Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lighthouse- Key West, Florida

One of the tough things about getting good lighthouse photos is perspective.  Most of the time, our only position to photograph them is from the ground and without a perspective correction lens, lighthouses (and other buildings) appear to fall away from us, distorting the image.

In this situation, I looked for, and found, a vantage point about half as high as the lighthouse thus giving me a more pleasing angle to shoot from.  This vantage point was the second floor porch of the Hemingway House Museum.  I must admit, in all honesty, that this was a deciding factor in my decision to purchase a ticket.  I think it was worth it.  I positioned myself so that palm trees would frame my subject adding more interest to the shot.


  1. Nice job on this one Greg. Finding the house to shoot from and still being able to frame it with the Palm trees was a nice merger of skill and luck :)

  2. Nice framing as well as the side light.

  3. Beautiful shot. I always enjoy your photos.