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Talacre Lighthouse

By h4rsx  
The lighthouse on talacre beach, North Wales. If the lighthouse looks bent, thats because it is as its sunk in the sand over the years.

Got the following info on the lighthouse from a website:

"1776. Inactive since 1883. 18 m (58 ft) brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted black, lantern dome red. Though long abandoned, this lighthouse has been maintained in fairly good condition. The lighthouse is surrounded by water at high tide, but it can be reached easily across a broad, flat beach when the tide is low. Located on the beach about 1 km (0.6 mi) west of Point of Ayre. Accessible by walking about 800 m (0.5 mi) from Talacre, a short distance off the A548 coastal highway."

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: edrhodes, dtomo68, Lorn and 31 more

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edrhodes 14 547 13 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:13PM
Really beautiful colours and a strong foreground. It could do with a slight tweak with the perspective tool just to straighten the lighthouse up a touch.


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Lorn 10 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:15PM
I agree with Ed's comments, and then it will be a stunning photo with bags of texture and beauitful light, well done

h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 9:17PM
Thanks for your comments Wink I should've updated the information before, but over the years the lighthouse has actually sunk into the sand at that angle, I was a bit miffed when I originally saw my pics as its hard to tell in person, until I read up about it.
heids 10 1 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 9:19PM
Lovely image.
tripodted 14 32 1 Northern Ireland
18 Jan 2010 9:25PM
Great shot.
18 Jan 2010 9:27PM
Lovely image

Anthony 18 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 10:09PM
welcome Harsharn, glad you have started posting images.

I liked this when you showed me the other day, and I still like it. Yes the lighthouse is leaning, byt as you say its like that in real life, so i dont think photoshopping it straight would work. Its like fixing the leaning tower of Piza.

Hope you have as much fun here on EPZ as I have over the years, look forward to seeing more.

18 Jan 2010 10:10PM
Absolute stunning.
Sconz 12 9 1 Ireland
18 Jan 2010 10:18PM
The askew looking lighthouse drew my attention on the thumbnail but upon reading the info all becomes clear. My only gripe is that I would loved to have seen a large version as it an excellent shot!
Welcome to epz in the meantimeSmile

18 Jan 2010 10:25PM
Great shot
michaelcombe 10 46 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 11:01PM
Great shot,lovely tones.

borrower 10 4 England
18 Jan 2010 11:20PM

18 Jan 2010 11:37PM
Beautiful image, well taken.
fraser 15 631 14 Scotland
19 Jan 2010 8:53AM
Nice omp and colours - could do with straightening up the lighthouse mind.
h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 9:54AM
Wow, thanks for the comments everyone, although i'm humbled by some of the photos i've seen on here. I'm new to ephotozine, and am really enjoying looking at some great photos. Looking forward to getting some more up in due course, but presently I'm restricted to one a day and at the current res.

Thanks for the heads up on this site Anthony, it really does make the whole experience more pleasureable Wink
Anthony 18 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 6:49PM
a pleasure Harsh, so glad you can see the potential.

Everyone is limited to 1 upload per day, there are so many images being uploaded daily, as soon as yours hits the front page it can disappear pretty quickly. So in order of fairness, and giving everyone an equal chance at being seen, the 1 per day exists.

You'll do well here mate, especially with images like these.

20 Jan 2010 2:28AM
nice shot
h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2010 2:05AM
Sconz, I've uploaded a larger version of this photo now. Thanks again for all your kind comments.
Jedro 10 Wales
23 Jan 2010 11:51AM
Nice shot. From some of the comments made I don't think that they know that this lighthouse does actually lean over towards the sea due to subsidence, its just the way things are. Only way around the problem is to change the angle from which the shot is taken.
Your shot has a very good foreground and a very nice sunset.
Regards, John

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