A Light Unto Your Path

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

top of Cape Florida Lighthouse

After being decommissioned in 1878 after its replacement had been built on Fowey Rocks, this lighthouse fell into private hands in 1913 and was pretty much neglected for eighty years (although James Deering, after becoming the second owner, and the state of Florida, after acquiring the lighthouse in 1966, did both perform some restoration). Finally, a joint project of the State of Florida and the Dade County Historical Society restored the lighthouse in 1995. Besides creating a museum in a replica of the keeper’s quarters and restoring other structures, that restoration also involved restoring the original lighthouse brick walls and painting the lighthouse white. That angered a lot of old-time Miami residents, until the restorers could convince them that white was in fact the original color. After all, after being sandblasted by decades of Atlantic storms, the raw red brick was all anybody alive had ever seen.

This picture was taken a little more than an hour before Cape Florida Lighthouse was taken and almost two hours before sunset.

For other perspectives on Cape Florida Lighthouse, check out thses images: Snorkeler at the Lighthouse, Fish’s View of Lighthouse, Fish’s View of Light and “Stars”, Cape Florida Lighthouse (v2), and Cape Florida Lighthouse and Cottage.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 100mm. Flash was not used. Camera was set for f/11 on aperture priority with no exposure compensation, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/640 sec at ISO 800.

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  Fine Art Paper 15" x 10" 18" x 12"
  Canvas N/A 27" x 18"

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