15 February 2013

Ponta do Pargo lighthouse late in the evening

Ponta do Pargo is the main lighthouse in Madeira island. With time to spare in the afternoon, I went to the West coast of the island looking for some nice light. Conditions were not the best. Quite a dull sunset, actually. But this lighthouse is always spectacular.
Technical details:
Name: Ponta do Pargo lighthouse
Location: West point of Madeira island
Position: 32º 48' 49.77''N 017º 15' 28.02''W
Year first lit: 1922
Height: 14 mts
Focal height: 312 mts above sea level
Range: 26 NM
Intensity: ?
Optics: Barbier, Bernard & Turenne (Paris), Fresnel lens, Second-order
Characteristic: Fl (3) W 20s

Picture taken with Nikon D300 and Sigma EX 70-200mm f/2.8D APO HSM DG. Manfrotto 055 NAT2 tripod and Junior geared head. Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, ver. 4.1.