Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Prisms


This is a view inside the dome of the lighthouse, showing the amazing design of the precision ground glass prisms. They magnify the light of this surprisingly small light bulb enough to show brightly kilometers out to sea.

8 comments:

bobbie said...

This photograph is SO WONDERFUL1
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your very helpful comment. I am so delighted to have found your blogs. Lighthouses are definitely my thing. I have visited, explored and photographed as many as possible in the past. These days I am pretty much housebound most of the time, but so love to visit others via photos. I will certainly be viewing yours frequently.

sam said...

hi Bobbie, glad you enjoy them, I have also photographed lots of lighthouses, in fact I once did a mega-post on the lighthouses of southern africa, it is at http://arty-fartying-around.blogspot.com/2006/12/african-images-2-southern-african.html

Pat said...

Well, I'm so glad I came to your new blog. I love lighthouses!


Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day, The Cafe

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow!

Ackworth Born said...

oo this makes my neck ache!

sam said...

trust me Gerald, not half as much as your knees ache after all those stairs!

Sonia said...

Wonderful perspective!

DS2944 said...

Very graphical phototgraph and the light is going from one side to all the others sides ("rebondit").