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Sneak Peak at Heceta Head Lighthouse

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Postby Jen » Fri May 06, 2005 11:26 am


This was probably my highlight of the entire trip. Patience will pay off - I need to finish the Washington lighthouses first, but I had to share these.

This coastal shot from Heceta Head itself was about 45 minutes before sunset and is the coastline looking south.
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This next shot, "Sea Stack Sunset", was shot of the sea stacks near the parking lot for the Heceta Head trail about 15 minutes after sunset as the tide was coming in. I added a bit of color to this one and cropped it from the original. Sorry about the size on this one.

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Postby mikev » Fri May 06, 2005 11:44 am


OK, I've not been commenting because everyone else has offered well-earned praises. But these last two are simply too superb for mute admiration. Absolutely gorgeous work, and thank you so much for posting these.

:yay: :yay: :yay:
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Postby Jen » Fri May 06, 2005 11:49 am


Thanks, Mike! I enjoy shooting landscape and waterfalls as much as I do lighthouses. That night at Heceta Head was magical. I'm kicking myself now for not spending the extra money to stay at the Keeper's House Bed and Breakfast (we stayed up the road in Yachats). My mom, who accompanied me on this trip and doesn't get anywhere as worked up as I do about lighthouses, was gushing about this place and still is. Lighting was incredible along with the scenery!
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Postby mikev » Fri May 06, 2005 11:54 am


The scenery may have been superb, but you did an equally superb job with it.

We have a waterfall at my end of the lakes, and it used to have a lighthouse-like tower perched on the brink of it. You could have combined photgraphic passions, but it's about a century too late.

The old drawings are great, though. It was a Niagara Falls observation tower, but it looked a lot like a lighthouse warding one heck of a navigational hazard. :)

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri May 06, 2005 4:46 pm


Jen, all of the photos that you have posted have been quite gorgeous, but these are truly breathtaking!

Thanks so much for sharing them. :D
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Postby Hersh » Fri May 06, 2005 11:22 pm


How did you add the color?
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Postby Jen » Sat May 07, 2005 8:03 am


Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. Mike, in Photoshop, under Image>Adjustments>Color Balance, I just slid the top slider to red and the middle slider to magenta to my liking. I don't like to "soup up" my photos so they don't look fake, but if I spice it up a bit, like I did this one, I always say when I do. Hope this was the answer you were looking for.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat May 07, 2005 8:29 pm


Jen,

That second one .. so somber ... it has such a "the day after" feel to it.

Thanks for continuing to post ... all have been welcomed here in the East.

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