A shot taken during Christmas break at blue hour and intermediate tide to still have access to the rock allowing this point of view.
This shot would have not been possible before to get the very wide angle lens, to get the opening on the sea.
The orange color on the clouds is coming from the urban lights of the main village on the island and because the cloud level is low.
Amazing to read the orange is from the village lights. I was sure this must be sunset/rise. As well as the grad, did you also use a full ND filter to slow the shutter so much? The effect is lovely with the smoothed out water.
You have quite a collection of lighthouses in your gallery. Have you thought of making a theme?
sevy (2016/02/05 14:25:58): The perception of the light is largely modified by the exposure time with 2'30'' on the photo versus the reality.
This shot was taken I guess 45min after sunset and the color change on the clouds was hardly visible with naked eye. I was already switching on the head lamp.
So only used of a graduated grey filter, no big stopper
Most people would go to place where it is warm and tropical to get away from the cold, you go to the cold and stormy sea side :) The photo is a great reward though. This look so out of the world, if not for the light house. Love the sense of motion of the cloud and wild sea. the rock in the foreground sharper than the rest give it that feeling of depth. the warm light from the village is amazing, I guess with the long exposure, you can see it better than our naked eyes.
Yes the reflection of light and color on the clouds is pretty strong. Even in the desert in Utah and Arizona in the day time, you can see reddish color on the bottom of the white cloud that is the reflection of the red rocks and landscape.
Je suis très surpris des tes explications pour les nuages roses, le phare est réellement au bout de l'ile et le bourg à 2 ou 3 km, et en période de Noël, il ne devait pas y avoir beaucoup d'éclairage.
J'aime bien les nuages qui passent et la diagonale rocher phare ciel rose.
Bon WE Mr Moebius de l'Arizona, tu te rembourses petit à petit tes zobjectifs impressionnants!
sevy (2016/02/07 11:24:30): Il va falloir que j'ai bien plus de publication avant de rembourser mes achats ☺
The sky is just simply awesome! Let's not complain about light pollution with such a result :-) Love how the clouds with the different colors devide east and west and how they spread out nearly seeming to move in this image. The blue becomes fastly your trademark, Yves, very beautiful. By the way, we have a pp discussion going on in a recent Forum lead by Peter. Maybe you have something to add too. The hint of white in the sea is nice too, it adds another element of movement.
sevy (2016/02/08 13:24:30): Hello Barbara, thanks for the warning about Forum. I am not used to look at, but I will.
For night shot like the one of this lighthouse or often in Brittany with weather with clouds, I am even looking for light pollution, it is often an interesting add-on to the composition. Sometimes also a way to recover light in shadow with the reflections on the clouds.
But it is the exception to the rule, usually I will more sponsor a decrease of an unuseful urban lightning.
Sometimes it just needs a small detail to make the image an outstanding one. In this case the village providing light onto the low passing clouds. There must have been quite a wind to make the clouds look so streaked with just 154 s.
I guess it must have been colder then at King of the Wings!
I like how the light is enhanced by the light on the cloud behind. There is no question what the subject is in this scene. I also like the long shutter smoothing out the motion of the ocean. All-in-all a top notch image.