shining light...... by David Murphy

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The Green Hills lighthouse, Stanley, Tasmania (Australias island state)…..Across an empty field, with only flocks of starlings for company it seems, stands the saviour of the local fishermen.

Canon 5D Mk II
200mm lens
F32 at 0.3 secs
1 stop under
ISO 50
dash of contrast, and a dash of extra shadow ….
turned around, and found i had 20 cows as onlookers….none could offer any advice though, useless mooers!

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    You certainly have the touch for creating these magic images David, your composition is always so… David Murphy!! Glorious work and photography!!! As always! :)

  • Cheers Vicki… didn’t look too good in colour, so mono it was to be.
    It was a lovely evening, there was a full on red sunset as well.

    – David Murphy

  • Magee
    Mageeover 4 years ago

    I’m with Vicki here!! That would have to be THE most interesting take on a lighthouse I’ve ever seen. I love it David! Nice work!!
    That’s about the colour of my lawn too! lolol! We haven’t had rain here since Moses was a boy, and then all of a sudden tonight, a deluge from passing storms.

  • lol….its as dry as a chip here too…..although, as i type, something wet is brewing outside… lawn is the same, thank god for weeds adding dollops of green!!
    Thanks for the comment, always appreciated Magee!!

    – David Murphy

  • mindym306
    mindym306over 4 years ago

    Fabulous work David!

  • Thankyou Mindy…’re always a terrific support!!

    – David Murphy

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 4 years ago

    wonderful! i love thinking of the cows checking you out…lol.

  • mmm….they snuck up behind me, didn’t hear a thing….until one snorted, and i nearly had a bloody heartattack!!

    – David Murphy

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthover 4 years ago

    Great Mono piece, David! We have similar run-ins with the bovines here in Alberta all the time:)

  • Thankyou Janene……these cows were a curious bunch, it was like they were having a discussion about the picdude, and what was he doing there!

    – David Murphy

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago
    Fantastic image David…simple but so much to see!!Were finally getting some nice rain today…hope it comes your way!! *-)
  • We nearly did last night deb…..but the rain blew away, I suspect….
    thanks for the comment!!

    – David Murphy

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    Excellent David, I have troubles with mooers too! Sometimes trying to catch the cattle egrets on the wing and they’re leaning over the fence licking me. blahhh

  • They might be trying to help!!
    ….if only they knew that they slobber too much…..
    Thankyou for commenting!

    – David Murphy

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot David, love the comp! your fence draws a great line to the lighthouse! Isn’t it funny how being stared at by a herd of cows makes you feel a little silly, well it does me, think its the “what tha” look they give you lol

  • Not wrong there, Kylie…..i’m a dud in front of a crowd at the best of times, but when they say absolutely Nothing, well, thats my confidence Gone!!!!!
    Cheers for the comment!!

    – David Murphy

  • TwistedHearts
    TwistedHeartsover 4 years ago

    Wow!! The little light looks like it could be a UFO. It’d be the perfect setting since it’s around a field ;). Wonderful work, and a beautiful B&W image!

  • Thankyou Victoria…..a lovely comment, and appreciated!!

    – David Murphy

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    great perspective David, I love the way the fence line draws the eye up to the lighthouse, well done!

  • Cheers Mark……you like what i liked….it was a glimpse out of the car window, and then, whoah, turn around, and go take that shot!!

    – David Murphy

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