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 (175)

Elakramine on April 9, 2014

YSL 58/86, for this beautiful shot !!

Greetings, Elakramine

Inge Röpke on April 9, 2014

♥Thank you so much Elakramine, for your visit, kind words and LIKE86/58:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))))))))♥

Inge Röpke on April 28, 2014

♥Thank you so much Jomaba, for your visit, kind words and LIKE87/59:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Filip Jurovatý on January 18, 2015

LIKE :)

S priateľským pozdravom zo Slovenska, Filip.

Inge Röpke on January 18, 2015

♥Thank you so much Filip, for your visit, kind words and LIKE88:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Anto & Pier on February 1, 2015

Beautiful photo. Good work. Like 89

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

Inge Röpke on February 1, 2015

♥Thank you so much Anto & Pier, for your visit, kind words and LIKE89:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

xalx68 on February 3, 2015

Beautiful photographic work. Like. Greetings.

Inge Röpke on February 3, 2015

♥Thank you so much xalx68, for your visit, kind words and LIKE90:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Aqua2010 on February 13, 2015

Wonderful shot, excellent contrast!!
L+F
Best wishes, Enrica

Inge Röpke on February 13, 2015

♥Thank you so much Enrica, for your visit, kind words and LIKE91/60:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

Heinrich Andreas on February 15, 2015

Eine wunderschöne Schwarz-Weiß-Gelb-Kombination, klasse FL
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Inge Röpke on February 15, 2015

♥Eine herrliche Insel, unbewohnt. Nur im Sommer vom Hafenkapitän:)….Danke für das LIKE92/61:)))))
mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Glemminge, Inge:)))♥

FaSon on May 2, 2015

A very nice view and super composition! L/F! All the best from Norway!

Inge Röpke on May 3, 2015

♥Thank you so much FaSon, for your visit, kind words and LIKE93/61:)))
Have a nice Sunday and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 1, 2013
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    by Inge Röpke
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
    • Taken on 2013/08/10 11:06:33
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 30.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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