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Old Nov 1, 2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone

It has always been a dream of mine to see the inner Workings Of a real Lighthouse.
Back In September while Visiting Cape Cod, I learned Of a Light House that you could actually get inside.
What follows are the pictures taken from within the Light House. While i always wanted to do this it was a great personal challenge for Me, as I Have a mild Case of Claustrophobia and a fear of Heights.

The Pictures from inside the light house are not the greatest. As you will see the Shadows/Reflections Are Distracting. I tried to Get the camera against The Outer Glass, but the water Spotting on the glass made the pictures even worse. So I had to settle For these Shots.

This is Highland Light in Turo, Mass

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Old Nov 1, 2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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This Shot is of the Actual Light Source and 4th order Fresnel Lense
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Old Nov 1, 2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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This Shot is a view looking Towards Nova Scotia
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Old Nov 1, 2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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This Shot is looking Towards the lower Cape. The Dome In the Shot was Origionally Part of ( For us older Folk) the DEW Line in the early days of the Cold war. It has now been refurbished and is part of the Air Traffic Control System. The Medevil tower is Called the Jenny Lind Tower.
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This View is looking Straight At Portugal Some 2900 air miles away. It is also a Tourist overlook and if you look Very Carefully at the path there is marker Stone. this is were the light house originally was. It was moved to it present Location, Because the water Is eroding the Cliff near were the light house was located
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Interesting shots! A picture doesn't have to be perfect or artistic to be interesting and enjoyable. I really love the second shot, and wish I could have the chance to visit some day.
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Certainly is a picturesque locale. I seldom think to take a polarizer along myself, but if you ever get a chance to go back there, take one along - it might help to eliminate those reflections. The first shot is nicely composed and exposed - a good one to add to a file of lighthouse pictures.
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Nicely done. Like Harriet, I really like the close up of the light itself.

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Old Nov 2, 2008, 8:23 AM   #9
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Certainly is a picturesque locale. I seldom think to take a polarizer along myself, but if you ever get a chance to go back there, take one along - it might help to eliminate those reflections. The first shot is nicely composed and exposed - a good one to add to a file of lighthouse pictures.
Thanks for the Suggestion penola.
I have a polarizer For one of my lenses. Unfortunately not the lense i was using. I am looking Into getting a larger size and then getting The Adaptors For the lenses.
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H and Paul

Thanks For your Comments. As i go Back Over My pictures, this one is Actually a better shot of the Light
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