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St. Simons Island Lighthouse by AuntDot
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I took this shot of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A. while on a boat quite a bit offshore. (Atlantic Ocean)

Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera
Cropped and slightly tuned in Picasa3

SOLD two photographic prints, August 20, 2011. Thank you very much to the buyer!
Top Ten Winner in the “Avatar – June 11” challenge in All About Lighhouses, June 2, 2011
FEATURED in All About Lighthouses, May 29, 2011


From the St. Simons Pocket Guide:
Located near the village and pier, the St. Simons Island Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. An operational navigation aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound, it casts its light as far as twenty-three miles out to sea. Unlike many other operational lighthouses, the St. Simons Island Lighthouse invites visitors to climb the 129 steps to experience views of neighboring Jekyll Island, the mainland (Brunswick), and the south end of St. Simons Island.

The first lighthouse (1810) was built by James Gould of Massachusetts who became the first lighthouse keeper. That structure was destroyed by Confederate forces in 1862 to prevent the beacon’s use by Federal troops. The current lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s dwelling were built in 1872.

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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Comments

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 3 years ago

    nice soft tones and composition.

  • Thank you very much, Barb!

    – AuntDot

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    lovely capture and framing Dot

  • Thanks so much, Trudi!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Very nice capture.

  • Thanks very much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    really lovely…
    Have a great week!!

  • Thanks very much, Linda! Enjoy your week, too!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 3 years ago

    Lighthouses are a favorite photo subject of mine — you did a great job on this one, Dot!

  • I know, Monnie, and I was thinking of you when I posted this. I was pretty far away from it out in a boat, and I had only my point & shoot (5 megapixels), so I couldn’t crop it more than this. My brother-in-law is a docent at this lighthouse. Thanks for your kind comment, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Dot.. love the comp and lighting… Great job gf!! :))))x

  • Thanks so much, Cookie!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    SEE how that POINT AND SHOOT comes in soooo handy!!!! LOL

  • I’m thinking of getting a new one with more mp’s and a better zoom. This one is 5 mp and only 3x zoom, so it is quite limiting in a situation like this where I was quite far away from the subject. I do like carrying one in my purse. :-))
    BTW, the lilacs card is in my shopping cart…I plan to place an order soon!!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thank you so much, Kathy!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Dot, not often we get to see a lighthouse while out at sea. Looks like it was a wonderful day for boating too.

  • Thanks so very much, Andrea. It was actually a memorial service on a boat, complete with spreading the deceased’s ashes in the Atlantic near a beach he dearly loved. Quite a beautiful ceremony and an at-peace atmosphere. A first of its kind for me.

    – AuntDot

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago

    Great shot, Dot……….love the look of the place!!

  • Thanks, Dot. It’s a lovely place.

    – AuntDot

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