Show: Lighthouses

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
I've been thinking of starting this thread for some time now. I love lighthouses and thought others may like to share their lighthouse photos. It's hard to say what draws me to them, whether it's their strength, solitude, quaintness, history or fascinating designs. I've started this thread with a few photos of the smaller, lesser known lights. I invite you to add your own lighthouse photos here.

The Drum Point light is a screw pile lighthouse that was rescued from slow destruction by vandals after decommissioning in 1962. It now stands at the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, where it was fully restored.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


The pretty little Roanoke Marshes Light in Manteo, North Carolina.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


The Ocracoke Light on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. Built in 1822, this light is still an active aid to navigation and is the second oldest operating light on the Outer Banks.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

jumbotron

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
134
Location
Vancouver, Canada
I must go down to the beach again....

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

Rudi

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Aug 16, 2010
Messages
574
Location
Australia
Kiama lighthouse:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
Very nice! Interesting to see how lighthouse designs vary in different countries.

Jumbotron: love the way the backlight illuminates the fresnel lens at the top of the lighthouse.

Rudi: That's a very pretty lighthouse. ...and love your sig!
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #5
The Bodie Island Light on the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been undergoing restoration for some time now. As of this summer, the work was 85% complete. The light wears a shroud over the lantern room while work progresses.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

usayit

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Jul 2, 2010
Messages
2,964
Location
Some call it the arm pit of NYC.
I love lighthouses..... Been to Maine a few times. they've been photographed a bezeeelion times... so I was trying to be different with this one:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Spring Point, Maine
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
Hikari, which light is this? I've been to Maine many times, but being a creature of habit, always go to the same spots: Ogunquit, Bar Harbor, Portland. This looks familiar, but I can't quite tell from this angle.
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
I love lighthouses..... Been to Maine a few times. they've been photographed a bezeeelion times... so I was trying to be different with this one:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Spring Point, Maine
This one's interesting. I'd love to see a view of it from a distance.
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10
Two more of Bodie Island. These were from last year while the scaffolding was still up. I'm really glad to see this light being given much needed attention. My understanding is that it will be opened to the public once restoration is complete.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


There's a lighthouse in there somewhere:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

PSimmons

Mu-43 Veteran
Joined
Mar 24, 2010
Messages
218
Location
Central Florida
Ponce Inlet, Florida. EP1 w/17mm 2.8

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phws/4430492341/" title="Your light will always shine bright / Day 65 - Project 365 by p simmons, on Flickr">
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
"1024" height="768" alt="Your light will always shine bright / Day 65 - Project 365"></a>
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
I did a little reading on the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station. The restoration sounds meticulous and quite an undertaking. I hope to get back to Florida someday and pay it a visit, particularly the Ayres Davies lens exhibit.
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
A close-up at sunset of the first order fresnel lens in the Currituck Beach Light. The pole-like features sticking up on the roof of the lighthouse are anemometers and wind vanes for measuring wind speed and direction.
Gf1 and Canon EF 400mm f5.6 L.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

usayit

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Jul 2, 2010
Messages
2,964
Location
Some call it the arm pit of NYC.
I believe a few were recently sold to private individuals.
Same in New Jersey. I'm kinda wondering what will become of them under private ownership.

I found another one taken with the E-PL1 I had just purchased prior to the trip. Some should recognize it... pretty quickly. (there's actually two lighthouses in the frame)

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


I was still learning the camera... I decided to try out the video as well..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=u13iAZpkvbE
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #18
Same in New Jersey. I'm kinda wondering what will become of them under private ownership.

I found another one taken with the E-PL1 I had just purchased prior to the trip. Some should recognize it... pretty quickly. (there's actually two lighthouses in the frame)

I was still learning the camera... I decided to try out the video as well..

Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine - YouTube

Is that the Portland Head Light? I have pictures of it on film from many years ago, nothing recent.
 

JudyM

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,363
Location
Westminster, MD
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #19
Ron, thanks for posting those Great Lakes lighthouses. I grew up between Lakes Erie and Ontario and never gave lighthouses a thought back then. Now I want to go back to do some exploring. I'll be they see some rocking storms.
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2009-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom