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I chose to photograph Dovercourt Lighthouse because it was a great subject for my latest Youtube video entitled, fine-art photography. I wanted a real minimalistic feel to the image, a picture without any distractions. Flattening the sea with a 4-minute exposure and removing the horizon seemed to do the trick nicely.
I also wanted to create something a little different from the norm too. I now feel I can call it Fine-Art!
Dovercourt Lighthouse sits on the east side of the country and a four-hour drive from my house. I had to drive through the night so I could be there to capture it at first light. The sunrise conditions were great but I knew it could have been better. I decided to hang around all day just so I could reshoot the lighthouse during sunset too. As it happens, it turned out to be a great call. Whilst the sunrise images were nice, the photograph I captured at sunset was by far my favourite of the day.
As a Professional Landscape Photographer, I create quite a lot of Fine-Art imagery. I know it's not to everyone's liking but for me, it's a way of expressing myself.