Langdon Lights, Dover

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Date

11 February 2013
Location

Langdon Bay, Dover, Kent

TR 34478 42483; 51.13358°N, 1.35014°E

Information

Langdon Lights were three wartime searchlight emplacements – of which two survive – near the foot of the chalk cliffs at Langdon Bay on the east side of Dover. Night-time maritime traffic entering the port could be monitored from the batteries under the illumination from the searchlights.

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

Langdon Searchlight Battery

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12 thoughts on “Langdon Lights, Dover

  1. Another interesting facet of Dovers wartime history. Some nicely composed images there Graham, just a pity that the exterior detail has been blown out when shooting from inside, but that’s just a fact of life unless you’re using hdr, or have a camera with a huge dynamic range.

  2. I very much like the shots with the filigreed edges of rusty steel. When faced with a high dynamic range, I often use the tripod and take two exposures, comping them in PS…but I guess that would be considered cheating.

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