Monday, November 14, 2005

Racine breakwater light

Anyone who is familiar with the breakwater light tower in Racine, Wisconsin will be quick to point out that it hasn’t had a light on in decades. I admit I added it in PhotoShop.

Built in 1902, the breakwater light served until the mid 1980s, when the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned it and slated the tower for demolition. A huge public outcry arose, and the structure was saved and incorporated into Racine’s Reefpoint Marina complex.

This photo was taken as dawn began to tinge the skies last Saturday morning. The marina slips were empty, the cold winds of November beginning to rise. Winter is coming.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

1 comment:

V. Schroeder said...

Like the photoshopped light, for a focal point--the whole effect is beautiful. Tonight as I drove home from work there was a full moon rising over the mountains and the hills were lovely, dusty pink and blue, I wished desperately that I had a camera--may try and do something artistically with it, but it would be hard from memory. It might be a case for carrying a camera.