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Cape Florida Lighthouse
Photo Information
Copyright: Kyle Shelton (wkshelton) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1287 W: 0 N: 659] (8594)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon 20 D, 24-105 4L IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lighthouses [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 8:06
Viewed: 1459
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Year Light First Lit: 1846
Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
Date Deactivated: 1878-1978,1990-1996
Automated: 1978
Foundation Materials: BRICK ON CORAL REEF
Construction Materials: BRICK W/STEEL STAIRS
Markings/Patterns: WHITEWASHED RED BRICK W/BLACK TOP
Shape: CONICAL
Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
Tower Height: 95
Original Optic: 17 ARGAND LAMPS WITH 21-INCH REFLECTORS
Year Original Lens Installed: 1846
ORDER, FRESNEL (1855-1978)
Present Optic: 300 MM
Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
Height of Focal Plane: 100
Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date: 1825
Description: CONICAL WHITEWASHED BRICK TOWER
Fte/Disposition: TORN DOWN FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 1846 TOWER
Modern Tower? NO
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, REPLICA OF 1846 KEEPERS
Year Constructed: 1970
Number of Stories: 2
Architectural Style: CAPE COD
Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: REPLICA SUMMER KITCHEN (1970), REPLICA OUTHOUSE (1970), REPLICA CISTERN (1970)
Current Use: STATE RECREATION AREA/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS
Owner/Manager: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)
Web Site:
National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #70000180
Name of Listing: CAPE FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1961
Miscellaneous:
ATTACKED BY SEMINOLE INDIANS, EXTINGUISHED 1836-1846; TOWER HEIGHTENED 40 FEET IN 1855; COAST GUARD RELIT TOWER 1978-1990; LANTERN REPLACED 1969; DEACTIVATED 1990; RESTORED & RELIT 1996

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Hi Kyle,
It looks like you had a little of a stormy day and I personally think that it made for a much better shot since the sky has great texture. Clarity and colors are wonderful. The photo just needs to be skewed and maybe cropped, so that the lighthouse is vertical and runs over the 1/3 line.
TFS,
Niek

Hi Kyle!
Very good composition and great dramatic atmophere of coming storm.
Well done.
Cheers.
Cezar

Very nice view of the lighthouse. Good composition. That sky is lovely.

simple et efficace ,tres jole photo,mon ami,la persepctive est un peu "strange" mais ca ne gache rien,jolis nuages aussi
bravo!
Phil

Lovely shot with great comp.

A little bit the tower of Pisa. Very beautiful place shot. Great point of view - superb perspective.
Achim

Hi Kyle

At this rate lighthouse's will outstrip Cats at being T/L favorite post...lol only jokin.

Nice moody shot and good notes well done.

Ron

Hello Kyle. These guards of the sea, guards of the sailors, find all along the dangerous places. The landscape is pleasant, damage which the sky is also gray. Beautiful work.
jp

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  • krzesz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 662 W: 5 N: 15] (5459)
  • [2007-01-31 12:17]

Hello!! Beautiful photo and interesting place!!!!...good colour combination and fantastic capture...Regards!!
monika..

Hi Kyle,
Wonderful sky in this lovely view. Perfect natural colors and very good sharpness and detail.
TFS
Regards,
Lurdes

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2007-01-31 15:30]

Hi Kyle!
Very good composition and great dramatic atmophere in your image!I like it so much !
regards,val

Me encantan las fotografías de faros. Muy hermoso el entorno donde se ubica éste.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Hi Kyle,
Perfect photo.Very great dramatic atmophere and beautiful compo.Congratulations!!!!
Regards,
Deniz.

Hello Kyle,
I'm impressed by this picture because of this composition, exposure, mood and great notes. This is useful as I don't really know much about lighthouses but I always been interested by them :) Well done and TFS,
Claudine

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-02-01 8:28]

Hi Kyle

I like the symmetry between the 2 vertical elements of the lighthouse & coconut palm. Tfs!

Nice shot, I did a workshop for you Kyle...adding some drama! Hope you like it!
B-)
Linda
pt

Ciao Kyle, great view of this lighthouse with a lovely sea landscape, good light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello kyle!
excellent photo, great composition and colors.
i like lighthouse photos.
tfs
zoran

Lovely work Kyle. Well composed, with good colour and detail. TFS,
David

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Street Busking’

i like this view kyle :)
excellent sharpness and clarity
good informative note :)

Hi Kyle,
Very nice compo and perspective.Good atmosphere.TFS.

