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Two Beacons

Two Beacons
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Copyright: Ronald Kelman (RSK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lighthouses of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-08 8:33
Viewed: 1252
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spied these two beacons at Plymouth Hoe in Devon England.The Lighthouse is not in operation as a working Lighthouse but more a memorial to its designer
which is why it is named the Smeaton Tower.I'm unsure as to the history of the foreground beacon,whether it is or was used as a warning or as a celebration light.


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Bom dia Ron,
The viewpoint adopted favored the perspective and depth of field.
The photo is full of architectural marks of time as a "cover cheese" near to a shelter so common that you can not date.
All covered with a well controlled light and sharply captured.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-10-08 9:31]

Very interesting subject, I have never seen such a lantern/light, good photo with nice composition
regards Ryszard

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-08 13:15]

Hi Ron,
A splendid composition created from this agreeable POV.
A nice colored Lighthouse. Beautiful contrast with the green and the misty BG.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Ron
A well composed and exposed scene where the hazy background adds depth to the scene. I'm wondering though, whether the saturation has been overdone, as the colour of the grass seems just slightly unnatural.

Is this what old mariners used for a beacon? How is it lighted? Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-10-09 0:49]

A classic and most iconic landmark for the southwest, a signature for the hoe.
I like this idea of the two lights being photographed at the same height.
Love the range of colours throught this one.


Ciao Ronald, lovely composition with nice lighthouse, wonderful bright colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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