Toedhadh in Gaelic- Tod Head Lighthose near Catterline. Tod probably means burn or fox in this example.
The lighthouse was started built in 1894, first light was given in December 1897, and year after that the fog signal came into operation. In 1973 was first change of the paraffin vapour burner to electric lamp. In 1988 lighthouse was automated. Permanently it was switched off on 11 July 2007, after 110 years work.
Tower 41 meters
Range (light) 18 miles
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npecanhuk (77825) 2011-03-21 14:33
Lovely place with such beautifully simple architectural details! A very pleasant-looking natural environment, including that sky!
A truly attractive picture with the best photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
dta (81750) 2011-03-21 14:39
Hello Bartlomiej ,
A splendid view of this pretty white lighthouse . the contrast is excellent with the blue sky . Even if does'nt work now , I hope that it will be well maintained .
lousat (96833) 2011-03-21 17:22
Hi Bartolomiej,a beautiful composition taken whit the usual excellent class and impressive quality of sharpness and colors,i like it!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-03-22 1:00
Congratulations for the capture...A great place,a very beautiful architecture and the colors are perfect.
weetrees (79) 2011-03-22 2:57
Love the lead into the lighthouse provided by the road.
I note the slightly polarised sky very common up the north west and east especially as the sky goes out over the sea
I recognised this Lighthouse as a Stevenson design as they all look nearly the same :-)
i took some shots of the Cape Wrath one 2 years back which is taller yet nearly identical to this one
Cape Wrath Lighthouse
asajernigan (21427) 2011-03-22 3:59
This is a nicely composed shot of this lighthouse and buildings. The main building provides nice balance for the lighthouse. The road leads the eye into the shot nicely while the wall creates a nice diagonal that leads into the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-03-22 4:31
very nice colourful landscape...I like the composition of blue sky with the white building...nice colour contrast & very gd exposoure value...Superb shot...
raszid62 (18515) 2011-03-22 7:18
Piękna, biała latarnia morska, jej biel pięknie współgra z ciemnym błękitem nieba. Rewelacyjna jakość.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-03-22 9:25
Hello Bartlomiej - What a lovely lighthouse and very nicely captured, the white wall and narrow track both lead the eye to the lighthouse and sea and sky beyond. Good clean and well saturated image. Best regards Rosemary
dip (23890) 2011-03-25 22:09
beautiful photo of the lighthouse,good point of view and lighting,the road leads the eye into the lighthouse and creates a nice perspective,
macjake (71839) 2011-04-04 17:47
i've always enjoyed viewing this photo in your gallery.
the blue tones mixed with the white buildings really suit my eye. the puffy clouds also add a neat visual effect, softening up the square and rectangles.
- Copyright: Bartlomiej Przezdziecki (bartekp) (4746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-22
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400 D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Cokin Grad Grey Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouse [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-21 14:12