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Title: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on October 24, 2011, 07:28:13 pm
Hello friends!
I would like to introduce you my new internet site www.lightphotos.net (http://www.lightphotos.net). It's intended to make collection of photos of lighthouses around the world. Last years i've visited many of them due to my job, so i put it to the Internet. But looking in general i understood that many lighthouses became relict in epoch of electronic navigation. Many of them are currently being removed from operation and simply abandoned. So i think it's a good idea to take and store photos while they still exist.
The idea of the site is simular to our favorite shipspotting.com - everybody can register and upload photos free and unlimited.
So please if you are interesting in this project and want to participate in it - please have a look here (http://www.lightphotos.net). I will be appreciate for any feedback. If you don't want to participate, but have some photos of the lighthouses and can give me permission to upload it instead of you - simply send it to me via e-mail. Many thanks in advance.
PS I've got the permission to publish this topik (thanks, Derek) so please don't consider it as spam  :)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: CoralReef on October 25, 2011, 09:14:19 am
Excellent site  :)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on October 25, 2011, 04:09:10 pm
Thanks CoralReef, i've seen your photos and already add info from admiralty charts and also coordinates to see them on google maps.

And thanks Derek will wait for you photos.

PS if anybody has any problem with registering/activation/uploading - just inform me please, site is new and some software bugs are possible :)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Jens Heri on October 25, 2011, 10:46:50 pm
This is a map with all lighthouses in the Faroe Island.

It is an official homepage with data and picture.
I wish you good luck with your site. :)

http://landsverk.fo/Default.aspx?pageid=16447


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: hansdegraaf on October 26, 2011, 08:31:58 am
Hallo Dmitry,

Lighthouses, I love them (ships also).
My collection shipphoto's i'm placing here for the last 2 months.
But my lighthouse collection, these picture's are filling already for some years gaps in the ONLINE LIST OF LIGHTS,http://www.trabas.de/index.html (http://www.trabas.de/index.html). Alex Trabas is doing here a wonderfull job, maybe you can join him? Together we are strong. A part of my lighthouses are also in a picasa-album, i will complet it this winter.

Greetings -- Hans de Graaf.


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Danijela Dani Paljusic on October 26, 2011, 09:21:08 am
Nice site. When I had some photos of lighthouses, I will register and send them.
Regards!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on October 26, 2011, 11:02:48 am
Everybody many thanks for feedback and links!

Hans, i always glad to share some data, exchange photos, links etc. I think i will contact with Alex with some suggestion of data or link exchange. He's done a giant job in his site. But i think you can use your photos in several resources, not only in one site, so i will be happy if you'll find time to upload it to lightphotos as well, if you want of course  ;)
The only thing i want to say regarding such sites as Alex has. I reviewed many lighthouse galleries i found that all of them are based on the home page of one person who fill it and update it regularly. And if this person busy/not interesting anymore - site start to degrade very soon. There are many sites with photos, which are simply abandoned and will never updated anymore. That's the thing i'm trying to avoid. As you may be see, last years internet significally changed. Before it was based on "individuals" who created and supported own sites. Now we're living in Web2.0 times - everything now based on the communities, social networking, so users doesn't like simply read or watch, but prefer to participate in site life. That's what i tried to make - you can upload photo, add comments, speak with another users, rate another photos etc. And this is best way to keep site up-to-date - even if i'll stop to upload anything - site will be filled by another amateurs and this is great. I don't want to say something bad about another collections they are great and interesting, but things are changing and concepts which were good 10 years ago, now looks not optimal.
Ups, my message turned out too loooong, sorry about this  :)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Enqweest on October 28, 2011, 01:54:22 pm
What about this, my friends:

http://trasyy.livejournal.com/744125.html


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on October 29, 2011, 09:40:50 am
I've seen this compilation on another site, really great photos.
I also like this popular shot:
(http://www.simplimg.com/product_images/OQ54DK8SUVd83ud.jpg)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 31, 2011, 03:35:28 pm
Using old topik to say every shipspotter Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here is postcard for you:
http://www.lightphotos.net/photos/postcard.gif


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: owen connolly on December 31, 2011, 11:49:24 pm
Nice interesting site, I do have an image of Haulbowline lighthouse at the entrance to Carlingford Lough but as it was taken from a distance from a moving boat the quality might not suit, it can be viewed from http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy323/theoc81/Artemis30052010169.jpg?t=1325375055 (http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy323/theoc81/Artemis30052010169.jpg?t=1325375055)
Rgds Owen


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on January 01, 2012, 08:53:24 am
Hi Owen!
Quality is ok, can i use your photo?


