According to wiki.answers.com… “Different lighthouses are different shapes and sizes and are all painted with different paint schemes. This way they can be distinguished from each other. When a mariner sees a tall lighthouse with black and white stripes that are spiraled from the top down, they know that they are off the North Carolina coastal town of Buxton and they are passing Diamond Shoals. The next lighthouse up the coast is painted with black and white rings. Knowing how far apart the houses are, mariners can tell how fast they are going as they pass them. All lighthouses display a light pattern that is unique from all the others in the area.”
Finding a unique visual angle provides obstacles such as the limitation of viable lookout points, making my photos pretty much the same as anyone else’s. If I can’t show a unique visual viewpoint, then I need to foster a unique experience in some other way.
My goal was to instill a particular emotion for the viewer of each lighthouse, or at the very least, show a different time of day or year.