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photoblog image Pointe Au Baril Lighthouse at Sunset

Pointe Au Baril Lighthouse at Sunset

I shot this on Sunday last while on a brief trip to my cottage. My sister and I decided to take a quick spin out to the open water from our island to catch the sunset and we made it just in time. The lighthouse you are looking at is a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and marks the opening to inner boating channels as boats come off the vastness of the 'open water' channels.  This coast of the Bay contains some of the most trecherous channels due to its bedrock shoals which are scattered everywhere just below the surface. The lighthouse was built to guide boats off the open water safely if lined up with a second distant range light.

This was taken in the boat as we headed out around the point towards the open water to watch the sun set.

Notice just to the left of the sun a black 'dot' or rectangle. That is actually a Barrel on a stake. Before the lighthouse was built in 1889 a lantern was placed atop the Barrel each night to mark the opening of the channel for returning mariners.

-sL 

Pointe Au Baril Lighthouse at Sunset

I shot this on Sunday last while on a brief trip to my cottage. My sister and I decided to take a quick spin out to the open water from our island to catch the sunset and we made it just in time. The lighthouse you are looking at is a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and marks the opening to inner boating channels as boats come off the vastness of the 'open water' channels.  This coast of the Bay contains some of the most trecherous channels due to its bedrock shoals which are scattered everywhere just below the surface. The lighthouse was built to guide boats off the open water safely if lined up with a second distant range light.

This was taken in the boat as we headed out around the point towards the open water to watch the sun set.

Notice just to the left of the sun a black 'dot' or rectangle. That is actually a Barrel on a stake. Before the lighthouse was built in 1889 a lantern was placed atop the Barrel each night to mark the opening of the channel for returning mariners.

-sL 

comments (6)

  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2006, 00:06
Wow. Lovely sunset, colours, reflection, composition etc etc. I'm just a little unsure about the triangular wedge of lighter sky on the left. Maybe the pic might (only might) be stronger if it was cropped out, or if the nearby darker sky was cloned in, or some broken cloud cloned in like the bit just above. My 2¢ worth...
Absolutely stunning. Love the colors and the bit of lens flare is perfect. I see steves point about the bit of clear sky on the left. When I cover it up with my hand it makes the image a lot stronger.
Looks even better on my monitor at home
Very nice, i quite like it. I know you are probably expecting some big art critic comment, but unfortunately I don't have one today. I'm MUCH too tired for that stuff. So, Instead I'm going to start using the MAR system (Monkey Approval Rating) to tell you if I like your images, this is a rating out of 5, and if putting links in comments works, then you should be able to see it by Clicking right here. (monkeys provided by google image search wink If links don't work, there will be some garbled mess up there with a URL in it for you to fish out.

Night!
•VV•
Interesting... Apparently shutterchance strips URL's from comments completley, all the HTML tags and everything got ripped out... I tried.. I gave you 5 stuffed monkeys on a chair for this image, the highest rating in the MAR system!
  • Steve W
  • Canada
  • 25 Jul 2006, 16:11
Beautiful image. The gradient of colour in the clouds is superb.

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