Fingal Head Lighthouse

Just before dawn (you can see faint sunbeams coming from the horizon).

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 27th July 2008, This photo: 5:17am

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  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    And I thought my one was good. This is awesome. Did you end up painting the plants at all? Or is that just light from the lighthouse?
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Oooo the sun rising in the horizon is very pretty!
  • David de Groot said:
    No light painting by me in this at all - it's all lighthouse :)
    I'm pretty pleased with the faint sunbeams which couldn't even be seen by the naked eye at the time. :)
  • ankewill said:
    Wow, this is just awesome!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    I only took maybe 5 shots of the lighthouse, and liked this one the best.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I'm loving the way night is meeting dawn - a great effect :) definitely worth staying up all night for :D the star trails are great :) did you shine a torch on the plants or is that the light form the lighthouse (or a trade secret)?
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Scrap the last question - you already answered it ! doh!
  • David de Groot said:
    Neat eh ?
    I got a whole 1.5 hours sleep last night (feeling it now), but it was all worth it.
  • Clearskies Images said:
    An interesting spot, some great photo ops by the look of your shots.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is. There's this little baby lighthouse, and some interesting rocks, and sandy beaches if that's your thing.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Very neat :D
    Definitely worth a night of next to no sleep :D
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    That's a cute little lighthouse!
  • richardfenton75 said:
    When is the mothership leaving David?
  • javier.izquierdo said:
    jus gorgeous!
  • David de Groot said:
    And last nights sleep was all the more sound and long because of it :)
    Aye, that it be. I was expecting something taller, but given it's on a little headland, I guess it does the job nicely (didn't see any shipwrecks).
    'tis like that ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Got to love when you hit the pillow and you're instantly asleep :)
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm told (and don't believe it for a minute) that I snore before I'm fully asleep most of the time anyway.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I'm surprised you're allowed to sleep in the house!
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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    love this, fantastic
    I really want to do something like this my self someday - when I get a dSRL (ok, dream on...)
  • David de Groot said:
    You could take twenty, 15 sec exposures and stack them in some image stacking software :) Although I suspect you'd still not get the same result.
  • sarahmelindacook said:
    Very Cool David. I like it alot. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) 'twas well worth the trip.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Just stunning, all the different light sources combine perfectly.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Worked quite well really.
  • NellyPro said:
    Stunning photo David!!! wow...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nelly :)
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Michael SA said:
    Great location. Well done.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • bradchiplin said:
    This is surreal.
    Very nice 5 minute exposure :) Looks incredible in large size!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Brad. It was one of our best meets, great photography, good turnout and we all breakfasted afterwards.