Beautiful modern style nautical seascape photograph of Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse otherwise known as Angel's Gate showcased in black and white on metallic paper

 

  • Double white air float mat framed to 5" x 7" to enhance black and white features of the print
  • 4" x 6" metallic print in black and white on beautiful metallic paper
  • Sleek black modern style frame to provide a contemporary stylistic approach to photography
  • Attached fold out easel for table top display or included hook for hanging on the wall
  • Great home decor for beach and coastal themed homes
  • Autographed by photographer on mat & back of print

 

Subject: Los Angeles Lighthouse (Angel's Gate)

 

Name: A Beacon of Home

 

Location: Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California

 

Description: This historic lighthouse has marked the entrance to the port since 1913. The breakwater is 9,250 feet long and contains nearly three million tons of rock, brought over from Santa Catalina Island. Designed differently than any other California lighthouse, Angel's Gate is situated on a forty-foot concrete square. Built to withstand rough seas, the framework is structural steel, with steel plates to the second floor. The lighthouse is so well-constructed that, after a five-day storm in 1939 sent violent seas smashing into the building, the 73-foot Romanesque tower leaned slightly toward shore, but still stood defiantly, as it does to this day. The lighthouse was automated in 1973, thus eliminating the need for keepers. The two note blast of its foghorn every thirty seconds is a familiar sound to local residents. Mariners entering Angel's Gate are guided by the lighthouse's rotating green light. Whenever a deep sea vessel arrives on her maiden voyage in Los Angeles Harbor, the master is presented with a plaque etched with the likeness of the light, an official greeting from the City of Los Angeles, and the lighthouse that watches over the entrance to her harbor. On October 27, 2013 the lighthouse celebrated its 100th birthday after an extensive renovation. The lighthouse is not open for walk through tours however harbor tour boats are your best opportunity to get a close-up view. From land, walk to the end of the fishing pier at Cabrillo Beach for a view. Due to extreme danger walking on the breakwater ridge is not allowed. Other locations for a panoramic view would be at the lookout at S. Pacific Ave. and Shepard St. or Lookout Point Park at Gaffey St and 37th St. (Port of Los Angeles Lighthouse history and description credited to: http://www.sanpedro.com/sp_point/aglight.htm)

 

The Story: After a long day of scuba diving out at the Elly and Eureka Oil rigs, I was standing on the back deck of the scuba boat wishing the day could begin again so I could experience this wonderful day all over again. In awe of the massive freight ships passing by us, I nearly missed the opportunity to capture this historic landmark in a photograph. Luckily, right in time the last monster ship passed and I was able to gauge my lighting and frame my shot! I have seen many lighthouses in my day, but on this overcast day in the waters right outside of Los Angeles, this scene couldn't have been more brighter or crisp. I immediately knew when I saw the white siding and black accents of this structure that I was going to use the beauty of metallic paper to showcase this beautiful seascape. Although I only have the opportunity to visit California once in a while, and certainly didn't want my scuba adventures to be over that day, the sight of what they call Angel's Gate, or Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse, brought a serene feeling over me. I knew then this Beacon of Home would also be one of my final sights on my next scuba diving adventure that is sailed out of San Pedro.

 

Shipping Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 4 x 10 in
Art Name

A Beacon of Home

Easel Included

Yes

Photo Orientation

Landscape

Paper Type

Metallic

Photo Type

Wide-Angle

Number of Pieces

1

Print Size

4" x 6"

Product Size

7" x 9"

Product Weight

0.99 lbs

Framed 5x7 Black and White Seascape of Los Angeles Lighthouse

SKU: 1011
$70.00Price