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The Invisible Lighthouse


The Invisible Lighthouse
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-24
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event, Mood
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-15 6:35
Viewed: 805
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The original Point Loma Lighthouse was built on top of Point Loma at the mouth of San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. It is situated in the Cabrillo National Monument. It is sometimes erroneously called the "Old Spanish Lighthouse," but in fact it was not built during San Diego's Spanish or Mexican eras; it was built in 1855 by the United States government after California's admission as a state.

Construction began on the lighthouse in early 1854 and was completed in November 1855. The light was first lit on November 15, 1855. However, the lighthouse's location on top of a 400-foot cliff meant that fog and low clouds often obscured the light from the view of ships. On March 23, 1891 the flame was permanently extinguished and the light was replaced by the New Point Loma lighthouse at a lower elevation. (From Wikipedia)

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Ciao Eleu, fascinating misty composition with lovely lighthouse, wonderful soft colors, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Boa tarde Eleu,
nice mist that ends up revealing the old lighthouse.
Romantica and pleasant image.
very well done.
R.

Can you tell me what it is I'm looking at here please?
If shots on this site are uploaded to be judged, then this definitely deserves to be found guilty of failure.

Please explain the reason behind the upload, because I can't figure it out. (I'm a newcomer to the site, so don't have enough points or experience to give a correct judgement , I still have a lot to learn about the community………thought I'd get that one in before Suzley counter critiqued)

Not even your die-hard disciples have had the gall to tell you how much this snapshot fails. (That will of course change in a few minutes once they see my "Negative" critique)

I'm giving you half a smiley for no other reason than to add intrigue into why your point count for this shot is odd…..(Think about it)

In contradiction to what I've said in the past………..even your cut-n-paste notes are more interesting than this snap.

I live in hope.

I like this photo a lot and here's why:
The contrast of the faded lighthouse in the fog against the framing of the bushes in the foreground makes it an interesting composition. I think the bushes in front are just enough to show the level of fog and without them I think the photo would not work as well.
I do, however, agree with Madatit, that he/she has a lot to learn about the community. Being tactless and rude is certainly no way to get your point across.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-16 1:20]

Ciao Eleu

It's perfectly clear from the notes what is being viewed here. Imho the fog adds mood, mystery and atmosphere. The dark fg vegetation adds a graphic touch. Out of curiosity, I googled other images and found this. The only additional information it told me was the mast is a flagpole & not a ships mast:

http://photos.igougo.com/images/p252597-San_Diego_CA-Old_Point_Loma_Lighthouse.jpg

The clear weather shot has an entirely different & subjective mood. Tfs!

Hi,excellent composition showing the treacherous situation fog created for the ships.But here it looks as if the fog will give way to a blue sky soon.All the best,Otto.

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