Old light tower, Sredny Island

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Comments (5)

Arthur Harvey on February 10, 2011

Interesting. The geometric metal frames at the top of the tower are radar reflectors. Radar waves bounce back very strongly from these shapes, allowing radar on a ship or aircraft to find (or avoid colliding with) this place very easily. It is the same geometry used in miniature on the lenses of cars to reflect light in the dark.

Lennart Lundquist on December 28, 2011

Thank you for joining my group Abandoned buildings.This is the most northern picture in the group, we now have pics from 69 south to 79 north, since I am trying to cover the world in this group it makes me very happy, esp. since I have no plans going to these cold places my self.



PolarBird on December 30, 2011

Thanks, LEolund! you can find even more northerly located buildings from my collection at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17291190 and

PolarBird on December 30, 2011

and http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20125902

Dmitry Rostopshin ww… on January 22, 2015

добрый день! Нельзя ли у вас эту фотографию позаимствовать для некоммерческого маячного проекта? С вашим авторством, конечно же.

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Photo taken in Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

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  • Uploaded on April 28, 2010
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    by PolarBird
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2010/04/20 09:13:45
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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