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The Story Behind...

The story behind each my works of art...I will share a new post every week 

Port in a Storm

This lighthouse was taken on a bitterly cold winters afternoon at Whitehaven in the lake district. I am going to go so far as to use the word Baltic here, just because its brilliant.

The hope was for a sunset but that disappeared as the clouds rolled in - typically not what was forecast at all.

Whitehaven Lighthouse

So working with what you have in front of you I felt this made an interesting shot, the port in the background and the dark stormy clouds behind the stark white Lighthouse. 
The lighthouse itself was one of a pair and if you look closely you can see the base of where the other one stood on the left hand side dock. 
 I also took all the red colour off the lighthouse itself, it was in a state of disrepair and the flecks of paint didn't add to the photo at all.

It was that cold that I never even stopped around to capture the port at night, as the snow had started to fall and the aim was to get out the Lake district before I ended up snowed in and unable to get back for Monday. 
Proved to be a good call as it was like Russia until past Lancaster - crawling along at 20mph down the M6 southbound.

Hope you liked this post - I am going to share the story behind a few of my pictures that I sell as wall art throughout this year...and if its a print you would love to have just click here 

Thanks for reading