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Located at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia are two lighthouses named “Cape Henry”…
The one to the right was built in 1792…an octagonal sandstone structure that was the first one built under the new U.S. Government.
The one to the left was first lit in 1881, being built of cast iron and wrought iron after the old one was deemed unstable. Standing taller than the old lighthouse, this one leads ships safely through the waters…
I intentionally positioned the two “Cape Henry Lighthouses” side by side to create the power and impact of my vision.
Susan

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Thanks to Anna Lenabem for her Texture # 229
Other Texture created by me

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photographic art, lighthouse, cape henry, chesapeake bay, atlantic ocean, virginia beach, virginia, fort story, historic, historical, landmark, first lighthouse, u s national register, cape henry lighthouse

Residing near the beach, I love to take my camera on photo-shoots when there is an impending storm, darkened skies, with the threat of rain or even snow! The shadows call to me and the fog is my friend. I hear sounds…yet most of the surroundings lie hidden from view. This allows me to escape into my own world, creating the next canvas for another of my “paintings.”

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  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby9 months ago

    Located at Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia are two lighthouses named “Cape Henry”…
    The one to the right was built in 1792…an octagonal sandstone structure that was the first one built under the new U.S. Government.
    The one to the left was first lit in 1881, being built of cast iron and wrought iron after the old one was deemed unstable. Standing taller than the old lighthouse, this one leads ships safely through the waters…
    I intentionally positioned the two “Cape Henry Lighthouses” side by side to create the power and impact of my vision.
    Susan

    Energy and persistence conquer all things.
    Benjamin Franklin



  • walstraasart
    walstraasart9 months ago

    Love the cracks and the background colors. Beautiful well designed work Susan

  • Thank you very much for the comment and fave, Thea! I was attempting to portray something from years gone by with the old Cape Henry lighthouse…

    – Susan Werby

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...9 months ago

    Wonderfully warm colors enhance the scene, and the texture cracks emphasize the age and historic nature of the two lighthouses. A clever idea to composite them together this way!

  • Thank you, Celeste!!! Such an interesting history of these two “Cape Henry’s” and I wanted to make them feel special as they stood together…

    – Susan Werby

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watson9 months ago

    Great work

  • Thanks once again, Joy!! Two Cape Henry lighthouses spoke to me in unison!

    – Susan Werby

  • Malcolm Heberle
    Malcolm Heberle9 months ago

    Wonderful capture Susan

  • So happy you stopped by, Malcolm! I felt the mood that day with the lighthouses…

    – Susan Werby

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter9 months ago

    very nice work Susan xx

  • Thanks again, Lynn!!! The old with the new was special to me…

    – Susan Werby

  • Donna19
    Donna199 months ago

    Never seen it but how lovely.

  • So happy you got to see the lighthouses now, Donna!!! They aren’t really that close to each other though…

    – Susan Werby

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

  • billfox256
    billfox2569 months ago

    Two beauties doubling the shoreline’s pleasure!!!! Tremendous
    treatment on this excellent capture!!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much, Bill!!! Old and yet older…they still stand proudly…

    – Susan Werby

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lake9 months ago

    Beautifully done Susan.

  • I delight in your comments and faves, Christine!!! Thank you! Lighthouses have such history…

    – Susan Werby

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