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Lighthouse Dusk

Stoer Head, Assynt, Scotland

After enjoying the Stoer Head Lighthouse Sunset, I wanted to capture an image of the cliff top lighthouse with the lamp lit, but still using the residual dusk light. This image was taken about 45 minutes after sunset, when there was just a hint of sunset colour remaining over the sea towards the Western Isles. Using my usual slow speed film required a long exposure time of many minutes. Knowing the light blinked every 15 seconds, I feared it might become overly burned out by many flashes over the entire exposure time. To prevent this, after the first few flashes, I covered the lens with my hand momentarily when I reckoned the lamp was about to blink. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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