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FEATURED in Around the World 12-04-2012
FEATURED in Beach, River and Lake Treasures 13-04-2012
FEATURED in Down by the Sea 14-04-2012
FEATURED in Australia at Large 18-04-2012
FEATURED in Let There Be Light 18-04-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Australian Women Photographers – Your Best 2012 Image Challenge 23-04-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Your Country’s Best – May Avatar Challenge 01-05-2012

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens @ 17mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f5.6, Shutter: 1/60

Taken as the sun beginning to rise at Point Lonsdale in Victoria, Australia. A vigil is kept by the still manned Point Lonsdale Lighthouse over the narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay. The Rip, as it is known, is one of the most notorious entrances to any bay in the world. 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, but the earlier wooden lighthouse was not cut up for firewood until 1912. In 1915 the light passed from the Victorian State Government to Commonwealth control. It was handed back in 1934 and classified as a harbour entrance light rather than a “Coastal Highway Light”. The base was altered in 1950 to provide an observation and shipping control room.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

Christine’s images have had:
793 Features & 41 Challenge Wins

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  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 2 years ago

    Terrific shot, well done !

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and fave Morag.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Super capture, the rainbow really adds to the image …

  • Thanks so much Tom. We were just lucky with the rainbow as it was only out for a minute.

    – Christine Smith

  • Roger Neal
    Roger Nealover 2 years ago

    beautiful lighting and colours.

  • Thank you very much Roger.

    – Christine Smith

  • Lynden
    Lyndenover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Christine!

  • Thanks Lynden.

    – Christine Smith

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Christine, your work has been featured in Around the World.

  • Thank you so much for featuring this image in ‘Around the World’ Renee. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Christine, great colour and the rainbow is such a bonus!!

  • Thank you for both your comment and the fave Kate. I’ve discovered it pays to get up early, the light is so much better.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Much appreciated Marie.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    So beautiful! The light and rainbow are just perfect!

  • Glad you like it Tracy. Thank you for such kind words.

    – Christine Smith

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaover 2 years ago

    You are most welcome Christine for the feature in Around the World. It’s a fabulous image congrats again.

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