Nobbys Lighthouse in Newcastle is an active lighthouse right next the sea. Newcastle also have an active port and the lighthouse serve great purpose. When I was there taking this photo, there were many cargo ships coming to port. The headland is very narrow and the ship must by guide in by the locals in high tide. It makes an interesting observation of the harbour, not as great as Sydney's Harbour then again not many harbours can beat Sydney.
I am thinking of faking the light beam from the lighthouse with Photoshop. If a lighthouse without a light beam then it just a house. A lesson I have learnt from a legend nature and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. I probably re-post the photo when I fake the light house. Maybe do a before and after as well. That could be interesting.