Cape Lookout Light

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    Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina.

    The light is the second to be built on the cape. The first in 1812 and the present in 1859. The diamond pattern is a distinctive aid during daylight and a "fresnel" lens shines at night. The light warns mariners of the treacherous lookout shoals [called Promontorium Tremendum or "Horrible Headland" on old maps] that extend for 10 miles into the blue Atlantic.

    Hundreds of ships have been lost here and in WWII the inlet provided one of the few safe havens from German U-Boats patrolling the shores.

    @petra, nishiology, Mig Bardsley, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. MichelKuik 104 months ago | reply

      nice perspective!!
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    2. Ibrahim Firaq 104 months ago | reply

      love the lights and blue sky great capture !

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    3. linda yvonne 104 months ago | reply

      Great repitition in the black and white patterns on house and light. From The Continuum Pool

    4. chrismaverick 104 months ago | reply

      I'd crop this a little tighter and straighten up the frame a bit. But I think the house and lighthouse are rather strinking. Maybe if you'd moved 20 feet to the right and taken the picture at a more dramatic angle, you'd have had even better results.

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    5. n+s 104 months ago | reply

      wow - someone was inspired by alice in wonderland or something. what a crazy paint job - i bet you can see that distinct pattern on the water for miles !
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    6. Photo: SMA 104 months ago | reply

      Cloudless sky. Nice colors

    7. 11楼朝北 104 months ago | reply

      the tower reminder of a kind of toy, which nomally is a string, you can put it in different shapes, black and white...

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    8. greenkayak73 104 months ago | reply

      ALL: Thank you for visiting and for such nice comments!

      chrismaverick: Thanks for the advice! It is straight - I used Picasa to check. The tower is almost an optical illusion. As for 20' to the right - I would have lost the diamond pattern I was trying to capture point-to-point. Still, in order to be sure, I'll have to go back. Thanks for an excuse for another roadtrip!

      nice+smooth ultramedia: That's the idea. The light at night, distincitive, highly visible pattern by day...

    9. itucker 104 months ago | reply

      well done. the crop advice is well worth considering. is hatteras soon to follow? mnfg

    10. greenkayak73 104 months ago | reply

      Thanks! crop advice heeded and photo reloaded. [It also cut out a pesky tourist on the right side of the photo...]

      Hatteras light photos are on the previous page of my photostream. Enjoy!

    11. jodi_tripp 104 months ago | reply

      Looks like a great place to visit. Nice color!

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    12. Mig Bardsley 104 months ago | reply

      One of those places that seems to be designed for a photographer.
      And a great shot of it too. the black and white and blue are beautifully simple and I love the way the white sand blends in.

    13. zanettco 104 months ago | reply

      I like it, all is in harmony here.Just good photo.

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    14. kasmil 104 months ago | reply

      very nice place.. great composed foto:)
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    15. GFR 104 months ago | reply

      fabulous, and very picturesque

    16. NewNomads 92 months ago | reply

      great shot!!

    17. Jason A G 92 months ago | reply

      Is it hard to get to Cape Lookout? I've driven up Hwy 12 from Morehead City towards the Ocracoke ferry a few times, but have never deviated to go on to the right towards Cape Lookout. It looks VERY remote.

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