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The Sun Reaching out to the Lighthousse

So it's winter here in Australia, which explains why I haven't been taking or posting a lot of pics. However, two weekends back I missed taking photos and so I ...
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So it's winter here in Australia, which explains why I haven't been taking or posting a lot of pics. However, two weekends back I missed taking photos and so I took my camera bag and drove 2 hours to this amazing place I have photographed before. When I was driving there I had a different photo in mind, I didn't expect the sun to be out at all but there is a rocky beach nearby and I wanted to take some long exposure shots there. As I was hiking there, I felt the sun come out and hit my neck on this cold, windy winter evening, I turned around to see this amazing frame. I immediately pulled out my camera and took a few photos, this scene only lasted about 5 minutes after which the clouds won against the sun. But regardless I got what I wanted and boy was I thanking my luck :D

P.S: This image is not a HDR, it was actually shot as a single image. I've edited it carefully to mimic a HDR type image :)
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Punkypal Premium
 
Punkypal June 30, 2015
Beautiful!
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 01, 2015
Thank you :)
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja July 01, 2015
Superb composition, very well done...
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 01, 2015
Thank you, really appreciate your comment :)
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 01, 2015
Hi Árpád, I'm still learning, like most other photographers. Could you explain to me why this composition works well?
leckie45 Platinum
 
leckie45 July 01, 2015
Hi Joe, My guess is that this is Cape Shank Lighthouse ... I love the way you have treated this shot ... Well executed ... Cheers Trish.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 02, 2015
Hi Trish, you're spot on. This is Cape Schanck. One of my favourite spots to shot around Melborne! Thank you for the kind words :)
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja July 02, 2015
Hi,you edit phototures well, the foreground with little sunshine good,the background with clouds and sunshine good.You had to use tripod and longer expose.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 02, 2015
Thank you for your comment :)
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 July 10, 2015
Bigbang, the composition works well for a couple of reasons. For one it follows the "rule of thirds" by having the "subjects", the sun and the lighthouse, on or close to lines that would split the frame into thirds. Secondly it has "leading lines" which guide your eye through the image or to a subject. In this case the lines created by the shore/cliff and the sun rays both guide the eyes toward the lighthouse.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 11, 2015
Hi Tom, thank you very much for putting this into words. I knew the composition worked but I couldn't put my finger on why exactly. I suspected the rule of thirds but I completely forgot about the leading lines. Thanks once again for highlighting this, if you remember anything else please feel free to highlight it as well :)
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 July 11, 2015
You're welcome Joe.
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 July 11, 2015
BTW, I really enjoy reading the detailed descriptions you include with your images.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 12, 2015
Hahaha I'm glad you like it!
Jarl PRO
 
Jarl July 16, 2015
Beautiful colors, nice composition.
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography July 19, 2015
Thanks Jarl :)
joecas
 
joecas October 12, 2015
Very nice!
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography October 12, 2015
Thank you :)
rikvandenhurk
 
rikvandenhurk January 11, 2016
Epic! Some extra saturation?
bigbangphotography
bigbangphotography April 04, 2016
Thanks mate! Yes this one was edited extensively, it has a bit of extra saturation and more brightness works
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