Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WW- Mysterious

Lighthouses are such solitary images.  Yet instead of thinking of loneliness and isolation I think of them as mysterious and romantic.  Why is that?

12 comments:

Hilary said...

Because they are! Anything related to the sea is mysterious and romantic, isn't it? Lovely shot.

Mary Beth said...

I wonder if it's because they are always portrayed that way in books? I can think of a handful of books off the top of my head that have a lighthouse involved in one form or another.

Mom24 said...

I love them too. Great shot. :)

Elaine A. said...

I always wonder who is at the top keeping watch. Although pretty sure that doesn't happen anymore these days, I like the thought of it...

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love them too. And they speak romance to me also--waves crashing, guiding people to safety...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They are romantic--on the tip of nature, alone and near adventure.

Magnolia Sun said...

I love lighthouses and collect them, actually I like collecting the ones I photograph or my husband. I think of them as romantic too and comforting somehow and very peaceful.

tweetey30 said...

They are wonderful land scapes and a wonder what people think of them.. this a beautiful shot.. I love how you got the waves up around this light house..

Tonya said...

I think Lighthouses are SO cool.

Brenda L. Greenwald said...

Oh, that is one of my favorite places in the world! Sitting on the other side of that happy, red lighthouse, with my back to the world, and the endless water stretched out before me...ooooh, I love it! I have photos of our Sheb. lighthouse everywhere with me here in Colorado to remind me that God has my back, and God has my future. Mysterious, romantic and just wonderful!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Who doesn't love a lighthouse? You have such a beautiful lake and get the most serene shots. I could stare at this all day if I didn't have school-morning chaos happening just behind me :-)

Kristen said...

I think it is just beautiful! Have always loved the water!!! I think you have the best of both worlds, Midwestern trees, colors etc, and water like the ocean! Yay for Lake Michigan!

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