"Nauset Light Infrared" fine art photography and art prints by Luke Moore. I pulled out my infrared camera to capture Nauset Beach Light on a mostly cloudy day in March. I wanted to express some character and begin to tell a story through this Nauset Lighthouse photograph. Infrared photography lends itself very well to creating a surreal, storytelling environment. I can't help but wonder how many shipwrecks and tragedies this lighthouse witnessed and/or helped to prevent.
Completed in 1838, Nauset Beach Lighthouse Station (The Three Sisters) was the first lighthouse station for Eastham, Massachusetts in Cape Cod. The Three Sisters consisted of three 15-foot brick towers each with a light on top. In 1892, these three towers were replaced with wooden towers and moved back from the eroding coastline. In 1911, more erosion caused one of the towers to be moved back again and two to be sold at auction. In 1923, the wooden lighthouse was retired and a new lighthouse was commissioned. The present day lighthouse is one of the towers from Chatham Light in Chatham, MA and was moved to Eastham in 1923. The Nauset Lighthouse has since been moved back several times due to dune erosion. For more historical information please visit the Nauset Light Preservation Society website.