The light was fading fast but I was determined to get a photograph of this iconic location. My initial light reading suggested an exposure time of about 8 minutes factoring in reciprocity failure. I took another reading about half way through the exposure and it suggested an exposure time of around 20 minutes. At 20 minutes I was in complete darkness apart from the sweeping beam of the lighthouse. I decided to push my exposure out to half an hour.
Quite often when working with long exposures at twilight I will forget about the science of it all and trust my gut. 30 minutes felt about right.
I sat and listened to the sea and the wind and enjoyed the view. When 30 minutes were up I closed the shutter and packed my things away. I had forgotten about this photograph by the time I had sent my rolls off to Ilford for development. I was delighted to see this negative and the scan was beautiful.
The final photograph has had some minor adjustments and I have printed this in the darkroom. It is not my favourite photograph but the one that gets the most attention. I hope you like it.