Here is a photograph of Anvil Point Lighthouse situated on the Dorset Coast near Swanage, Dorset UK. I took a few photographs of the Lighthouse from various positions including up close just outside the gates. This one was taken in the late afternoon from a seat which looked down onto the Lighthouse. The light was nice and soft but it was extremely windy and I had a real job trying to hold the camera steady. I just had to try and get a couple of shots including the little yacht which was navigating its way past the rocks in a very strong wind.
I converted the image to B&W as it ‘ties’ the Lighthouse and its buildings to the yacht in a stronger way. The soft silver-blue sea and greenery surrounding the Lighthouse took some of the attention away from the yacht.
I have what might be called a Lighthouse Obsession. I LOVE lighthouses – have done for many, many years. I have lots of Lighthouse bits and bobs at home including: calendars; cards; postcards; wooden models; hand-made metal sculptures; ceramic models; paintings; pottery models and so on. Now I have my camera, I hope to have a grand collection of photographs of Lighthouses from around the country too! They are such wonderful, iconic buildings.