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"The Old Lighthouse"

Husky

Tasmania, Australia

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I didnt plan this shot to end this way,,but I quite like the end result and I hope you do too.
I shot this back in May this year after sunset at the Mersey Bluff in Devonport.
>>Shot in colour, processed as a single RAW file in Photomatix, tonemapped, converted to mono in Silver Efex, given a yellow filter in CS3 and given a slight modern feel with SC<<
Best viewed LARGE

FEATURED in Live and Let Live ( try to keep it to 5 per day :),,, Aug 2011
FEATURED in All About Lighthouses 2 per Day,,,,, Oct 2011

The Mersey Bluff Lighthouse was established in 1889 and is built of bricks on a stone base.

It replaced a succession of beacons and obelisks that had formerly stood on the site. It also replaced the earlier Don River light.

In 1910 the original kerosene lamp was converted to acetylene gas which was supplied by a Colt seven-day acetylene generator.

The light was converted to DC electric operation in 1920 and demanned at the same time.It was connected to mains power in 1978.

The lighthouse stands on top of the bluff to western side of the mouth of the Mersey River in Tasmania north of the Port of Devonport.

The establishment of the lighthouse ended a history of wrecks in this area.

The Commonwealth assumed responsibility for the lighthouse under the Commonwealth Lighthouse Act in 1915.

It is unusual for an Australian lighthouse to have vertical stripes in it’s day mark.

Another unusual feature of this lightstation is that it was connected to town water in 1901.

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Canon EOS 5D Mk2
Shutter Speed >T..30 sec’s
Aperture Value >F..11
ISO Speed-100
Lens- Canon-EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Focal Length-29mm
Tripod- Benro
Filters-Kenko ND#8+ HiTech grads

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The images here on RB are only a very small sample of photographs available, so if you’re interested in a particular area, or subject matter, please ask as I may have it. You can contact me at this email address below.
Dale.
>> scully450@gmail.com <<

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