Mini Challenge #203 - Lighthouses

grandmaRgrandmaR Major grinsSouthern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
edited March 30, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #203 - Lighthouses

Lighthouses are one of my favorite things to take photos of, but I'm usually taking them from a bouncing boat. I've also done quite a few paintings of lighthouses including some screen painting (painting on a window screen which is a Baltimore craft - you can see out, but not in). This is one I did on the porthole screen of our boat

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Topic includes photos of lighthouses, photos FROM lighthouses, photos of the lighthouse interiors and photos of Fresnel lenses.

Lighthouse in Peru

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Inside of the Piney Point Lighthouse

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Photo from a seaplane of Fort Jefferson and associated lighthouse

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Photo of Hemingway's house from the top of the Key West Lighthouse

Lighthouse lens (but not a very good photo)

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It would be OK to have photos of ATONs (Aids TO Navigation) like these channel markers from Bermuda

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I'd prefer actual lighthouses rather than lighthouse lawn ornaments or faux lighthouses like the one on Hilton Head. Don't give me a photo of that pretender lighthouse as I hate it.

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This is a fake lighthouse which is rather nice as it doesn't pretend to be real

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Lighthouses that I haven't seen will be particularly valued and I have seen a lot on the East Coast of the US, but if you have a good one of one I've seen - that will be good too

This challenge will run for a tad over 2 weeks - from today until March 30th. That's because I'm leaving on a 10 day trip to England on Sunday the 15th and won't be back until the 26th. I don't expect to be back in the world until at least the 30th.



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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    I'll start you off. These photos are of the Ponce de Leon Inlet
    lighthouse on the east coast of Florida. It is the tallest lighthouse
    in the state at 175'. It was built in 1835.

    #1 I have this photo labeled under "Jobs I would never take".
    The men on the scaffold are pressure washing the entire outside
    of the lighthouse. The scaffold was blowing around in the wind,
    and one of the workers is pushing off with his foot so the scaffold
    won't get banged against the side.

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    #2 - View from the bottom looking up. I placed my camera on the
    floor and used the remote to trip the shutter.

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    #3 - View from the top looking down - This one had to work. There's no way
    I would climb those 203 narrow and steep steps again to re-take the photo.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    We visited Ponce but did not go up the lighthouse - I just can't do the steps anymore. LOVE the one looking up. Lighthouses are SO COOL when you look up inside them.

    If I did the rigging myself, I don't think that job would be too bad. But I did go to a scaffolding place once (they were showing us how things should be done) and found that they put a rope through a thimble instead of around it like it should be - putting it through would put the strain on the weakest point. (And they didn't do it on purpose so that we could spot the mistake) I wouldn't want the job of painting the inside of a water tower though.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,095 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Oh, Tony...you have set the bar. Those inside shots are VERY COOL!!! Especially love #2.

    Sherry

    ps: I don't think I have a single shot of a lighthouse.... ne_nau.gif
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    Any kind of aid to navigation will do - buoy, range, lighthouse trash can, lighthouse on someone's lawn. Lighthouse Liquores sign.

    A list of Texas lighthouses http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/tx.htm

    Texas lighthouses - inland <dl><dt>Inland Lighthouses
    Lake Conroe (Harbour Town)
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    <dl><dt>* Horseshoe Ba</dt><dt>Lake Buchanan</dt><dd> </dd></dl>Notable faux lighthouses:
    • Half Moon Shoal replica (1998), Texas City, is a visitor center; it is not a faithful replication of the original lighthouse. The building has panels with maps and the nautical history of the area. J. Scott Ryder has a closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the levee walk about 1/2 mile (800 m) north of the Texas City Dike.
    • Stow-a-Way Marina (Lake Conroe), about 6 mi (10 km ) north of the well-known Harbour Town lighthouse, has a functioning light, but it does not serve as an aid to navigation. Google has an aerial view. ARLHS USA-1211.
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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,095 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    I'm waaaayyyy to far inland to see any of those Texas lighthouses (though the one on Lake Buchanan isn't that far), but thanks for the link. I have seen the Bolivar lighthouse years ago, but I don't think I had a camera at the time.

