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2018 Calendar Submission Mosaic

The U.S. Lighthouse Society asked its members to help them put together a 2018 calendar. Seventy-seven responded with an impressive array of images. See <https://uslhs.wordpress.com/photos/> for all the submissions organized by their submission category or theme. If you want to submit feedback on some of the finalists, you can “Like” your favorites on the Society’s Facebook page. We plan to have the calendar available for purchase in the Keeper’s Locker in time for holiday shopping.

Submitted by Candace Clifford September 22, 2017

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Calendar Submissions

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The Great Orme Lighthouse, Llandudno, Wales, former telegraph room by Henry Harding

Society members have been sharing their favorite images for the Society’s 2018 Calendar contest.  One of the more unusual interior images was submitted by Henry Harding who wrote,

This is a unique feature to be found in a lighthouse. It is a Telegraph Room and is in the Great Orme Lighthouse near Llandudno Wales. It is not an electrical telegraph, but a Semaphore Telegraph. In the windows you can see green plugs in spherical gimbals. The gimbals are for the telescopes so the operator could see the next telegraph station and interpret what the semaphore message was saying. They then would copy what they saw to confirm what was being transmitted to the previous station. Of course when they put that up, the next station would see the new message and copy back to this station. This particular system passed messages from Liverpool to Holyhead (pronounced Hollyhead). They could send messages in a matter of minutes even though there were ten stations to this system. The first Semaphore Telegraph System was developed in France in 1790. This one was developed around 1840.

The lantern room in the Great Orme Lighthouse is on the first floor below the windows of this room. It contained a 1st Order Fresnel. The lens is currently in a small museum on top of the Great Orme. There is a Cable Car which runs out of Llandudno directly to that small museum. There also is shopping at another building there as well. It is a fun trip.

For more on the Great Orme Lighthouse see http://www.lighthouse-llandudno.co.uk/. The deadline for submission in this Friday, September 15. For more information on submitting, see https://uslhs.wordpress.com/photos/.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, September 12, 2017

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Submissions for 2018 Society Calendar

Some recent submissions by Society photographers for possible inclusion in our 2018 Society calendar:

 

For more information on our calendar contest, goto our submissions page.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, Society Historian, August 17, 2017

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Calendar to Highlight Society Member Photographs

Cedar Island NY 2015 by Michael Leahy
Michael Leahy captured this entry taken at Cedar Island Lighthouse, New York, in 2015. He entered it in the “Unusual Perspective” category.

Entries have started to come in for the 2018 Lighthouse Society Calendar. We have received entries for 9 of the 12 categories. Nothing for the “Reflection” category or the Kid’s categories. If you have a young photographer in your family, consider upgrading to the Society’s family membership for an additional $10. We want to get young people interested in lighthouses!

Boston Harbor At The Beauty Shop lores 2014 by Bruce Wilbur
Bruce Wilbur’s “At the Beauty Shop” shows Boston Harbor’s 2014 restoration. This was entered under the “Preservation Project / Special Event” category.

Here are the 12 categories (one for each month):

o   Black and white (this can be a computer generated conversion from color)

o   Detail

o   Interior

o   Kid’s perspective (photographers 9 and younger)

o   Older kid’s perspective (10 – 15 years old)

o   Landscape

o   Preservation project or special event

o   Reflection

o   Sunrise / sunset

o   Technology (lens, fog signal, etc.)

o   Unusual angle or perspective

o   Weather (snow, storms, lightning, etc.)

Concord Point MD 2016 double rainbow by Bethany Baker
Bethany Baker’s double rainbow at Concord Point Lighthouse, MD, is for the “Weather” category.
Absecon NJ by ANi Berberian
For the “Interior” category, here is Ani Berberian’s staircase at Absecon Lighthouse, NJ.

Submission guidelines:

  • Participating photographers must be current members of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Goto <uslhs.org/membership> to join.
  • Digital submissions only. Submit image files to <candace@uslhs.org>. Please create low resolution jpg files around 8 by 6 inches at 72 dpi. (If chosen for the calendar, we will need an 8 by 10 inch image at a minimum of 300 dpi. Unfortunately, smaller images cannot be used for the final printed product.) 
  • Include photographer name, lighthouse name, state, year taken, and submission category in the file name of your photo.  
  • Members may submit one photo per category. Kids may submit up to three photos in their categories. Submit only photos that you have taken.
  • Photos should be unrestricted. Unless you instruct the Society otherwise, by submitting images to this project, you are giving your permission for the Society to use your image in social media and in printed publications. You also are agreeing that your image will become part of the Society’s digital archive.
  • Submission deadline is September 15, 2017.
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Grace Ballentine’s “Black and White” entry was taken at Gasparilla Lighthouse, Florida, in 2012.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, July 25, 2017.

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