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Cape Cod Light

Mark Papke

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Cj Avery 9 Days Ago

Fresno, CA - United States

Perfect angle perfect time epic gotta love the lighthouses

Caledon, ON - Canada

Excellent capture of this beautiful scene. v/f

Salo, FI - Finland

Beautiful capture Mark!

Wayne, NJ - United States

Amazing sunset image Mark. Love your POV and leading lines. Liked.

Yarmouth, Ma - United States

Congratulations on your 3rd place win in New England Photography contest! It is a wonderful photo. You are featured on our home page. Nice job!

Tipp City, OH - United States

Wow! I could look at this shot all day! f

Loveland, CO - United States

Beautiful light Mark! f/v

Suffield, CT - United States

Beautifully it! V/f

Glasgow, Sc - United Kingdom

Beautiful. Sunset/sunrise images are a favourite of mine

North Brunswick, NJ - United States

Great capture!L

Stamford, CT - United States

Gorgeous capture! So well done! f/v

Montrose, CO - United States

Wonderful capture with this image!

Yuma, AZ - United States

What a wonderful looking presentation!! v/f/t

Ramona, CA - United States

what an amazing capture! L/f

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

Beautiful image Mark!! v

Yuma, AZ - United States

Congrats on the feature and you sure have wonderful composition and tones!! v/f/t

Greensboro, NC - United States

Beautiful capture, Mark, f/l.

Del Rio, TX - United States

This is gorgeous! Of course, EVERY shot you take is gorgeous. :)

East Brunswick, NJ - United States

Very beautiful capture, Mark! v

Rijswijk, Zu - Netherlands

Beautiful capture Mark! v

Greensboro, NC - United States

Stunning capture, f/v.

Chester, NY - United States

Nice composition - very beautiful!

Franklin Square, NY - United States

Mark, Fantastic scenic photo of this road leading up to the lighthouse with the sun setting over the ocean. Remarkable capture of a great looking sky. The colors you have managed to capture in this photo are fantastic. Great details starting from the road which pulls you in and makes you follow it right to the lighthouse, love the fence details on the side of the road also. Excellent photo, voted, google, tweet and FB promoted and chosen as the Image That Caught My Eye from the group, The Art Shoppe Cafe promo thread

Young Harris, GA - United States

Beautiful image Mark! Wonderful leading lines and composition, and I love the sun rays.

Bentonville, AR - United States

Spectacular! fave and voted

Depoe Bay, OR - United States

Stunning Photo!! v/f/VG+posted

Ossineke, MI - United States

How beautiful. g+/v/f

Murphy, NC - United States

This is such an amazing photograph!!! v67, g+22

Morro Bay, CA - United States

Wonderful image!!! g+ v

Ewa Beach, HI - United States

Splendid colors amazing voted

Dallas, TX - United States

G+ posted.

Medway - United Kingdom

Nice work Mark & G+

Palmetto, FL - United States

g+1, v, f...beautiful

Fort Worth, TX - United States

gorgeous! and able to vote again!

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Very beautiful, Mark. v

Pavia, PV - Italy

Congratulations! Featured in Art Promotion and Marketing v/

Bellows Falls, VT - United States

Beautiful Capture v

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

I love the light and balance in this image, gorgeous

Wichita, KS - United States

I really enjoyed this one! V/PiF!

Alexander, ME - United States

Gorgeous sunrise Mark! f/v

Silute, Si - Lithuania

You've got lots of gorgeous sceneries in your colleaction, Mark. It's tough to chose one or 2 as favorites. I like this one for it's marvelous sunset colors and a really great composition. v/f

Tucson, AZ - United States

Love this.

Tucson, AZ - United States

Love this.

Upperco, MD - United States

Nice job of getting the shadow areas and the sunset.

Brooklyn, CT - United States

This deserves so much more than is offered! f/v I hope you sell a lot of this!

Orange Park, FL - United States

Beautiful sunrise image! Gorgeous light! v/L

Montague, NJ - United States

gorgeous f/v/g+

Fullerton California, ca - United States

Already voted back to...t/p/L/g+1

Dallas, TX - United States

Beautiful! V

Lexington Park, MD - United States

Beautiful! This photo just oozes peacefulness and calm. Love it!

Kitchener, ON - Canada

Beautiful composition and colours! v

Chicago, IL - United States

Came back to Fav/fb and pin!

Jacksonville, fl - United States

revisiting, Fantastic, great work. V/F/FB/T/G+/W promotions VAVO group ( voted prev) other promotions repeated.

Union Dale, PA - United States

Hello, I’m a fellow member of ‘Vote and Vote Often’. Sorry, I am only able to take a quick run though the group and vote today. Voted … Elaine

Beverly Hills, CA - United States

this is absolutely fabulous v/f

Bulli , Ne - Australia

beautiful Mark f/v

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Good luck...v

Clarence, NY - United States

Congrats Mark on your first place contest win. Beautiful image.fav/v/p

Mark Papke replied:

Thanks it was a nice surprise.

Rochester, NY - United States

Thanks eveyrone for all the great comments and thanks to those who voted to make this the winner of he July 2012 Lighthouse images contest.

Thisted, N. - Denmark

Great shot and congrats on your win.

Mark Papke replied:


Orange Park, FL - United States

Mark, Congratulations on your 1st place win in the July 2012 Lighthouse Images contest! Outstanding image!

Mark Papke replied:

Thanks. I was surprised.

