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Souter Lighthouse, South Shields

Fog horns

This is the view of the fog horn house at Souter Lighthouse in between Whitburn and South Shields. These huge horns could be heard for miles out at sea or inland whenever the coast is shrouded with fog. Whilst there are red stripes painted around the column of Souter Lighthouse, and the doors and windows are green, everything else is painted white and produces this Mediterranean look when the sky is clear and blue, I’ve used a polarising filter to accentuate these contrasts.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 75 mm lens, 1/1000 second, f8.0, iso 200


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Written by curly

April 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. I have no idea what a polarizing filter does, but this photo sure looks great! Fantastic blues!


    April 7, 2009 at 8:49 am

  2. When I was a kid staying in Bedlington I used to hear a fog horn and assumed it came from the light house off Whitley Bay. Could it have been this one?


    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

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