Standing Tall by Arfan Habib

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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.

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  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaalmost 3 years ago


  • Wow, that was quick! Thanks heaps Dominika for the lovely comment and the fave, much appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Beth  Wode
    Beth Wodealmost 3 years ago

    Thats an amazing shot Arfan Well done ;)

  • Glad you enjoyed it Beth. Thanks heaps for the lovely compliment! Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    That one has just gone off the drama scale :-) Great Arfan.

  • LOL! Cheers mate! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...almost 3 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

  • Thanks so much DeeZ! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    APRIL 2nd, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Many thanks for this feature Mary, much appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Lovely. It’s like a golden rook piece (chess).
    Beautiful work Arfan.

  • Many thanks Maree for the lovely comment, greatly appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning image and work, Arfan.. :-))

  • Thank you so much Sue! Very happy you enjoyed it. Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • bazcelt
    bazceltalmost 3 years ago

    wow, fantastic image, and love those strong colours here – suits the image perfectly mate.

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed it mate. Thanks heaps for the lovely comment and the fave, greatly appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 3 years ago

    magic pic arfan – quite a sight !

  • Many thanks Dean! Appreciate your comment and the fave mate. Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    Intense, imposing, and fabulous shot, love it

  • Thank you so much Elfie for those lovely words, greatly appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

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