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To complete our trio of monochromes today of the Low Head Lighthouse, we stand in the main grounds and look towards both the afternoon sun and the sea. A lovely white picket fence stands between us and a precipitous fall to the rocks below. In front of us is the famous light tower itself, and the shed which houses the only foghorn in Tasmania.

Don't worry about the leaning tower. This is no Pisa. That's just the lens distortion in my camera at 24mm.

** Please note I will be away all day tomorrow, returning tomorrow evening (AEST).

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Low Head Low Head Lighthouse Lighthouse Afternoon Sun B/W Black and White Monochrome Shooting into the sun White picket fence

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This beautiful whitewashed stone building actually looks older than it is. It seems it was constructed in 1916 to serve as an assistant lighthouse keeper's cottage. At the time, given the light was powered by kerosene, having a watch throughout the night was essential. So an assistant was required to help the lighthouse keeper. The photo I've posted below shows the lighthouse keeper's house built in 1890.

This cottage stands overlooking the mouth of the Tamar River where it joins the notoriously rough Bass Strait. That would have been quite a view to have after a night's labour looking after the light.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Low Head Low Head Lighthouse Lighthouse Cottage Stone building Tamar River Afternoon Sun Whitewash

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The grand Albert Hall was built in 1891 by local building firm J.T Farmils at a cost of 14,000 pounds (a bargain even by todays standards). The stonework is quite superb, and it makes an interesting subject for Infra Red.

The Albert Hall was named in honour of Queen Victoria's late consort, Prince Albert (1819-1861). It served as the centre of the Tasmanian Industrial Exhibition in 1891-92.

www.alberthalllaunceston.com.au/

These IR shots are pretty much straight out of camera.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Panasonic DMC-TZ40 Launceston Tasmania Australia Albert Hall B/W Black and White Monochrome Contrast Infra Red Architecture 1891

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As I mentioned in my discussion of Bill Henson www.flickr.com/photos/luminosity7/52205708463/in/dateposted/ there is something quite dramatic about this fading light. For Henson it involves suburban and classical themes. It's a light we see all the time, but rarely take advantage of photographically. There was no need for a tripod with the D850, although using a tripod would help to set up the composition. It's not a pretty scene, but most urban scenes aren't. It's what we put in the frame that matters. In the end it's all about the light.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Red Light Composition Sunset light Contrast Street scene Urban scene Reflections Reflected Light Light Bill Henson - Australian photographer

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In the early afternoon sun these boats sit moored at the Launceston Seaport. With lock down restrictions in place they were not going anywhere soon. In any case, with no breeze those yachts wouldn't have been going out anyway.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Nikon D850 Launceston Tasmania Australia Seaport Idyll Beautiful weather Reflections Boats Seascape Seaport COVID-19 Covert Photos Diary


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