Hunting Island Light

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    Day 5 of our vacation trip
    Charleston, SC - Savannah, GA (~175 M, 280km)

    On out trip to Savannah, GA we made a detour to visit the Hunting Island Light which is located in Hunting Island State Park on Hunting Island near Beaufort, South Carolina.

    Construction started in 1859, but was set back as the tower was destroyed during the Civil War in 1862. Major George H. Elliot is credited with the 1860s development of what is known as the "segmented cast-iron" light house design. In the United States, two were constructed: the Hunting Island Lighthouse and subsequently Florida's Cape Canaveral Light House. Hunting Island’s Lighthouse was designed to be disassembled and moved if required. It consists of cast-iron sections, each weighing up to 1200 pounds which are bolted together to form the shell. the shell is lined with brick, which constitutes the main load-bearing structural element. Erection commenced in 1873, and was completed in 1875.

    The Lighthouse was first located on the northern portion of Hunting Island, South Carolina, but severe beach erosion threatened the light station and its structures. By 1888 it was reported that the Atlantic Ocean’s high tide had reached within 35 feet of the keeper's house. As a result, the Lighthouse, the keeper's home and two other structures were relocated a mile away in 1889 to their present locale.

    The Light House continued operation until deactivation in 1933. As part of Hunting Island State Park, the tower remains open to the public and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (from wikipedia)

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    1. paprika ;-) Busy ... [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      I love how you showed your processing!!! What a gorgeous photo...
      I agree that post processing is a very important part...as long as you don't over do...
      Fantastic work as always!!! ;-)

    2. esinuhe69 70 months ago | reply

      Amazing image, beautiful perspective!

    3. johninlux [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      perfect contrast and color - another excellent shot

    4. Tulay Emekli 70 months ago | reply

      Splendid clarity my friend.. Beautiful minimalism:)

    5. André Pipa 70 months ago | reply

      So clean, so neat, so good - bravooooooooooo!

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    6. rbpdesigner 70 months ago | reply

      exellent... very well done

      i think exactly the same...

      the photo can always be post-processed... to be even better

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      congratulations on explore!

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    7. monica_meeneghan 70 months ago | reply

      Please add this beautiful photo to CITRIT,Best of yours!
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      Great set.

    8. Tobias Neubert Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Ich bin auch kein Freund übertriebener Bildbearbeitung (HDRs kann ich zum Beispiel überhaupt nichts abgewinnen, aber das ist Geschmackssache), aber Sachen wie zuschneiden oder Kontrast, Schärfe, Sättigung und Weißabgleich nachjustieren mache ich auch.

      Im übrigen stimme ich vielen meiner Vorredner zu: so was wie SOOC gibt's eigentlich nicht. Zumindest ist das, was dann aus der Kamera kommt, nie ganz unbearbeitet.

      Zu dem Leuchtturm-Bildern: mir gefällt das vorletzte am besten, vor allem die Bäume wirken für mich da natürlicher als im letzten. Im letzten finde ich manche Farben etwas zu "strahlend"...

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    9. schnalli 70 months ago | reply

      so kann der Sommer bleiben, die Farben sind super klar und frisch, die Bildkomposition klasse

    10. nalo.soul 70 months ago | reply

      Beautiful !!

    11. Colorado Sands 70 months ago | reply

      This is terrific!

    12. @berny 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ±100 AШΑRĐZ or Less than «500» ♥ Crazy ♥ Comments!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    13. Steve @ the alligator farm 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Watchtower, Admin Invite only ( P1, C1 ), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Kia & Zeno 67 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful lighthouse! :)

    15. djsuchomelly 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Lighthouse Society, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. cuxclipper  back from the Canary Islands 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Leuchttürme & Feuerschiffe / Lighthouses & Lightships / Faros , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. renquedochan 55 months ago | reply

      A Brilliant Image

      Posted in The Watchtower , admin invite
      Towers and Lights in reality and imagination

    18. walter78 50 months ago | reply

      Please JOIN US and post this wonderful picture !!!

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    19. jimmyedmonds 50 months ago | reply

      Your photo screams Photographer !!!
      Thank you for sharing with us


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