The last time I posted about a collaboration with Emilio, I was taking a blogging break.. and this time around has been the same. There was a #3 collaboration which I didn’t post about (don’t remember why), but I’ll share a link further down, so you can view it on Emilio’s blog – as well as this, our fourth effort :)
This next round has been coming for a while really, but I must admit my heart wasn’t in it while my back was troubling me. I seem to be enjoying a reprieve right now, for which I’m very grateful.
This time we are working on my own image – one that was taken on a drive after Christmas last year.
This is Macquarie Lighthouse – it was the first.. and is the longest serving, lighthouse site in Australia. It is located on Dunbar Head, Vaucluse, about (2 kilometres south of South Head) near the entrance to Sydney Harbour. (Source Mr. Wikipedia)
This 1883 structure is a replica of the original, built in 1818.
I wanted to give my image a historic feel that tells a story without words – to convey the type of day and hopefully the era.
I find this a fascinating subject and think it’s wonderful that it’s still a working lighthouse today.
The area itself is right on the ocean, although quite high from the water. The place feels steeped in history and it was a real pleasure to be there and simply pass some time… and to see other people enjoying some time too.
The image was taken right on the cliffs near the ocean with a southerly breeze and it was a very cloudy (not photo friendly) kind of afternoon. The sky was really amazing in all of it’s layered grey-ness.
December in Sydney is normally pretty hot, but this day was as I described. There were people walking on the paths. The surrounds of the lighthouse are a sort of reserve / park.
Here are some more images from the afternoon..
While I was sitting on the path (as you do) – this dear little fellow ‘George’, decided to visit me on the way past. George tootled off the path and came and sat directly in front of me. Hover on the images to see what George had to say ;)
Dear little George – he left an indelible mark on my heart and a very fond memory :)
Further down this path, you’ll see this wonderful view…
Well that’s all from me on Macquarie Lighthouse… and my part of our collaboration this time around.
I do enjoy these collaborations with Emilio and I also enjoy the way he processes his images.. and mine :) I know he tried a few different options with this one and I haven’t read his post or seen the image yet, so am looking forward to it!
Please pop on over to Emilio’s to see how he has interpreted my image with the information I gave him about the place and the day.
To see our previous effort, working with Emilio’s image – This is my interpretation below and you can also visit Emilio’s previous post here.
Thanks again for the fun and challenge Emilio!
..and I hope you’ve enjoyed our efforts too :D