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St Catherine's Lighthouse, Isle of Wight by Rod Johnson

St Catherine's Lighthouse, Isle of Wight

St Catherine's Lighthouse which is located on the Niton Undercliff, about 5 miles west of Ventnor, at the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight in England. The lantern is mounted on a white octagonal tower which is 27 metres high and is the third most powerful light operated by Trinity House. The light has a range of 25 miles in clear weather.

The current lighthouse was constructed in 1838, it has 94 steps up to the top and has a smaller fog signal tower attached to it. Additionally, the lighthouse provides a waymark for shipping in the English Channel and is also a guide to vessels approaching the Solent. St Catherine's Lighthouse was automated in 1997 and although a fully working lighthouse, it is open to the public on many days of the year.

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G @ 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400 second
Aperture: f/3.50
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: 22 Aug 2015

Image Ref: 49567-RDA



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