27 Nov Tranquil Sunrise at Barns Ness

Since the end of August I have been on a whistle stop world tour with the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series with eight events in eight countries (France, Mexico, USA, Belgium, Japan, Portugal, China, Bahrain) on three different continents (Europe, North America and Asia).  

I do love my job but it is hard, long work and I look forward to go somewhere quiet closer to home.  It is why we decided to relocate to East Lothian in the South East of Scotland in 2013.

On Friday morning the chance of clear skies had me heading out to White Sands on the other side of Dunbar to capture the sunrise at one of my favourite places – Barns Ness Lighthouse.  It was 3 hours past low tide and the shoreline was perfect for a long exposure image and the waves lapped the beach.  

The temperature was below freezing and the sand dunes at the back of the beach were covered in frost.  It was certainly very different from the sunsets I was taking in Bahrain a few days earlier!

The shot was taken on the Fujifilm X-T2 and the XF16-55mm f2.8 lens fitted with a Lee 0.9 ND Soft Grad and a 10x ‘Big Stopper’ ND filters to give a 46 second exposure at f16 ISO100.