This is a rocky headland called Soldier's Point and looking north along the sweep of beach you can view the Norah Head Lighthouse.
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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daddo (27946) 2014-04-09 4:55
Hi Kathryn.Another fine result where the exposure time has created a silky (or is it milky)delicate foreground. The white of the water seems to float like a fog at the extremities as the foam merges with the clear water. Nice work. regards. Klaudio.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-09 5:05
non mi stanco mai di elogiare le tue foto, ma esse sono un gradino sopra le altre per tecnica di ripresa e per inventiva.
Anche questa è un prodotto eccellente della tua capacità fotografica.
Composizione e soggetto di grandissimo livello, colori superbi e nitidezza superlativa.
Ciao e buona giornata
photoray (13981) 2014-04-09 6:58
The star here is not the distant lighthouse, but your attractive long exposure view of the wispy wave action as it moves towards the front across the tidal rocks, and offset by dramatic cloud skyline.
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-09 12:56
Amazing landscape post taken with long exposure to achieve a spectacular effect in the foreground! Love the cold blue tonality of the scene and excellent level of details. Great shot!
delpeoples (59774) 2014-04-09 19:49
You're back! Welcome! I had no idea. I've been a bit AWOL with mum in hospital the last 3 months. SO sorry for not noticing this - and your other - beauties sooner.
Stunning. I love the way the waves seem to still be creeping towards them and I really feel in danger of losing my shoes again ;) The purplish tones are magnificent and I don't know whether it's a result of the filter or your lens, but I can always tell from them that a photo is one of yours. A technically flawless and beautifully emotional photo. Congratulations and so good to have you back. We must have a photo catch-up soon!
Nicou (151132) 2014-04-10 0:55
quelle vu et compo sueprbe quel rendu sur le filet blanc de l'eau au milieu des belle pierres grise toute polischées par le mouvement de l'eau merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (97504) 2014-04-10 1:40
A topclass capture absolutely worth many many green smilies.
A perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-10 5:12
a beautifully expressive seascape image this. Gloriously executed with the slowish shutter speed adding to the effect and mood so exquisitely.
ourania (51079) 2014-04-10 10:47
welcome back! This is a beautiful and captivating picture, I like very much the way you created depth and dynamism in your frame. The textures and movement in the foreground are fascinating, there appears to be motion in the sea and the sky too. I love the colours and the atmosphere, there's much energy in the smooth impression of the chromatic harmony. It's also interesting how the lighthouse is not lost in this vast view, it stands out and the arrangement of the rocks and the coast seems to be leading us to it. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
annjackman (21903) 2014-04-10 10:59
I like everything about this image. The long exposure has given a very special quality. The pink and blue tones are lovely and your viewpoint superb. Good to see you posting again.
Best wishes, Ann
williewhistler (16492) 2014-04-11 13:54
I do enjoy this lovely shot and this is definitely on my list of places to visit the next time that we visit our daughter down under!
I would agree with Lisa,this is a shot with your TM written all over it,imaginatively composed and technically perfect it`s a stunning shot.
The patterns induced by your exposure settings are particularly pleasing to me.
Another fine shot,good to see you back.
rbassin (24313) 2014-04-12 11:20
la longue pause est une bonne idée dans ce cas, le résultat est superbe.
Très bel ensemble dans les couleurs bleues.
rychem (42680) 2014-04-13 8:59
This soft water effect is simply spectacular, I like this color combination with different blue tones, fantastic photo
tenretin (2657) 2014-04-14 5:18
The first word that comes to looking at your pictures and especially it is WHAOU! .. Great taken with a beautiful composition and treatment of the perfect water.
Very nice work.
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-14 9:00
this is another stunning image. I love the moody colors and the frozen water caused by the slow shutter. Good use of perspective to lead the eye through the image. My compliments!
macjake (72623) 2014-04-15 22:31
easy to understand why you'd want to capture this scene!
I'm sure Lisa has been here before too?
love how the water seems to be crawling over the rocks, especially on the lower left side.
fantastic shot, nice to see the lighthouse in the distance.
- Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) (2056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II
- Exposure: f/13.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 4:37