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Beautiful and unusual Pictures of Lighthouses and Lighthouse Images with Beacons and Stormy Seas.

In this article we have put together a collection of lighthouse photos that surely do these historic structures justice. 

For the worlds best and most beautiful lighthouse pictures and Images.  We've got lighthouses in storms, unusual lighthouse images, lighthouse beacons, and even a lighthouse on dry cracked land.

   
Beautiful Photos of Lighthouses, Kilauea Lighthouse at sunset on the Island of Maui, Hawaii
 

Beautiful Photos of Lighthouses
 

Unusual Lighthouses - beautiful decor lighthouses - Lighthouse symbolism
Unusual Lighthouses & Pics
Lighthouse Photos - Beautiful, Stormy, or unusual lighthouse pics
Beautiful, Stormy, Lighthouse Photos
Pictures of a lighthouse - A full moon lights up the night clouds and a lighthouse casts its beam out over the ocean in a bucolic scene
Pictures of a Lighthouse
Lighthouse Storms - a Lighthouse photo with a beam of light shining out over rough seas, for use as a background pic or wall art.

Lighthouse Storms - Fine Art Prints
Lighthouse Image - A full moon looms in the sky at sunset while a watchman of the lighthouse looks out to sea in this stock photo.

Lighthouse Image
Lighthouses in a storm - A lighthouse casts its beam of light across the storm seas in a concept stock picture. Fine Art LIghthouse Prints.

Lighthouses in a Storm for Fine Art Prints
A lighthouse casts its beam of light through the fog at sunset

Lighthouse Beam Sunset Clouds
Lighthouse Beacon Photos - A lightouse keeper stands at the rail and looks out over the stormy sea
Lighthouse Beacon Photos
Lighthouse Beacon Pics - In the darkness of stormy night a lighthouse casts beam over the wind whipped waves.
Lighthouse Beacon Pictures
 
Picture of a lighthouse in a lightning storm.
Lighthouse Storm Lightning
Lighthouse symbolism - Picture of a small boat in a storm with a light house visible in the distance.
Lighthouse Symbolism - Boat Storm
Beautiful unusual lighthouse pictures - A light house casts a beam over a rough sea in a stock picture about risk, danger, guidance and salvation.
Unusual Beautiful Lighthouse Pictures
Unusual Lighthouses - Picture of a lighthouse standing in a vast field of dry cracked land or mud  illustrating ecology issues, global warming and conservation
Unusual Lighthouses - Dry Cracked Land Background
Lighthouse Lights - Concept stock photo of a lighthouse in the fog with beam of light shooting from lighthouse across the cloudy sky.
Lighthouse Lights
 
       
   

Pictures of a Lighthouse


Pictures of a lighthouse are ubiquitous. Pictures of lighthouses range from serene sunsets to images of lighthouses in raging storms. Lighthouse pictures can show short squat lighthouses or shots of lighthouses that are tall, slender and majestic.

Most lighthouse pics are shot by tourists and show the lighthouse in the middle of the day, under placed conditions and with little or none of the splendor or majesty that they deserve. In this article we have put together a collection of lighthouse photos that surely do these historic structures justice.


Lighthouse Symbolism

Lighthouse symbolism is powerful, cross-cultural and universal in nature. We are ingrained from our early youth to see the lighthouse as a powerful source for good, and as such the lighthouse has become highly symbolic in a myriad of ways. A lighthouse is a symbol of guidance and salvation, of hope and promise, and yet also of danger and risk. It can be used to symbolize the way forward, the future, and even a spiritual path.


Lighthouses In A Storm

Lighthouses are built to protect sailors and ships in storms, fog and conditions that are less than ideal. Picturing a lighthouse in a storm, that is creating an image in which the lighthouse is functioning in the element for which it was designed, accentuates its beauty as well as its symbolism. A lighthouse storm with crashing waves and lashing rain is a much more dynamic visual and serves to both capture our attention and to drive home those concepts such as guidance, security, safety and the way forward. That lighthouse is going to bring us home safely and on a deep level we find it comforting and reassuring.


Lighthouse History

Though the first lighthouses were probably bonfires lit on the edge of sea cliffs, the Egyptians were the first ones to build them into permanent structures that used light to guide ships. They built the tallest lighthouse ever at 450 feet tall. That lighthouse is said to have lasted for a 1,000 years. It was built on an island in the port of Alexandria on the banks of the Nile.  The Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans also constructed lighthouses. Early modern lighthouses used wick lamps as a light source and their beams could only be seen for a few miles.

It was in 1822 that a Frenchman named Augustin Fresnel invented the lens that was destined to change bringing the lighthouse into the modern era. He devised a way to use prisms to magnify the light.  It was in 1841 that the first Fresnel lens was installed in a lighthouse.


Unusual Lighthouses

Boston Lighthouse is an unusual lighthouse because, as the oldest light station in the United States, Congress has declared that Boston Lighthouse always be staffed. Boston Lighthouse is the only lighthouse that is not automated. It is the responsibility of the keeper to light the beacon at night and turn it off at daybreak. Boston Lighthouse is the first lighthouse built in America, on Brewser Island, in Boston Harbor. First lit in 1716, the lighthouse was destroyed during the Revolutionary War and the tower that stands today was built in 1783.
 

Lighthouse Images

Lighthouse images can serve both as fine art decoration and as commercially important illustrations for advertising and promotion. Framed lighthouse pictures make great wall décor for any room, while lighthouse photos, used in advertising and promotion, strike a familiar chord with everyone resulting in compelling messages. Lighthouse galleries can serve both commercial and fine art communities providing a wealth of material for any visual need.


Pictures of Lighthouses

Pictures of lighthouses differ somewhat from images of lighthouses. Pictures refer to simple snapshots where as images can be created and enhanced to emphasize important elements or parts. For example, in the lighthouse stock photos seen below, the storms are created and/or enhanced, the beacons added, and the impact and symbolism dramatically accentuated.

Images of lighthouses are created that could never be captured in a simple picture do to problems of visibility, safety and the limitations of reality.  This is particularly true of lighthouse pics that portray night scenes. Lighthouses at night are quite challenging to capture on in a snapshot and can seldom if ever match the image we hold in our minds.


Lighthouse Pictures For Fine Art Use

Any lighthouse picture can be used for wall art and décor, but given that there are so many incredible pics to choose from, why settle for the mundane? Through Internet searching it is possible to find the perfect lighthouse photo for a framed matted print, whether it is a lighthouse on a cliff, a black and white lighthouse photo, a lighthouse poster or a lighthouse background. When searching for lighthouse pix try using as precise a search description as you can to locate the closed existing image for your particular needs.
 

Framed Lighthouse Pictures

When choosing a framed lighthouse picture, or a lighthouse pic for use in an advertisement or promotion, or even as a lighthouse calendar or greeting card, it is important to choose images for which the rights are clearly available. You will also need to be sure that the image you choose has the necessary resolution and quality for the intended use. Creating a lighthouse poster will require far more in file size than for a simple post card use.
 

Lighthouse Galleries

Whether your final desired image is of a lighthouse in a storm, a lighthouse in a sunset, a lighthouse sending its beacon out through heavy fog and mist, or just a lighthouse background, if you search thoroughly and choose carefully you can be sure that the right lighthouse galleries can be found for your intended purpose, with lighthouses of appropriate symbology, and of a size and quality that can deliver your message, or viewing experience, with a strong and satisfying emotional connection.