Today, I’m releasing my first eBook: The Beauty of California Lighthouses. It combines the lighthouse photos I’ve shot between early 2012 and mid 2013. The book is designed in the style of a coffee table book with 16 pages of amazing lighthouse pictures. A number of images in this short retrospective of my work on California lighthouses have attained featured picture status on Commons, which ranks them among the finest images on Wikipedia.
Among the lighthouses covered are:
- Point Reyes Lighthouse – used as a location for the 1980 John Carpenter film The Fog, the lighthouse is located on a rocky cliff 294 feet above see level. The station is frequently covered by fog and few years pass that do not see violent gales strike the area.
- East Brother Island Light Station – the light station sits on a small island and marks the entrance to San Pablo Bay from San Francisco Bay. The keeper’s house is a beautiful two-story Victorian built in 1874. After being transformed to a bed and breakfast in 1980, East Brother Light today offers guests an elegant and unique getaway.
- Point Bonita Lighthouse – located at Point Bonita at the San Francisco Bay entrance in the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Point Bonita was the last manned lighthouse on the California coast. The small suspension bridge that leads to the lighthouse reminds of the Golden Gate Bridge nearby.
- Point Cabrillo Lighthouse – the lighthouse is located about 1.5 miles north of Mendocino, between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino. It began operation in 1909 and during the Cold War, the station was used to simulate a Soviet radar base in training exercises. In 1991, the station was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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