Facing sunset

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The Sankt Anna Archipelago in the Baltic Sea, Sweden. High up overlooking the waterway on the island of Stora Högholmen, looking north around 1980. Waiting to light up and work all night. The lighthouse is an AGA lighthouse, “inline” with the white one by the islands southern tip (found here in the other photographs), not visible behind the camera. Behind the glass windows, the AGA gas clipping unit shows, with the glass lenses amplifying the light emitted from the flame in the burner.
On top of the cone formed roof, the AGA solar gas valve shows. This was invented by Swedish engineer Gustaf Dalén. Early gas-driven lighthouses were always lit. Something had to be done to save gas and prevent frequent service trips to these remote lighthouses scattered along a remote and long coastline. The solar valve and the clipping gas unit was invented by Gustaf Dalén, and it solved the problem.
The solar valve opened the gas line when the sunset and closed in the morning, turning it off.
The clipping unit producing a white flame involved a magnetic valve combined with a membrane moved by the gas pressure. It was possible to divide the gas flow to the burner into short or long intervals, making the light flash. Combined with the solar valve, service of the lighthouse and replacing the gas supply could be made once a year.

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Prints: Personally checked and signed for authenticity and quality by the photographer before being sent to the buyer. Prints will be delivered as rolls. Framed images can easily break into an international delivery chain of transporters. It is up to you how you want to prepare the photo for your wall in your home.

Quality: All prints are made on the high-quality fine art paper Hahnemüle Photo Rag, made of 100% cotton, acid-free, and archive safe.
The inks are also archive safe.
Prints come with a 1 cm white border around the image area.
The price range reflects the smallest to the largest size available.

Technical facts: The picture was taken on infrared bl&w neg film around 1980. A black filter was used in front of the lens, only letting through the infrared wavelengths. In nature, chlorophyll reflects this light to protect the plant from heat, making leaves and grass white in the photographs. In the sky, only dust and moisture reflects the light, making clear skies appear dark.

Kodak bl&w Infrared High-Speed Film 2484 (now discontinued) with a Kodak Wratten black filter nr. 87. The film hand developed by the photographer. Negative scanned in 2020, adjusted, balanced, and retouched from scratches and dust in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, preparing it for Giclée prints.

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Weight N/A
Dimensions 140 × 100 × 0.1 cm
Facing sunset

Size 140×100 cm, landscape SKr. 4 100, Size 100×70 cm, landscape SKr. 3 100, Size 70×50 cm, landscape SKr. 1 800, Size 40×30 cm, landscape SKr. 930