Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is located on the northern part of Denmark’s west coast and it opened on December 27, 1900.
The lighthouse is on the top of Lønstrup Klint (cliff), 60 metres above sea level. Until 1908, it operated on gas which it produced from a gasworks on the site.
It ceased to operate on August 1, 1968.

Shifting sands and coastal erosion led to the buildings being abandoned in 2002. Prior to their abandonment, the buildings had been used as a museum and coffee shop.
By 2009 the small buildings had been severely damaged by the pressure of the sand and the small buildings are now buried. Some bricks and other building materials are scattered around the lighthouse.

To reach the lighthouse, you work up a sweat !

Shot on a rather windy August evening with my Nikon D7000.

“Portrait of a Lighthouse” was featured in The Silky Touch on 17 August 2011.
“Portrait of a Lighthouse” was featured in NIKON D7000 USER GROUP on 17 August 2011.
“Portrait of a Lighthouse” was featured in Your Country’s Best on 17 August 2011.
“Portrait of a Lighthouse” was featured in The landscapes of our world on 27 August 2011.
“Portrait of a Lighthouse” was featured in Lighthouses and Ocean Structures on 7 September 2011.

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lighthouse, north sea, denmark, rubjerg knude, sea, sunset, evening, sand, nikon d7000, ripples, dunes, cliffs

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Comments

  • Fstop
    Fstopabout 3 years ago

    Really enjoying the corrugations in the sand (lucky you took the photo before creating foot prints- I always get that part in the wrong order ;-p)…… Lovely crop and beautiful soft light- just like a painting, a VERY good one!

  • Steen Nielsen
    Steen Nielsenabout 3 years ago

    I like this one Ulla, the exposure and light are really great … a lot of details are captured with the ripples in the sand and sunlight falling on the right part of the lighthouse. A true beauty…
    Enjoy your day xx

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotabout 3 years ago

    wonderful shot and composition

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 3 years ago

    Nice Work .!!

  • Mark Smart
    Mark Smartabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic composition Ulla!!!

  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image, and very interesting commentary.

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Very nice capture Ulla..cheers mate.

  • Hilda Rytteke
    Hilda Ryttekeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • julie08
    julie08about 3 years ago

    Great shot Ulla :)

  • Aase
    Aaseabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work and composition Ulla:-)

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