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Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it a notorious suicide spot.

The headland was a danger to shipping. In 1831 construction began on Belle Tout lighthouse on the next headland west from Beachy Head. It became operational in 1834.

Because mist and low clouds could hide the light of Belle Tout, another lighthouse was built in the sea below Beachy Head. It was 43 m in height and became operational in October 1902.2 For more than 80 years, the red-and-white striped tower was manned by three lighthouse keepers. Their job was to maintain the light, which rotates two white flashes every 20 seconds and is visible 26 miles (42 km) out to sea. The lighthouse was fully automated in 1983.


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Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Great composition Colin, great HDR, lovely place..

  • Thanks Jason, hope camping was O.K. !

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  • Mari1980
    Mari1980about 5 years ago



    — MARI

  • Thanks Mari !!

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  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 5 years ago

    This is as good a capture of this lighthouse as I’ve seen.
    Love the circular ripples around the base

  • Thanks Mike !

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  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Wet putting up and wet putting down but great in between…Cheers for asking Colin..

  • Thats O.K. welcome back !!

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    lovely place

  • Thanks Luda !!

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  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    beautiful shot,,, love the colour of the water,,, well done

  • Thanks for commenting !

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  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Colin. Are they all suicides I wonder or does the death toll include a few over-enthusiastic photographers? Hope you had a trusty person holding on to your feet there!

  • Nope, right on the edge with a tripod !

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic view Colin, great capture …

  • Thanks Tom !

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  • AntonLee
    AntonLeeabout 5 years ago

    I think perhaps I saw a picture of this lighthouse once being hit with a huge wave and someone standing on the concrete to avoid being swept away. It was powerful, as is yours but obviously for different reasons. I really like the colors of this. Really neat perspective. Nice job!

  • Thanks Anton !

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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Colin !! :D

  • Thanks D

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