Brilliant photograph.

24 Dec 2008 12:26am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


27 Dec 2008 4:58am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

God! Ian! this is - there is no words in Human Vocabulary, I am so sure it has reached the spirit world and is hanging in a divine gallery! It Must...oh my God!

28 Dec 2008 11:59am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! Amazing photography Ian! Love your portfolio!

14 Jan 2009 8:49pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

WOOOOOWWWWWW! I love lighthouses!

27 Apr 2009 4:58pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Amazing shot !

4 Dec 2010 11:26pm

243/2 seconds
ISO 200
123 mm (35mm equiv.)