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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Lens: 18-105 @26mm

Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse (tied with Point Arena Light) on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Pigeon Point Light Station is located on the coastal highway (State Route 1), 5 miles (8 km) south of Pescadero, California. The 115-foot (35 m), white masonry tower, resembles the typical New England structure. Because of its location and ready access from the main highway, Pigeon Point entertains a large number of public visitors.

The lighthouse and the land around have been preserved as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, a California state park. It is between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

My current state of mind in photography is to get a hang on digital blending. So far it has been going nowhere due to my lack of skills in photoshop. Initially I tried to blend 7 exposures by hand and gave it up half way. Just to get one photo processed, picked this one and did the usual work on it; curves, level and a different kind of a border. Hopefully by the end of next year, I should make some progress on the blending front 🙂

Update: Here is a tone mapped image of a slightly wider view of the lighthouse. It was blended using 7 exposures using photomatix.

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