Just one for now ...

Just got back from a lighthouse trip? Have you just finished photographing every aspect of one lighthouse? Post the pictures here! Lighthouse-related photos are also welcome.

Postby Grover1 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:32 am

You are going to see some great photos from much better photographers than me but I wanted to get one up and posted now ...

<img src="http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/636/maine20391kw.jpg" width=600>

Saddleback Ledge ... out in the middle of nowhere ... a speck on the horizon from Isle au Haut ... We would still go out further ... to Matinicus Rocks ... but this lighthouse ... easily the most desolate of lights I can remember seeing live ...

Jeremy says at one time there was a keeper's house on the ledge but at another time, the keep's family lived inside the lighthouse ...

I wanted to post this one for another reason ... for all the emotion provoked by last year's WILD shots of the isolation and starkness of Rock of Ages I only had that visual connection. Seeing Saddleback, I now have an emotional connection, ALMOST a shared experience 1200 or so miles apart, to all you who participated last year. What a communal feeling that is, one we're able to share here and now.
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Postby Gary Martin » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:49 am

One has to wonder if the stains that go down from about 3/4 of the way up the tower are due to large waves overwashing the rocks! I don't know, that may be the most desolate light I've seen too... I though Gull Rock on Lake Superior was bad but at least that was over an acre and vegetables were grown on it when keepers lived there... Doesn't look like a thing will grow on that chuck of rock!
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Postby shirin » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:19 am

Great photo Barry. I still cannot imagine a house out there on that rock! 8O

It certainly was a great trip! Looking forward to seeing everyone's photos!
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Postby Jen » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:46 am

Barry. what a great shot and narrative. Reading your adventure reminded me of the WILD trip last year (which is still at the top of my list for lighthouse trips!). Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Hersh » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:27 pm

I'm going to agree that this is one of the most desolate looking lights I've seen. I can't imagine being stationed there, especially with a family!!!
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:05 pm

Qutie a lonely light indeed. Even I don't think I would like living there, eventhough I like a peace and quite.

Looking forward to seeing all the photos from this trip.

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Postby epona » Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:25 am

Thank you posting this picture. More later.

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Postby TenofHearts12 » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:06 pm

Great pic and it surely does look like a lonely, desolate spot. On the plus side, it would be hard to get lost :roll:
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