Sunrise at Barns Ness Lighthouse
Sunrise is probably my favourite time of day for photography. Under clear skies the light is amazing and can lead to some beautiful colours and strong contrasts. Yesterday I posted some images of the sunlight hitting the water coming onto the beach (CLICK HERE) and those shots perfectly illustrate the reasons why I choose to haul myself out of bed at 4:30am on a summer morning.
The colours before the sun gets above the horizon can be quite vibrant, as demonstrated in the image at the top of the page. As the sun climbs into the sky the colours shifts towards the blue end of the spectrum but the light is still warm and still very contrasty.
Barns Ness is a good place to capture great sunrise shots as the sun rises just beyond the lighthouse, which is a great manmade focal point for coastal images.
These images were all shot on the Fujifilm X-T1 using the 50-140mm f2.8 for the first two images and the 16mm f1.4 for the third shot.