Ecobird

Ecobird

Posted on 07/14/2014


Photo taken on June 19, 2014

1/200 f/13.0 35.0 mm ISO 100

SONY SLT-A65V



See also...

Obiettivo & Fotocamera Obiettivo & Fotocamera


All About Water All About Water


planet earth planet earth


Flickr Refugees Flickr Refugees


Landscape Lovers Landscape Lovers


Show me your landscape Show me your landscape


Planet Landscape Planet Landscape


Beautiful Landscape Beautiful Landscape


UK Landscape Photography UK Landscape Photography


Nostalgie Nostalgie


Waterscapes Waterscapes


Landscapes of the World Landscapes of the World


Scotland Scotland


Anything Goes Anything Goes


Buildings Buildings


See more...

Keywords

Scotland
Lighthouse
Inner Hebrides
Ardnamurchan
Fog Horn
Ardnamurchan Point


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

757 visits

For Those In Peril On The Sea

For Those In Peril On The Sea
Fog Horn at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. In the distance can be seen the Small Islands of the Inner Hebrides The lighthouse itself was designed by Alan Stevenson, the uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. It was manned by two lighthouse keepers, who supplemented their income and food supply by keeping cows and sheep on the surrounding land

Alan Rust, Helena Ferreira, Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿, Dominique-Lucy Renson and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
Ecobird
Ecobird
DSC01061 edited-1
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice shot and interesting facts, bet that could rattle the eardrums.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has added
I notice the lifebelt is missing
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Roger (Grisly)
Thank you. It is no longer in use but it must have sounded quite eerie coming through the fog
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Roger (Grisly)
So it is. I hadn't noticed. No service here then either!
3 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Eye catching and I expect ear splitting when in action. Is this now someone's des res ? So many old lighthouses are and it's good that they are preserved.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Jean
Hello Jean. Loud yes but it must have saved lives when it was in use. The lighthouse is run as a museum, but I believe the accommodation can be rented as a holiday let.
Have a good day and thank you.
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Your comments really put a smile on my face this morning. Thank you. Great sound system and no neighbours - perfect. I don't know what it would be like there in winter, - it can be pretty blustery in summer
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
I don't think I would want to be too close when they sound the foghorn Carol.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Colin
Thank you Colin. Nor would I, though a most welcome, if spooky sound if you were in trouble at sea
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Did they also expect the color to pierce through the fog? Thanks for the history of the place.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Esther
Good afternoon Esther and many thanks for your kind comments. I am not sure if the colour is a 'red for danger' thing. Have a good evening
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Fascinating shot and info here, Carol. Lovely glimpse of the Inner Hebrides across the water.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Dave Hilditch
Thank you very much Dave. I believe the building under the fog horn is an all weather observation post. Minke whales and dolphins can be seen from this point.
Have a lovely weekend
3 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
An eye-catching presentation, with good helpful notes.
Naturally the colour of the horn had to be loud as well ;-)
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Polyrus
Guess they had to be able to find it in the fog!! Lol! Many thanks for the visit and the lovely comments. Have a great weekend
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Beautiful color and composition. I love the title too, from a favorite hymn.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank you very much Dave. This poignant hymn has probably comforted many over the years when loved ones have been missing at sea. Have a great weekend
3 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
Wundervolle Komposition!
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to 8adam8
Good evening and many thanks. have a great week
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful composition, stunning colors and photo
is this horn still working, its a very long time ago that they used them here.
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Thank you very much Bram. I am sorry for the late reply. No it is not still working. I believe the building beneath is now a lookout point for minke whale, dolphins and basking sharks
3 years ago.
Boclé-Cherifi Isabelle
Boclé-Cherifi Isabel…
I Like the red touch here!
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Boclé-Cherifi Isabel…
Good evening and many thanks for your visit and kind comment. Have a great week
3 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Like it! Thanks. Does it still work?
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Andrew Trundlewagon
Good afternoon Andrew. No, I am afraid it is no longer in use. I believe the building beneath is used as a viewpoint for spotting Minke whales and dolphins
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Big looking horn :)
3 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Fantasyfan
Hi Sanna. Certainly is! Have a good evening
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Like the life still alive there. And the picture, of course.
2 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to J. Gafarot
Many thanks. Much appreciated. Have a good week
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Extraordinary view!
2 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Helena Ferreira
Many thanks Helena. You have great views from here. It is quite exposed though so can be a bit cold and windy.
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
The red spots are doing an even greater photograph !
Well done, Carol ! *****
2 years ago.
Ecobird has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Thank you very much Christiane. Have a lovely evening
2 years ago.