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Legends of Light: A Michigan Lighthouse Portfolio Hardcover – May, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor Media Group (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587262517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587262517
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 10.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ed Wargin has been a working artist for nearly twenty years having started his successful career in commercial advertising photography. Ed has been published in numerous magazines and publications throughout the world. He lives in northern Michigan with his wife Kathy-Jo Wargin, award-winning author of several children's books.

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The pictures are beautiful and the text interesting.
Patrick Murphy
I want to visit so many of them it looks like a road trip is in our future.
Armchair Interviews
I would recommend this book to everyone who loves lighthouses.
Phyllis Knight

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Legends Of Light: A Michigan Lighthouse Portfolio is a stunning, full-color photographic showcase of Michigan's lighthouses, inside and out. A brief introduction embellishes the compilation of full-page and some two-page spread photographs. From simple, cozy lighthouse interiors to panoramic scenes of the ocean shore at sunset, Legends Of Light is a very special tribute which is hallmarked by visual splendor and is a superb giftbook selection -- especially for lighthouse aficionados.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on October 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Aficionados of lighthouses take note! Ed Wargin has photographed the lighthouses of Michigan and his work is impressive. His talent is evident as he is able to breathe life into his subject matter.

Legends of Light contains lighthouses photographed from the inside and outside and various prospective of the surrounding area, including the environment. Wargin gives us a bonus because he lists all of the Michigan lighthouses and provides a map of their location in the back of the book. That added immensely to my enjoyment.

Gull Rock on Lake Superior was established in 1867. The view from above of the lighthouse perched on its own tiny island is dramatic. You're alternately drawn to its beauty and repelled by the confinement.

The internal photograph of Lake Michigan's St. Helena Island lighthouse is warm, cozy and ever so inviting. I wanted to snuggle up with a book by the stove and read while drinking a cup of hot tea.

The stark reality of winter in a northland lighthouse is evident in Wargin's photograph of Cheboygan Crib Light on Lake Huron. As I gazed on the winter white, I found myself becoming chilled. It is extraordinary for a photographer to ellicit such strong feelings and emotions from a viewer.

The interior of Whitefish Point on Lake Superior is a room that could be found in any home, yet it is in a lighthouse.

The burial site near Rock Harbor is fascinating and evokes all sorts of questions like who, when, how?

South Manitou Island lighthouse on Lake Michigan has my heart. Actually, I found myself studying the picture and returning to it repeatedly. I'd love to live there.

Wargin has captured the flavor and the majesty of lighthouses with his wonderful images.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Murphy on July 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My dad, like many others, does the lighthouse thing with an emphasis on Michigan lighthouses. I wouldn't even think of getting him another book of lighthouse photos but I saw this in my doctor's waiting room and instantly knew I had to get it for him. The pictures are beautiful and the text interesting. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anna MacSorley on October 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a gorgeous book, and the text nicely balances the photographs, tying in the meaning of the photographs with the stories of the lighthouse, and with Ed Wargin's endeavors to reach the lighthouses just to photograph them. Truly worth having.
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