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Le Phare Amedee Lighthouse

Explore #268, June 8th, 2009




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I love lighthouses, and this has to be one of my faves of all time. Amédée Island is a 40 minute boat trip from the port of Noumea, New Caledonia. The island is amazing, crystal clear waters with tropical fish and snakes.


J'aime des phares, et ceci doit être l'un de mes faves de toute l'heure. L'île d'Amédée est un voyage minute du bateau 40 du port de Noumea, Nouvelle-Calédonie. L'île est étonnante, le cristal - les eaux claires avec les poissons tropicaux et les serpents.


This is not HDR, this is exactly what this place looks like.......!




- Canon 50D.

- ISO 100, f9, 1/250, 10mm.

- Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 Lens.

- Hand Held.


| See big, jump in, take a dip, I did. |




- 100% off camera.

- 11 shots, converted to jpeg and stitched in Autopano Pro.


About The Amédée lighthouse


The Amédée lighthouse, or "Le Phare Amédée" is a lighthouse located on Amédée Island, New Caledonia. It is 140 years old and, at 56 meters tall, it is the second highest lighthouse in the world. It was originally built in France by Napoleon III, but was later transported to New Caledonia. It is now a very popular tourist attraction there. It has got approx, 27890 steps.


The island has a famous lighthouse which was manufactured in Paris in 1862. The foundation stone was laid on 18 January 1865 and the light first shone on 15 November 1865. This lighthouse is visible miles away and is a good marker when trying to locate the island from a distance.

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