Monochrome Madness – Lighthouse in different compositions

I thought I might try some different compositions or points of view that I took of the lighthouse at Aireys Inlet when I went away with my mum.

It is a great lighthouse to photograph and because of its position on the cliff, you can get so many different photos of it from many different angles and places.

The second one was a new one for me because I have never climbed the lighthouse before. Definitely worth doing, but be prepared it is a hard climb and steep. The little balcony around the top is also on an angle, so not for the light-hearted.

My mum couldn’t go outside at the top of this one but didn’t have any trouble doing it at Cape Otway. Interesting. It could be because this one is a lot higher than Cape Otway, I don’t know. So far I still don’t have a problem with heights. I have friends that never used to but have started to as they have got older.

Lighthouses are great objects to photograph and I think they look fantastic in monochrome. Do you agree?

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    1. It is a great lighthouse. I never saw the show, but my kids used to watch it. We were also talking about that show at the top of the lighthouse. Thanks.

    1. That is great great to hear Elke, love hearing which ones people like. That’s okay, I saw your post and your lighthouses are a bit different to ours. Thank you Elke.

  1. they are notoriously difficult to capture being ultra tall and taking so little breadth in the landscape but you evidently chose a dramatic sky day to set the lighthouse monochromes off – the shadow one is very interesting as it mirrors the crevice line in the rocks

    1. That is true Laura, they can be hard and I have to agree about having a dramatic sky, that does work best. The shadow one seems to be popular, though that crevice you are talking about is actually a walkway for people. I get how it can be confused. Thank you Laura.

  2. I like how these shots show the same subject with a differing feel each shot.
    That said, I like the shot of the lighthouse shadow the most. It’s almost as though it’s trying to direct you somewhere.

    1. I like that too. It is an interesting way to look at the structure.
      Interesting that you like that one, I like it too. Thank you.

  3. Lighthouses are very interesting and have played a big roll throughout history. The only lighthouse I’ve ever climbed is Gibbs Hill Lighthouse on Bermuda back in the 90s when I was on honeymoon with wife number two. The hotel we stayed in was destroyed by a hurricane a few years later.

    1. I agree John, they have played a big roll. Though they often make me think of isolation and being very alone. I think it would have been a hard job being a lighthouse keeper. That is sad to hear about the hotel being destroyed. Thank you John.

    2. If I may? I worked on the lights for four years. Isolation from humans yes, isolation from nature? nope. Then there was short wave or cb for talking around the world. The work was basically what a lot of retirees do, putter in the yard, paint the house, drink coffee and enjoy the view with the added work of weather reports. With diesel powered gen sets and electric lights and fog horns the work load is a lot less than it was. Turns out that there are two types of people: those that love the life and everybody else.

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