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Distress at Corbiere Light, Channel Islands by Dennis Melling
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In the Winter of 1999, when I was sailing my small yacht through the Channel Islands and caught in extreme conditions, I was very thankful to the builders of Corbiere Lighthouse.

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My graphite pencil drawing is an imaginary scene of a vessel in distress. A vessel which has been thrust upon the vicious rocks with little hope of rescue.
The Corbiere Lighthouse, completed in 1874 in Jersey, Channel Islands was designed and built by Sir John Coode and Imre Bell. Corbiere was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built entirely from concrete, rather than traditional stone blocks.
The many lighthouses which are built from stone require complex arrangements of interlocking blocks to prevent the sea from eroding and finally demolishing the structures. Corbière, on the other hand, has withstood the test of the past 130 years without any apparent difficulty.
With a total elevation above the sea of 135 feet and a tower height of 62 feet, Corbière is an imposing building by any standards and has done a wonderful job for mariners since the light was first switched on,
Originally, the lantern, which can be seen at a range of 18 miles in good conditions, was fired by paraffin and required the constant attention of keepers who lived in the tower but now the light is automated with electricity.

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  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Dennis! I can imagine the seas however inviting can be a source of terror as well. ~ Sam

  • Many thanks for your comments :)

    I loved being on the sea and sailing but between 1986 (when I sailed away from the UK) and 2008 (when I sold my last yacht) I was caught in some horrendous seas and was quite terrified at times.

    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    Featured Work- April 26th, 2011

    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Thank you very much Mary :)

    This image is done with very soft graphite pencil (next best thing to graphite perhaps) but I find it rather difficult to photograph and finish up taking lots of shots.

    Regards

    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 3 years ago

    Wow amazing! Love this! :)

  • Thank you very much Anna and thank you for making this one of your favourites :)

    All the best

    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • RicIanH
    RicIanHover 3 years ago

    Superb drawing.

  • Thank you your comment is very much appreciated :)

    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Peter Allton
    Peter Alltonover 3 years ago

    Great action.Well done.

  • Many thanks Peter :)
    I appreciate your comments.
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    JULY 11th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thank you very much for the feature in Artist’s Universe Mary :)
    Regards
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    EXCEPTIONAL!
    (PLEASE READ:=> I’m giving awards out to six works for each member at a time so be sure to SUBMIT ALL SIX as soon as possible!)_

    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Neat work Dennis

  • Than you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations — 10th Feb., 2013 — Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations — 10th Feb., 2013 — Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thank you – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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