Fort Pickens VII by Magricely Diaz

Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is currently part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and as such, is administered by the U.S. National Park Service.

This photograph is the seventh of the Fort Pickens in Sepia series and has been featured on:

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm
Exposure: 1/13
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1600


  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    Very cool! great image!! :]

  • Thanks, Tracy, I’m glad you enjoyed my photo… and thank you for stopping by. ;)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckover 5 years ago

    I believe I just read about Fort Pickens in Sarah Vowell’s book Assassination Vacation. Fascinating to see a photograph of it – or, actually, two photographs as I see you have presented both your sepia-toned and your more fully colored versions. I’m sure sure which I like better. I love them both.

  • Thank you Peter, I appreciate your kind words and your support. Fort Pickens is one of three forts located by the Pensacola Pass. The other two are Fort Barrancas and Fort McRee. Fort Barrancas is located across Pensacola Bay from Fort Pickens on the grounds of what is now the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Fort McRee, was located across the Pensacola Pass from Fort Pickens on Perdido Key, but was destroyed by a hurricane many years ago.

    There are seven photographs to my Fort Pickens series available both in color and sepia.

    – Magricely Diaz

  • John Pacifico
    John Pacificoover 5 years ago

    This is great!I love both the original and sepia!

  • Thanks, John. I’m glad you liked them. ;)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • melbourneguy75
    melbourneguy75over 5 years ago

    The sepia tone works really well, great image :)

  • Thank you, David… I believe the sepia works much better than the color image. When I first looked at this photograph, I didn’t know what to make of it. I didn’t like it.. I thought the angle was odd and the photo was “vacant”, but once I added the frame and changed it to sepia, it kind of took a life of its own. I really like it.. :)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • LocustFurnace
    LocustFurnaceover 5 years ago

    Great angle and presentation.

  • Thank you LocusFurnace, I’m glad you like it. ;)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • GeneMarie
    GeneMarieover 5 years ago

    Wow, this one takes me somewhere…

  • Thanks GeneMarie! :)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 5 years ago

    which way should should I go, the suspence is killing me. awesome

  • South… You should always go South. ;)

    – Magricely Diaz

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 5 years ago

    Like to eyes coming awake. Interesting shot. Nice to see your page, keep it going!!

  • Thanks, Tenee! Thanks for your support.

    – Magricely Diaz

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    The sepia is perfect for this..what a cool looking place.

  • Thanks, Kim… It is truly an amazing place to visit. The U.S. National Park Service has done an excellent job preserving the site and informing the public about its history and importance.

    – Magricely Diaz

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonover 5 years ago


  • I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

    – Magricely Diaz

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