Lighthouse on the Lizard

Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©

Dawlish, United Kingdom

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Taken while on a short Jolly break with friends and fellow Bubblers

The Lizard Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Lizard Point in Cornwall, United Kingdom, built in 1752. A light was first exhibited from that point in 1619, but demolished in 1630. Trinity House took responsibility for the station in 1771. The Lizard Lighthouse was automated and demanned in 1998.
The tower is 19 metres tall and range of light is 26 nautical miles (48 km).

Treatment used Topaz b&w,Opalotype,teagreen falloff.
Camera Used Pentax K200D
Opalotype or opaltype is an early technique of photography. Opalotypes were printed on sheets of opaque, translucent white glass; early opalotypes were sometimes hand-tinted with colors to enhance their effect. The effect of opalotype has been compared "to watercolor or even pastel in its softer coloring and tender mood.Opalotype portraits…for beauty and delicacy of detail, are equal to ivory miniaturesThe basic opalotype technique, involving wet collodion and silver gelatin, was patented in 1857 by Glover and Bold of Liverpool. Opalotypes exploited two basic techniques, using either the transfer of a carbon print onto glass, or the exposure of light-sensitive emulsion on the glass surface to the negative. Opalotype photography, never common, was practiced in various forms until it waned and disappeared in the 1930s. “Milk glass positive” is another alternative term for an opalotype.
Opalotype is one of a number of early photographic techniques now generally consigned to historical status, including ambrotype, autochrome, cyanotype, daguerrotype, ivorytype, kallitype, orotone, and tintype.
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