Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A lighthouse moment.....!


I caught up with a friend yesterday and while sitting snugly inside Spinnakers Cafe (excellent for coffee and outlook, not sure about the food) we watched as yet another rain shower came straight towards us. For anyone who enjoys lighthouses as much as I do, this excellent link to the Bedout Island Lighthouse explains how its 1909 original lantern house, refurbished and recycled came to be sitting here 24 metres above sea level atop Hillary's Boat Harbour lighthouse (above) throwing it's beam 12 nautical miles out into the Indian Ocean! Lighthouses..functional, life saving and yet a wee bit romantic also, or is that just me :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....



36 comments:

  1. Ooh....there is certainly a change in the air in Perth. Great shots to prove the point :). Enjoy your Wednesday too!

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  2. What a great spot for a cup of coffee...too bad the food is questionable!!! Love the second shot!!!

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  3. The same shot with and without the rain on the window is brilliant Grace! You creative vixen you!

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  4. I love that photo through the rain spattered glass. What a wonderful view and the rain just adds to that "impressionist" feel.

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  5. As I like both lighthouses and rain, the second picture is an enchantement to my eyes!

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  6. What terrific captures, Grace! I love them both! You do find the best shots!! Hope your week is going well!

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  7. I love how you caught both the rainy and not rainy views! Artistically, I prefer the second one, it's like a painting!

    P.S.: however sweet the dresses on VDP may look, don't forget there was a stifling corset under them! :-)

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  8. Oh, that sure is some rain, Grace!
    Dunno if you´re a Simpson´s-fan but I so love the "lighthouse-episode".
    Homer is looking for his "real" Soulmate there, and certainly Marge it is, after all, and she prevents him from doing something very stupid in the Springfield-lighthouse. And they find their love back again. Hot-Pants are included ;-) Well, afterwards!

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  9. It's ironic you put this pic up Grace, as for weeks now I've been hunting for lighthouse inspired decor to go with my theme. But alas I need crashing waves and foaming oceans to go with it!
    x

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  10. A cool pair of pics, Grace! There is something romantic about a lighthouse.

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  11. That's a different kind of lighthouse!

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  12. I like the light reflection in the first shot.

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  13. Wow. The top picture immediately reminded me of Winslow Homer. Beautiful seascape.

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  14. great composition of the first shot. and the rainy look of the second is wonderful - glad you were safely tucked up inside with your coffee.

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  15. Gosh, Grace, you are just so artistic . . .

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  16. Lovely photo through the rain Grace.

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  17. Lovely view from the cafe. Stay dry!

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  18. A study in contrasts in these two wonderful images Grace. I love the way the rain has blurred the image in the second photo. Monet would be impressed.

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  19. AH! That's more like normality!
    Love the sea and lighthouse!

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  20. I can't see any rain anymore, we have enough here. When I watch Perth I expect to see sun...

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  21. There is something rather romantic about a lighthouse.

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  22. oh Gracie, that rain drenched window shot is awesome ...

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  23. Nice shots. Both together they capture the moment perfectly.

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  24. There's something truly beautiful about these two shots.. love them

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  25. I like very much these shots.Kisses from Italy

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  26. Oh wow, I love the contrast between them. What a lovely moody atmosphere and the 2nd shot looks like a painting! I'm sure the cafe must've been extra cozy when the skies threw down like that:)

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  27. Wow what a awesome picture. The contrast of the two is really unique

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  28. My son loves lighthouses--I'll make sure he sees this!

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  29. Lighthouses are always fascinating for me, awesome pictures, Grace!

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  30. The contrast between 1st and 2nd is great!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  31. I liked the top composition but when I saw the one below I said to myself "this is THE photo"!

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