Slangkop take 2!!!

Went up to Sunnydale again today so bypassed Kommetjie on the way back to work & took another shot at the Slangkop Lighthouse.

I liked the shot I took earlier this month but today I could get nearer whilst clambering over the rocks so you can see more of the lighthouse itself!

I find lighthouses so interesting & this is a really great one, by the way Slangkop means Snake Head!!

The lighthouse is the tallest cast iron lighthouse in South Africa & was built in 1914, it became fully automated in 1979 & there is still a lighthouse keeper maintaining the tower!

It was first commissioned by Sir Francis Hely-Hutchinson (Governor of The Cape of Good Hope) to safeguard against shipwrecks on the rocky shore. It emits four flashes every 30 seconds with a candlepower brightness of 5 000 000 C.D. on a focal plane of 41m above high tide.

The tower's light shimmers 33 nautical miles out to sea from its 33 M circular construction.
nice
posted October 27th, 2011  
You must have been lying on those rocks for this one! lovely perspective!
posted October 27th, 2011  
Great composition. And a beautiful blue sky too.
posted October 27th, 2011  
love lighthouses. Beuatiful pic - looks like a postcard.
posted October 27th, 2011  
@bk12racing thanks Mike :)
@momsta LOL! Nearly, I was kneeling very near to an incoming tide :)
@shellbelle thanks Michelle :)
@michaelelliott thanks Michael, yes I don't know what it is but there's something about them.......!
posted October 27th, 2011  
Love the contrast between the sky and the rocks.
posted October 27th, 2011  
@salza thanks Sally :)
posted October 27th, 2011  
wonderfully composed shot! i love lighthouses.
posted October 27th, 2011  
Great photo. Love the composition & detail.
posted October 27th, 2011  
great shot
posted October 27th, 2011  
Stunning!
posted October 27th, 2011  
what a fantastic shot - love the composiiton and the blue sky is gorgeous
posted October 27th, 2011  
I admire the way (always) give information to your photo shoots. That is the way it should be. This is one of the reasons I followed you.
posted October 28th, 2011  
You live in such a beautiful place! Love this!!!!
posted October 28th, 2011  
CK
FAV - Beautiful colour and composition and thanks for the commentary too!!
posted October 28th, 2011  
What a stunning lighthouse! So majestic! FAV for me!
posted October 28th, 2011  
Beautiful composition and perfect sky!
posted October 28th, 2011  
@stepheesue @louiesphotos @danig @mummymorris @sparkle @titam @cheyrebecca @clarek @lorihiro thanks everyone for your lovely comments & favs :) I always appreciate you guys taking the time out to do this!
@titam @clarek thanks, I try & put a bit of info about the shots if I can find it as I enjoy learning about other people's places as well :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
@pwallis thank you Paula :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
What an awesome lighthouse! Great perspective!
posted October 28th, 2011  
This really is awesome, love the contrast, beautiful capture
posted October 28th, 2011  
@orangecrush thanks Jerry :)
@johnnyfrs thanks John :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
lovely! I see you are from CT .I am also a lighthouse fan :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
nice composition
posted October 28th, 2011  
@hettie thanks Hettie, yes most definitely :)
@davidrowe thanks David :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
love how you composed those rocks in front and kept the lighthouse off center.
posted October 28th, 2011  
@janmaki thanks for the comment & the follow Jani :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
Gorgeous color and composition! Love the history as well
posted October 28th, 2011  
@changingtides thanks Allie, I'm pleased you liked it :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
Great composition. Cool historical facts!
posted October 28th, 2011  
Beautiful shot from a great PoV, I love the rocky foreground.
posted October 28th, 2011  
wonderful photo, perfect sky and lighthouses are my fav...
posted October 28th, 2011  
Great perspective ,Great shot
posted October 28th, 2011  
Oh, I like the perspective on this. Great shot!
posted October 28th, 2011  
@tsteall @shantwin @msartsy @steeler @kloud thanks guys, much appreciated :)
posted October 28th, 2011  
Gorgeous.
posted October 28th, 2011  
@mittens thanks Marilyn :)
posted October 29th, 2011  
Awesome shot!! Looks massive!
posted October 30th, 2011  
@jgill thanks, it is impressive when you're next to it :)
posted October 30th, 2011  
Just had a catch up on your shots this week - very nice stuff, loving your work as always!
posted October 30th, 2011  
I just love seeing shots of light houses. Nicely done
posted October 30th, 2011  
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