Shortly before sunset. Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington State.
ISO 200, 1/100 seconds, f/11 @ 24 mm.
“Our light and Fort Casey’s big guns stood watch over the entrance to Puget Sound for decades. Today they watch over a breath-taking view of the Olympic mountains, Port Townsend ferry, shipping lanes, and even the occasional Orca whales.
Built in 1861 and rebuilt in 1903, the lighthouse guided tall ships toward the Whidbey Island shore where they could fill their sails with wind. It was the last brick lighthouse designed by renowned German architect Carl Leick – its walls 18 inches thick to withstand the earthquakes that shake western Washington."