Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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Although not the case when built in 1875, this lighthouse is now surrounded by trees that hide its magnitude. To get this shot, I was standing at the base and made three overlapping exposures to assemble into a vertical panorama. As the last major brick lighthouse constructed on the Outer Banks, this positional indicator still flashes its night beacon at 20-second intervals to warn ships traveling off the coast.

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott

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