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The Split Point Lighthouse

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"

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  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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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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