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Hornby Lighthouse  by Arfan Habib

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The Hornby Lighthouse famous for its distinctive red and white stripes located on the tip of South Head, Sydney, Australia. It was built in 1858 by public demand after the tragic shipwrecks of the Dunbar and the Catherine Adamson.

It’s about 15 minutes walk from the carpark to the lighthouse. If you’re planning to come down to this location add another 10 minutes.

Fitness Level – Medium. It can be daunting sometimes coming down a hill and going over some slippery rocks. Need to watch every step and not recommended when wet conditions.

Tide Level: low tide

Best time of day to shoot: Dawn/Surise. Also works for Sunset.

Canon 60d – 76s @ f11, ISO 100
Canon 10-22 – 12mm, 10 Stop ND, GND S .9
Single Raw Exposure processed in Photomatix, PSP X3
Location: Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 2 years ago

    Great lighting & colours Arfan. Nice work.

  • Thanks so much Michael, appreciate it mate! Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    WoW !! ..This is AWESOME my friend . Love the light & Love the image !..well done Arfan – LOVE IT xx

  • So glad you like it Gail. Thanks heaps for the awesome comments, always appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Arfan, such bright blues.

  • Appreciate the lovely comment Garth, thanks heaps mate! Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Arfan. Love the texture in the rocks and the milky water.

  • This time without the help from clouds. Glad it worked out well and very pleased you like it Christina. Thanks heaps for the wonderful comment! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...about 2 years ago

    Very beautifully done Arfan. Wonderful image capture.Love the long exposure and the colours. What a fantastic image.

  • Thanks heaps Hany for the wonderful compliment! Glad you like it. Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • CBoyle
    CBoyleabout 2 years ago

    Stunning photo :)

  • Thanks a lot for the lovely compliment, much appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colour and lighting, beautiful image :o)x

  • Many thanks Josie, greatly appreciated! :)

    – Arfan Habib

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    terezadelpilar...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tereza, I’m honored! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Arfan!!

  • Many thanks Jan, appreciate it mate! Cheers! :)

    – Arfan Habib

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    July 29, 2012

  • Thanks so much Deborah for the feature, I’m grateful! :)

    – Arfan Habib

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