Cheers!

hAyAti

Excellente copmosition
J'aime ton phare blanc avec les palmiers
bon contraste
bravo

jojo

Very nice compo, excellent POV and atmosphere. I like the grey sky over the green sea.

TFS,

Andreea

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-02-03 7:52]

Hi Kyle,
This is a very nice photo with a great composition, I like the dramatic mood created by this sky and the L shape of the tower and the rocks.
Greetings.
Luc

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 0 N: 697] (2745)
  • [2007-02-03 10:39]

Hi Kyle,

That's a very nice view of this lighthouse.
I like the clouded sky and the atmosphere here.
Good composition, sharpness, POV, colours and details.
Well done!
TFS

Greetings, Nel

love it, the sky , the sea, the beautiful lighthouse and its placement in the photo, beatuiful shot. TFS
Donna :o)




thanks for your comments on my photo " writing from lake erie" :o)

Hi Kyle,
A great looking light house composition. Kind of a cloudy day, but you did very well with what was available. I am on my way there now. Spending the night in Alabama. Ft. Myers tomorrow! Looks great!
Scott

Hi Kyle,
amazing atmosphere of a stormy day!
symmetry and colour balance are perfect.

Greetings,

Hi Kyle,

I find very beautiful these lighthouse, for here, we don't have these beauties. I like them.
Beautiful visual, clarity and colors are wonderful.
Very good composition.
Well done

Sérgio

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-02-04 10:39]

Hi Kyle,
great shot, a lighthouse always makes an interesting subject and you added a lot great info to your notes. You composition is wonderful very nice POV and the colors and textures are fabulous. As Niek already mentioned the light house does need a little push to the left ;-).
All in all a fabulous shot.
Sky

Very interesting to me is how your horizon is perfectly straight, yet the lighthouse seems to lean towards it, almost like it's plunging into the sea. I love the dark looming sky, it really makes the white of the lighthouse stand out well, very nicely done!

Hi Kyle,

A very vivid photo of the lihgt house!! The POV makes it look really big and the heavy sky gives it a dramatic look! Nice colours and details!

Very well done
Constantinos

Hello Kyle,
All your photos came with the best POV when capturing and this one is no exception!
you have a good vision of POV
good clarity, natural colour and details on this one
well done
cheers
Tony

Hi,
Wonderful sky.
Very good composition.
Congratulation.
Kemal Mert

Interesting note. So cloudy. I would suggest cropping more on the left side. The trees are distracting.

TFS.

Hi Kyle,
I love this shot, the angle and sky is so dramatic - very clear image too. The image could be rotated slightly or perspective corrected so the lighthouse is dead plumb? It seems to be leaning to the right a bit.
Thanks,
b.

Bonjour,
Belle composition bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

A good shot with the lighthouse... i like the clouds that u give much in your photo... Makes it realy strong compo. TFS

Great land and seascape. I love sea and lighthouse pictures. The clouds are super here showing some real mood in the sky. I like this one a lot.
Cheers Joan
PS. Thanks for visitin my photo of the Pyramid.Thanks for your comments.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-02-08 9:19]

Great one Kyle. Very impressive lighthouse captured. I like it and also like the theme lighthouses. Very nice. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Best of Luck
J-23

will be back with ;)

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-02-21 11:34]

Beautiful shot! Great colors against a cloudy sky! I lived in Homestead Fla. from 1960 to 1963 while in the USAF. Don

Hello Kyle,
Some lighthouses are small, some are tall rising like this one!
It is interesting to see it still is in operation, the last lighthouse in Norway was closed in the late 1980ties and now they are used only for recreational purposes...
Image is well composed, sharp fine details!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hello Kyle,

I like very much lighthouse photographs and this one is marvelous.
Congratulations!
TFS.
Sergio

So pretty, the sky, the clouds........

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-05-03 16:29]

Hello Kyle,
A wonderful landscape, the sky with the clouds the water all very beautiful composition. Lovely view.
Greetings.
Janusz

A beauty Kyle.
I just love old lighthouses like this...
Did you know that within a few years lighthouses will all be extinguished?? Due to GPS!
Shame.... I think no matter what, these lights should always work!

Love the sky on this one... Nice POV

Cheers,
Anneke

A lot of info lol!
And it stay there!
Nice presence! Very hight!
I enjoy the transversal...
It show well the beach!

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