View Full Version : Burnham Lighthouse I

07-06-2013, 06:06 PM
Taken at Burnham on Sea in Somerset. This lighthouse stands on the beach and is a local landmark.

As always comments (and critiques) welcome.


07-08-2013, 02:41 AM
I like the shadows created from the pillars and how the horizon is level and the nice orange colour particularly along the horizon line. However, I would like to see the horizon line moved down or even up a third (i.e., show either 2/3 of the sky or 2/3 of the sand.) Also I would think more contrast would add more interest. But I'm far from a pro so take it with a grain of salt.

07-08-2013, 05:59 AM
I really like the backlighting and the way the shadows fan out from the lighthouse. To me it is really nice to see a softer lit sunset with wispy clouds (rather the glaring orange I often see with sunsets).

As you are looking for comments and critiques, I too would like to see a bit more sharpness (although I dont know if this the boards compression). I cant make up my mind about the central placement. Part of me likes it, but part wants the rule of thirds, but I dont know what I would suggest :confused:. Just wondering how a square aspect with the lighthouse on the right third would look???

But hey, it is a really nice shot, and these were just the random thoughts running through my mind when looking at it. Dont assign too much value to them.

07-08-2013, 07:22 AM
Taffy can u please repost this image. Make sure the width is 1028 or smaller. Make sure the file size is 315 or less.
This image is compressed.


07-09-2013, 07:04 AM
Wll do. Should know better after all this time!