    Somewhere in a box in my house are some vacation pictures we took from our Minnesota vacation back in the pre-digital days. I know I have a few pics of Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior. That was cool, but I don't know if I can find them before the deadline. That is really the only lighthouse I have ever taken pictures of. We rarely ever get to the coast or any body of water that might have a lighthouse. We are land-lubbers, lol.

    Sherry
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    I know Lake Conroe is down by Houston - wasn't sure where some of the others would be.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited March 9, 2015
    slpollett wrote: »
    Oh, Tony...you have set the bar. Those inside shots are VERY COOL!!! Especially love #2.

    Sherry

    ps: I don't think I have a single shot of a lighthouse.... ne_nau.gif

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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2015
    slpollett wrote: »
    Oh, Tony...you have set the bar. Those inside shots are VERY COOL!!! Especially love #2.

    Sherry

    ps: I don't think I have a single shot of a lighthouse.... ne_nau.gif

    Thanks for the comment.

    It's a good theme for me. There are 30 lighthouses still standing in Florida,
    but it's over 800 miles from the one in Pensacola to the one in Key West.
    Even further is the one in the Dry Tortugas, but that's only available by
    boat.

    It's like asking you for a photograph of an oil derrick.
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,095 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2015
    Ok, I am a bit excited (if not a little embarrassed, lol). I found a lighthouse pic! Ok, not a great one I admit, but I found one that I was unaware that I even had.

    A few years ago, we visited my brother-in-law in Washington DC. On one of our excursions, we visited Mount Vernon and rode the boat up the Potomac. Almost directly across from Mount Vernon is Fort Washington....and the Fort Washington Lighthouse!!

    Fort Washington Lighthouse
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    Here's some info about the fort and the lighthouse itself: http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=438

    Anyhoo, I ran across this pic while looking for another pic from this trip. I really didn't know I had a lighthouse pic. So I was pretty happy to find this even if it isn't the greatest shot I've ever taken. Ya know, sometimes it's just the little things that make you smile.

    Sherry
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2015
    Well it is a lighthouse I have never seen and it is right in my 'neighborhood'. So from that perspective it is PERFECT.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2015
    I don't have many pics of lighthouses, but here are my entries...


    Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse - Swans Island, Maine
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    Nubble Lighthouse - York, Maine
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    Nubble Lighthouse - York, Maine
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALRegistered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2015
    Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument - San Diego
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    Old Point Loma Lighthouse
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    Piedras Blancas Light Station - Central California
    Unfortunately, when we visited, the top had been removed for renovation... :cry The second image is not an entry, just included to show what it looked like in the past ~ on the left - circa 1885.
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2015
    My Lighthouse set:

    1) Anchor head and Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove, NS, CA

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    2) Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

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    3) Nantucket Lightship when it was at Rowe's Wharf, Boston, MA (Film)

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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Registered Users Posts: 346 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2015
    Lovely shots... sorry I can't compete again, so please don't judge these ... but thought I'd throw them in for interest.

    1) Souter Lighthouse (UK)

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    2) Andros Lighthouse (Greece)

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    3) Auckland Lighthouse (NZ)

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    4) Kea Lighthouse (Greece)

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    Good luck everyone

    Alan.
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited March 11, 2015
    There are some really great shots being submitted. I don't have many that can compare, but thought I'd put these in.

    Yaquina Head, Oregon

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    Cape Blanco, Oregon

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    Battery Point, California

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 12, 2015
    It's nice to see the west coast lighthouses and also Maine, where I haven't been since I was almost 19 (summer of 1956). And also of course Alan's Grin's one in Greece. I'm really going to have a hard time judging
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  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2015
    Alan, just a point of interest. I captured this EXACT same ship on a trip to Greece in 2006!
    Your shot...

    4) Kea Lighthouse (Greece)

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    and my shot...



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    I recognized the color pattern.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 14, 2015
    Your photo explains the thing hanging off the back in Alan's shot - the boat is Med-moored. That is to save dock space, they back up to the dock and embark or disembark from the stern - there is an anchor off the front to keep the boat aligned properly. We have never done a Med-moor and hope we don't ever have to. It's bad enough just doing a regular docking.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Registered Users Posts: 346 Major grins
    edited March 15, 2015
    Alan, just a point of interest. I captured this EXACT same ship on a trip to Greece in 2006!

    I recognized the color pattern.

    Hi Wayne,

    Nice shot. My shot was taken October 2007.
    A lovely looking yacht in my view, and you aroused my curiosity ...

