Running to Stand Still by David Haworth

Point Tacking Lighthouse at the Northern end of Lighthouse beach at Port Macquarie.Tacking Point Lighthouse is Australia’s third oldest lighthouse. It was built on a rocky headland about 8 kilometres south of Port Macquarie in 1879 by Shepard and Mortley, to a design by the New South Wales government’s architect of the time, James Barnet. It is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and is classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW This is a very accessible whale watching point and a very photographed lighthouse.
I came across this in an article in a UK photo.
Good idea for Winter photography I thought.
It involves taking photos in the dead of night
in pitch black conditions and using a hand held
flashlight to paint a building or monument
with coloured light. The colours are created
by placing coloured gels or in my case
cellophane over the flash. F6 10mm 3.5 minute exposure. Canon 350 D with a Sigma 10-20mm lens.
The clouds were moving across a moonlit sky.

Rather take photos and do most other things. I travel Australia for work and get more opportunities than most Sydney siders to see beautiful parts of Australia

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  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerover 6 years ago


  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 6 years ago

    Great and very unique photo!

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerover 6 years ago

    brilliantly done David

  • ein22
    ein22over 6 years ago

    Well with colours and details like that no wonder. For a dark sky there is alot of wonderful depth.


  • Tony Middleton
    Tony Middletonover 6 years ago

    great result David ! light painting adds so many more dimensions doesn’t it…
    Congratulations on winning the printer too !

  • thanx Tony. Its a buzz being able to print my own A3’s.

    – David Haworth

  • Mary Kaderabek-Aleckson
    Mary Kaderabek...over 6 years ago

    I see why, it is so creative, love your work!

  • carlyff
    carlyffover 6 years ago

    amazing shot..

  • Gormaymax
    Gormaymaxover 6 years ago

    Magic stuff David, love the effect … will have to give this a go

  • Seosamh
    Seosamhover 6 years ago

    Awesome…! perfect capture !!

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  • linda858100
    linda858100about 6 years ago


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