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Point Abino Reflection by Dani-Lefrancois Point Abino Reflection by Dani-Lefrancois
Point Abino Lighthouse
Fort Erie, Ontario

The waters surrounding the small peninsula are littered with the remains of numerous ships and barges that were wrecked on hidden shallow shoals and reefs. Lightboat No.82, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, sunk six miles off the point durring the worst storm ever recorded on Lake Erie, on November 8, 1913. All 12 men aboard went down with the vessel.

Due to the navigational difficulties about the point, a lighthouse was erected in 1917 by the Canadian government.

The lighthouse reached nighty-eight feet on a shelf of rock in the shallow waters. A few years after a light keeper's house was constructed 300 feet from the lighthouse. A 500 watt mercury vapour bulb beams through the original double set of Paris-made, cut glass prisms. The Point Abino lighthouse is officially rated as capable of being seen twenty miles away. The twelve second rotation at light and blasting fog horn allowed freighters and ocean going vessels to keep a safe distance from shore.

The significant historically valued lighthouse is continuously being preserved. A recent "face-lift" has given the 98 foot structure its original splender.

The Point Abino lighthouse was one of the last lighthouses in Canada to be automated. Since 1988, the Canadian Coast Guard headquarters, in Prescott, Ontario, have operated of the fully functional and essential lighthouse (Herbert and Burtniac, 1989)

resubmitted Jan 2010.
~Meowgli helped majorly with some advice on editing. Special thanks to him!
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In the interest of being impartial I have chosen to not read your write up first.
This photo of the Three posted is by far the best. While we lose some detail in the structure, we gain mood and feeling, we gain much in the foreground and it leads us to the structure far better than the path in one photo or the lighting in the other.
The lighting was fabulous here, any lower and the shadows would have been too much, any higher and you'd not have had the wonderful detail on the mud and rocks.

You followed all the rules here and came up with a great image that captures the essence of the location. It is my believe that a photo should capture the essence not necessarily the reality of a place, I feel the shot that you used the path to lead to the structure, was great with the reality but lacked the ambiance this shot brings to the location.
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Writer
VERY beautiful capture. And what a gorgeous scene and old lighthouse. Fascinating history, thank you for sharing. :heart:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D thank you! and you are welcome!
tourofnature Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're really a great photographer Dani, I've been checkin' your gallery for the last few minutes. Don't stop shooting!
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow thanks soo much Wayson!! its an honour! :hug: oh ill never stop shooting its the only thing that makes me truly happy!! that and hugs.. but photography is easier to get than hugs now a days.. LOL.. haha
tangratannakra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Looks better than. More colorful and vivid
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
YAY thanx Stela=D :hug:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Holy taledo that is gorgeous. Did you end up using a grad nd filter?
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D thanx!!! :hug: i think i just used an over all ND grad
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
well damn I need to invest in one of those
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
im a filter nut.. i have like 12 different filters..:P everyone should have an over all ND8 and an ND grad tho.. lol everything else is just for fun!
i <3 filterssssssssssssss

i use the cokin P series.. nice and affordable=D will prolly upgrade to singh ray eventually tho.
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