Thursday, July 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday / Lion's Light House For The Visually Impaired, Long Beach, California USA

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Lions Light House for Sight @ Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, California USA.
This faux light house was built in 2000 as a symbol of the fund raising that has been done by the Lions Club for the visually impaired.
The harbor office is located at the bottom of the tower.
It is a white conical tower during the day but, glows with amazing colors at night.

The sky was a brilliant orange 2 nights ago.
I thought the blue light was absolutely dazzling against this intense sky about 25 minutes after sunset.




46 comments:

Xavi said...

Hi Carolyn,
The second one is my favourite, beautiul shots!!
Have a nice day!!

Carver said...

Very beautiful and a great idea to have that as a symbol which brings attention to the fund raising they are doing.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome capture, Carolyn! What a beautiful place and I love the colors! I also agree with Carver that it's a great idea to have it as a symbol, hope for success in their fund raising! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Eaglesbrother said...

The second photo is also my favorite..love the Blue against the Red background sky

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

I could only see these on calendars...Your pictures are worth hanging on the wall. I've never seen a sky as orange as this!

Have a nice weekend.

Tricia said...

Great shots & dazzling, indeed & very dramatic... just the way I like sky watch shots! WoW!

webruci said...

I love it!
Amazing colors and framing!
Have a nice weekend:)

Kcalpesh said...

These captures are special! Loved the second one...

Pixellicious Photos

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful photos

Bram

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Eve said...

What a nice monument! I especially love the photo with the brilliant orange sky - so vibrant and beautiful!

Jane said...

I love lighthouses, great images and nice to see its a charity lighthouse too. I love the floodlit picture it almost looks as if the tower has been polished. Thanks for sharing:)

EG Wow said...

The sky sure was red! It amazes me when the sky does that. It's rare but wonderful when it happens.

ewok1993 said...

the peachy hued sky is so pretty. what a nice monument, so pleasing to the eye.

Alan said...

Wow, beautiful colors! I really enjoy lighthouses. Great photos!

Beverley Baird said...

I thought the first photo was lovely - then I saw the second! WOW! What a gorgeous spectacle - between the sky and the lighthouse!

Carol said...

Gorgeous skies and beautiful shots, both of them. The blue against the orange is amazing. BTW we are hoping to go to NM in Oct for the balloon festival....maybe we could meet.

Alexander said...

Beautiful rich colours. Good play of lightings and colours here. Two very beautiful photos.

Have a great weekend.

Alexander
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VioletSky said...

This is very cool!

and, word verification is "worthy"!

J Bar said...

Both shots are brilliant.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Manang Kim said...

Fantastic colors at night! Just awesome!

SWF~Half moon

LV said...

You entire blog is great. The shot of the lighthouse at night is awesome. You did a super job.

Ralph said...

How wonderful this lighthouse is, to recognize an organization that helps in the area of sight. Thus, we see the artistry that allows us to see an almost different building based on the natural and artificial lighting situations. Nice!

AL said...

Oh my gosh! I really love lighthouses and with that luminous lighthouse...it looks really amazing.

Dimple said...

I agree, it's stunning!


thanks for the visit!

Hilda said...

The colors in your second photo are absolutely stunning! Very interesting to read about this fake lighthouse too — very appropriate symbol for the fundraising. I hope the project raised lots of funds to help the visually impaired.

kmoyama said...

I like the second photo. The colors of a lighthouse and the sky are awsome! Beautiful photos.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Wow, these are beautiful shots. Love the colours

Irene said...

Amazing shots! The colors are stunning!

hip-chick said...

Wow! that second shot is absolutely amazing.

Calico Crazy said...

Wow, simply gorgeous and so different. The first shot is so pretty and pastel and then you get that deep reddy orange with the bright blue lighthouse, fabulous. ~ Calico Crazy

Anonymous said...

great shot
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Siromade said...

They both are gorgeous photo, love looking the first one with the palm trees and the orangy color of the sky. Have a wonderful weekend.

fredamans said...

I'm in awe of the beauty of each photo!

Steffi said...

Wow!!!Stunning photos!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Light and Voices said...

I've been to Long Beach California but jeepers never saw the lighthouse at night. What a view! Lovely post.
Joyce M

clairz said...

Perfect against that strange orange sky.

Linnea W said...

Both are beautiful captures! How do you take such great night shots!? Thanks for stopping by at my SWF. Enjoy the weekend.

Amazing Gracie said...

How wonderful!!! I grew up in and around that area and I was thinking "Where the heck was that?" I'm so glad you added the year it was built.
Now I'm not questioning my sanity.

Al said...

Great shots, both of them. But that second one has the most surreal look about it with those amazing colors.

Anna said...

That is so cool! The color of that sky is just amazing.

Rick said...

Both skies are stunning. 2nd one is awesome!

indicaspecies said...

Superb shots of the Lion's Lighthouse.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

both photos are awesome..but I like the first one better...breathtaking view...it would be nice to have a picnic in there

mine is here

Dave said...

the contrast is insanely good.

Carly said...

wow, these are amazing! You should print & frame them!

Remus said...

The second:
Beautiful color work. Love this image.