Cape May Lighthouse

A view of the Cape May Lighthouse as shot from the parking lot in Cape May New Jersey.  This is actually the third lighthouse built at Cape May Point.  The first one was built in 1823 of brick atop a stone foundation and stood 70 feet tall.  That first lighthouse was built about 1,750 feet away from the present one, a location that is now underwater.  A second lighthouse was built in 1847.  This second lighthouse was built about six hundred feet south of the present one.  A third lighthouse, the one you see here, was built and became active on Halloween 1859.  It stands 157 feet, six inches tall.  The third lighthouse replaced the second one which had become the victim of poor maintenance practices by its keeper.   The area of the second lighthouse is also now underwater.  The lighthouse was automated in June of 1933 and after World War II, the fresnel of the light was dismantled and placed in the Cape May County Historical Museum for public viewing.  The original lens was then replaced with an rotating aero beacon.  After significant fund raising and renovations, the lighthouse was opened to the public in 1988. 

Camera: Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenzanon 50mm lens.  67mm circular polarizer filter used on the lens. 

Film: Kodak Ektar 100 C41 Color Negative Film

Development: Self Developed film using Tetenal C41 color development press kit in a Paterson Universal Tank.  Negatives hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. 

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600.

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