Lamp chamber of Saint Mary's Lighthouse, Saimt Mary's Island (Bates Island) Off Whitley Bay, North East UK

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Comments (10)

David Brown Photogra… on October 23, 2012

Blimey Mike but folks as what looks after leethooses wain't be too chuffed with you tekin' close up pictures of all that chipped pent!

Ah think tha's got theesen a new lens and I'm reet chuffed for thee.

Grand as owt (like) - Jethro

Suzi in Oregon on October 23, 2012

Nice, Mike - I love lighthouses and am becoming enamored of weather-vanes now as well. Glad you're getting some fine weather to play with the Long Z (O:

♥♥TRIKER12 on October 23, 2012

As the guy who often warks abbot int bird sanctuaries sez, Wel spotted! aye lad, Chrissy presnt tae me frae me, HERE plus some considerable assistance from a certain good lady phytogripher from Oregon.

This lighthoose is in private ownership and runs on donations, mate o' mines daught just got wed in there this year, wasn't a rush job - they'd studied the tide tables (boom-tishhhhhh)We in these parts divuunt hev Trinity hoose nae mair, aal the leets an horns is gone now, it's aal yon sat nav aam telt.

Cheers for hangin aroond while my gob was flappin', caal again, yer allus welcome!

♥♥ Mike

♥♥TRIKER12 on October 23, 2012

Thanks Suzi, without you I'd still be wondering .....

It'll be better if I can organise a neck mounted platform with a lens mount and a coffee mug!

Good days like that are rare around these parts at this late stage in the year, but worth getting out there as you advised, thanks.

Hope for a few more days of a similar type in the near future.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, keep me right on track!!

Best wishes to you in Oregon!

♥♥ Mike

skida on October 23, 2012

These lenses are getting as common as muck: That other geezer, Trikermike, has one too! Cracking shot of a detail most take for granted.


skida on October 23, 2012

I never noticed the Weather Vane before! The lighthouse keeper would have needed a mirror on a stick to see which way the wind was blowing!


trikermike on October 23, 2012

Aye,aa recal furst readin aboot this un in a magazine what wuz carved in stone wid a chisel med frae a Sabre toothed footbaalers wee dug frae Bedlinton, twas many years ago afore they hed a camera to power it!!

I am simply following the order of natural cevelopment and progression of species Keith, I really wanted a more ancient system, but there are not many left as gertain collectors have snaffled all the good ones and most of the bad ones too!

trikermike on October 23, 2012

Naaaaa1 he'd telephone a guy in the car park to see if he'd got his Binoperculiars!!

Amelia Royan on October 29, 2012

Great long lens shot Mike, shows up the details a treat! I like the shadows of the fence etc. on the walls. Surely the lighthouse keeper didnae need a mirror oan a stick - jist a sooked finger oot o' the windae! ;-)

trikermike on October 29, 2012

Halloooo Bonnie wee Lass!

Awfy guid te see ye nere!

Noo, aa ken aw ye Scots michty well, abd as far as memory serves me noo, aa cannae remamber ony wi a wet finger in the air tae find oot if wind is gaan ower yon way or 'toher! (they chust know by watchin' the trees, grass, heather, sheep, coos, wildlife & etc/!(sum o' they chust hev a deek oot the windae at the patterns o' the waves on the Firths)

AAl bet ye a pund tiv a penny piece yon Norwegians are t' syem! Noo then, when Lighthoose keepers were stationed heor, there'd be a ninstrument connected tae yon vane what ye can read frae inside the hoose, syev him gaan oot in weather that even Cuddy's Ducks find shelter in! Aye, mebbe yon skida wuz pullin' a'body's leg! Today began wi' sunny start a wee tad caadbut, it looks like a guid day aheed Aaam awa t't hospital fer a short time, afore lunch, then times ma ain! Hev yersel a guid day an ca canny noo!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 22, 2012
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    by ♥♥TRIKER12
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2012/10/21 14:22:55
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash