Admiralty Head Lighthouse – Featured Art Print

My featured Art Print this week is the Admiralty Head Lighthouse done in black and white from my Black and White Photography One Gallery. It’s one of the six new art prints just added to that gallery.

The Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located on Whidbey Island north of the Seattle area in the state of Washington. It coexists with what was Fort Casey and is now part of the state park system. The location is the entrance to the Puget Sound. The lighthouse guided ships into the sound; while Fort Casey with it’s large guns protected the sound. The setting has a sweeping view of the water and across it to the Olympic Mountain Range on the Olympic Peninsula. The lighthouse was put into operation in 1861, rebuilt and moved slightly north to accommodate the guns of Fort Casey in 1903 and ultimately decommissioned in 1922. It was acquired and reopened by Washington State Parks in the mid 1950’s.

For this print, I went black and white to capture not only the mood of the day (rain and sun with heavy rain clouds moving in), but the contrast within the structure itself and the natural setting surrounding it. I shoot my photographs in RAW, which gives me the flexibility to use strong detail and the ability to adjust the many elements of a picture. With this shot, I went for maximum detail and played with the contrast and lighting to create the end result. The final art print does a great job capturing the look and feel of our visit to the lighthouse that day. Thoughts?



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14 thoughts on “Admiralty Head Lighthouse – Featured Art Print

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      🙂 The good news for me is that we have a daughter who lives in Seattle, so we get our fix about three times a year! Not sure I could handle it year round…been living in sunny climates for a very long time (San Diego and now Phoenix). Thanks for stopping by Dan!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It is pretty large in person. One of the last brick lighthouses built on the west coast…18″ thick walls for “Earth Quake” strength. Interesting how that was thought of as good against an earthquake back then.

      Didn’t leave a message on your blog, but my deepest condolences on the loss of your cousin. The entire family is in my prayers….Thanks for stopping by!


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