"The Old Lighthouse" by Husky

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<<
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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.
>> scully450@gmail.com <<

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I’m a self taught photographer and shift worker, living in the beautiful state of Tasmania. I concentrate mostly on capturing “silky” water shots via long exposures but also dabble in other area’s.

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    I really like how this looks…….wonderful capture and processing !!

  • Thanks very much Sean!

    – Husky

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 3 years ago

    Excellent work has almost the painted look Husky well done.

  • Yeah I hadnt noticed that, thanks Steve!

    – Husky

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    Really interesting treatment. I love all the different interpretations of the Bluff lighthouse on here. I love this.

  • Geez I havent seen you for awhile, thanks alot Caz!

    – Husky

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    It looks fantastic Dale!!! Great processing and sc!!!

  • Thank you Sharon!

    – Husky

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Came out beautifully, I like this Husky, I have a few coloured ones of this version, one on here….this has a lovely “old” feel to it, well done :o)x

  • So glad you like it Josie! Certainly is well photographed ah,,thanks!

    – Husky

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 3 years ago

    Really looks great Dale

  • Thanks Jules!

    – Husky

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks Sylvia!

    – Husky

  • Keith G. Hawley
    Keith G. Hawleyover 3 years ago

    Excellent work on this one mate… I think the end result is definitely worth all the effort you have put in.. It is a great looking image…

  • Thanks Keith! I just tht the as is old fashioned needed a little something hence the SC.

    – Husky

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thanks alot Michelle!

    – Husky

  • Graeme Buckland
    Graeme Bucklandover 3 years ago

    Great image Husky, I really like the treatment that you have used on this image.

  • Thanks heaps Graeme!

    – Husky

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