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Postby Zachary » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:55 pm


Mike, I have a question about the doors at Detour. If you're inside, can you close the metal doors? Because it looks like the wooden ones open out as well as the metal ones.
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Postby epona » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:55 pm


Larry,

I loved that shot of Marshall Point. It is a very interesting way of looking at this lighthouse, one that most people do not see. My understanding is that a large people do not visit the Museum and gift at Marshall Point.

I spent time in this area during 2 of my summers in high school (the middle of June to end of August). I went to a private high school that had a camp in Maine. I have also gotten to visit this area as an adult.

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Postby Terry Forrest » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:02 pm


Some very interesting windows and doors, people.
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Postby Hersh » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:35 pm


You are correct Zachary, the metal shutters and the wooden doors both open outward. Gererally when the lighthouse is occupied the shutters are kept open. If bad weather struck you could close one side then probably get the other closed, but I'm not sure if you can latch them from the inside. The waether was so nice while we were there we never even thought about it. :D
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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:01 pm


Here are a couple more from atop Bodie Island. The first view is looking down at the Keeper's Residence/Visitor's Center complex from up there.

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Then there's the beautiful 1st order Fresnel lens, which is why I worked to get permission to go up there to photograph in the first place.

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Postby Hersh » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:17 pm


Here are some pretty sad windows. Zachary, I know you will like these, from 14 Mile Point. The sad part about these is that they show just how beautiful this structure was before it was laid to waste.

All three of these were taken with the Nikon D70 this summer when Gary and I took the hike out to the station.


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Looking out one of the foyer windows towards the deep blue of Lake Superior.




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These three windows sit just a bit to the right (from inside) of the window in the above shot. These are in the outer part of the foyer / entryway.




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This last one was looking through a back window up towards the tower and lantern. The tree seen through the window is growing inside the lighthouse.




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And for a bonus, here's a shot of ol' snuggly beard shooting through the old back door of the lighthouse. Note the charred woodwork from the old awning above the door.
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Postby Terry Forrest » Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:18 pm


I don't have close-ups of windows and doors, but I do have some shots where they're visible.

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Pigeon Point in CA, about an hour's drive from South San Francisco.

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The Santa Cruz Lighthouse along the Pacific Coast.

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A side view of Santa Cruz.

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The top of Santa Cruz with its' lantern room and windows.
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:30 am


Since Freighter Boy had to shoot me shooting the door, here's what you got by doing that on Fuji Velvia with a polarizer at 17 mm.

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The charred wood Mike was referring to is visible on the remains of the door jamb on the left.
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:33 am


While we're at it on the doors and windows theme...

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This is a shot from the front of 14 Mile Point showing the entire remains of the lighthouse. There are a lot more photos of 14 Mile point on my website for those interested.

http://www.coastalbeacons.com/greatlake ... _Ruins.htm
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:47 am


OK, here's a windows view you don't get to see often. This is from inside the lantern room of the South Haven lighthouse looking past that ugly red plastic optic back along the south pier.

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Postby Hersh » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:32 am


Per the request in the doors thread here's a shot of the gallery level windows at Old Mackinac Point light. This is one of the coolest lights I've ever visited architecturally and this shot just shows a small piece of that detail.



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The rainbow was an extra bonus. :D
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:37 am


Excellent Mike ... thanks!
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Postby Jen » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:58 pm


When I was on my trip to the Pacific NW last spring, we had incredible weather the day we took the ferry to San Juan Island and Lime Kiln lighthouse. It was open for tours, and I captured this pretty scene from inside. What a view those keepers had!!

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Postby LeadingLight » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:07 am


410 year old walls. The only way to make a strong wall those days, was make it thick. That is what they did in the Brandaris lighthouse on Terschelling (the same one that is in my avatar)

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Postby Terry Forrest » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:58 pm


I especially like the perspective on that 2nd one, Frans.
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