Canon 60d – 8s @ f8, ISO 100
Canon 10-22 – 16mm, CPL
3 exposures processed in Photomatix, PSP X3.
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
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History: The light was established in 1887, 10 years after the creation of the Robertson Basin, a manmade harbour to service Kiama.
The original apparatus was an oil burner with a catadioptric fixed lens producing a 600 candela green light that was visible for nine miles.
This was upgraded to the local town coal gas in 1908 with an intensity of 1,500 candelas and a range of fifteen miles.
This was further upgraded to acetylene gas and group flashing in 1920.
In 1969 the light was converted to 240v mains electricity. A 120v battery bank is used for standby.
Situated on the round apex of Blowhole Point, the Kiama lighthouse stands from sea level to the light at a height of 224 feet. The foundation is concrete, 14 feet in depth and 12 feet in diameter; from the bottom of the foundation to the top of the entrance is 16 feet. The height of the building from the floor to the coping is 36 feet, to the light is 40 feet, and to the top of the weather vane is 50 feet.