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Plover Scar Lighthouse, Lancashire

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Situated on the south edge of Morecambe Bay near Glasson Docks at the entrance to the River Lune this lighthouse was built in 1847 and is still working today.

This was photographed early in the morning about an hour after low tide using a 2 stop graduated neutral density filter on my wide angle lens to bring the dynamic range of the scene down to something that my camera could manage.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 200 18 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hans ter Horst from Ealing, United Kingdom

Excellent, love the composition and the reflection in the pool is like the icing on top. How do you keep finding these great locations, although the location is only part of the photo, it really is the Ian Bramham magic at work! :-)

20 Jul 2011 5:30am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans. There's plenty of other locations here in the north that I'd like to visit if i had the time! - I haven't photographed at all on the NE coast yet which has great locations like Dunstanburgh Castle and Holy Island to name just a couple.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely composition and reflection and always beautiful bw.

20 Jul 2011 5:33am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Could this be the world's smallest lighthouse? It looks tiny

20 Jul 2011 10:13am

@Zorilla: small but perfectly formed?!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

You are a master of these landscapes!! Beyond Gorgeous!!

20 Jul 2011 10:47am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the wide-angle on this one and the vertical framing, excellent sensation & mono.

20 Jul 2011 11:47am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Excellent, really nice with the reflection!

20 Jul 2011 12:29pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice contrasty photo Ian!

20 Jul 2011 12:55pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Expressive!!! How beautiful is the way that the reflections and textures of the rocks are enhancing the atmosphere of the lighthouse! Enjoy this much Ian!

20 Jul 2011 1:26pm

alex centrella from California, United States

i love the reflection and the storm clouds up above ..

20 Jul 2011 1:54pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great catch !!! very nice shot ! A beautiful B & W ! Well done !

20 Jul 2011 2:16pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful composition and reflection ! Love the wide angle and excellent B&W !

20 Jul 2011 3:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely done sir...always partial to a lighthouse!
The rockpool and reflection is an added highlight.

20 Jul 2011 7:38pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Love this, Ian! Beautiful b&w, awesome composition, love the reflection, the texture of the rocks, the beautiful sky, such a pretty lighthouse

21 Jul 2011 1:42am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful work as always! perfect compositon with great depth added by the reflection!

21 Jul 2011 2:40am

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

The reflection makes this perfectly balanced.

21 Jul 2011 7:15am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Be very proud of this one. Excellent photo.

21 Jul 2011 11:40am

farzane from TEHRAN, Iran

i love's so good.perfect photo

21 Jul 2011 6:57pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Good composition..nice B+W image!

21 Jul 2011 9:15pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Brilliant as always Ian! I love the composition and the reflection! Great to see you 'both' up and doing what you do best:))

24 Jul 2011 6:14pm

SRM from Rome, Italy

AMG! 5stars shot!

27 Jul 2011 7:57am

S.Bernardin from le Havre, France

Excellent composition and the reflection in the pool.

29 Jul 2011 2:34pm

Matt Lomas Photography (MLP) from Mansfield, United Kingdom

great capture Ian, the reflection in the rock pool works brilliantly with the contrasting darkness of the rocks

1 Aug 2011 3:23pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful BW

5 Aug 2011 5:27am

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful shot !

5 Aug 2011 5:41am

Valeria Carolina from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

I really admire your work!

22 Aug 2011 11:16pm

1/200 second
ISO 200
18 mm (35mm equiv.)