Pic of the Week_Aerial View_Cape Otway Lighthouse

Leica R8 camera and Leica 90mm Summicron R series lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film Leica R8 camera and Leica 90mm Summicron R series lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

The Cape Otway Lighthouse is an icon along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Nestled high on a cliff overlooking Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean it’s the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and has operated continuously since 1848.

The image was made from a helicopter during a single pass over the lighthouse. I’m happy with the composition as it shows the lighthouse in relation to its surroundings. The black-and-white rendering, which was achieved in Adobe Photoshop CS3, further places emphasise on the highly reflective nature of the whitewashed lighthouse on its perch above the sea.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy