The Lighthouse Family - TWTWTW 5

21st April 2014
That was the week that was #5.

The days are stretching and the temperature is rising. Nice to be able to wander out now without the thick walking trousers and several layers of coats. Less pockets certainly helping when trying to relocate lens caps etc.

Much of the past few days has been taken up with shooting the Point of Ayre and Douglas lighthouses for a customer and going out for trips with my young apprentice.

So here are several efforts from the past 10 days or so. Starting with a couple of trips out Cronk ny Arrey Laa way.

This one is a work in progress and a shot that's hopefully got some future. Time will tell.

And a couple of days later a different view of Eary Cushlin from lower down the slope just before the sun disappeared for the day.

The trip out to the Point of Ayre a week or so a go was very productive. Leaving home in clear star lit skies at 5am I wasn't too hopeful of getting anything but as I drove over the Mountain road there were the odd few wispy clouds up North so prospects were improving. Maybe not a waste of precious fuel after all.

It looks like luck was on my side. And a good crop of shots were gathered......which makes a change. I'm more than happy to get one worthy shot out of a trip but to get several is a real bonus.

There's more....but like me you're probably light-housed out now!

The midweek hazy evening made for great viewing over the hills with the resulting soft light and layers.

The main focus over the Easter period has been to get some more shots of Douglas Lighthouse. Although, I've got plenty from past shoots the shot dimension required resulted in a shooting a more vertical pano composition.

Good Friday was greeted with cloudless skies.....what many would call a glorious morning......not if you're a photographer.

Saturday was the same....damn this nice weather! lol. So back to bed.

Looking out at 5.10 am on Easter Sunday and it was all looking very similar. But, with Monday's morning forecast not looking too good the old bones were dragged out of bed for another trip.

Fortunately, a bit of cloud drifted by to give the images a much needed lift. So hopefully we've got something that myself and the customer are happy with. I hope so as I'm a bit sick of the sight of lighhouses now!

On the wander back to the car it was nice to bump into fellow photographer Stuart Williams and have a good moan about the horrible sunny weather!

...and a final shot ...the sea and sun reflected of the Trafalgar memorial..before heading home for breakfast...the rest of the household still asleep!

As forecast - Monday was overcast first thing - a quick look outside and an even quicker retreat back in to bed! Time for some evening shooting me thinks!

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