Saturday, August 18, 2007

Cape Pine Lighthouse in the Fog

Cape Pine is the southern most light station in Newfoundland. It was constructed in 1850 and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the province standing 350 feet above sea level. The lighttower is a sixty-five foot cast iron structure designed by well-known British building designer, Alexander Gordon.

I have visited this station on two occasions. On my first vist the lighthouse was enclosed in plastic sheeting for sandblasting and on this occasion,the lighthouse was obscured by fog. I could barely see the top of the tower. By setting my camera for maximum contrast and brightening the foreground shadows, I was able to get this surrealistic vision of the lighthouse.

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