Green Point lighthouse is located at Green Point Quarter of Cape Town. It was the first masonry, solidly constructed rectangular lighthouse, built in 1824 on South Africa's coastline. The original lanterns were equipped with single wick Argand lamps fueled by sperm whale oil. The weak rays could not be seen farther than 6 nautical miles. In 1865 the tower was extended to its present height and was electrified. In 1929 the lantern was replaced with 3rd order dioptric lens flashing light that can be seen for 25 nautical miles.
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emilbo (22444) 2013-12-28 6:12
Très jolie tour et le décor en diagonal est plutôt original. Tu nous la présentes bien dans une excellente qualité d'image. Excellente composition et merveilleux contraste de couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations,
danos (85715) 2013-12-28 7:55
brilliant the light and the colour management of the scene with the red/white painting of the lighthouse to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the excellent quality of the image with the clarity to be superb.
Have a good and healthy New Year,Danos
zoomer (6) 2013-12-29 8:09
Hi,a well composed picturesque setting,excellent colors and sharpness,love those people relaxing on the lawn.All the best Wolf.
adores (36113) 2014-01-02 14:08
An original lighthouse! I like the red stripes and the pov and light are very good. A nice shot!
Have a great New Year!
mcmtanyel (12411) 2014-01-10 22:55
I can see you like lighthouses. This is a very interesting one, I don't believe I have seen a lighthouse tower with a square footprint before. The color combination is very pleasant. DOF and light management are excellent.
Happy 2014 to you, too!
josepmarin (57709) 2014-01-16 3:10
I like the rectangular tower of this lighthouse, and its nice red diagonal stripes, which provide a high contrast on the white architecture of the ensemble.
And I admire the deep blue sky, as a beautiful backdrop. A good work about light and colours quality.
pierrefonds (56400) 2014-01-24 16:25
The palm trees are helping to frame the lighthouse. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the lighthouse. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3459)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-28 5:58