Smeatons Tower Light

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Comments (20)

Keith P. Luke on June 19, 2007

Excellent composition! Tag as Lighthouse to increase your views...

Mark Highton Ridley on June 19, 2007

Thanks for the props, Keith. Have now done my first pass at tagging...

Wilber Calderón - El… on July 23, 2007

Bien hecho :-)

©polytropos on July 23, 2007

Put the light where the light belongs to. Very nice composition. :-)

Mark Highton Ridley on July 23, 2007

Thanks Polytropos - I had to climb halfway up a fence to get the placement just right! I was lucky with the weather as there's only a few days each year that this is possible. Cheers :)

©polytropos on July 24, 2007

I know exactly what you mean :) This is the moment when other people think by watching the scene: there are some crazy folks on this world. ;-)

david28078 on July 26, 2007

That is a nice photograph - I climbed the spiral stairs many times when I was a kid - I think the view is breathtaking getting to the top takes your breath away!

Happy memories. To the left I notice one of the old artillery towers which we would climb on and sunbathe in the "buff" as no-one could see ;)

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Mark Highton Ridley on July 27, 2007

Thnx for the comments and sharing your story :) - do you remember the Lion's Den? When I was a teen it was a male only nude swimming area just down from Smeaton's Tower.

david28078 on August 5, 2007

Lion's Den? Yes I do! I went there every Sunday with my Dad (to escape my Mother) my Dad swam nude out to the Mallard Buoy daily and at Wembury (where he lives now) often swam to the Mewstone.

My Dad was one of the Christmas Day Lion's Den swimming club - there was a sort of stigma about the Lion's Den - believe me the old fellas there just wanted to get away from their wives - even a teacher at my school was a regular

Fond memories.

Phil© on August 14, 2007

Bien vu, belle composition d'image. J'aime bien jouer avec le soleil comme tu l'as fait.

Well considering, beautiful composition of image. I like to play with the sun as you did.

My best of

Mark Highton Ridley on August 15, 2007

Hey, thanks Phil :) -- it was just begging to be done !

Alfred Schaffer on January 5, 2008

Very nice backlight! Good composed!

greetings Alfred

Mark Highton Ridley on January 5, 2008

Thanks Alfred :) I might try again this year... with RAW and HDR now I know about those tools :)

Kalmár Évi on December 21, 2009

i love this picture makes me wanna go back there :)

Kalmár Évi on December 21, 2009

oh and its true i hardly could see sunny days during my 5 weeks stay there...rainy Plymouth.. :)

jojvil on February 18, 2011

mi mujer y yo estuvimos unas vacaciones y quedamos encantados con esta ciudad con tanta historia y leyendas, soy un admirador de sir francis drake.

Mark Highton Ridley on February 18, 2011

Sé lo que quieres decir, la azada y el Barbican están vinculados tanto a la historia del mundo - y usted puede sentir IIT al caminar a lo largo de los adoquines.

Mark Highton Ridley on February 18, 2011

@Kalmár Évi - I'm glad it brings back happy (if wet!) memories. Sometimes we joke and say that we know when summer is on its way - because the rain is getting warmer!!

Hana Koudelková on July 18, 2012

Perfect backlight! Like!

Mark Highton Ridley on July 18, 2012

Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment, Hanulinka - greetings from the UK :)

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