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Bathurst Point Lighthouse from boat

Bathurst Point Lighthouse from boat
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 1:14
Viewed: 2810
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After the disaster of 1899, and the shipwreck of the 'City of York' from San Francisco USA, a second lighthouse was built on Rottnest Island, to augment the other, 'Wadjemup', in the center of the island. A short excerpt from the hyperlink below:

"The City of York set out from San Francisco for Fremantle on April 13 1899 with 26 men and a cargo of Oregon wood on board. The ship made a record passage to Western Australia and approached Rottnest Island late afternoon on July 12, 90 days after they set sail.
The conditions were rough that afternoon with stormy weather, blinding rain and heavy seas. At the time, the pilots, who were based on Rottnest Island, were busy attending to other arrivals and so lit a fire at the base of the Wadjemup Lighthouse to warn the ship to stand off.
The City of York's captain, Phillip Jones, misunderstood the light as the pilot boat and headed straight for it."

The captain & 10 of the ship's crew died in the ensuing shipwreck.


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Bom dia Chris,
What stands out here is the strong and nice lateral light and the frontal POV and shallow DOF you took everything that makes this photo a beautiful spectacle.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-04-28 4:19]

Not an easy shot if you took this from the boat with all the bumps from the wave :D

Hello Chris

I nlike the great saturation in this image. The pov is excellent as well as one of my favorite subjects.....lighthouses. nice


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-28 4:44]

Hi Chris,
A nice low POV in this shot. Could be a bit sharper, but that is a minor detail.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-28 5:17]

Hi Chris,
Beautiful perspective, colors, contrast and detail. Good work with good success. The composition is Excellent. Thank you for informative note.
Best regards.

Hi Chris,
Beautiful composition of this beautiful lighthouse,
Excellent POV. & DOF. well presented with great colors and light,
Nice perpective and details,
beautiful seascape and note of the sujet...
compliments. have a nice WE.

Bom dia Chris,

Belo lugar e farol.
Lindas cores, excelente ponto de vista e corte.

Bonjour Chris,
Superbe cliché maritime, avec ce pare d'une blancheur éclatante perché sur cette pointe de l'île...
La mer a de jolies teintes vert émeraude, la lumière est juste et bien gérée et un joli ciel bleu vient parfaire le sujet...
Jolie note très instructive sur la construction du pare venu prêter secours à son confrère suite à la catastrophe de 1899...

Love the green color tones of the water against the lighthouse, Chris!
Amazing light and perfect exposure for the location.
The sharpness and DOF are well done too.
Nice job!


Hi Chris,
A very sharp image of this lighthouse on this islet. Perfect details in the white stonework and pleasant eye catching contrasts of such vivid colors.
The POV is just perfect with such beautiful sea waves adorned with perfect side lighting.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Boa tarde Chris
I like the strong colors and the strong sea...That´s for me the power of this good view.
Have a good WE
Um abraço

Why is this shot not even sharp, mon maitre?

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-28 12:09]

Beautiful place and beautiful white lighthouse, excellent composition and colors of the water

Hi Chris..nice 3D shot...excellent focus and depth of field. Well done.


I love the appearance of the choppy waters and white caps. I like the shadow on the lighthouse. The shot sems a little soft in sharpness but it doesnt detarct from the shot. Nice job

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-29 0:31]

Hi Chris.

The sea looks so dynamic against the rocks, lighthouse and sky. White horses are starting to appear, not something we associate with crystal blues waters like this. Stunning scene Chris, stunning. TFS

Stv :0))

Good morning Chris,

A brilliant picture with a sea vigorous
against the rocks and deep blue in color magic.
The composition is excellent with the majestic lighthouse.
Well done for this TFS
Have a nice evening.
Kind regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-29 7:06]


Sueprbe vue et iamge mangigique captage de ce phare, avec la couleur de l'eau le mouvement de cette eau verte et bleu cette roche grandisoe compo.

Bravo et amitié


Awesome capture of this lighthouse (especially from boat) but a sad story about the City of York. Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Excellent colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2012-04-30 15:29]

> This is truly a very nice picture to me.
You chose an excellent angle this create depth and perspective.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
I love the lightouse and this green sea.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.

Have a nice day,


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-05-01 20:41]

Hi Chris,

Superb image. You captured so well the the waves motion in foreground. It's so curious that the rocks seem dancing with the sea. I like the simplicity of the composition giving all importance at the white lighthouse. Very nice colors!


Hi Chris,

The distance between the ocdean and the lighthouse is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the island and of the lighthouse. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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