Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

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Comments (20)

jeff_msn123 on May 24, 2010

Perfect composition. Excellet shot of lamp tower.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 24, 2010

Thanks, Jeff. What I like about this composition is that one cannot take ones eyes from the lighthouse. And I guess, in a way, that is the way it is meant to be.

Warm regards,

Ian

jeff_msn123 on May 24, 2010

Ian

I agreed with you.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 24, 2010

Thank you, Jeff. All the very best to you for today.

Ian

sugarbag1 on May 24, 2010

Very very spectacular Ian. Its amasing how they ever built these light houses in such places. They must have been very dedicated in these days. I guess also a rugged coastline and many ships going down in areas like this made them build these construtions so well.

gezginruh on May 24, 2010

Laterne, Nacht und Sterne...

Ich möchte Leuchtturm sein in Nacht und Wind – für Dorsch und Stint – für jedes Boot – und bin doch selbst ein Schiff in Not!

Wolfgang Borchert

Warmly. Fü

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2010

In response, I have composed this for you, Füsun, and for the people of the locality that claim the Nugget Point as part of their identity and the lighthouse as part of their heritage.

NUGGET HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

The rocks of Nugget headland

Majestic sculpture, storm or weather cannot tame,

A finger thrusted upward

Threat'ning peril to the seamen now holds a Pharos flame.

.

The sea-birds wheel around it,

With rhythmic beat of wings and hails of screeching cries,

The sea-lions bask beneath it,

Paying homage to the beacon that beams to save men's lives.

©Ian Stehbens 2010

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2010

Dear David,

I do not know the history of ship wrecks on this coast, but one can assume that there has been loss of life. I presume all the cement and steel required to build this light was wheel-barrowed along the track.

Perhaps you also will enjoy the little poem I wrote for gezginruh.

Regards,

Ian

Małgorzata Grzywacz on May 26, 2010

Beautiful ...

Best of ...!!

Thanks for your comments,

Małgorzata

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2010

It is lovely to welcome you to my gallery for each of your very affirming visits, Małgorzata. Thanks, and thanks for the BoP.

Ian in Brisbane.

gezginruh on May 30, 2010

I'm sending you my gratitude, my thanks and my love for this wonderful poem dearest Ian !

FüsunK.

Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Greetings Füsun,

I am delighted that you received it, dear . You inspire my efforts at poetry. But let me edit it and reprint it here near to your response.

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NUGGET HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

*

The bluff of Nugget Headland

Tectonic power, rift and earthquake on display,

Its nuggets strewn by God's hand

Alluring beauty of this coastline where algal mermaids play.

*

This headland faces seaward,

Majestic sculpture, storm or weather cannot tame,

This finger thrusted upward

Threat'ning peril to the seamen now holds a Pharos flame.

*

The sea-birds wheel around it,

With rhythmic beat of wings and hails of screeching cries,

The sea-lions bask beneath it,

Paying homage to the beacon that beams to save men's lives.

*

©Ian Stehbens 2010

Juan Pastor on June 2, 2010

Impressive place, Ian. You are very lucky man. Congratulations.

Greetings, Juan.

Ian Stehbens on June 3, 2010

Like Spain, New Zealand has impressive sections of coast that are both spectacular and beautiful. Tectonic forces have seen to that, in both countries. And travel is very much a privilege, indeed.

Thanks for your appreciation, Juan.

Ian

gezginruh on July 4, 2010

Lighthouses just stand still, with the known and the unknown...

What they know and do not know are uncertain

Just like what they see and cannot see...

They just stand still...

They just flash...

They illuminate the distance...

They illuminate the waves...

They illuminate the storms...

And what lies beyond the unlighted depth

Remains unknown to lighthouses, too.

Füsun K. 2OO6

Christos Theodorou on September 16, 2012

What a lovely photo in b&w !!! - Best regards from Athens

Ian Stehbens on September 17, 2012

Thank you Christos. I am delighted that you have appreciated this image.

Warm regards from Australia,

Ian

Ian Stehbens on September 17, 2012

Dear ,

I am so very sorry to have missed this gem from you (from more than 2 years ago!!). It is a special poem and gift. Thank you. If you go to NZ, then Nugget Head lighthouse is about as far south as you can go - beyond lies "the unlighted depth" and the end of the world.

I am counting down the months now, and when you give me the date of your flight, I will start counting down the days!!

Most appreciatively --- and now expectantly!

Ian

Aussieboom on January 12, 2013

Hi Ian,

welcome to the new local lighthouses group and thanks a lot for providing the group with the first New Zealand lighthouse! I like this one for the composition, but I also like the colour shot from the same location.

Gunter

Ian Stehbens on January 13, 2013

Thanks for the encouragement, Gunter. I thought someone in the group might even appreciate the poetry that comes with this one. I'll see what others Ic an add:

It is a very cumbersome process. Either the group is way down the list of my groups and it takes ages given the current process to get there, then one has to start all over again for the 2nd image or if one goes to the group first, it takes forever just to work my way back to the photos that are relevant in the early sections of my gallery. But I will persist.

Thanks for looking after the group.

Warm Regards,

Ian

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