Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Lighthouse Looks

Shadow Shot Sunday arrives courtesy of Brisbane resident Tracy. We who constantly look for states of altered lighting are ready. We see shadows and such often, and are happy to post.


This was taken by a family member, I believe Allegra. This would be in the back seat of our previous Ford van, and in the sandbar known as Cape Cod a few years ago.


This is the famous Chatham Lighthouse in the beautiful town of the same name. This is the third of the original Chatham structures, built in 1881. It is still a US Coast Guard approved light, and has been updated to 2.8 million candlepower aerobeacons. A real classic, still.

We actually took a vacation drive to look at lighthouses, foregoing the typical suntan quest. So learning on vacation is always fine. And as I look back, shadows turned up - I suppose the quest for shadows is almost instinctive...See shadowy views always at Hey Harriet!

30 comments:

sarayutouched said...

yes ralph, i believe that it is. love how the shadow falls off the round curve. what an awesome structure...very cool that it still works.

fredamans said...

I love lighthouses and this one is no exception! Fantastic dancing of light shadows on it! Great capture!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous capture for the day, Ralph! I, too, love lighthouses and this is indeed exceptional! Terrific shadows for the day! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Gallery Juana said...

Visiting a lighthouse is on my list of things to do. It'd be cool to live in a lighthouse. Although, I'd prefer it to be not so close to the sea.

I agree that "learning vacations" are memorable.

Annie said...

I can't think of one person I know of who isn't moved to some degree by lighthouses and their history and purpose. I love the way the sunlight hugs its curved walls.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of such a old light house structure.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Great clear colours in this one and the photo gives strong summer feelings :)

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The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love your lighthouse shadow Ralph! We waited in line to go into Tybee Island's lighthouse last weekend (off of Savannah, GA), however it was very hot, a long wait, and I quite remember the last time we went up it - I was paralized with fright & wouldn't go out on the deck - so, we took pictures & went on our way :)
Have a great weekend!

Sweet Repose said...

We've certainly become a group of old friends haven't we us shadow shooters...following along on vacations or just strolls in the hood, with bits of history thrown in for good measure...always a pleasure...love the old light house, wouldn't wanna change that bulb...whew!

Sam said...

I love lighhouses! This one's a beauty. We have quite a few along the coast here in Sydney - this one is quite different to anything we have. The all glass enclosure at the top is unique! The flags add to the prettiness of the shot.

I know what you mean by looking for shadows instinctively - I catch myself when I'm out saying "Wow - now that would make a great shadow shot!"

Have a lovely weekend and week ahead!

anka said...

Now I am putting a lighthouse on my to visit list! Great shot!

Greyscale Territory said...

An unusual, chunky lighthouse casting some lovely soft shadows! And love the almost Dutch gable styled building right near it in contrast!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great capture. And I agree that it is good to know that it is a working lighthouse.

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely lighthouse and shadows!
I seem to look for shadows everywhere. It has become a quest!
Like your idea of learning on vacations! I used to do that when my children were young!
have a great weekend!

Sammy said...

As always your shot is great and the knowledge on your subject/object is great. Thanks for the visit and thanks for sharing Have a great week

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful lighthouse! MI had many lighthouses too and it's my wish to see them all 100++ ^_^

Yellow Dahlia

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Interesting character of a lighttower this kind... especially sculpted with interesting historical facts as well.

I appreciate your visit in my Shadow post. Thanks a lot!

Cassie said...

Love light houses and light house Shadow Shots! I was amazed to find that the keepers used to live right at the light house. I guess they hoped to be married prior to working there, so they wouldn't live a lonely life. Happy SSS Ralph.

(Our warm weather has only just come,so our tomatoes are at least a month behind yours back east.)

Hey Harriet said...

That sure is a classic looking lighthouse. I have a real fondness for lighthouses, so a vacation drive to look at them sounds like bliss to me! Hope you have a great week Ralph :)

Spadoman said...

This is cool! Like most others, I like lighthouses. We have many on the great lakes, particularly the Great Lake Superior. There is one in the Apostle Island that you can reserve and stay in for a week during the Summer months. Always considered looking into that.
Nice capture of an icon.

Peace.

BLOGitse said...

What a classic, so beautiful.
Happy SSS from Casa!

Dani said...

very cool capture. Never seen lighthouse myself so I really enjoy this kind of shots.

While reading your post the name Alegra took my attention. I have a friend called Alegra (with one l). Very rare name, at least here in Macedonia. In Italian means happy, joyful.

Thank you.

frayedattheedge said...

I look at my archive photos now and see shadows which I hadn't noticed before - it's becoming an addiction!

Serendipity said...

Lovely shadow shot Ralph; I really like lighthouses :)

Patti said...

Our daughter took a nice photo of the lighthouse from inside the van!

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Eden said...

Wow, this is beautiful.I love light houses but I visited a few only. Great shot and shadows are fantastic.

Paula Scott said...

WOW-that's a lot of candle power! I wonder how they calculate that?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Guiding ships safely
along the rugged coastline—
Chatham’s old lighthouse.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Nice shot! What a lovely old lighthouse. I never miss a chance to visit a lighthouse.