As with my previous post of the Northern Lights, a trip to Iceland wouldn't feel complete until a took at least a few photo's of Light Houses :)
I remember being so excited while we were here. This photo was taken just moments after we got our rental vehicle, and it was basically our 2nd site in Iceland where we took photo's.
This is another one of those subjects that I had "Xed" on the map :) It took only about 20 minutes to get here from the airport, located on the south western tip of the country.
I'll add a WS photo just for pure fun and enjoyment :)
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siudzi (32829) 2013-04-25 10:58
What a creative and original cropping of this lighthouse! From your selected POV it looks really impressive and cool. Like it a lot! Very well seen and done.
jemaflor (82098) 2013-04-25 10:59
Well taken and presented with a verical version, great depth, nice light also,perfect sharpness, tfs.
Gigidusud (14001) 2013-04-25 11:25
Great capture of this lighthouse with an amazing POV and a nice vertical format. Well done!
fritzi007 (3487) 2013-04-25 11:28
very good representation of the lighthouse, really well done, congratulations!
SnapRJW (30020) 2013-04-25 11:30
Hi Craig - Perfect POV for such an austere-looking lighthouse, it works so well with the simple architecture and close crop composition. Attractive light and some good textural detail too. The WS interesting too, almost a minimal landscape and quite surreal with the cloud patterns. Warm regards Rosemary
PS. Thanks for the info on the 1600 ISO. I learnt something... now all I need to do is go to Iceland to try it out!
Energysavingelk (995) 2013-04-25 12:45
you didn't capture a lighthouse but created a sculpture instead.
Regards from Rhineland
cornejo (29317) 2013-04-25 13:11
Hi Craig, excellent pov to photograph this interesting lighthouse, very good and interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
holmertz (38607) 2013-04-25 13:22
Sven has a good point about how you created a sculpture. Anyone could stand below this lighthouse and point the camera up the wall, but for most people it won't turn out this way. I am impressed by your talent of making even fairly plain and simple buildings look so elegant and attractive. The fine weather and beautiful clouds (especially in the WS) gave you some assistance, I guess.
fotoguy22 (4792) 2013-04-25 14:13
Two great things about this photo: Lighthouse and Iceland.
Nice use of super-wide angle lens. I love the stairs in the foreground being so close to the viewer.
Greetings from Florida...............Greg
carlo62 (29395) 2013-04-25 15:03
un pov originale per riprendere questo faro.
Il taglio verticale innalza la costruzione verso il cielo, creando una forma geometrica conica.
emka (75045) 2013-04-25 16:56
Hi Craig, Funny view of this unusaul lighthouse. Superbly composed photo, fantastic colours.
Well, no place deserves the name middle of nowhere more than Alice Springs. Ahead of me almost 1700 km in train to Adelaide.
And the most exciting part of my trip,the meetings, already next week!!
Big hugs MAlgo
jcpix (12534) 2013-04-25 17:31
Wow....plain and simple, wow! :) Now this is how you shoot a lighthouse! What an awe inspiring perspective, this thing looks massive from this kind of angle. You certainly know how to make the most out of your subjects! Love the light on this one, as it gently wraps itself around the tower showing terrific texture, all while set against the blue sky making for some solid contrast. You've mentioned how you enjoy getting the birds eye view's, so I have to ask...did you make your way up? If so, can't wait to see what you ended up with from that height. :) Thanks for the break neck view of this lighthouse. Have a great evening.
All the best from Az.,
Sonata11 (33201) 2013-04-25 22:26
Hi dear Craig,
very beautiful composition of this lighthouse from fantastic POV. Magnificent work and presentation with fantastic splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and perspective. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best,
jjcordier (74512) 2013-04-25 23:23
Très impressionnante contreplongée sur ce phare bien éclairé (paradoxal!). J'aime aussi beaucoup la compo du WS avec ce très beau ciel.
dkmurphys (47666) 2013-04-25 23:43
Perfectly balanced capture of this impressive structure. I like the minimalsitic result. I guess there's quite an unusual world...
Have a great weekend.
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-04-26 1:08
simple,but the perspective makes the Lighthouse looks like it could reach the sky.Great shot,where even the weather were advantageous to achieve such eye-catching effect.
