Lighthouses are beautiful creations of man. They span the globe and have protected sailors for hundreds of years. While they are interesting to view, at times they are different subjects to photograph.

This lighthouse…or “light” as it is called, is located on Ponce de Leon inlet in central Florid south of Daytona. It is the second tallest in the country ¬†(175 feet) with the Cape Hatteras Light in North Carolina being taller at 207 feet. It was completed in 1887 replacing one that was constructed in 1835 in the same area.

Lighthouses present problems to photographers in several ways. Because of their height, it is difficult to get the full lighthouse  without getting distortion. Usually there are trees blocking part of the view and there may be other buildings in the area.

Here are two view of the lighthouse-one in color and one in black and white. The low angle of the photograph and the subjects in the fore ground provide depth and a view of the lighthouse in the background. The clouds in the sky add interesting detail.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse BWPonce Inlet lighthouse color

 

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