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Peggy's Point Lighthouse by David Davies

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The lighthouse is located on a granite outcrop at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, near the picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove. The first lighthouse, a wooden building, was built in 1868. Very near here, Swissair Flight 111 crashed in 1998, with the loss of 229 crew and passengers

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I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 4 years ago

    David, this is a great photo…I have been there once and it was memorable…I have a photo of myself sitting on a rock with the lighthouse as a background…Is it still a post office inside???

  • Thank you, I’m glad you like it. Canada Post closed the post office in 2009 because, they claimed, the mold growth in the lighthouse was a danger to customers. Take care.

    – David Davies

  • reflector
    reflectorover 4 years ago

    Nice subject, comp and shot !

  • Thank you so much. Glad you like it. It’s a beautiful subject, just stood there while I took its picture!

    – David Davies

  • SashaC
    SashaCover 4 years ago

    Please submit this into the Photography Challenge Group to re-enter the Lighthouses challenge.
    Thanks,
    Sasha

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossiover 4 years ago

    A real Gem!

  • Thanks, Lanis!

    – David Davies

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 4 years ago

    Great shot David. Beautiful colours and a very clear image.

  • Thank you, Ralph!

    – David Davies

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