The Lighthouse Ship by Chris Cardwell

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I like boats. I like ships and I like the sea, but theres something different, magical almost, about lighthouse ships. Theyre unusual, theyre quirky, theyre few and far between. This one has been sitting in Strangford Lough beside Sketrick Island for as long as I can remember. For years it kept ships and sailors safe from deaths grip on jagged rocks, today it serves as a yacht clubs clubhouse.

Taken with On Mon 7th Feb 2011 my ever faithful Fujifilm S7000 and edited in Photoshop.

Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much Kathy!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Chris Bird
    Chris Birdabout 4 years ago

    Great image Chris, love the texture used in your processing work mate, well done.

  • Cheers for the top comment Chris! Really appreciate it!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoabout 4 years ago


    Lovely sepia tone, Chris!

  • Thank you very much Nigel! Much appreciated!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 4 years ago

    love the vintage feel in your processing of this wonderful capture.. like you say there’s something extra special about any lighthouse.. brilliantly evocative work

  • Thanks very much for the comment! very kind of you! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 4 years ago


    Getting a feeling of deja vue


  • Wow thats actually very similar indeed! We’ve gone for the same kind of styling, and even the boat itself is very similar!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Carrie Glenn
    Carrie Glennabout 4 years ago

    Oh this is beautiful!!! I absolutely love your after effects!

  • Thanks Carrie! Thats means a lot from you! :-D
    I was just dying to get using the coffee stain effect! ;-D

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Carrie Glenn
    Carrie Glennabout 4 years ago

    Oh I KNOW…that is a fabulous one! Interesting for this use too….like an old post card.

  • Yeah, I got a book last week and they had a photo like this in it, so that gave me the inspiration, and as for the location, lighthouse ships just look so…old even if they are modern! It was just asking for this to be done to it! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

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  • Thanks a million Irene for the feature!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 4 years ago

    What a fantastic capture….beautifully done Chris! Congratulations!

  • Thank you very much Lynda! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work – congrats on the features!

  • Thank you Jules! thats very kind of you!

    – Chris Cardwell

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