Lighthouse Monochromes – Victoria #1

1987, Victoria, Australia, From Dusk Till Dawn

 

Monochrome versions of lighthouse images from From Dusk Till Dawn . ..

Most of these images were taken with large format 5×4 cameras using Fujichrome 50 slide film (Velvia did not exist then). A few were taken with medium format cameras Mamiya 645 and 1937 Rolleiflex TLR. Some (which should be easy to identify were taken with a Nikon FE and a 16mm fisheye lens.

Click links for posts on lighthouses with more information and colour images.

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Cape Nelson by night

(Degraded image, copy of print, original lost. I’ll have to try again sometime.)

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Cape Nelson lighthouse and wall.

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Cape Nelson shed and lighthouse.

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Cape Nelson at Dawn.

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Cape Nelson telescope hut.

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Cape Otway Lighthouse railings and view.

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Cape Otway Lighthouse view through lens.

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Cape Otway Lighthouse and reef.

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Cape Schanck Pano.

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Cape Schanck door handle and latch.

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Cape Schanck Seascape in early morning.

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Cape Schanck Seascape Daytime.

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Cape Shanck Clockwork Mechanism.

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Cliffy Is from air.

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3 comments on “Lighthouse Monochromes – Victoria #1

  1. Robert D. Hayes, D.O. says:

    Had you experienced one of those clockwork mechanisms before? What do you think the brass framework and lead glass of the lens’ weighs? What was the ball bearing like?

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Yes, I saw several of them. All the lighthouses would have had them in the nineteenth century. The prism array would have weighed several tons. I have no idea how much the weight would weigh but not a huge amount. One lighthouse keeper told me he used to sleep with his head in the middle of the bottom of the well of the lighthouse so that when the weight wound right down and touched him on the forehead, he would know to climb the stairs and wind up the mechanism.

      The prism assembly sat on a bed of mercury, not ball beari8ngs.

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  2. The railings are amazing against that sky.

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