Rainbow Shining Through Lighthouse ~ Farne Islands by Sandra Cockayne

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On a visit to Seahouses and the Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, I came across this lovely Lighthouse firmly set on Longstone Rock.

Longstone Lighthouse, or Outer Farne as it was first called, is situated on Longstone Rock, one of the Outer Staple Islands and is owned by The National Trust.

Visitors can sail out to this isolated Lighthouse, which is open to the public during the months of April to October.

Visitors can view Grace Darling’s tiny bedroom from where she spotted nine survivors desperately clinging to the rocks.
Despite a raging storm, the Darlings launched the lighthouse boat and rescued the survivors, caring for them in the lighthouse for two days until the storm subsided.

The Farne Islands, England, UK, are situated between two and five miles off the Northumberland Coast.
There are 28 islands in total, 15 of which can be seen at high tide, with the largest island being Inner Farne.
Historically the Farne Islands are associated with St Aidan and St Cuthbert, both of whom used the islands as a place to mediate in utter solitude.
The Northumberland heroine, Grace Darling spent most of her short life on the lighthouses here, first on Brownsman’s Island and then on Longstone Island.

Sony A200.
Tamron 80-300mm lens @ 300mm.

Processed with 1 handheld shot + 3 duplicates HDR and Tonemapped in Dynamic Photo HDR,
Texture added using Photoshop 7,
Also edited in Gimp 2.6 free download,
and Picasa 3 free download.

The catamaran boat was very unstable, so the original shot was unlevel. The image was too dark and didn’t show it’s true potential. I added two skies, one with a rainbow, and did alsorts of other tweaking including processing with HDR.

Now that you know how I obtained the final look of this image, and I’ve given away my trade secrets (never to be revealed again!!), below you will find the original shot……

What a difference, don’t you think?!!!

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  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture…………………wow!! Fabulous!! ;-))

  • Gosh that was quick Stephanie! Thanks ever so much for your great comments and especially for the fave – genuinely, very much appreciated! Glad you like it hun! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneabout 4 years ago

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago
    What a fantastic shot Sandra and that rainbow just adds to it . A fave for me xx
  • Thank you ever so much my dear mate Irene for your lovely comments and especially for the fave – genuinely, very much appreciated! S:)x btw the original bad shot has now been added thanks to your expert advice. I just want to thank you too for the continuing and unfaultering support you have given me since I joined RB. You have the patience of a saint too, when you have passed you advice, tips, and expertise, to me, and when you have given me instruction. Thanks love ever so much, you’re a star! xxxx

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    Like the lady said she’s a fast learner. Outstanding, instant fave.

  • Thank you Colin for your great comments and especially for the fave -greatly appreciated! S:)x btw the original bad shot has now been added in the description…….xx

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • patjila
    patjilaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful total but also amazing that excast crossing of the light of the lighthouse and the rainbow!

  • Thank you so much Patjila for your great comments and especially for the fave – greatly appreciated my friend! The original bad shot has now been added in the description if you would like to take a look! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you Sylvia very much for commenting – greatly appreciated. The original shot had been added into the description now! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyabout 4 years ago

    Oustanding shot! I love it.

  • Thank you my friend fotoflossy! So pleased you like it and thanks especially for the fave…..if you take another look, you will find the original shot in the description now…..S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago
  • Thank you for your lovely welcome Morag! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 4 years ago

    This is lovely Sandra. Instant fave.

  • Aaaaaw thanks Jacqui for your super comments and especially the fave – very much appreciated hun! S:)x If you look at the description you’ll see the original bad shot!! I ended up ringing Irene, and she told me how to do it, but it still took me ages! lol! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

    This is very beautiful Sandi. Beautiful hues!

  • Aaaaw thanks love. Really appreciated! S:)x

    – Sandra Cockayne

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