The light house at Norah Head. This is the same light house as in my post from a few days ago however this time it is front and centre instead of in the distance.
This was taken during a storm and unfortunately I was caught unprepared and got more than a little wet. Being on a headland it was also a very windy exercise. I used a graduated ND filter to try to balance the strong sunset light.
From my previous post ...
Norah Head Light is an active lighthouse located at Norah Head, a headland on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia, close to Toukley. It is the last lighthouse of the James Barnet style to be built,and the last staffed lighthouse constructed in New South Wales.
Officially displayed for the first time in 1903, the original vapourized kerosene burner was upgraded in 1923, electrified in 1961 and automated and demanned in 1994, after more than 90 years of being staffed.It celebrated its centenary in 2003.
The concrete block tower is 27.5 metres (90 ft) high, topped by a bluestone gallery. On top of the gallery is the original Chance Bros. lantern. This lantern holds the original housing of the Chance Bros. 1st order bivalve dioptric Fresnel lens. Other important structures include the chief lightkeeper's cottage and assistant keeper's duplex, and a flag house.
The former keepers cottages have been made into guest accommodation sleeping 8 in each cottage and so they can be rented for holiday accommodation.
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willperrett (7348) 2014-04-15 2:42
Nice work. Your use of the ND grad has really paid off, creating extra drama in that sky. Sorry to hear you got a wetting: my last post was taken in the worst downfall I can remember, and the camera, although parked in its bag after grabbing the shot,got very damp. the lens elements were misted over for a day or so, because we were in a camper van, and couldn't dry anything out.
timecapturer (49286) 2014-04-15 3:05
proficient use of the ND filter to make the light quite magical. Love the lead in lines here and the light house look immaculate in this fine image.
Regards - B.
COSTANTINO (56307) 2014-04-15 3:47
I always like the stories about lighthouses
I love the greenery in the foreground
and the amazing sky which looks so
dynamic during a storm
magical scenery withn magical light
have a nice evening
Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-15 3:50
una splendida foto che merita di essere elogiata non solo per la composizione ma anche per il momento nella quale l'hai scattata che dà un particolare risalto ad una luce che si addice a perfezione sia al soggetto che al paesaggio che lo circonda.
Ottimi anche i colori.
Ciao e buona gioornata
daddo (24420) 2014-04-15 4:00
Hi Kathryn.Very pleasant pastels and soft light give this scene a comforting look as if everything is as it should be in this world at the end of the day.The graduated filters are a marvel. Regards. Klaudio.
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-04-15 9:59
Splendid light house on sunset. I like it!
marabu61 (8593) 2014-04-15 11:42
Long time no see ..., glad to see you back.
This is a wonderfully romantic picture of this old lighthouse with a gorgeous sky behind it. The use of the ND filter definitely paid off here.
have a great day
ktanska (24950) 2014-04-15 12:22
Beautiful and obviously fairly recently restored lighthouse with clear white details. Low and wide angle gives good appreciation to architecture and light of already set sun is excellent.
Noel_Byrne (24856) 2014-04-15 12:40
there is something so magical and romantic about lighthouses. I honestly do not know what it is, but they seem to appeal to so many people, and I too cannot resist their charms. especially so when you present it under this absolutely beautifuly light, the sun has created a fine spectacle and an ideal canvass on which to display your main subject.. Perfect timing to capture this scene.
photoray (12523) 2014-04-15 16:25
Atmospheric and appealing light house, classical construction and surrounded by dramatic and colorful sky.
I would truly enjoy staying in one of the cottages and soaking in the ambience and history.
emka (80034) 2014-04-16 23:40
Hello Kathryn,I haven't noticed you are back on TE. Welcome!
Beautiful shot with this delicate colours of sunset. With this light and view of the lighthouse, I wouldn't mind being more than a little wet :). But cameras do not like it. Lively picture.
Warm regrads MAlgo