With regards to the actual light in the tower,I always count to myself to get a better idea when the light will shine. That way I know when it’s about to flash. You have to shoot a lighthouse ONLY when the light is shining at you ! Trying to get a wave to crash at the same time the light flashes,is a difficult matter and deals more with shear luck than anything else!
A clearing in the cloud structure behind the Lighthouse gave enough light to back light it nicely.
Cloud structure is critical to photography ! I’ve been reading up about clouds and they are a fascinating subject unto themselves !
He who knows clouds ,will be able to get better pictures !
I also use Satellite/Radar on my computer to show me whats going to be happening !
It’s a great aid.
Another attempt at trying to get something out of nothing.The cloud structure was moving from left to right. South to North. I waited for this hole in the clouds behind the Lighthouse to drift to the north to highlight the structure.
It was tricky because I was down wind of the waves crashing and all the spray was trying to coat my lens. I always carry a clean cloth for this exact reason.
For a few minutes the sun shone right through the wave explosions.
The light could of been better.More thin cloud to diffuse the light better. I would of avoided the blow out on my whites.
Your dealt the hand and how you play it,will determine the size of the reward!
I love this location and am always shooting it at different times of the year.