Greece Alexandroupoli

40°51′N 25°52′E

Greece Alexandroupoli
Originally uploaded by Volkan HVC.

Lighthouse in Venice

Lighthouse in Venice
Originally uploaded by Pichote.


Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head Lighthouse
Originally uploaded by BigBean.
Yes, the water really was that colour.
Actually, maybe it was bluer.

Beachy Head is the name of the tallest chalk cliff on the south coast.

On a sunny day it's a very pretty spot.

More morosely, it's also a popular suicide spot, which is sad.
I guess if things are bad enough that you're going to jump off a cliff, this at least is a very pretty one...

Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the south east coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it a notorious suicide spot.

The name Beachy Head appears as 'Beauchef' in 1274, and was 'Beaucheif' in 1317, becoming consistently Beachy Head by 1724, and has nothing to do with beach. Instead it is a corruption of the original French words meaning "beautiful headland".
In 1929 Eastbourne bought 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land surrounding Beachy Head to save it from development at a cost of about £100,000.
The prominence of Beachy Head has made it a landmark for sailors in the English Channel. It is noted as such in the sea shanty Spanish Ladies :
"The first land we sighted was called the Dodman,
Next Rame Head off Plymouth, off Portsmouth the Wight;
We sailed by Beachy, by Fairlight and Dover,
And then we bore up for the South Foreland light."
The ashes of German social scientist and philosopher Friedrich Engels, one of the fathers of communism were scattered off Beachy Head cliffs into the Channel, as he had requested.


Split Rock Lighthouse

Originally uploaded by klim2007/ Natalia.
Split Rock Lighthouse, North Shore of Lake Superior, MN (more in comments)
The structure was designed by lighthouse engineer Ralph Russell Tinkham and was completed in 1910 by the United States Lighthouse Service at a cost of $75,000, including the buildings and the land. It is built on a 130-foot (40 m) sheer cliff of anorthosite. The lighthouse was first lit on July 31, 1910. It was built in response to the loss of ships during the famous Mataafa Storm of 1905, in which 29 ships were lost on Lake Superior.
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Sea Plane, Lighthouse and Boat


Sea Plane, Lighthouse and Boat
Originally uploaded by twg1942.


Hanois Guernsey 11/02/2008

Hanois Guernsey 11/02/2008
Originally uploaded by sherri_g.
The Hanois Lighthouse rises from a reef on the south west side of the Island of Guernsey, and takes its name from the group of rocks - Les Hanois. The lighthouse marks the western end of the Channel Islands indicating the shoals and reefs to the west of Guernsey and providing a position fix for vessels entering the Channel Traffic Separation Scheme.

Hanois Lighthouse is important in the development of lighthouse engineering, because not only all the stones in each course but also all the courses were dovetailed together to form one solid mass. Various methods of jointing the stones in rock towers have been employed. Smeaton developed the use of granite blocks for rock towers, and he connected them together with metal pins and marble dowels. Alan Stevenson used a similar method in the construction of the Skerryvore Lighthouse, whilst his father, Robert Stevenson, arranged stones of each course in the Bell Rock, so that they formed a series of dovetails. In this manner each course locked together into a solid single unit, and the courses were then pinned together. It was James Douglass who suggested that the stones might be dovetailed together both laterally and vertically. The cement mortar in the joint formed between the faces so locked the dovetails that the stones cannot be separated without being broken. This method was first employed at the Hanois Lighthouse, and it became the pattern for all sea rock towers.

A helideck was constructed above the lantern in 1979. Automation work began at the Hanois Lighthouse in July 1995 and the station was demanned in January 1996. The station was converted to solar power with panels mounted around the lower part of the helideck support structure.

A new two position lampchanger with 35 watt metal arc lamps was installed within the existing optic, the rotation of which was slowed down changing the character of the light from 2 white flashes every 5 seconds to 2 every 13 seconds. This is to keep the power requirement low enough to allow solarisation and to increase the length of the flash to achieve the required 20 mile range.

The existing air fog signal was replaced by a single directional electric emitter stack installed in a west facing space left in the ring of solar panels around the helideck support structure. The fog signal is controlled by an automatic fog detector. Hanois Lighthouse is now monitored and controlled from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich via a telemetry link through the cellular radio.


Height Of Tower33 Metres
Height Of Light Above Mean High Water33 Metres
Lamp35 Watt Metal Arc Lamp
Optic4th Order Rotating Optic
CharacterWhite Group Flashing Twice Every 13 Seconds
Intensity89,900 Candela
Range Of Light20 nautical miles
Fog Signal CharacterSounding Twice Every 60 Seconds
Fog Signal Range2 nautical miles
Position 49 26.2 N 02 42.1 W

2010 Calendar

The 2010 Lighthouse Calendar captures some of our most famous lighthouses. The shots featured in the calendar are compiled from entries to the annual lighthouse photographic competition. The calendar is approximately 310mm x 320mm in size.


