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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)

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resubmitted Jan 2010.
~Meowgli helped majorly with some advice on editing. Special thanks to him!
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:iconjwfisher:
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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:iconrainyskyz:
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:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D thank you! and you are welcome!
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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!
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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
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tangratannakra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Looks better than. More colorful and vivid
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
YAY thanx Stela=D :hug:
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Holy taledo that is gorgeous. Did you end up using a grad nd filter?
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D thanx!!! :hug: i think i just used an over all ND grad
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
well damn I need to invest in one of those
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:icondani-lefrancois:
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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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm going for the lee filters here within the next few weeks. I will most likely get the grad nd 0.9 hard edge and a 0.9 nd filter through b+w, singh ray, uh.....I'm totally drawing a blank at the moment. Any other suggestions on a good affordable nd filter brand?
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
cokin is the best.. the p series is awesome.. there is an ebay brand that is like $6 each filter btu the real cokin p series is like $30..=D
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
These lee filters I am looking at run about $90 a filter and up. They are real glass so that's nice. You should look into them as much as you like filters :D
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
yah i have been looking for them.. may get the ND kit for $270.. lol but i dont have $270.. lol
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   General Artist
very nice :D
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D thanks soo much Dan!! :hug:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   General Artist
no probs :hug:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
aye!;)
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The-ThirdEye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome photo, I've yet to photograph this place!

Will definitely need to hit it up in the spring, thanks for the inspiration :)
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D awesome thanx!

the place is closed in the winter, and im not sure about spring. they ahve stupid hours in the summer, it seems that when i took this photo i shouldn't have been there. you have to sign in, but if you sneak past the gates or walk the beach you can get past them.. but the residents will be watching you, and they dotn like you actually going on the the rocks around the lighthouse.. lol
i recommend going by yourself and keeping it very low key. i got kicked out 2 weeeks ago.. LOL
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The-ThirdEye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe thanks. I've been into some pretty sketchy places. I'll parachute in if I have to :P
Thanks for the warning though, I'll be cautious whenever I do make it out there.
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha no problem, im pretty sure they almsot gave me a no trespassing charge.. but i played dumb:)

if you get asked to leave be all " oh im soo sorry, ill know for next tiem thank you very much"..=D
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet shot and love the history you posted with it! :) When I was flying to Seattle I could see that pennisula jutting out into the lake. was a great sight. Back them they were'nt allowing use of cameras on planes. :(
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
=D haha nice! that really shows your age there brian.. lol
thanx! im glad you liked the description! ,3
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL It was back in 2004, post 9/11 rules were still in effect. But yaaaa I'm getting older, but I don't feel it! :)
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
i took photos from the plane in 2003!!!
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn! LOL From US or Canada?
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
within canada.. hahaha
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
well thats why silly! LOL
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha..=D id still be able to do it.. i was a lil girl back then.. with big puppy eyes!
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Dreamorchid78 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Extremely stunning, my step father is insane about collecting lighthouses you should put this up for print sale.
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D thank you very much!.. I can upload this as a print for you if you are really interested?
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Dreamorchid78 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
:la: In a couple of weeks I may have enough money to buy it but right now I'm swamped with bills :(
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D sounds good!!!
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holzoepfael Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
what ey cool light tower you have there! :D
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
haha thanx.. its pretty special that place <3
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Photographer
mmm very nice Dani
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D=D thank you soo very much!
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rockbaby67 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! I love the color of the sky, and the way the lighthouse is sitting in it. The water around it makes it even better!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D thanx!! its such a beautiful place!
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rockbaby67 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe that, the pictures are amazing! :heart:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D YAY!
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martinkaluza Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture. I love the light in this picture. The ground and the sky is in nice balance. Well done
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D thank you very much!! i was jumping up and down after i took this.. cuz i was soo happy..:)
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martinkaluza Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I can imagine :) It always makes me happy if I'll take a good shot as well
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
haha!!.=D i love the feeling!
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JohnMeyer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Photographer
Very nice shot i love the detail of the old light house and the sky.....that sky is amazing!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D thanks soo much! that sky really was a gift! it was a perfect evening and sunset for this place!!..<3 i wanna go back in the winter tho..=D
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jasonwilde Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Stunning ... love it. I lived for quite some time in the Niagara region and never came across this majestic beauty. Great photo!! :)
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
=D thanx! it really is spectacular!
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