North point lighthouse and bench

North Point Lighthouse and Bench

Piece description from the artist

"To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
— Buddha

The North Point Lighthouse along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Lake Park, Milwaukee Wisconsin. The lighthouse was originally completed in 1855, rebuilt at it's present location in 1887 and finally raised to it's current height of 74 feet in 1912. It was taken out of service and closed by the US Coast Guard in 1994. In 2007, the lighthouse reopened to the public.

In the processing of this image, I was inspired by the lighthouse paintings of Edward Hopper.

Other works by Scott Norris

About Scott Norris

Milwaukee, WI

Emotion. Mood. Feelings. This is what I capture through my photographs. Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros – it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.
Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan. I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.
And the shooting is only the first step – a jumping off point. I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye. Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them. Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel. In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.
I'm a native Texan currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my lovely wife and son.

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