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  • The Beautiful North of England 11th October 2012
  • Architecture – The British Isles 12th October 2012

Autumn is well and truly with us here in the North East of England. Damp air from the sea with wind that freezes your joints. So its obviously time for sunrise photography. I always maintain that sunset photography is easier that sunrise because you can see the sky and clouds before you commit to taking photographs, whereas sunrise photography is a lottery because the sky is dark when you commit to go on location and the is no idea of what you might get. Additionally it will be warmer for sunset photos too.

I digress. Here is a shot of St Mary’s Lighthouse taken this morning as the sun was rising. In truth, I never saw anything of the sun, it just hid behind the clouds, lucky they were thin enough to let some of the fiery light though.

Canon 450D
Canon 18-55mm Lens @ 44mm
25 seconds f/14 at ISO-400
B&W ND1.8 and ND0.6 grad

P.S. I also noticed that the tone of my upload was darker than the original on my hard-drive, even though I was viewing it on the same monitor. I also noticed that the RB sharpening has produced a noticeable white line between the sky and the lighthouse where there is not one on my original. Hopefully this will not be the case if anyone wants a print etc.


sunrise, st marys lighthouse, sea scape, violet, fine art, harry purves

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous Autumn skyscape !!!

  • Thank you so much Evelyn. It was very cold while I was there taking it!.

    – Harry Purves

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning Capture Harry!

  • Thank you Lee. I’m so pleased you like it.

    – Harry Purves

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

  • Many thanks Arfran.

    – Harry Purves

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much for featuring my work Tori.

    – Harry Purves

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature Kathy.

    – Harry Purves

    BLYTHARTalmost 2 years ago

    Nice one Harry! I am sending this comment from one of Cramlington Library’s computers, so you aren’t the only one who is well travelled :-)

  • Cramlington eh? You certainly know how to push the boat out Dave :) Thanks for your comments Dave.

    – Harry Purves

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 2 years ago

    beautiful composition.
    congratulations on your well deserved feature in the SUPERBLY VISUAL group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Wow! Thanks so much for the feature Francis.

    – Harry Purves

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations this image has been featured in The Beautiful North of England Group week commencing 11th October.

  • Thanks so much Barry.

    – Harry Purves

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 1 year ago

    Congratulations you were featured 12.10.12

  • Many thanks for the Feature Dave.

    – Harry Purves

  • KieranHamilton
    KieranHamiltonover 1 year ago

    Very nice work!

  • Thank you Kieran.

    – Harry Purves

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