The lighthouse of Europe Point, is a typical Anglo-Saxon lighthouse, which is located in the southernmost point of Gibraltar, being the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula.
The lighthouse was built in 1838, and automated in 1994, has a height of 19 meters, and is 49 meters above sea level, on a cliff with Africa walking distance, your light has a range of 30 km, guiding the boats that enter and leave the Mediterranean Sea.
The Lighthouse is operated by Trinity House, the English institution of management and service of lighthouses.
Gibraltar, which is popularly called Gib or The Rock, is a British territory at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, and which corresponds to a small peninsula with a narrow land border with Spain to the North, being a headland militarily strategic for Britain at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea that separates Africa from the European continent.
The name Gibraltar is derived from the Arabic jabal al-Tariq expression that means mountain of Tarique "
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orang_terbuang (148) 2012-05-10 2:01
Beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing
notrap (4996) 2012-05-10 2:23
you are my neighbour today in the TE-gallery, and I strolled through the amazing number of your photos, you are heading for your 1000.th upload! I appreciate your constant work, not looking for points, only to display photos and show what you have seen. Thanks for sharing.
mirosu (8130) 2012-05-10 5:26
Joao this is excellently captured lighthouse with marvelous colors and color contrast. The white-red strips against blue ocean and sky are excellent. Also the overall composition is very good. Only one nit is the tower which is slightly out of verical line. But this does not lower the excellent qualty if this image.
JFS (32453) 2012-05-10 10:25
Fascinating lighthouse in the middle of the blue. It seems the end of the world. I love it!
- Copyright: Joao Correia (sogal) (939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, Fujinon 30X / 24-700 mm Eq. f.8-6.6, Hoya PRO1 Digital Circular PL
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-10 1:40