Beachy Head Lighthouse Lights

Beachy Head Lighthouse at nightThe Sussex Blast Cleaning crew were actually staying at the Beachy Head Lighthouse whilst they were repainting the stripes of the lighthouse.

The lighthouse became automated on the 28th June 1982 which means people haven’t stayed on the lighthouse for over 30 years.

They are sleeping in the very same curved bunks that the lighthouse keepers used to sleep in.

I felt that it was so symbolic that the lights inside of the lighthouse were illuminated once again that I had to capture it in a photo.

The weather wasn’t great and it had been quite foggy, but thankfully it began to clear.

Using a number of long exposures and various settings I was able to capture some really good shots.

There are some more photos of the lighthouse on Flickr from my Save the Stripes set.