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 23, 2012, 05:41:13 pm
Raise this topik for seasonal greetings. Merry Christmas to everybody! Wish all the best in 2013!
(http://www.lightphotos.net/merrychristmas.gif)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 19, 2013, 06:52:52 pm
One year more - seasonal greetings from Lightphotos.net
(http://www.lightphotos.net/ChristmasCard.jpg)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: B.Clark on December 19, 2013, 09:51:19 pm
#Dmitry, an interesting site, good luck with it!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 20, 2013, 06:29:50 am
Thank you!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: David Meare on December 26, 2013, 03:31:01 pm
Years ago when I was scanning my collection of colour slides I found that apart from the ones of ships that most interested me, I also had unknowingly collected a small number of photos of lighthouses.I looked around on the web to see if there was any particular interest in them and found that there was. Russ Rowlett at the University of North Carolina had and still has a great site covering  lighthouses from around the world. He was happy to have copies of my pictures because having been taken almost 50 years ago, they were of historical interest. I found more interest in Europe too.

Russ's site is well worth a very long look if lighthouses take your fancy.

I'll sort out some pictures for you.

Best Regards

David

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/ (http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 26, 2013, 05:03:38 pm
Hi David!

Yes, i know Russ site very well, this is great project, we often exchange the information and photos especially rare. But Russ site doesn't contain of really many photos, mostly links to another resourses and it's a big problem to keep such links collection up-to-date, since many sites opening and closing all the time. Anyway if you can send me some pictures - this would be great, you can use e-mail in my profile or else anykei at gmail.com.

Regards,
Dmitry


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: bendt nielsen on December 27, 2013, 11:25:05 pm
Hello Dmitry, that's fine with such a web page specifically for lighthouses, I've created a login and will upload some photos at a time.

Best Regards
Bendt


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 28, 2013, 06:43:19 am
Thanks, Bendt and very welcome :)


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 17, 2014, 08:30:28 pm
Traditional Seasonal Greetings from Lightphotos.Net :) All the best!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 18, 2016, 10:39:26 am
Hello everybody!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! All the best in 2017!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 19, 2016, 10:12:04 am
Hi Jim!
Hans is one of the most active contributors of the site. But administration is on my side.


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 19, 2016, 10:43:37 am
See private inbox


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: jadran on December 19, 2016, 12:03:15 pm
Hi Jim!
Hans is one of the most active contributors of the site.


Sad to confirm that A. J. de Graaf (also known by his shorter name Hans) passed away this August 2016

People who well knew him are saying:
He was a good and generous person and a humanitarian.

Hans de Graaf was also an active member of this esteemed website Shipspotting.com where he posted his 1626 photographs.

R.I.P


This information is submitted with much sorrow, Hans was almost my "neighbour",
Jadran



Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 19, 2016, 12:08:59 pm
Hi Jadran!

It is really sad news. Last mail i got from him was around beginning of august. He was really great person R.I.P.  :(


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Tony_Birdman on January 02, 2017, 11:33:07 pm
Hello Dimitry i like to upload some pics of a lighthouse i have taken, i'll see if i can get images of another lighthouse, oh in australia to they are.


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on January 03, 2017, 10:04:59 am
Hello Dimitry i like to upload some pics of a lighthouse i have taken, i'll see if i can get images of another lighthouse, oh in australia to they are.
You're very welcome! ;) Let me know if any problem with sign-up etc!


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Tony_Birdman on January 04, 2017, 01:09:00 am
no problem's Dimitry. signed up fine, just gotta find the pics i have now, ihave them on a SD card.
Tony.


Title: Re: Let's share collections of lighthouses
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on December 29, 2018, 05:14:34 pm
Hi everebody! Seasonal greetings from LH.net