he lighthouse of Grand Léjon is situated at sea in 9 miles (approximately 16,5 km) off Saint-Quay-Portrieux in the Côtes-d'Armor, in the south extremity of the plateau of Grand Léjon. He indicates the entrance of the bay( of Saint-Brieuc.
The construction of the lighthouse was made in two stages. From 1859 till 1862, a first tronconique tower is set up as masonry, to receive a fire. In 1879, works of raising are begun. On June 20th, 1881, the fire(light) is lit(switched on) at the top of the turret from now on heightened in 23,40 m with height to carry(wear) the fire(light) and shelter the guards.
In 1888, a sound signal was installed at the request of the sailors. Indeed, the light signal was ineffective by weather of mist. A mechanism with hammers activated by the swell equipped the turret.
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Periko (5268) 2013-08-04 17:40
Nice lighthouse framed by this blue sky. Good sharpness and light.
drt100 (2095) 2013-08-04 20:29
I like lighthouse photos. There is something special about these unique places and the people who once manned them. I like the contrast of modern solar collectors aside such a weathered and old structure. Wow ,,, there is a long and serious ladder leading up to the first floor. Perhaps at times the tides or storms are much higher as a water line on the structure. It would be interesting to learn how someone had actually stayed or lived here once. So many years of light house action this one has seen. interesting NOTE! TFS
sevy (58) 2013-08-05 23:39
Tsss, tsss, tsss, ce n'est pas beau de pomper Wikipédia pour écrire la note...
Pas mal la photo, même si j'aurais plutôt vu un cadrage horizontal pour mieux montrer le déploiment des roches sur la gauche et ainsi mieux montrer l'isolement du phare.
Un beau phare en tout cas.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-08-15 23:48
Le cadrage vertical de ce phare ne me déplaît pas. ses bandes rouges et blanches contrastent bien avec le bleu du ciel.
jhm (152842) 2013-08-16 3:25
This is real a very good picture of these lighthouse.
You chose a nice moment very close, with all details, also the waves of the sea are nice taken.
But your picture is wonderful and very pleasant to look at.
Colours and sharpness are attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
limielski (0) 2013-08-16 4:04
Wonderful sea picture! I like this sea wave on the FG and beautiful, natural colours. A very sharp shot, well composed. TFS
Have a nie day,
senn (26) 2013-08-17 7:48
pretty exiting a spot here with this oldish lighthouse having clouded blue sky as bg .. sea motion perfectly rendered due to a fitted expo time, and de frame seems effective .. well done mate
regards, nuri :)
rychem (35955) 2013-08-25 7:32
Nice POV and composition, the lighthouse is placed in the strong point, beautiful colors and great clarity of the photo.
- Copyright: Loic Lavignasse (Ciol) (216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 17 - 40 f4 L
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-04 10:34
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