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Sandy Point Lighthouse

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 23 March 2012 in Architecture.

The Sandy Point Shoal lighthouse was built in 1883 and features a 37-foot Empire-style, eight-sided red brick tower with a white roof and black lantern, which houses a 4th order Fresnel lens. The first two stories were used as living quarters, the third level as the watch room, and the lower level within the cast iron cylinder, as a storage area for water, coal, and oil. The lighthouse was electrified in 1929 and fully automated in 1963.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Bill Brown from California, United States

Great perspective! Did you shoot this from a boat?

23 Mar 2012 5:41am

@Bill Brown: Hi Bill, I walked out to the end of a man made shoal and was sitting down when I shot the picture. It will be in tomorrow's picture.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


23 Mar 2012 7:07am

Goldenpleasure from Bakel, Netherlands

Bijn het zien van zulke foto's gaat mijn hart sneller kloppen, ik verlang weer naar mijn vakantie.

23 Mar 2012 7:10am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Magnifique composition avec des très belles couleurs. Jolie perspective.

23 Mar 2012 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

23 Mar 2012 8:56am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely red lighthouse !

23 Mar 2012 9:00am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nicely captured with the tug and barge

23 Mar 2012 9:38am

Stephen from Massachusetts, United States

The line-up of the lighthouse, tug and barge makes for a special shot - a sense of silence and dynamism. Years ago I sailed down the Chesapeake and passed under the bridge you photographed yesterday and I remember this lighthouse as well. I used to love to photograph all the different styled lighthouses along the east coast - but that was before there were decent digital cameras - so I'll have to do it again sometime!

23 Mar 2012 9:40am

@Stephen: That sounds like it was a really nice trip!

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!

23 Mar 2012 10:43am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shooting, Elaine! Your DOF almost gives subjects in this shot the feel of toys. Great work with the composition as well.

23 Mar 2012 11:07am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice frame and composition

23 Mar 2012 11:26am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe rendu !! belle netteté et profondeur pour ces teintes magnifiques..

23 Mar 2012 11:27am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent composition, Elaine! Love the way you frame the lighthouse with the tug boat and long ship. The colourful lighthouse looks superb surrounded by the cool blue of sea and sky.

23 Mar 2012 11:58am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Superbe lighthouse et original point of view on this pursuit , Phil

23 Mar 2012 2:40pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Le phare ressort bien dans le bleu de la mer et du ciel.

23 Mar 2012 4:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed shot Elaine! Unfortunately their days are numbered with the advent of GPS navigation! ;-)

23 Mar 2012 6:15pm

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Beautiful composition with a calm atmosphere!

23 Mar 2012 8:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic pov, love the lighthouse, great presentation and very informative...I look forward to tomorrow's post. Have a great weekend!

23 Mar 2012 8:54pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

lovely shot - what an interesting area!!

23 Mar 2012 11:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


24 Mar 2012 1:52am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleus eiamge a ras l'eau avec ce rouge sur le bleu superbe.
Belle journée

24 Mar 2012 4:39am

Jane from SomeWhere, Canada

This is gorgeous!

25 Mar 2012 3:15am

Siavash from Babol, Iran

Great Brightness Of This Photo :) I Love It! And That Red Thing Which Is Like A Light House Made Your Photo More Lovely

25 Mar 2012 9:16pm