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Lighthouse Scull

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania isn't a place that many people associate with maritime lighthouses, but it has one. The Turtle Rock lighthouse is located on a portion of the Schuylkill River that, in the mid-19th century, was a heavily traveled waterway for hauling timber, ore, and fresh produce into the city from farms and industrial sites far to the west. The same stretch of water was also a center for the then-growing sport of rowing and the beginning of the famed Philadelphia sculling venue known as Boathouse Row. Everything about this broad curve of river is now like a trip back in time and I have spent many hours trying to find the confluence of sky, clouds, lighthouse and sculler that captures the essence of the place as Thomas Eakins might have painted it.

IR Converted Olympus EM 10 MkII equivalent 720nm
63mm · f/9 · 1320 · ISO 320
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