The Split Point Lighthouse

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Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a %{border_size} white border

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  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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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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