Publishes Lighthouse Book has published their first book, "Shining Sentinels", featuring stunning images of lighthouses from various locations in the U.S.

Milwaukee, WI, January 27, 2007 --( The book “Shining Sentinels” is a culmination of various years of work photographing lighthouses by fine art and stock photographer Mark R. Bertieri. Also included are images from photographer Randy B. Adamski. Shining Sentinels contains over 60 images of lighthouses from the Great Lakes region and both the East and West U.S. coasts.

“At times, lighthouse photography can be demanding work. Many lighthouses are located in remote areas where access can be very difficult. Steeped in history and mysteries lighthouses are beacons of hope to the lost and wayward sailor. Whether on the ocean or an inland lake these architectural delights have saved many in times of foggy or stormy weather,” says Mark R. Bertieri lead photographer for

The book “Shining Sentinels” features lighthouses from various locations in the U.S. such as Door County, WI, Cape Cod, MA, Michigan, Florida, California, and Wisconsin. The book makes a great companion piece to the 2007 Lighthouse Calendar. Both the book and calendar are published by LuLu Press ( is a digital photo agency and high-resolution image library featuring the scenic views and architecture of lighthouses. A division of Creative Photo Designs, provides professionally licensed photography and assignment services to the editorial and publishing communities. The weblog serves as an interactive forum between the photographers and the sites visitors and clients. The blog gives the photographers the opportunity to comment on new works, upcoming projects and discuss their travel schedules.

Creative Photo Designs is a fine art photography and stock image studio. CPD uses digital technology to create stunning fine art prints and professional quality stock images for publication. CPD images can be viewed online at ( and at the Light Ideas Gallery in the Third Ward Arts District in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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