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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Jupiter, FL
Located north of West Palm Beach along US1. This lighthouse is easily visible from various locations around the community.
Photo taken in the early morning from a the parking lot of a community park.
Viewed from the drive along Jupiter Island.

Cape Florida Lighthouse
Key Biscayne, FL
Located on Key Biscayne in the Cape Florida State Park, south of Miami Beach.
This lighthouse is a bit difficult to photograph due to its location at the tip of the cape, as well as it being surrounded by high trees. The best photographic opportunity would most likely be in the morning hours, taken from the beach of the state park.

Alligator Reef Lighthouse
Lower Matecumbe Key, FL
Located in the reef east of the Overseas Highway (US1)
A sailboat passes by the skeleton-style lighthouse, further off in the distance. This image was taken with a 400mm lens on a DX-format camera, and the image was partially cropped in post-production. The best view of this structure would be from a charter cruise.

Key West Lighthouse
Key West, FL
This restored lighthouse and museum is located in downtown Key West, at the intersection of US1 and Whitehead Street.
A couple of morning views.

Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Sanibel Island, FL
This lighthouse sits on the eastern tip of the island. While not open to the public, it is easily photographed from the public beaches surrounding it.
Two osprey enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico.
An osprey enjoys the evening as the moon rises overhead.
A vibrant sunset.
The "blue" hour.

St. Marks Lighthouse
St. Marks, FL
Located on the Apalachee Bay, this lighthouse is surrounded by the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, which provides a haven for wildlife photography.
Photo taken July 26, 2003. This lighthouse is active.
A telephoto shot of lantern house and lens.

Crooked River Lighthouse
Carrabelle, FL
This is one of many metal structure lighthouses in Florida that were built in this fashion to reduce wind resistance during hurricanes.
Despite the need of new paint, the daymarkings on this lighthouse make it a particular favorite of mine. Photo taken in July of 2003.
Two views of the same structure during a visit in November of 2008. The lighthouse proudly wears its new coat of paint.

Cape San Blas Lighthouse
Cape San Blas, FL
Another metal structure, similar to Carrabelle. This lighthouse still retains its "bivalve" Fresnel lens, but does not function at night.
Photo taken April 2002 - white light was functional during this time, but the lens did not rotate.
Photo was used by The New York Times on November 17, 2002
for a travel article that my wife had written.
These two photos were taken July 25, 2003 during a second visit.

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Last updated October 16, 2013
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