Karlskrona, Island Utklippan - IRR

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Utklippan, is a Swedish lighthouse, and the name of two small islands Södraskär (South skerry) and Norraskär (North skerry). It has been a light station since 1789 when a basket light was in use. The now standing tower (built in 1870) replaced an older tower which was built in 1840 on top of an old fortress. The flame ran on colza oil. In 1887 the colza oil lamp was replaced with a kerosene lamp. It got electrically powered in 1948. The Swedish Maritime Administration owns the lighthouse. In the summer of 2008 SMA reported that the white main light had been deactivated. It was not seen as an important lighthouse for commercial shipping any more. A small passing light remains in use. There is a very small hostel on the island, and a birding station also exists.

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Comments (196)

Jonas12611 on March 11, 2015

Thank You, Inge for visiting my Japan collection. Like #89 for excellent reflection shot. Greetings, Jonas.

Inge Röpke on March 12, 2015

♥Thank you so much Jonas, for your visit, kind words and LIKE89:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Jacek Firmanty on March 15, 2015

Interesująca fotografia L.

Inge Röpke on March 16, 2015

♥Thank you so much Jacek, for your visit, kind words and LIKE90:)))
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

FaSon on April 21, 2015

Great reflection! L/F! Friedly greetings from Norway!

Inge Röpke on April 21, 2015

♥Thank you so much FaSon, for your visit, kind words and LIKE91/46:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

antenoremalatesta on May 1, 2015

L92.. Here ..I feel the sea. NO MORE FAR!! Greetings from Italy. Gianni

Inge Röpke on May 1, 2015

♥Thank you so much Gianni, for your visit, kind words and LIKE92:)))
It's a wonderful place:)
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Eliseo.mc on May 8, 2015

Inge: bonito encuadre del reflejo del faro en este pequeño charco en las rocas colonizadas por los líquenes.

FAV. 47.

Saludos de Eliseo.

  • What a beautiful landscape and an attractive atmosphere!

  • ♥ Like ♥

  • ♣ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Inge Röpke on May 16, 2015

♥Thank you so much Eliseo & Mahdi, for your visit, kind words and LIKE93 & YS47:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

hermelin on June 11, 2015

Very very interesting place and shot!! Kind regards from Hungary to Sweden! Lajos

Inge Röpke on June 11, 2015

♥Thank you so much Lajos, for your visit, kind words and LIKE94:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Inge Röpke on June 23, 2015

♥Eine wunderbare unbewohnte Insel, ein Naturparadies:)….Danke für das LIKE94/47:)))))
eine sonnige Woche und mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Glemminge, Inge:)))♥

sea-herdorf (♂) - VI… on August 10, 2015

Zwischen den Schären (?) präsentierst Du uns eine fabelhafte Reflektion, Inge

gefällt mir + f

Danke Dir sehr für Deinen Besuch und Kommentar.

Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland + schöne lauschige Sommertage für Dich



Inge Röpke on November 21, 2015

♥Das ist eine herrliche Insel:)….Danke für das LIKE95:)))))
mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Schweden, Inge:)))♥

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  • Uploaded on July 5, 2013
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    by Inge Röpke
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
    • Taken on 2013/07/04 16:47:29
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
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    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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