Taken during the fantastic Bubblemeet in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 23rd October 2010.

Discontinued probably in 1877, this tiny six sided very weathered sandstone lighthouse stands at the southern end of the Hawes Pier in South Queensferry.

Established 1812 by John Rennie, the hexagonal stone tower is 7m high with a conical top and central flue for ventilation of oil light. It is believed that the tower originally had a ball finial on the domed top and may have reached 8m.

A model of a boat under sail, which formerly served as a wind-vane on top of the lighthouse, is now preserved in the offices of British Railways, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Hawes Pier Beacon is an Historic Scotland Category B listed structure. HB Number 40353.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1.

Related shots can be found at:
South Queensferry, Lowland Scotland and HDR.


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  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...almost 4 years ago

    Great colours and composition. Get to bed mate……it’s late!

  • He, I think I may have already gone up when you sent this message. Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Hello there night owl
    Compliments Tom and I am surprised to see this..I missed seeing it there
    As always.. a great composition of the magic lens of Tom Gomez

  • Thank you kindly my friend, it is behind the building on the pier next to the Rail Bridge, but unless you knew what it was, you yould probably miss it

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Super picture, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful tom

  • Thank you kindly Steve and Lesley …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 4 years ago

    Another great shot of stonework Tom, excellent details!!

  • Thank you Shaun my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 4 years ago

    That is a tiny lighthouse….. and I love the history….. A great image, Tom!!!!
    Have you ever seen the wind vane?? maybe have a piccy or two :))

  • Thank you dear Jz, so pleased you like it. I have never been in the British Railways offices so have never seen the wind-vane, so sorry, no pictures and I can not find a picture online …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic mate..I can’t remember seeing this …

  • Cheers Jase, it is on the Hawes Pier, behind the buildings, so it is tucked away, almost out of sight …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Great find and a lovely shot mate.

  • Thank you my friend, I had been meaning to get a shot of it for ages …

    – Tom Gomez

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