Monochrome Madness – Lighthouses along the Great Ocean Road

After my previous post I thought it might be good to take a look at some of the lighthouses that I have been too. Some I have been to many times, while others only once.

I think there are 5 lighthouses along that way. Basically from Point Lonsdale all the way to Cape Nelson. It is interesting how they are all along the same coastline yet they are all so different.

They are all still used, I believe, though the one at Cape Otway has another electronic light set on the cliff in front of it now. The one that is the most in use is the one at Point Lonsdale as it is on one of the heads that leads into Port Phillip Bay and to Melbourne. You can tell by all the antennas and such that are on it. It is the closest one to Melbourne and the one that I have probably been to the most.

I have been to the one at Aireys Inlet many times and again, not too long a drive from Melbourne. It is a wonderful lighthouse and is pretty much as it always has been.

Cape Otway can be done in a day, but you have to pay to enter into the grounds. I have done that a few times, not always sure it is worth it, but I guess that is up to you or those that want to go. I jsut wish the cafe there was better. I should mention it is a long day.

The last two are too far away for a day trip and would require accommodation which is probably why I have only ever been to them once each. I would love to visit both again, but accommodation around both is pretty expensive. I do hope to get back there at some stage though.

I hope you enjoy seeing these lighthouses. Maybe someone can explain why us photographers seem to love them so much.

Don’t forget to click on one image to get a larger view and then scroll through them.

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    1. Thank you PR, that is an interesting idea, I wonder. I always think of turmoil and such with them, danger danger kind of thing. I don’t know.

  1. I’ve been a bit preoccupied with blog problems to do an offering this week. But, I find myself unable to register a like on your site. The difficulty is undoubtedly at my end.

    1. Sorry to hear you are having problems Brian, yeah, I’ve been having similar problems with other people’s sites as well. I think there was an upgrade, that maybe has screwed up some things. Thanks

  2. Dear Leanne,
    the lighthouses are perfect for BW pictures. They look great, especially the first one with this little stripe of light on the low horizon.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
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    1. I have to agree I think they are great subjects for B&W.That strip of light was the sunrise, one time when I get there really early. Thank you.

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