Point Lonsdale Lighthouse by Lynden

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse by 

#Point Lonsdale Lighthouse#

Featured in “All About Lighthouses” October 2010
Featured in “The Best of Red Bubble” October 2010

The first navigation aid at Point Lonsdale was a signal station erected in 1852. In 1856 a red pillar beacon was built. In 1863 the original Queenscliff Low Light, a prefabricated wooden structure, was re-erected at Point Lonsdale and painted with distinctive black and red bands. It used a temporary light until a permanent light was lit in 1867. It was replaced by the current concrete tower in 1902, with the wooden tower dismantled and cut up for firewood in 1912.

Responsibility for the light passed in 1915 from the state of Victoria to Commonwealth control. It was handed back in 1934 with the lighthouse classified as a “Harbour Entrance Light” rather than a “Coastal Highway Light”. The signal station and observation room were added to the base of the tower in 1950. Although the light was automated in 1999, the signal station continues to be staffed 24 hours a day and controls the movements of commercial shipping within designated areas both outside and inside Port Phillip Heads, making it possibly the last manned lighthouse in Australia.
Source: Wikipedia
Location: Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f3.5 – 6.3 @ 18mm
Exposure: f18, 1/160, ISO100, RAW, Handheld
Processing: Photomatix 3.1 (single shot ±1, 3exp)
                        and Photoshop CS4

Lynden is from Geelong, Victoria, Australia and has been a photographer since the 1980’s and producing digital images since 2003.

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  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 4 years ago

    A stunning image Lynden!!! Fantastic colours and processing.

  • Thank you Christine.

    – Lynden

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    nicely composed and presented…

  • Thanks George!

    – Lynden

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Bob!

    – Lynden

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations !!!

  • Thank you Evita!

    – Lynden

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks Matt!

    – Lynden

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Lynden

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Jaclyn!

    – Lynden

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