Night by the sea
The seaside provides a superb place for capturing shimmering night images using long exposure. The water, waves and sand can produce some striking effects. A recent trip to Cairns in northern Australia was a good spot, but it was beaten by Brighton, a coastal resort much closer to home. Its brash, well-loved pier provides a good source of light, while it can give a shot added structure.
The gallery below shows some examples of night shots at the seaside. Click the first image to launch and reveal the full effect.