|Copyright: Lindsay Cooke (cookie10)
|Date Taken: 2008-11-28|
|Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 24-105 4L IS|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-12-06 14:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Five minutes of glory looking into Bass Strait from the Point Lonsdale pier. |
Point Lonsdale received a signal station in 1852 to help ships negotiate its dangerous waters. Four years later, a red pillar beacon was built to warn of Lonsdale Rock. A wooden lighthouse from Shortland Bluff was then dismantled and re-erected at Point Lonsdale in 1863.
The present lighthouse was built in 1902. The base was altered in 1950 to provide an observation and shipping control room.
This is possibly the last manned lighthouse in Australia.
LOCATION: Latitude 38° 17' 6" S, Longitude 144° 36' 8" E
OPERATOR: Port of Melbourne Corporation
CHARACTER: Horizontal Beam Flashes twice every 15 seconds
LIGHT SOURCE: 250 watt, 120 volt globes
POWER SOURCE: Mains Power, Battery Backup
ELEVATION: 36.6 metres above sea level
RANGE: 12 nautical miles
HEIGHT: 21.31 metres
...............and it looks good.
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What a wonderful colors of the sky!
Great perspective and an excellent photograph!
I like very much the off centre position of the lighthouse.
TFS (Thanks for sharing),
- [2008-12-06 14:59]
Nicely composed shot with a brillant sunset background. Not sure why but I like the tiny white light on the cottage - a touch of human habitation.
- [2008-12-06 16:44]
This is a fantastic sky it looks like it is on fire and there is a nice reflection on the water below. Nice colours and great detail well done.