The Split Point Lighthouse by Lynden

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The Split Point Lighthouse

Featured in “All About Lighthouses” May 2011
Featured in “High Quality Images” May 2011
Featured in “Lighthouses & Ocean Structures” June 2011

Originally called Eagles Nest Point, the lighthouse was originally built in 1891. It was converted to automatic operation in 1919.

The original British-made first order Fresnel lens is still in use. However, the factory in Birmingham, where the lens was built, was bombed during war-time and the essential formulae for making the unique lens crystal were lost, should a replacement ever be needed.

A Japanese firm, consulted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, estimated the cost of replacing the lens at more than A$1 million.
Under standard Australian lighthouse convention, red filters would usually be placed to the extreme left and right of the beam (indicating “danger zones” for a passing ship, in-line with the jagged coastline).

For reasons unknown, the Split Point Lighthouse operated for many years under the opposite system; although this has now been corrected.
Source: Wikipedia


Location: Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f3.5 – 6.3 @ 63mm
Exposure: f10, 1/250, ISO100, RAW, Handheld
Processing: Photomatix 3.2 (3 exp ±1) & Photoshop CS4


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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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  • Deon Mackay
    Deon Mackayover 3 years ago

    This is a great shot of this light house.
    I worked at the Aireys Inlet pub the last 2 summers and I could see this from my bedroom.

  • Thank you Deon!

    – Lynden

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

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

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    A great image Lynden and good composition.

  • Thank you Christine.

    – Lynden

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Great image Lynden and even better story to come with it,thanks for the info.

  • Thanks Hans, appreciate your comment!

    – Lynden

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

    Fantastic image!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Thank you very much Monica!

    – Lynden

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your featured work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thank you Kathleen!

    – Lynden

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    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

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  • Thank you Rose!

    – Lynden

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Vickie!

    – Lynden

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