Islay: Port Ellen Lighthouse by Kasia-D

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Location: Opposite the port of Port Ellen next to Carraig Fhada at Kilnaughton Bay. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1832 by Walter Frederick Campbell in memory of Lady Eleanor Campbell. This is a very characteristic lighthouse with two square towers connected to each other.
Light Established: 1832
Engineer: David Hamilton & son
Character: Flash every 3 seconds, with white, red, and green sectors.
Tower height: 57 metres.
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Location: Kilnaughton Bay, Islay, Scotland, UK
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm. Post-pro in CS4. Captured on a beautiful early summer evening.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 4 years ago

    Another cracker Kasia

  • Thank you! It was a cracker of a day and a cracker of a place. Islay is a place to visit if you have the chance. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSover 4 years ago

    very nice Kasia. good foreground interest and the eye is led to the lighthouse

  • Gary, thank you! I hope you are well and doing fine, my friend. I caught a couple of views both with smooth sand and with this foreground. This is somehow my favourite too. Cheers, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Looks like the kind of escape I need right now!! Gorgeous shot :o) xx

  • Tomorrow morning bright and early –
    07:10 Service 900 St. Andrew Sq. to Glasgow Buchanan Street
    09:00 Service 926 Glasgow Buchanan St. to Kennacraig Ferry
    13:00 Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry from Kennacraig to Port Askaig.

    – Kasia-D

  • Ranald
    Ranaldover 4 years ago

    Jealous? Me? You bet.

  • Hey, you’ve no time to be jealous. You’re recovering from heid banging and canoeing:-) Thanks!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Is that an invitation; if only I could accept!! Maybe one day I’ll break free, follow my heart but till then its up at 05:50 assuming I didn’t get up at 04:30. get ready for work & head off to Peebles, six days a week!! :o) xx
    Pssssst has the T-shirt arrived yet?

  • Sorry, not an invitation other than to dream of your trip to Islay! Post to Germany from Oz seems to go by camel…

    – Kasia-D

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Audrey, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful views and shot..

  • Really is a beautiful view. Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated!

    – Kasia-D

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 4 years ago

    Such a peaceful looking seascape composition Kasia and the lighthouse is perfectly placed to grab the eye of the viewer, well photographed,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Rod, thank for your appreciative comment. It was a really good location and the light was just right. And that lighthouse is photogenic:-) Wishing you well, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    awesome horizon

  • George, thank you very much!

    – Kasia-D

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 4 years ago

    Now this shot made me melt right away…so tranquil…an excellent shot Kasia :)

  • Kathie, it was really tranquil, early June lovely weather, only a few people around and beautiful calm sea. Thank you, Kasia!

    – Kasia-D

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