Located on Lake Erie in Marblehead State park…at the entrance to Sandusky Bay… near Port Clinton, Ohio (USA)…built in 1821 and still an active aid to navigation. (FYI: The Marblehead lighthouse holds the record as the longest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes…and it also claims to be the most photographed lighthouse on the Great Lakes.)

This work is the cover for a calendar of lighthouses:

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I am a retired high school English teacher living in northeast Ohio with a particular interest in photographing lighthouses. As I write this, I have photographed 184 lighthouses…at least one on each of the Great Lakes plus numerous Atlantic Coast lights from Maine to North Carolina. My primary camera is a Canon Digital Rebel XSi…and I use either a Canon Powershot G12 or a Canon Powershot SX120 as backup.

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Please consider adding this to

  • Thanks for the comment…and will be pleased to join the group…

    – Jack Ryan

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous day! Beautiful look at this side of the lighthouse!

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 2 years ago

    Great work!!!

  • Thanks, Monica…much appreciated. I’m very pleased to be featured.

    – Jack Ryan

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyover 2 years ago

    Well captured. And congratulations on your feature today in the group ‘All About Lighthouses’.

    - Gene

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Lorilee…so very much appreciated!!!

    – Jack Ryan

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Jack and beautiful colour.

  • Thanks, Ralph…I appreciate the comment.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanabout 2 years ago

    This photo also was the winner of the “Ohio Best Shot Challenge” of the “Midwestern United States Photography” group…August 2012.

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on winning the Ohio Best Shot Challenge!

  • Thanks, Jeanne…I appreciate your taking time to comment. Much appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your image has WON the
    “Ohio Best Shot Challenge!!!”

  • That’s great…I’m very pleased…thanks so much!!!

    – Jack Ryan

  • Kenneth Keifer
    Kenneth Keiferabout 2 years ago

    Congrats, Jack!!! I voted for this in the Midwest Ohio Challenge. Great shot!

  • Thanks, Kenneth…I appreciate your support.

    – Jack Ryan

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