Fullerton California, ca - United States to walk on the road ...

San Pedro, CA - United States

You are indeed a creator of magic, Mark! voted

Thunder Bay, ON - Canada

Mark I love this the sun shinning down and lighting up the path to the lighthouse. Voted

Franklin Square, NY - United States

Mark, Promoted also

Franklin Square, NY - United States

Mark, just saw this photo as I was posting some more images to the promotional thread in Vote and Vote Often. This photograph is fantastic I love how the coast by passes the lighthouse and appears to keep on going. You have a great sunset with fantastic sunset rays that you were able to capture and that sky is awesome with all of the various colors. Plus you still after all of that have the main subject sitting there with that remarkable sky above it and right on the bend. Fantastic photo. VOTED/FB/Favorited

Mark Papke replied:

Thanks for all your detailed comments John. Wish I was as good with words.

Tucson, AZ - United States

This is a beautiful image--love the colors, composition, and feeling. V

Fort Worth, Tx - United States

I have been here! What a beautiful capture!

Brooklyn, CT - United States

Love all about this photo! A very peaceful serenity.... V/F

Rochester, NY - United States

this is beautiful.....the splendor of light and color.....great capture

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Mark, This is beautiful! V/F..Good Luck on contest Secondary Colors/v

Lake Worth, FL - United States

Gorgeous image with a beautiful composition Mark! Just found it in the Features of the Beautiful Scenery group. We Voted! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

Lauderdale Lakes, FL - United States

Beautiful in every way!! f/v

Fort Worth, TX - United States

lovely image!

Greenwell Springs, LA - United States


New Orleans, LA - United States

Mark, gorgeous&dramatic shot! Well done. Voted

Fort Worth, TX - United States

What a stunning view! v

Nashville, Te - United States


Orange Park, FL - United States

Back to promote this beautiful shot! v/fb

Chicago, IL - United States

Gorgeous! f,v,p,t

San Ramon, CA - United States

Stunning! Wow F/V shared FB

Atascadero, CA - United States

Just perfect!

Dingle, Co - Ireland

Stunning work!V

Fort Worth, TX - United States

beautiful work! v

Orange Park, FL - United States

Beautiful image! v/f

Oak Creek, WI - United States

Striking image! F/V/FB

Fruita, CO - United States

Excellent color and composition

Bergen, NY - United States

This image is awesome! nice composition with the winding road and i love the rays of sun coming down to the road

Tallahassee, FL - United States

Really like how the winding road leads the eye to the lighthouse focus!

Rochester, NY - United States

Thanks everyone.

Seeley Lake, MT - United States

stunning capture Mark! Beautiful

Newberg, OR - United States


Campo Grande, Ma - Brazil

Perfect capture, almost a painting. This sunlight is gorgeous!!!!

Fort Worth, TX - United States

Stunning shot! v

Northridge, CA - United States

Nice sunset & light effects..V)

Rochester, Ne - United States

Beautiful, excellent composition!!! V

Tucson, AZ - United States

I want to go there. v

Velika Gorica, Do - Croatia

Like colours, composition and peacefulness! Voted

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Cape Cod Light


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Cape Cod's oldest lighthouse, locally known as the Highland Light, is officially named "Cape Cod Light" on the NOAA nautical chart for the region. It sits perched 120 feet above the ocean in the Highlands of Truro. Its beam shines 174 ft. above sea level to give mariners warning of the treacherous sandbars off this shore. The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is a major attraction for visitors to Cape Cod.

The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse Upgrades
The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse was built in 1797, rebuilt in 1853, and replaced in the same location with the current structure in 1857. The first illumination was fueled with whale oil, then subsequently, lard, kerosene, and finally, electricity. In 1901 a new, more powerful lens was installed. This "First Order" Fresnel lens greatly extended the seaward reach of the beam of light, flashing one half-second flash every 5 seconds. In 1932 the light was electrified. During the 1950's this Fresnel Lens was replaced by a four-way beacon. In 1986 the Highland Light was automated with a 2-way beacon, using the same signature.
The Highlands of Truro have been steadily eroding since 1797. When Thoreau visited Highland Light in the 1850's, he wrote in "Cape Cod" about the extensive erosion of the cliffs fronting the lighthouse. In 1990 only 128 feet of the original 500 foot setback remained. Then concerned citizens of the Town of Truro took action. After years of fund-raising, which included contributions from the citizens of Truro and many visitors from all over the world, the lighthouse was moved to its present site.

Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse Relocation
In July of 1996, when the Highland Light was only 100 feet away from the edge of the cliff, the lighthouse was moved to its present location. The International Chimney Company of Buffalo, New York lifted the 430 ton lighthouse, and pushed it on steel "I" beams, lubricated with Ivory Soap, 453 feet to a safer location. The $1.54 million dollar cost was shared among the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and the Truro Historical Society.

The Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse is owned by the Cape Cod National Seashore and is managed by Highland Museum and Lighthouse, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The light is maintained by the United States Coast Guard, and continues to function as a primary aid to navigation.

Handicap Accessibility At Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse
There is limited handicap parking at the lighthouse. Anyone that is unable to climb the lighthouse stairs is welcome to come into the base of the lighthouse and also view the video part of the lighthouse tour at no charge. The 10 minute video (accessible through the gift shop entrance) includes a history of the lighthouse, the moving of the lighthouse in time lapse photography and the relighting of the light. A one hour long version of the video is available in the gift shop.


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