By the way:after your trip to Prague this one looks like a good challenge for you to climb up and take some pictures from the top:)
Have a good day
snunney (80619) 2013-04-26 2:29
A view of the lighthouse that is close-up and personal and is extreme effective. I like the side lighting and the superb textures to be observed in the whitewashed walls.
Kugart (1778) 2013-04-26 8:45
Great shot of the lighthouse with nice POV and perspective.Well presented.
Cricri (103015) 2013-04-26 9:55
Excellent le cadrage, la perspective du phare, la gestion de la lumière tout bon sous le ciel bleu, très jolie aussi celle en WS
rychem (20815) 2013-04-26 10:43
Fantastic point of view, this lighthouse seem to bee veeeery high, excellent symmetry
ChrisJ (95100) 2013-04-26 21:42
Good control over the exposure. The last lighthouse I photographed the highlights were slightly blown out, but not here. Excellent textural details revealed by the lighting. Nice perspective & a superb upward pov. Have a nice weekend!
delpeoples (52773) 2013-04-27 0:28
Hi dear Craig
I love the dominant blues and white s here and the superb clouds that seem to accentuate the perspective and dizzying height of the lighthouse. I'll refrain from saying what initially came into my mind when I saw this, as this is a family website, but I bet you can guess what I was thinkng ;) Great title and great note too. Congratulations on this excellent post.
Cheers, don't work too hard
Fis2 (83164) 2013-04-27 1:02
A very curious POV.
I like colors and light.
Have a nice day
tyro (19254) 2013-04-27 6:04
Well, it looks like you found one. And a cracking one at that!
This is a very fine picture in which both you and your favourite wide "city" lens have excelled to produce a very striking image with amazing details and depth of field as well as amazing perspective and perfect symmetry.
The light on the concrete rendering of the lighthouse is delicious and it stands out beautifully against the blue sky.
P.S. I think it is brilliant that you and Tosca obviously do so much research before you go to visit places. Do you then print out maps and put "X"s all over them so that you can plan your days and your journeys?
P.P.S. I love your WS picture too - interesting clouds indeed - perhaps a nephologist might know what they are.
npecanhuk (62498) 2013-04-27 15:00
Very interesting and attractive picture!
Vertical format, slim black borders, sharpness, exposure, colors and above all, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
adidas5nb (4630) 2013-04-27 18:57
i really like the distortion.nicely spotted.great thinking and execution.like the simple intriguing frame with nice pale soft colors.the low angle of the shot makes the pic for me.
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-04-27 20:45
Beautiful symmetrical capture of this lighthouse. The stairs and doors leading right to the top is well exposed against the fine sky of the day.
Stunning simplistic approach and thanks for sharing.
mjw364 (7004) 2013-04-28 2:39
Nice POV creating that elongated perspective. Good light management too - there are a lot of ways the exposure could have gone so wrong here but it hasn't. Well done.
abmdsudi (41188) 2013-04-29 23:14
Wonder how much closer can you get the shot! I love the impact rendered and the enormous depth and sense of scale. The view point and symmetry for this type of subject is apt as we get to enjoy the immense details registered in colol colors and light. Stunning!
BennyV (13548) 2013-05-02 10:08
It's been a pleasure to do some catching up in your gallery. Lots of great shots that I seem to have missed. Switching between architecture and nature, two extremes, yet similar. In this lighthouse the themes seem to come together. Thanks for sharing your shots.
tatadalou (5855) 2013-05-03 14:14
The low-angle shot gives a vertiginous feeling. You were just in the good hour, with the light that enlightens the right half of the lighthouse.
guitianmiranda (5323) 2013-05-04 16:14
I like this particular point of view, even got to the lighthouse seems infinite.
Noel_Byrne (22102) 2014-08-10 6:54
Unique look at this lighthouse, it's rare I ever see them from this point of view looking straight up, and it's a dizzying view in a very cool way. The stairs make the scene inviting, and I would lose to climb them and go exploring in this fine big structure. The sense of perspective brought about by the ever small windows as they rise is brilliant too.what a sky you got that day too.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (54000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/315 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Lighthouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-25 10:09