Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

For this post I’ve done a little something different from the norm. I took artistic liberties that I normally don’t do. A few nights ago I was on the Oregon Coast enjoying a ridiculously beautiful sunset at Ecola State Park and got into a position where Tillamook Rock Lighthouse stood out perfectly against the sky. Decommissioned in 1957, the lighthouse has been dark for decades but I decided to add the missing light to complete my image. Purists may find exception to my addition, but as I was making the image on a chilly winter night, I was imagining this as my final image on location. I pumped up the colors a bit – inspired by Bryan Peterson’s cover image on his book “Understanding Exposure” – his classic book on learning manual exposure. Click image to enlarge.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at Sunset

For those who would like to find out a bit more about this lighthouse click here to lean more; it has a wild and crazy (and some say haunted) history!

SEE MORE LIGHTHOUSE IMAGES HERE

                                                                                          

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Rich Leighton
February 21, 2015
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Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

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