Yaquina Lighthouse view

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 26 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

he Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. It is located in Lincoln County, near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport at Yaquina Head. The tower stands 93 feet (28.3 meters) tall, and is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon. Yaquina Head Light was automated in 1966 and is currently an active aid to navigation. The lighthouse still uses its original 1868 French-made Fixed Fresnel lens.
This was a problem negative to scan and process. It had a significant grain and uneven development resulting in lack of smoothness in the sky. I liked the stark look of the trees and decided to post it despite its shortcomings.

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

The distant lighthouse is complimented by beautiful scenery!

26 Jan 2010 6:32am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

That is the visual definition of "desolate." Wow, kinda eerie.

26 Jan 2010 7:13am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Dry trees
Interesting composition with the sea

26 Jan 2010 8:30am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

You did well posting it Don. I like the light here! Thanks for your informative words.

26 Jan 2010 8:33am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

It would be easy to think this was from prehistoric times.... such an empty place, but a great view along the coast.

26 Jan 2010 9:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks a lovely place Don. Nicely composed and I agree about the trees, they are beautiful even in death

26 Jan 2010 9:55am

john from United Kingdom

I like this. The grain in the sky could almost be the salt and weather blasting those exposed trees.

26 Jan 2010 1:08pm

Earl from United States

Don, I'm glad you decided to post this one, even with the perceived problems. I think the pluses far out weight the minuses in this case.

26 Jan 2010 2:09pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Wonderful view of this wind-swept coast. Excellent tonal range. The grain above the ocean seems a bit unevenly distributed - do you think it is an effect of banding in the scan?

26 Jan 2010 2:38pm

Tricia from Poplar Bluff, United States

The same lens from 1868? My goodness, they really seriously don't make things like they used to. WoW!

26 Jan 2010 3:08pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Those trees have a life all of their own, dominating the scenery as they watch over the tides. A fabulous shot, Don

26 Jan 2010 4:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

This is still a beautiful image . Everything looks fine, but I do not like so much grain on a sky ! Other tahn that photo is great !

26 Jan 2010 4:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful. It has a marvelous vintage look.

26 Jan 2010 4:34pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Great composition! I really like the wind bends the trees, the image in b & w more sense of the cold winter wind

26 Jan 2010 4:42pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great composition that I like.

26 Jan 2010 5:22pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

simply stunning

26 Jan 2010 5:32pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Pre-time feel. Excellent compo, Don.

26 Jan 2010 5:35pm

tataray from France

Extraordinaire ce paysage.... avec le phare au loin.
J'aime bien.

26 Jan 2010 6:00pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful and dramatic and expressive

26 Jan 2010 7:23pm

Frida from Sweden

Very dramatic. Look like it is after the great storm. Well captured!

26 Jan 2010 8:59pm

kiji from Valenciennes City, France

Hi Don

It looks like a windy place! Storms might be very strong there.
Very nice B&W

26 Jan 2010 9:41pm

Rose from United States

I don't think this has any shortcomings at all...I would not have anything about it different.

26 Jan 2010 10:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I really like the tones in the trees.

26 Jan 2010 11:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is very beautiful shot. The light house way off in the distance looks great with the trees and coastline in the foreground. I would call this a classic image. Bravo!

27 Jan 2010 12:15am

rian from mobile, United States

i think this is the perfect time to shoot this scene because of the leafless trees.. very nice scenery.. :D

27 Jan 2010 12:57am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

this is a beautiful shot, although it has the look of tragedy in it. I actually think the uneven sky in the back adds to the photo. It makes me feel as though the storm has just passed. :)

27 Jan 2010 1:00am

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

excellent, Don. The grain does fit the starkness.

27 Jan 2010 1:15am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

The coastline is gorgeous. Seems in contrast to the barren trees.

27 Jan 2010 1:51am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

those trees have a wonderful, dramatic feel to them...a great capture.

27 Jan 2010 2:27am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

The look of those trees are like ones found on top of high mountaintops.....just from trying to live through harsh winters. And here are the same looking trees along a beach.......looks very strange to me.....but it gives me an odd feeling.....I like it.

27 Jan 2010 2:55am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Nature ravished by Nature. best...jerry

27 Jan 2010 3:21am

ismerie from Montcy-Notre-Dame, France

Composition agréable. Beau Noir et blanc.

27 Jan 2010 6:51am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i see the lighthouse into the distance, terrific compo in mono.

27 Jan 2010 8:12am

mannedspace from United States

Always amazed at your B&Ws, Don.

27 Jan 2010 4:01pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Don, This is one of the Nicest shots Iv seen since joining this site, a beautiful works.. Just Love it, you ever think about flipping this Image??

7 Feb 2010 4:59pm