Perchrock Lighthouse Long Exposures

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L lens, 35mm, ISO100, f11, 8 seconds.

I had visited Perch Rock Lighthouse in November which is in New Brighton in Merseyside. I had arrived mid afternoon by train and it was a 10 minute walk from the station to the lighthouse. On arriving at the beach, I setup my DSLR and tripod and I took a couple of test shots from different angles and locations just to see what framing looks good and what framing does not look good.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L lens, 24mm, ISO100, f11, 514 seconds.

The lighting was not very good initially or kind of flat therefore I was not impressed with the initial images. The test shots were taken both with and without the 10 stop ND  filter. I decided to wait for some time until dusk mainly to get some good sunset shots or that is when it can create some mood in the images.  Once the sun started to set, it was totally in the opposite direction to where I was standing. However this did create an interesting effect in the sky.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L lens, 60mm, ISO200, f11, 30 seconds.

The best images I got was during sunset and until dusk and here are three of my favourite images from that evening. To know more about ND filters, click here. Equipment used was Mefoto Globetrotter tripod, Canon 5d Mark III, Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens and 10-stop ND filter. If you have any more questions then do contact me via the contact form.