Gallery: Cornwall

Lizard Lighthouse, Cornwall by Rod Johnson

Lizard Lighthouse, Cornwall

A view of Lizard Lighthouse, keepers' cottages and one of several examples of marine buoys, at Lizard Point in Cornwall, England. Lizard Point is the most southerly part of the British mainland and the waters around the headland are treacherous. Numerous razor-sharp rocks lie just below the surface, which have been the cause of countless maritime disasters.

The current lighthouse, with its octagonal tower, was first lit in 1752. In those days the light was produced by coal fires. A foghorn was added in 1878 and the lighthouse was electrified in 1924. The site, which also has a heritage centre and a bell tower, is the largest lighthouse complex in the world. The first lighthouse on this site was built by a pirate!

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20 second
Aperture: f/19
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: 26 Jul. 2013

Image Ref: 37548-RDA



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