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The Lighthouse – Part Three

Part Three of the Lighthouse visit series, this time taking a look at the views seen from the Tower.

This is a closer view of the Viewing Gallery mentioned Part Two.

On the right wall you can see the external view of the door to nowhere I dubbed ‘Mystery Door, which is really just for access.

The Lighthouse Viewing Gallery And Mystery Door

The Lighthouse Viewing Gallery And Mystery Door

This next view is relatively wide, with the City of Glasgow College building on the left, and the Travelodge in Queen Street on the right.

The best part is the Gallery of Modern Art, which had illuminations around it, and I was taking these pics in the evening.

The only problem with these pics seems to the lack of colour from the grey and overcast sky on the day. This seems to have affected everything, including the Travelodge. Although this has a particularly blue line of illumination around its facade, even this has come out as little more than white as seen by the camera, although was intense as seen by eye.

I’ve still to find a satisfactory reason for this disparity, which I have come across in a number of sources with blue illumination.

While the obvious/easy answer is just to dismiss it as camera sensor sensitivity in that part of the spectrum, it’s not that simple, as I’ve found that the camera will record the colour accurately if close to the source. This means the whiter part of the emission travels, but the blue part is not as strong (bright) as it appears to be, and dissipates before reaching the sensor if distant.

But this does not identify the type of light source, which I’d like to know.

It’s NOT simply because the colour is blue – I have pics of other buildings with blue signs and illumination which have not suffered this loss of colour over distance.

Click the pic for a bigger version.

The Lighthouse East View Stitch

The Lighthouse East View Stitch

The next view is wider still, looking up West Nile Street on the left and reaching round, and just past, the St Enoch Centre on the right.

It’s less detailed, but can still be clicked on for a bigger version.

The Lighthouse East View

The Lighthouse East View

Next up is a just a better view of the City of Glasgow College, and a big mural on the building to the right (a newer college building).

The Lighthouse View City Of Glasgow College

The Lighthouse View City Of Glasgow College

Next, a closer look at the roof and canopy/dome of GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art).

The Lighthouse View GoMA Roof

The Lighthouse View GoMA Roof

This was a closer look at the Travelodge facade in Queen Street (mentioned above), but still no blue.

For information – see those high flats in the background to the right of the Travelodge? I don’t live there, but that’s roughly where I walk into Glasgow to get my pics.

The Lighthouse View Queen Street Travelodge

The Lighthouse View Queen Street Travelodge

The pic proved interesting – when I finally got it home and looked at it… I had NO IDEA what it showed!

I had to do some thinking, and identify other features before I remembered where I had been pointing the camera.

It’s actually a very unusual view of Central Hotel, next to Central Station.

You’d never be able to see this from the street or ground level, which is what threw me at first.

The Lighthouse View Central Hotel

The Lighthouse View Central Hotel

I had to zoom in and crop the top of the hotel tower.

It looks as if it has two white doors that could be a real surprise (shock) for anybody sneaking up that tower and opening them without knowing where they lead to. Almost as much fan as the ‘Mystery Door mentioned earlier in the Lighthouse Tower.

Central Hotel Tower

Central Hotel Tower

There might be a Part Four.

I’ve found some more pics looking down from the Lighthouse Tower onto the streets below.

26/06/2018 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , ,

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