Good Morning Everyone,
I have been away for a few days, visiting family and spending a few days with good friends in Northumberland so apologies to you who critiqued my photographs and I have not responded. I will do my best to catch up.
This is St. Mary's Lighthouse, which is close to the place where we stayed. Although no longer operational, it does make a strong focal point from the cliff top.
It did not surprise me that a lighthouse was necessary, for the tops of rocks were evident all around the lighthouse and the bay. The lighthouse was like a guardian angel in the sea.
Here is information about the lighthouse from Wikipedia:
St. Mary's Lighthouse is on the tiny Bait Island, just north of Whitley Bay on the coast of North East England. The small rocky tidal island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at high tide.
While it no longer functions as a working lighthouse, it is easily accessible (when the tide is out) and is open to visitors and has a small museum, a visitor's centre, and a cafe.
The lighthouse and adjacent keepers' cottages were built in 1898 by the John Miller company of Tynemouth, using 645 blocks of stone and 750,000 bricks. It was built on the site of a monastery where a small sanctuary light would have acted as a guide to passing ships. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1984 and stands at 38-metre (125 ft.) in height.
I wish you a great day, Bev :-)
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mesutilgim (89726) 2014-05-22 0:54
Hello Beveley,my "almost" neighbour !
Very nice capture of this light tower mid'st of a beautiful landscape.
Perfect pov and layout. Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
saxo042 (37724) 2014-05-22 1:02
A pleasant view, very carefully composed with the lighthouse at a very attractive third. The green foreground present a good depth. A beautiful summer scene and also an interesting note.
willperrett (8725) 2014-05-22 1:28
This is a nice thirdsy composition! Good natural colours too. Not particularly oddly or coincidentally, I was in this area a couple of weeks ago, staying briefly on Holy Island. Swaledale too, further south. No doubt a few images from this trip will see the light of day on TE in the not too distant future. See you soon!
dta (72033) 2014-05-22 1:29
Hello Beverley ,
The sky and the light were not exceptionnal , but this is an excellent capture of this superb white light house and its island . Perfect use of the rule of thirds .
dip (23872) 2014-05-22 2:24
the lighthouse,built on a very small island,is indeed an interesting place to take a photo,
well composed image,
thanks for sharing,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-22 2:32
welcome back after short break :-) It obviously resulted in some nice pictures. The place you stayed looks very pretty and like the one where one can relax and enjoy oneself. The lighthouse on the small island is a charming subject and the presentation does give it a justice. I like you POV which included in the composition some of the grassy shore - it not only creates some foreground but also give is better sense of the location.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-22 2:37
A lovely image of this lighthouse. Nice depth of field with foreground grasses providing depth and extra interest to the image. It is hard to imagine that there is access from the mainland when the tide is out.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-22 3:04
lighthouses are always popular subjects and this is a beauty. It looks so majestic here in this high tide shot. It must be strange living on an island that is accessible and yet inaccessible depending on the tide. Composition and execution flawless as always.
Regards - B.
snunney (90688) 2014-05-22 4:07
A composition made along classical lines with a very appealing layered effect. The lighthouse nicely placed on the third makes a strong focal point. Pleasing natural colours and good clarity. A café in a lighthouse is a very novel idea. Did you partake?
Sergiom (68602) 2014-05-22 5:15
J'aime beaucoup les phares. Je suis toujours à leur recherche d'ailleurs.Celui-ci, bien isolé sur son île est magnifique et l'ensemble est d'une très belle netteté malgré la distance.
Nicou (131358) 2014-05-22 5:24
quelle belle iamge et compo ce pahre au loin son sa petite île la mise en valeur avec le herbes sèches en premier plan quelle compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-05-22 6:58
Good to see you post! And with a superb composition with the tranquil sea, the lovely green foreground and the light house with the adjacent buildings placed perfectly in the frame. excellent photo quality as always with well balanced colours. Your note is informative and sitting at the cafe surrounded by the blue sea would be really great :).
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
ikeharel (63833) 2014-05-22 8:41
Good evening Beverly,
White contrast to blue's, wonderfully placed the light-tower on the pic. space, creating extra depth - but out to sea.
Must been an amazing work-force and skills that built it with the late 19th century techniques.
cornejo (36353) 2014-05-22 8:50
Hi Bev, great view of this beautiful island with lighthouse, very well captured with a great pov, pretty good in this picture. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (83456) 2014-05-22 8:59
Hi Bev,welcome back! Very nice capture of this lighthouse,so big and so elegant.Very good detail despite the distance and perfect colors too,i like the grass below in the composition like a natural frame.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-22 9:19
une mise en valeur très réussie de ce beau phare. Une belle luminosité et des couleurs douces très agréables.
Bonne fin de journée.
Glint (6171) 2014-05-22 10:03
nicely composed using the rule of thirds. The fg gives a sense of distance. I like the tiny detail of the dandelion clock picked out against the blue.
Phew! now you are at 668 points.
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2014-05-22 10:12
A fine bright white beacon, and the angle you chose makes it break the horizon very nicely indeed. It looks like a fine big house attached to it too, would be nice to have a private island like this. Great idea to include the grass in the foreground which gives a nice sense of separation from the mainland and a great sense of place to the tower.
Thanks as always
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-05-22 17:14
Bev, I'm always attracted by the Lighthouses and their history..I find all of them exciting and interesting to discover and to explore...a very beautiful picture, nicely composed and presented!!
the contrast and the depth are admiring!!
all the best
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-23 11:40
You have found a good POV to build this lovely presentation. Like how the layers created an interesting view with their intensive colors and different patterns. Beautiful work. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (70782) 2014-05-23 16:26
Another beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
chawax (19956) 2014-05-25 7:04
Good composition that uses well the rule of thirds. The grass in the foreground adds some depth to the picture.
pierrefonds (61008) 2014-05-26 17:11
The distance between the grass area and the light house is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the lighthouse. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33787)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-22 0:30