In 2001 the Castlepoint Lighthouse, situated along the Wairarapa coastline, faced an uncertain future following discussions between New Zealand authorities about whether it was necessary to keep it in operation.
An icon of the small Wairarapa community of Castlepoint, the lighthouse was also a vital navagational tool. It was the first sign of landfall for shipping traffic from Panama and North America bound for Wellington with a beam of light reaching across the Pacific Ocean for 26 nautical miles.
Sunset at Castlepoint Lighthouse which overlooks the lagoon and bay, Castlepoint, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 3/10 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 32mm.
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