~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #25: Reflections I ~

*”Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788-1827), was a French Civil engineer and physicist whose research in optics led to the almost unanimous acceptance of the wave theory of light…he is perhaps better known for inventing the reflective/refractive Fresnel lens… 

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…and for pioneering the use of “stepped” lenses to extend the visibility of lighthouses….”

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This Fresnel lens saved countless sailors while in the crown of the North Head Lighthouse. It can be seen at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA – USA.

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Looking west across the Pacific Ocean, from the top of North Head Lighthouse.

* Wikipedia

Lens Artists: Reflections

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