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Lighthouse, Point of Ayr

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 22 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A long exposure photo of the lighthouse at the Point of Ayr in North Wales.

Photographed using 16 stops of circular nd filters stacked on the front of a 16-35vr lens on a Nikon D700.

NIKON D700 452/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Fantastic! I love the movement you were able to get by stacking all those filters! Wonderful work!

23 Jul 2010 3:27am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb long exposure - it looks like the lighthouse is floating through space!

23 Jul 2010 4:35am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

So simple and elegant! Love it!

23 Jul 2010 7:50am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great simplicity Ian.

23 Jul 2010 7:52am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful in its simplicity. I would love to have taken that shot.

23 Jul 2010 8:05am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

magical, every single pixel...there aren't enough stars

23 Jul 2010 9:23am

joshi daniel from India


23 Jul 2010 7:45pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

I simply love that. Great shot Ian, congrats!

28 Jul 2010 3:34am

k@ from Paris, France

The direction of the clouds are like multi-beams out of the lighthouse. Lovely & dreamy.

29 Jul 2010 10:08pm

lux from Munich, Germany


2 Aug 2010 9:30pm

Nia Bail from Malaysia

Ian, u have always been an inspiration!! :-)
I noticed that yr shutter speed is 452/5. Wonder if u could shed light on what this means? Did you combine two shots into one? Thanks!!

9 Oct 2010 4:11pm

@Nia Bail: Hi Nia, Aminus3 has a problem expressing decimal points when it shows shutter speeds so it shows speeds as a fraction. 452/5 seconds = 90.4 seconds. It's a single long exposure photo (I used neutral density filters in front of the lens)

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen this shot of yours before. You captured this perfectly! You never cease to amaze me, my friend.

16 Jul 2012 7:35am

452/5 seconds
ISO 200
35 mm (35mm equiv.)