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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Byron Bay Lighthouse at sunset

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There is no visit to Byron Bay without climbing few meters of the Cape Byron to the Lighthouse. Recommended times are sunrise and sunset.

This most easterly position lighthouse in Australia was built in 1901. It is initial light strength was measured at 145,000 cd and by 1956 when it was converted to electricity the light reached 2,200 000cd.

The lighthouse is in pristine condition and is fully operational to this day. A great piece of Australian history or a simple destination for a romantic walk in the evening or early morning for the more determined. (We did both)

Tribal girl

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Byron Bay is famous for its alternative lifestyle. I was hoping to add many street photographs capturing the people who live there. To my disappointment, todays Byron Bay is very much a mainstream tourist destination and the town itself is very much as commercial as any other city of this size.

There were a couple of exception and this photograph of a girl with the sign “tribal” across her belly was one of them, or so I thought. I have asked if I could photograph her belly and quickly agreed. Being a curious creature I have asked what does the word “tribal” signify. The answer was a bit of a surprise. Her belly was just a clever marketing billboard for a travel company, which uses “go tribal” term as its slogan. Clever advertising, but no alternative lifestyle.