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New Brighton Lighthouse #2

New Brighton lighthouse and river Mersey, Wirral, Merseyside, England

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Towards the end of the summer of 2020 my wife Liz and I decided to explore the coastline of the Wirral Peninsula, starting at West Kirby and driving along through Hoylake, Leasowe, Wallasey and on to New Brighton, right at the point where the River Mersey enters the Irish Sea.

New Brighton proved to be quite an interesting stop, with views out over the Mersey to the huge cranes of the Liverpool 2 Container Terminal on the opposite shore.

But New Brighton itself had a couple of interesting features that caught my photographic eye, namely the rather strange Fort Perch Rock fortress and the New Brighton lighthouse, sitting in the middle of the sandy beach, pictured here under the bright afternoon sun.

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Filename - new brighton lighthouse 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside, England

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image was underexposed slightly to preserve the bright highlights.