Scottish Lighthouse Series – Covesea

I have started in earnest to capture all the Scottish Mainland Lighthouses and I am up to about 15 or so currently - I will start with the mainland and move on to the Islands and finish with those off shore that require boat trips - I fully expect to photograph them all several times - I am not limiting myself to creating a record but more an artistic diary maybe even eventually a seasonal shot for each lighthouse - so this not so much a big project but a huge one more than likely a lifetime project - keep watching. I have of course photographed Covesea (my home lighthouse to death) many many times. I have shots of Covesea in every light I have witnessed and loads of different angles. You can always find a new angle however and this was a real scorcher of a day. Enjoy

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I have started in earnest to capture all the Scottish Mainland Lighthouses and I am up to about 15 or so currently – I will start with the mainland and move on to the Islands and finish with those off shore that require boat trips – I fully expect to photograph them all several times – I am not limiting myself to creating a record but more an artistic diary maybe even eventually a seasonal shot for each lighthouse – so this not so much a big project – but a huge one – more than likely a lifetime project – keep watching. I have of course photographed Covesea (my home lighthouse) many many times. I have shots of Covesea in every light I have witnessed and loads of different angles. However you can always find a new angle and this was a real scorcher of a day (perhaps to bright). Enjoy

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21 thoughts on “Scottish Lighthouse Series – Covesea

  1. Beautiful composition and colours Scott. The wide format is perfect too. I love that you’re embarking on a project, I feel like I need one of those! All the best and I look forward to seeing future images in your series.

  2. Keep it rolling, Scott. Lighthouses are the symbol of community living even though those that manned them lived lonely lives, but the lighthouses were created to protect people: those coming in needing safety clues and those at home needing warnings should unwanted visitors approach. Such a treasure of history.

    1. you say lonely lives and I am certain you are right, however I think what amazing photo opportunities ha ha – for me it is their often wild and stunning locations that draw me to them

  3. Great project….iconic symbols of past and present. Covesea I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot but looking forward to seeing more of interpretations in the future and of course ALL the other Scottish Lighthouses (have you counted up just how many you need to visit to complete the set!)

    1. Thanks David – as you know I have always been drawn to them but it was Murray Foote whom I met over from Australia who has published a Australian version which really got me thinking. I cant quote numbers but I have a map and know many are only reachable by boat (a Rib is on the business plan – but I have no sea faring experience) – but I have a trump card up my sleeve watch this space.

  4. Amazing idea, Scott…the beauty, charm and magic of the lighthouses… The photo is gorgeous – composition, colours, perspective, everything! Yes, can’t wait to see more…

  5. What a great project! There certainly is something special about lighthouses. I look forward to seeing more of yours.

  6. Wonderful project that should keep you enthralled for the rest of your life. We all have such romantic ideas regarding lighthouses whereas in the reality I’m sure the life was tough and lonely. They are in spectacular position though which makes for great photos. I wish you well on this mammoth undertaking.

    1. thanks for your kind wishes Lee – I am under no illusion as to the size of the task but there is no point doing something that doesn’t stimulate me or challenge me. I love the planning as much as the doing and hopefully I will be rewarded by some great shots.

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