fingal lighthouse (circa 1880) by carol brandt

fingal lighthouse (circa 1880) by 

Fingal Lighthouse was erected in 1872 of stone which was painted white, at one of the most easterly points of Australia where there was plenty of deep water offshore. The tower had a fixed white light of 1,000 candelas. The lighthouse keeper was withdrawn in 1920 when the kerosene wick burner was converted to automatic acetylene operation with an output of 1,500 candelas.
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Today the lighthouse is still in operation with the lamp-house guiding ships at night. This image is the result of a pre-dawn excursion to this magic place, and the ship was dredged from my own archives too. Couldn’t find my DSLR in my 4.00am haste so went along with the wee Nikon to see how it would fare anyway. No complaints…except that I left the picnic brekky back by the door.

Nikon S640; ISO 400, 1 sec @ f2.7
Featured in Rural NSW 6 March 2011

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  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    very cool Carol , love this one :))

  • thanks a million trish :))

    – carol brandt

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 4 years ago

    Ha….Great cover for a adventure novel Carol !!

  • love your visits michel – are you going to write it? i’m sure you have many stories and adventures to tell :)))

    – carol brandt

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishabout 4 years ago

    4am!!, we are keen us photographers eh!! love all the blue and that magic dash of red! The ship is so well blended.. :))

  • thanks so much Di.. I’d packed a picnic brekky including thermos of hot tea and left it all standing by the front door… shows how awake I was at that hour lol!

    – carol brandt

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful compilation Carol. Very mysterious image…

  • thanks a bunch Ian :))

    – carol brandt

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous image

  • thanks andy :)

    – carol brandt

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo and post processing…love the offset angle and the colors. Excellent.

  • thank you for a very thoughtful critique sassi :))

    – carol brandt

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 4 years ago

    Excellent! Love the moody feel and the sense of motion…you made yourself proud with this one!

  • appreciate your comment karen, thank you!

    – carol brandt

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • thanks Linda :)

    – carol brandt

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    Saw Farfarm comment above, Be great on a Clive Cussler novel. great shot Carol!

  • Thanks Colin. I googled an interesting read on Clive Cussler and his work and it would seem you are right lol!

    – carol brandt

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Carol

  • thanks a bunch clare :)

    – carol brandt

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