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    Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    The Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Canada at 34.1m / 112 ft tall. It was built in 1858 and in 1973 was declared as a National Historical Site of Canada. It is located on the north-east tip of the Gaspé Pennisula, in Quebec. These old abandoned lighthouses have been replaced by newer, more effective technology, but they do remind us of the days over the past decades and centuries where these were relied on by the boats and ships to guide them safely through the waters.

    I got there in the late evening, during "magic hour", just as the sun was setting and bathing the western parts of the buildings in a warm light. This nicely contrasted the fog that was rolling in off the Gulf of St Lawrence.

    The main lighthouse light was on, so I had to wait until the light turned to get the green tinge of the light coming through the edge of the large glass fresnel lens that surrounds the light source.



    Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    I like it Manfred, very much. You've obviously planned the shot well and it's come off beautifully. The light and fog make it !!

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    I was very lucky to get the shot. We were about 10 minutes down the road from the lighthouse, looking at a beaver dam and a couple of beavers when a young black bear popped out of the forest and got between us and the car (and I have the pictures to prove it). We had to wait until it headed away again and we could get to the car. If the bear hadn't moved in time, we wouldn't have made it before the sun set. As it was, we made it with 10 minutes to spare.

    The joys of the Canadian wilderness....

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    A terrific image, Manfred. Glad the bear cooperated

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    Well done Manfred. Between the mist and light it works very well.

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    Excellent combination of the mist and lighting.

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    Ditto Miltos' comments - great shot.

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDiver View Post
    I was very lucky to get the shot... ...If the bear hadn't moved in time, we wouldn't have made it before the sun set. As it was, we made it with 10 minutes to spare.
    Or, more to the point, if the bear had mauled you to death you wouldn't have made it either!

    I'm glad you survived the bear, and glad you took and posted this shot! The light on the buildings is beautiful and the fog really adds atmosphere. Nice capture!

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    Photography (from the Greek) = Painting with Light.

    What more needs to be said?

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    Re: Cap-de-Rosiers Lighthouse

    I read once that it is so nice when a fabulously rich person also has exquisite taste when purchasing art. Similarly, it is so nice to see that you came upon such a wonderful scene and had the skill to capture and post-process it with such wonderful results.

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