Wooden Lighthouse (Explore 23-4-2017) by Sunset Snapper I have just returned from a few day’s holiday in Somerset, the weather was kind to me for a change and I managed to capture some sunsets from some new locations!

This image was taken of the lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea, for those that are interested the Low lighthouse is one of three lighthouses in Burnham-on-Sea and the only one which is still active and it’s a Grade II listed building.

The low wooden pile lighthouse or Lighthouse on legs is 36 feet (11 m) high; the light being at 23 feet (7.0 m) was built by Joseph Nelson in 1832. It stands on nine wooden piers, some with plate metal reinforcement.

Burnham-on-Sea is notable for its beach and mudflats, where the tide can recede for over 1.5 miles and has the second highest tidal range in the world of 15 meters (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The constantly shifting sands have always been a significant risk to shipping in the area.

1/30 second exposure using a Lee 0.9 ND grad filter.

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