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Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby Graham Smith » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:40 pm

This lighthouse is now disused and is being renovated for use as holiday lets.

The islands behind the lighthouse are the Shiant Islands in The Minch, the stretch of water that separates the Outer Hebrides from mainland Scotland which can be seen on the horizon to the right.

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Postby Charles Haacker » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:08 pm

I hope you know that I am not joking or being sarcastic when I tell you that the first word that fell aloud from me was Och! I love lighthouses. So far as I know everyone does, unless there's such a thing as a pharosophobe? (That was a joke.) It appears that the renovation is very well along from the fresh gleaming paint. I love the fact that they carefully picked out the foghorn trumpet in red, along with what I take to be the fuel supply for the structure. Wonderful! Marvelous! :thumbup: :clap:
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Postby minniev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:11 pm

Another gorgeous shot, Graham. I'm jealous, you remember how hard we chased a lighthouse to no avail!

Wonderful image in exquisite detail and perfect composition. This one really just jumps off the screen.
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Postby Psjunkie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:37 pm

Your presentation skills really shine with this one Mr. Smith...not to mention your outstanding capture abilities, minniev is right about this image jumping off the screen....congratulations on a stunning image....

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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby Graham Smith » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:15 pm

Minnie, I would have loved to have taken you to this lighthouse, this was my first time there. It is situated at the far tip of Scalpay, the walk is quite long and steep and would have taken the best part of a day to complete.

Our time together was sadly far too brief to do justice to the Hebrides but perhaps this will, knowing your penchant for sheep, be some consolation :D https://www.dropbox.com/s/v27dpy3tdgi1o ... 3.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby Graham Smith » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:28 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:I hope you know that I am not joking or being sarcastic when I tell you that the first word that fell aloud from me was Och! I love lighthouses. So far as I know everyone does, unless there's such a thing as a pharosophobe? (That was a joke.) It appears that the renovation is very well along from the fresh gleaming paint. I love the fact that they carefully picked out the foghorn trumpet in red, along with what I take to be the fuel supply for the structure. Wonderful! Marvelous! :thumbup: :clap:


Chuck, the outside of the buildings have been largely dealt with in order to prevent further deterioration but the insides are a total mess after years of water penetration. Its a huge project being undertaken by volunteers from the island. Their hope is, as soon as is possible, to get some accommodation ready to let so that the enterprise can be, to some extent, self funding.

One major job is to get a mains water supply brought several miles across the moors, a lady who is working on the restoration told me that the excavator working on the pipe laying is dreadfully bogged down on the moor and that they are trying to work out how to rescue it! Previously the water supply was taken from a nearby loch but that isn't acceptable any more, public health and all that.
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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby minniev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:31 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Minnie, I would have loved to have taken you to this lighthouse, this was my first time there. It is situated at the far tip of Scalpay, the walk is quite long and steep and would have taken the best part of a day to complete.

Our time together was sadly far too brief to do justice to the Hebrides but perhaps this will, knowing your penchant for sheep, be some consolation :D https://www.dropbox.com/s/v27dpy3tdgi1o ... 3.jpg?dl=0


That sheep has definitely won Horns Of The Year.

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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby Duck » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:23 pm

Gorgeous. I can imagine this location looks fantastic in the early morning light. Or sunset, with warm tones bouncing off the rocks. Speaking of which, I love the texture of those rocks.
Maybe consider modifying the colors in PS? Might be interesting to see it in early morning light. :thumbup:
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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby St3v3M » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:15 am

I love the lighthouse and the structure below and can imagine it being a lovely vacation destination. Thank you so much for this! S-
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Re: Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Postby Matt Quinn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:01 am

I agree with Minnie's comment about this jumping off the screen. Almost 3 dimensional. I marvel at the challenge the original workers faced in building this. A grand monument. Matt
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