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Surf and lighthouse, La Corbiere
27.6.10 Chris Spracklen

Surf and lighthouse, La Corbiere

La Corbiere, Jersey, Channel Islands view map

When the tide is low, (for quite a few hours every day), you can walk right out to this lighthouse along a man-made causeway.

"The lighthouse at La Corbière is one of the most photographed landmarks in Jersey, a popular tourist site for its panoramic views, and at dusk a congregating point for many people who want to see the finest sunsets in Jersey.

It was lit on 24 April, 1874, for the first time, and was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of reinforced concrete. The lighthouse was built to designs by Sir John Coode. The lighthouse tower is 19m (62ft) high and the lamp stands 36m (119ft) above high water spring tides. The beam has a reach of 18 nautical miles, and was automated in 1976.

The lighthouse is situated on a rock which is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide. There is an alarm to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises, however there have been casualties among the unwary or unlucky. A plaque adjacent to the causeway commemorates Peter Edwin Larbalestier, assistant keeper of the lighthouse, who was drowned on 28 May, 1946, while trying to rescue a visitor cut off by the incoming tide." (Wikipedia)

N.B. This photo has been precisely geotagged for your further enjoyment.


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Michael Edwards08-Jun-2014 01:25
The magnificent thing about your image here is the exquisite timing of light and wave...
gerard belbeoch07-Apr-2014 20:00
Fantastic composition and great timing. Beautiful light.
Phil Smith30-Jan-2014 00:19
stunning image!
Jean D27-Aug-2013 00:57
Terrific lighthouse, Chris. Thanks for the caption.. ~V
Mike H.09-Mar-2013 21:05
Terrific shot, Chris -- thanks for the interesting info too!!
J S Quesada10-Oct-2012 20:56
Fantastic composition and great timing. Beautiful light. Like a postcard. V
Konrad Busslinger30-Jun-2012 05:05
I can hear the sound of the sea, so clear and sharp this image.
Bill Klein27-Apr-2012 18:55
Outstanding shot! V!!
Lieve Snellings27-Apr-2012 14:25
WAAAAWWWWWW... V
Mark Chambers25-Apr-2012 18:23
This is great, the colours just shout at you. V
Nestor25-Apr-2012 14:40
Love the light house scene , one of my favorite subject.
Great point of view and the waves crashing against the shore line really makes this a winner.
Great sky and water colors with direction of light in your favor.
Vote 10+
Bernard Bosmans10-Oct-2010 01:54
Terrific, the light and colours are so wonderful. Most of all I like the way you composed this shot
Martin Lamoon30-Jul-2010 10:28
A superb photo of the Lighthouse and rocks. V++
norbi29-Jul-2010 07:38
Great colours in this dramatic scenery. v. norbi
pkocinski28-Jul-2010 15:56
Fantastic composition and color! ~V
Jeff Waldorff28-Jul-2010 10:55
A fabulous composition with the waves breaking on the rocks and the light house in the background, Chris... beautiful!
Anna & Christian RECK28-Jul-2010 09:23
Fantastic light and colors, a wonderful seascape! BV Anna
PauloCGama28-Jul-2010 00:37
Powerful and wonderful scene.Great colors and timing. Huge v
an nguyen27-Jul-2010 21:42
Stunning scenery..
Mark Chambers27-Jul-2010 21:27
Love the colours and composition on this shot.
Light_Works27-Jul-2010 21:21
Nice image! V.
Colin Storey27-Jul-2010 20:30
Fantastic lighthouse shot, stunning with the crashing waves. v
Paul Keates27-Jul-2010 19:16
This is really excellent, great capture and composition....V
Bill Gallagher27-Jul-2010 15:38
Very nice composition, love the details and colors. V
globalgadabout27-Jul-2010 15:21
masterful compo and timing...the white of the splashing wave echoes the gleaming lighthouse...an exhilarating view...V
Katie Chew27-Jul-2010 14:54
Beautiful colors and composition. V
William Vogt27-Jul-2010 14:32
Wow, how dramatic. Fantastic shot Chris! V
Regards, Bill
Gérard Koehl27-Jul-2010 14:25
La composition, les couleurs et les détails sont superbes; V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad27-Jul-2010 13:44
Brilliant colour and composition with terrific detail. V
CM Kwan27-Jul-2010 13:32
Wonderful capture of this beautiful lighthouse, Chris! V
Alina27-Jul-2010 13:04
Fantastic colors, light and composition, v
Jim Coffman27-Jul-2010 12:59
Awesome seascape,Chris!! BV
Bartosz Kotulski27-Jul-2010 11:56
wow. what a view. looks so wonderful. like colors and beautiful mood. big v
Patricia Kay27-Jul-2010 10:17
Superb image Chris...excellent details and colors...BV
Sofia Solomennikova27-Jul-2010 09:38
Magnificent day, and the composition as always gorgeous! V
Knox O27-Jul-2010 09:12
a dramatic coastside shot
Graeme27-Jul-2010 08:50
A sensational scene! I love the lighthouse and how you have captured the sheer textures of the rockfaces Chris.Bravo...BV!!!!!
Alain Boussac27-Jul-2010 07:49
Wonderful composition and details. Superb color harmony between the lighthouse and the sea explosion on the rocks. BV.
Pieter Bos27-Jul-2010 07:29
Great shot!
Chris(tine)27-Jul-2010 07:27
Beautiful - hope the sun is shining today!
Kevin Chester27-Jul-2010 07:25
Looks good with that wave exploding in the foreground
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