The low lighthouse at Burnham on Sea stands alone on the beach just north of the town. It is an imposing structure and commands the horizon and your attention. It has 9 legs, a ladder to the door of house and is painted mainly white. There are squares of black with a bright red vertical stripe at the front of the building. The legs are metal sitting in the sand and the structure itself is wood.
We visited it late afternoon and the storm clouds were moving in and out with occasional flashes of blue sky. The single structure is iconic and reminded me of Chesterton Windmill which commands your attention against a changing skyline. Here are my photographs of the low lighthouse. I have taken several pictures around it and then a deconstructed view of all the parts to it.
The funny story about the lighthouse is that I spent a great deal of time taking pictures of the back of it looking out to see. I only discovered the red stripe when my photographic buddy pointed out that I needed to look at the front of the lighthouse. I think there is a photographic tip somewhere in the story!
If you are interested in reading more about the lighthouse then there are several articles on it.
Lighthouses in Burnham on Sea
Please read about my photographic afternoon in Weston super Mare just up the coast
If you wish to see photographs of Chesterton Windmill then I have done several blogs about it
Chesterton Windmill Revisited
Cameras used with these pictures
Canon D5 with lenses 16-35 and 70-200mm
Poppy field in Bewdley Postcard£3.00
Bluebells pin buttons£12.00 – £14.00
Colour Splash – Wine tumbler£24.50