Highland Lighthouse - Massachusetts by JHRphotoART

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Location : Cape Cod > Massachusetts > USA

Camera : Nikon D300
Lens : Nikkor 12-24 mm f/4 GED IF
Filter : UV ( B+W )
Tripod : Yes
Exposure : 1/90sec. f/22 , ISO 100
Bracketing : -2,-1,0,1,2 > Photomatix Pro
PP in Photoshop CS4

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  • WINNER in Preserving History – My Favorite Place challenge MAY 23 10
  • WINNER in New England Coastal Life – June Avatar challenge JUNE 07 10
  • WINNER in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts – June Avatar challenge JUNE 08 10
  • FEATURED in A Place To Call Home MARCH 11 10
  • FEATURED in All About Lighthouses MAY 08 10
  • FEATURED in Majestic Massachusetts JUNE 09 10
Situated on a cliff 183 feet above sea level, Highland (Cape Cod) Light was the first of the lighthouses of the Cape. Construction of the lighthouse was prompted by numerous shipwrecks in “the dark chasm between Cape Ann and Nantucket”. The original lighthouse was authorized by George Washington in 1796. That year, the government purchased ten acres of land for the lighthouse from Isaac Small of Truro for $110. The lighthouse was completed in 1797.

By 1990, Highland Light was at serious risk of being lost to erosion. The first lighthouse was built 500 feet from the cliff. The current lighthouse stood a mere 100 feet from the cliff in 1990. In 1990, somewhere between 40 and 117 feet of cliff were lost to erosion. In an effort to save this historic lighthouse, the Truro Historical Society spearheaded an effort which, along with national Park Service, state, and Coast Guard funding, raised $1.5 million to move the lighthouse and keeper’s house. In a span of 18 days in July 1996, International Chimney Inc. of Buffalo NY and Expert House Movers of Maryland moved the lighthouse to a new position 570 feet from the cliff. The lighthouse is currently located on Highland Golf Links.

The lighthouse currently belongs to the National Park Service as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and serves as an active aid to navigation.

The lighthouse is open to the public

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Janusz, known by friends as Yani and his wife Renata are a husband and wife with a passion for photography, painting, drawing, and art design.
Recently photography has become their main favorite past time with a special focus on scenic and nature photography.
They always strive to capture the mysterious beauty of nature by using inventive techniques and materials.

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    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your co-hosts,
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  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, beautiful composition, great color!!

  • simba
    simbaover 4 years ago

    Fabulous scene

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love it all from the split rail fence to the beautiful blue, blue sky! XXSUEXX

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Just love this..

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Very pretty …

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work,

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition with so many wonderful colors…

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago

    Great composition and processing.

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago
    Fantastic capture , so beautiful
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