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Travel center / Lost lighthouse on Menorca
« Last post by Bergwind on October 14, 2019, 12:28:19 PM »
Menorca is a wonderful place for lighthouse lovers. 7 great lighthouses are accessible easily by car! Now the question for our spanish lighthouse friends ! I have made a picture at a roundabout in Mahon. In the middle is a lighthouse lantern. The tourist information in Mahon could not answer my question about the origin of this lantern. Might it be the lost Mahon lighthouse listed in Lighthouse Dictionary?
Lighthouse identification / Re: Unknown light at Norddeich, Germany
« Last post by mitko on September 19, 2019, 07:41:55 PM »
Try to find something close?
Lighthouse identification / Unknown light at Norddeich, Germany
« Last post by kwolfgang on September 15, 2019, 07:42:35 AM »
Yesterday the attached picture was taken at Greesiel, Ostfriesland, Germany.
It looks similar to an entrance light of the Greetsiel harbour, but I can't find a clear match.
Guess it is something in between B1082 and B1086.
Any idea?
Thanks Klaus
General Discussion / Re: UKHO
« Last post by SDEditor on August 13, 2019, 08:11:49 AM »
Hi mitko,

I am glad we can help, we work very hard to keep our products as accurate as possible and to maintain the safety of life at sea.

If anybody would be willing to have their pictures used in our products or to help maintain the accuracy of the Lights List and Charts, please feel free to contact me.
General Discussion / Re: Choice of camera to make great pictures?
« Last post by mitko on August 10, 2019, 03:40:59 PM »
I use for several years Canon Powershot SX30 IS with 35x zoom as at that times it was more-less maximum zoom for reasonable price. I know now it was replaced by SX40 HS series, also 35x and SX70 HS available with 65x zoom. Thank for sharing data, Peter, i will look to Nikon as well, as i'm thinking to replace my camera. And i fully agree, superzoom is great option as many lights are not so easy to reach so better to make a pictures from the distance.

As for the drones - there was a #NSLighthouseProject - guys made really amazing pictures on Nova Scotia coast https://www.facebook.com/nokaoidroneguys/  this is actually great idea to use them for. Looking forward that there would be more and more such pictures!
General Discussion / Re: UKHO
« Last post by mitko on August 10, 2019, 03:25:28 PM »
Thank you! UKHO was always valuable source of information!
General Discussion / UKHO
« Last post by SDEditor on August 10, 2019, 11:34:10 AM »
Hello all,

I am new to the site.

I am a Maritime Advisor for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (Admiralty), and my job is maintain Sailing Directions. I am not posting in an official capacity.

It is great to see an online community with such an interest in lighthouses, Aids to Navigation and the safety of life at sea. Some of the pictures you have on here are fantastic.

I hope some of you may have seen some of the pictures we have in the Admiralty Sailing Directions or read some of our publications.

General Discussion / Re: Choice of camera to make great pictures?
« Last post by captainpet on August 09, 2019, 08:55:51 PM »
I am actually on a lighthouse trip through Albania, Montenegro, Southern Croatia and the Adriatic Coast of Italy. It is my first experience with my new camera, NIKON COOLPIX P900 (price 430 € from an online shop in Italy).
The essential thing in lighthouse photography is the zoom.

I selected this camera because it has a super zoom (84 x optical), and I am very satisfied with it.
This camera has a successor already, the NIKON P1000 with 120 x optical zoom, but from various forums I learnt that people are not too satisfied with it. The zoom is too large to make pictures by hand, you always need a tripod, which is awkward to carry with.

A lighthouse friend of mine has just commenced to use a drone with amazing results. I am thinknig about to purchase one in the nearer or farther future.

General Discussion / Choice of camera to make great pictures?
« Last post by Bergwind on August 08, 2019, 12:32:40 PM »
Had a short discussion with captainpet about the choice of cameras to make great pictures of our lighthouses. Maybe we can discuss on a broader basis.
 I prefer small cameras, low weight, to stuck it in my pants pocket. Now I use a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX 90V. I like this small camera, but the disadvantage is, these compact cameras can not achieve a greater zoom. The Sony has a 30 zoom. More would be better... ;)
News / Re: Today is National Lighthouse Day
« Last post by mitko on August 07, 2019, 12:47:11 PM »
Thank you! Greeting to all members and congratulations as well! :)
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