Canon Elan IIe, tripod
Sigma 28-105 at 35mm
Fuji Provia 100
f16, 1/250
Blackbeard's Retreat
ocracoke lighthouse

Ocracoke Island is known as being one of the lairs of the pirate Edward Teach, nicknamed "Blackbeard," and Ocracoke Lighthouse is the only one in the world made from snow. 

Okay, not really, snow doesn't pack well in North Carolina. But the lighthouse is a small one, and it's possible to lose it entirely while driving up to it, since houses and trees on the narrow streets will block it from view. The property it's on is also closed to the public, though you can walk up alongside, but it means your compositions are very limited. So I used the tree nearby to frame the window. The light was at the right angle to give the surface its texture, and the color of the clear winter sky complements nicely.