pensacola light

pensacola light

..while we were around pensacola, we were thinking of going to the pensacola light(house), but we can’t quite figure where it was so we ended up at the Nat’l Naval Aviation Museum.. turns out it was just a few meters away.. 🙂

The first Pensacola Light was the lightship Aurora Borealis. It was moved to Pensacola in 1823 from its previous post at the mouth of the Mississippi River after a lighthouse had been completed there. Because of frequent rough seas, the lightship had to be anchored inside the bay entrance, behind Santa Rosa Island, and could not reliably be seen from ships outside the bay.In 1825 a 40 foot tower was built on a 40 foot bluff at the south entrance to Pensacola Bay. This light was also partially obscured by trees close to the tower and on Santa Rosa Island. In 1858 a new tower was built on the north side of the bay entrance, and was lit on January 1, 1859. The new, and current, tower is 150 feet tall, and also sits on a 40 foot bluff located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station, placing the light 190 feet above sea level. (wiki)
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  1. some very nice serene captures

    JimMarch 27th, 2010 at 08:31
  2. love the colors!! the white of the lighthouse! they must have just painted it lol… and the blue of the sky, looks like you used a polarizer!! well done you

    Elaine-March 27th, 2010 at 13:50
  3. Lovely vivid colors and great pov. I like this!

    FridaMarch 27th, 2010 at 14:30
  4. I love this vertical depth, very impressive, great sharpness too, compliemts

    fabrizioMarch 27th, 2010 at 14:42
  5. Beautiful light for this lighthouse 🙂

    PixeLuzMarch 27th, 2010 at 15:46
  6. A very different approach for capturing a lighthouse. I’m impressed. You’ve managed to include the entire thing with a close view.

    sherriMarch 27th, 2010 at 16:12
  7. Love your wide angle and especially like the pelican..

    NickMarch 27th, 2010 at 16:24
  8. huge! excellent sense of scale.

    faisalMarch 27th, 2010 at 16:53
  9. Cool wide-angle photograph, brilliantly composed and I love the pelican 😉
    Wys

    WysteriorMarch 27th, 2010 at 17:09
  10. interesting sense of space in this. i feel almost as if i’m lying on the ground looking up at that tower. and the building looks so spotlessly white in that sun. again there is a feeling of freshness about this image.

    micheleMarch 27th, 2010 at 22:35
  11. i love the bold blocky colors. and the… stork?

    joeMarch 27th, 2010 at 23:20
  12. Light is gorgeous . Love this left tree ! Looks like a gold !

    MARIANAMarch 28th, 2010 at 10:58
  13. Nice colours and a great perspective 😀
    great shot!

    Laura AbigailMarch 28th, 2010 at 17:58
  14. me likes the light houses!

    crashMarch 28th, 2010 at 21:47
  15. If that top stripe was red, it would look exactly like our Old Barney! I really like how the trees stand out from the sky. Like 3d.

    MikeApril 2nd, 2010 at 22:38

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