    It is available for charter for a mere 5500 euros per day!
    Actually not too bad if there are 40 of you!
    Looks lovely inside too ... http://www.marinamanagement.gr/item.php?pid=228

    Regards
    Alan.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited March 19, 2015
    I love lighthouses too and I have quite a few photos of them as well. Here are 3:

    1. The famous Peggy's Cove (NS) lighthouse in the sunset

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    2. Lighthouse in the fog at Sandy Point, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    <a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Lighthouses/i-DnrRf53/A&quot; title="Lighthouse, Sandy Point, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Nova-ScotiaSouth-West/i-DnrRf53/6/L/IMG_5776_2-L.jpg&quot; title="Lighthouse, Sandy Point, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada" alt="Lighthouse, Sandy Point, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada"></a>

    3. The lens on the top of the lighthouse tower at Point Amour, Labrador

    <a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Labrador-PointAmour-lighthouse/i-KtfbQ3G/A&quot; title="The Point Amour Lighthouse, Labrador, Canada"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Labrador-PointAmour-lighthouse/i-KtfbQ3G/2/L/lighthouse-pointamour-labrador-6-L.jpg&quot; title="The Point Amour Lighthouse, Labrador, Canada" alt="The Point Amour Lighthouse, Labrador, Canada"></a>

    (more of this lighthouse here: http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Labrador-PointAmour-lighthouse/)
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  • PrevailingConditionsPrevailingConditions Major grins Registered Users Posts: 178 Major grins
    edited March 21, 2015
    I don't normally visit this forum much, but I have a couple lighthouse shots that I like.

    #1
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    #2
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    This is Pigeon Point Lighthouse, between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, CA.

    Thanks,

    Mike
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  • SydadvgsSydadvgs Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited March 23, 2015
    Cape horn, bottom of the world.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 23, 2015
    Loving all the photos - going to be hard to pick. We are coming back from England tomorrow, and then I'll be thinking
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited March 24, 2015
    I love lighthouses....great photos here so far! I didn't enter the last contest because we were traveling....to Oregon! The famous MN lighthouse is this one (Split Rock Lighthouse near Two Harbors):
    #1
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    While in Oregon, one of my goals was to find and re-shoot these two lighthouses, as the last time we were there I was just learning HDR and got carried away; and since I've lost the original files, wanted fresh photos to play with. Unfortunately, one lighthouse was under a tarp for renovations, and I don't even know which the other photo is...does anyone know? We drove the length of the entire Oregon coast, and saw several others, but each time we hiked up, over the hill, I was disappointed by what came into view. Should have done more research ahead of time, I guess. These are both Oregon lighthouses, taken several years ago:
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    #3
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 25, 2015
    kdotaylor wrote: »

    .....I don't even know which the other photo is...does anyone know? We drove the length of the entire Oregon coast, and saw several others, but each time we hiked up, over the hill, I was disappointed by what came into view. Should have done more research ahead of time, I guess. These are both Oregon lighthouses, taken several years ago:
    #2
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    #3
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    It isn't an Oregan lighthouse - it is
    North Head Lighthouse near Ilwaco WA, also near the mouth of the Columbia River
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited March 25, 2015
    I don't normally visit this forum much, but I have a couple lighthouse shots that I like.

    #1
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    #2
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    This is Pigeon Point Lighthouse, between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, CA.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Wow, these are wonderful!
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,697 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2015
    Love the photos of Pigeon Point Lighthouse posted by Prevailing Conditions! Ironically, this is the one lighthouse I was able to visit recently. We were in Palo Alto, California for a weekend and had a little free time. When I saw that there was a lighthouse within reach, we set out for a our destination on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Wish we had more time there but it was fun to see.

    1. Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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    2. Welcoming Spring
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    3. In a Sea of Yellow
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    We arrived back in Philly on Monday and had a heavy snowfall on Friday.

    Wonderful challenge, GrandmaR!
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,731 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2015
    Will be closed tonight and I will try to figure out how to post the results with photos. Thanks to everyone who has participated and for making my job hard
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2015
    grandmaR wrote: »
    It isn't an Oregan lighthouse - it is
    North Head Lighthouse near Ilwaco WA, also near the mouth of the Columbia River

    Mystery solved! Thank you
    Kate
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