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    World's LIGHTHOUSES

    Lighthouses of the world.

    We started sharing images of lighthouses from around the world at our old forum ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=377 ) but we continue with great pleasure here.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    Here are three images taken today, December 30th 2008, in the strong winds and drifting rain squalls; the light house is the new Naeroeysundet Lighthouse leading in to Rorvik:





    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #3
      Dramatic images! I like that you can see the lightbeam in the last one
      "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

      Enthusiastically regards
      Torbjørn Nybø

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        #4
        Thank you.... when I made these, I was standing in the leeside of the old light house because it was pouring rain. I'm not entirely happy with the result, but I really don't know exactly why. I think I would have wanted them a tone darker maybe, and the light from the light house itself a bit stronger.

        I could have done an exposure compensation to get that effect but it was just too cold and wet to be hanging out for an extended time....

        Next time... hopefully, I will find many more light houses in the future because they do in fact fascinate me a bit.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #5
          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Next time... hopefully, I will find many more light houses in the future because they do in fact fascinate me a bit.
          Me too, and there are lots of lighthouses around all the Islands here in Ålesund who just standing there and waiting to be captured by me
          "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

          Enthusiastically regards
          Torbjørn Nybø

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            #6
            We could start a lighthouse scavenger hunt. Make a list of lighthouses in Norway and every time someone submits a picture of it we cross it off the list. I think within a year they could all be crossed off.

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              #7
              Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
              We could start a lighthouse scavenger hunt. Make a list of lighthouses in Norway and every time someone submits a picture of it we cross it off the list. I think within a year they could all be crossed off.
              I really enjoy your ideas today - I like this idea as well. If there was only one way to find a list of all light houses...
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #8
                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                If there was only one way to find a list of all light houses...
                What about this site?

                http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/index.htm
                "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

                Enthusiastically regards
                Torbjørn Nybø

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                  #9
                  How did you dredge up a link in my back yard? My wife did her PHD work at UNC.

                  A very cool link. I have all the UNESCO World Heritage sites as something I must visit before I die. I may have to add the lighthouse list to my goals.

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                    #10
                    I found this site seaching for lighthouses around Ålesund. It's a great site with good info and pictures of all the lighthouses around.
                    "I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

                    Enthusiastically regards
                    Torbjørn Nybø

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                      #11
                      In the norwegian newspaper DAGBLADET, they had an article today about Slåtterøy Lighthouse.

                      Link to a page about the lighthouse: http://www.fyr.no/fyra/slatteroy/slatteroy-e.html

                      To save money, the norwegian Kystverket will replace todays lightbulb of 1000W reaching 40 kilometers out to a small energysaving bulb of 20-30W reaching about 18 kilometers out.

                      This new bulb will be placed on a pole outside the lighthouse itself, and Slåtterøy lighthouse will be shut down and closed, after 150 years of operation.

                      The norwegian Kystverket say it's no longer need for strong lights from lighthouses anymore, due to new and modern navigation equipment on board ships....

                      (Yeah...., ever heard of powerfailure on board a ship...? I would guess there will be need for lighthouses around the coast as long as we have ships sailing up, down in and out. I'm not a sailor but I would guess a watch, a good seamap, rulers, pencil, a 'passer' (don't know the english word) and often a ***tant used in conjunction with lighthouses with different codes of light is superior to what equipment there is at any time, or am I totally wrong here...?).
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        #12
                        Corran lighthouse at sunset

                        Corran Lighthouse sits at the Corran Narrows on Loch Linnhe. The narrows are crossed by a car/pedestrian ferry every 30 minutes.


                        Corran Lighthouse by albatrail, on Flickr
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                        Ships the size of Hebridean Princess and various coasters sail through the narrows on their way to Fort William. Smaller vessels and the cruise ship Lord of the Glens will also sail through the narrows on their way to the Caledonian Canal.

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                          #13
                          That is beautiful... I love the fact that you can clearly see the colors of the glass in the lighthouse towards the red skies... well done!
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            #14
                            This is Stavnes Lighthouse, the main navaid to direct vessels into the Kristiansund inlet (before the radar and GPS of course...).



                            It's rather embarassing, but no matter where I seek info, I can't find anything on Stavnes Lighthouse.
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              #15
                              I find this about Stavnes lighthouse,maybe you already have seen this?
                              BTW,nice photo.

                              http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavnes_fyr
                              Best wishes from
                              Bengt Domben

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