It seemed like such a good idea at the time....build a lighthouse on a vantage point 422 feet above sea level to help guide ships into San Diego harbor. However, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for only 36 years. At dusk on November 15, 1855, the light keeper climbed these winding stairs and lit the light for the first time. What seemed to be a good location had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light. On March 23, 1891, the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point. The work of this lighthouse was winding down. You can still climb the stairs to view the rooms where the keepers and their families lived...
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My twin loves of photography and travel emerged early in life. I remember being enchanted by rare trips to an airport to meet an arriving flight, and equally enchanted by a train trip on the California Zephyr from Denver to Salt Lake City. Clearly, I wanted to go places! On these trips I had my trusty Kodak Instamatic camera, with those funky flash cubes! But almost as soon as I could, I was out traveling on my own! Luckily this coincided with an interest in 35 mm photography which I learned on my own and from friends. I can remember taking dozens of rolls of film on every trip...black and white and color in every ISO I thought I'd need!
Fast forward to 2008 after multiple academic...
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