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in İstanbul
Made in Türkiye


After the Storm Heceta Head

After the Storm Heceta Head
Originally uploaded by fresnatic.
This is one of my favorite lighthouses on the Oregon coast and one of my favorite, pre- Canon Rebel photos. I like all of the "Action" in the photo. The churning ocean, rain falling in the distance, blue sky breaks in the storm clouds, waves reflecting the sunset and of course the beautiful Fresnel lens of the lighthouse.
I appreciated all of the comments before, as this was one of my first photos to post. Fellow "Flickrittes" commented it was a little blurry and lacked depth. It may still lack some depth, but the blurriness was caused from too much compression. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. I am hoping to capture this in HDR on a later trip to the coast.

44.13737°N 124.127835°W

Heceta Head Light is a lighthouse located on the Oregon Coast 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence, Oregon and 13 miles (21 km) south of Yachats, Oregon, United States. It is located at Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint (a state park) midway up a 205-foot (63 m) tall headland. Built in 1894, the 56-foot (17 m) tall lighthouse shines a beam visible for 21 miles (34 km), making it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast.[1]
The light is maintained by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, while the assistant lighthouse keepers' house, operated as a bed and breakfast, is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. The lighthouse is 2 miles (3.2 km) away from Sea Lion Caves.



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Öreke Taşı Fenerbahçe

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Scurdie Ness for Rebecca

Scurdie Ness for Rebecca
Originally uploaded by spicejam.
Scurdie Ness Lighthouse Montrose
1870 (David and Thomas Stevenson). 19 m (62 ft) brick tower with lantern and gallery

Le phare du Fastnet!

Le phare du Fastnet!
Originally uploaded by toudsuite_685.
Depuis le temps que je voulais le voir, on l'aura vu celui là! Passage en début de nuit mais feu jusqu'au matin... On n'en pouvait plus de le voir!

Since the time I wanted to see, we saw that one! Passage at the beginning of night until the morning light but ... We could do more to see!


Tired old horse

Tired old horse
Originally uploaded by Sísí.
By the old harbour in Chania ,Crete
35°31′N 24°1′E

Chaniá (Greek: Χανιά, IPA: [xaˈɲa], also transliterated Chania, Hania, and Xania, older form Chanea and Venetian Canea, Ottoman Turkish خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion.
The official population of the municipal area is 55,838 but around 70,000 people live in the greater area of Chania. With 4,248.1 inhabitants/km², the municipality is the most densely populated outside the Athens and Thessaloniki metropolitan areas.

Lighthouses of the South

Author: Elinor De Wire
Lighthouses are symbolic of many things we cherish: guidance, safety, strength, a light to shine the way in a sea of troubles. These proud old sentries no longer have keepers and many have been upstaged by modern, high-tech navigational methods, but the towers and their dedicated caretakers remain alive in the pages of history. Some sixty five lighthouses still stand in the South, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Pensacola, Florida. With informative text and exceptional color photographs, lighthouses authority Elinor De Wire and photographer Daniel E. Dempster take you on a journey through the history of Southern beacons. "Lighthouses of the South" takes a captivating look at not only the lighthouses themselves--structure, interiors, and lenses--but also provides information about the construction of lighthouses, the history of the lighthouse service, stories of keepers and great rescues and wrecks, current preservation efforts, and much more. De Wires lively stories are accented by Dempsters outstanding photographs of lighthouses, interiors, and lenses. The book also includes a bibliography and an appendix that lists all lighthouses of the Southeastern Coast.

Format: Hardbound
Pages: 160
Length: 8.5w x 11h
ISBN-13: 9780896586031
ISBN: 0896586030
Catalog ID: 141372AP

Edgartown Harbor Light

41°23′27.20″N 70°30′11.19″W

Edgartown Harbor Light is a lighthouse located in Edgartown, Massachusetts that marks the entrance into Edgartown Harbor and Katama Bay. The lighthouse was originally built in 1828, but it was destroyed in a hurricane in 1938. It was replaced in 1939 with a tower relocated from Ipswich, Massachusetts.
The Martha's Vineyard Historical Society has been the caretaker of the lighthouse since 1993, although the United States Coast Guard owns the structure. The society is currently in the process of restoring the lighthouse. Improvements include replacing boarded-up windows and installing a spiral staircase, with the goal of opening the lighthouse to public access.


Hólmaberg ...

Hólmaberg ...
Originally uploaded by asmundur.
I sat down yesterday on the edge of Hólmaberg to make an image about the strong waves breaking on the rocks down below. I had a 3.0 (1000x) ND filter attached to my wide angle lens and applied some of my own weight to hold the tripod steady in the strong wind.

Just to give you some idea on the proportions in this frame I would guess that the lighthouse is a at least 10m high.

The image: HDR of 2.5s, 10s and 30s exposures at f10 with contrast enhancements in Photoshop.

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