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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricekiller2003
    Here's mine as per request. Taken at Ponce Inlet, Florida with a Canon Sd500. The camera was set to 'foliage mode', and this picture has not been edited whatsoever.
    Looking good... Thanks RK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digideb
    Well, George, I finally made it up to Pt. Arena to capture one of the most beautiful lighthouses in America. Mother Nature was kind & gave me a "window of opportunity" between rains to take 70+ shots.
    This is the most "Touristy" shot, but I have other less "common" views that I prefer. So, what do you think?
    By the way, it's time for you to submit an Arizona lighthouse, now.

    Verrrry nice, Digideb! Well worth waiting for. I like the composition a lot. I'll be visiting a lighthouse this weekend....the pressure is on to find the most interesting composition!

  3. #43
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    Question Lighthouse vortex?

    Thanks, again, everyone for your nice compliments. I enjoyed seeing the bright red lighthouse & getting lighthouse shots at night would be a really cool challenge.
    I was particularly interested in your San Luis Obispo pic, EAP. I think it looks great & it sounds like more effort goes into just getting to it. But, you joked about it being "crooked" & that got me wondering about a strange effect I got on some of my Pt. Arena lighthouse shots.
    When I took some of the closer shots & framed the lighthouse so that looked straight to me, the buildings in the background look crooked. This effect happened on about 5-6 shots. Is this a known effect or was I doing something wrong? I've submitted an example & I've down-sized it quite a bit, so I hope it'll come up small for easy viewing & assessment.
    This reminded me of the old "House of Mystery" vortex sites I've visited where water flows uphill & nothing looks level.
    I hope George & the rest of you don't mind me adding this while we wait for new pix that you all might get over the weekend. By the way, I took this pic with my Olympus C-60, just in Auto mode.
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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digideb
    Thanks, again, everyone for your nice compliments. I enjoyed seeing the bright red lighthouse & getting lighthouse shots at night would be a really cool challenge.
    I was particularly interested in your San Luis Obispo pic, EAP. I think it looks great & it sounds like more effort goes into just getting to it. But, you joked about it being "crooked" & that got me wondering about a strange effect I got on some of my Pt. Arena lighthouse shots.
    When I took some of the closer shots & framed the lighthouse so that looked straight to me, the buildings in the background look crooked. This effect happened on about 5-6 shots. Is this a known effect or was I doing something wrong? I've submitted an example & I've down-sized it quite a bit, so I hope it'll come up small for easy viewing & assessment.
    This reminded me of the old "House of Mystery" vortex sites I've visited where water flows uphill & nothing looks level.
    I hope George & the rest of you don't mind me adding this while we wait for new pix that you all might get over the weekend. By the way, I took this pic with my Olympus C-60, just in Auto mode.
    Not a problem. If it's a lighthouse then this is the place for it! Post away...

    If the crooked houses were from wide angle shots then what you might be seeing is a little barrel distortion. There are Photshop plug-ins to fix it, but most times nobody notices, and in some cases it can add character to the picture.

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    Pt. Vicente Lighthouse

    Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. The Fresnel lens is still in use today, and the lighthouse is operated by the Coast Guard. In addition to the attached image, there are several more I really like on the following link:

    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/474688/1/19283325
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digideb
    I was particularly interested in your San Luis Obispo pic, EAP. I think it looks great & it sounds like more effort goes into just getting to it. But, you joked about it being "crooked" & that got me wondering about a strange effect I got on some of my Pt. Arena lighthouse shots.
    When I took some of the closer shots & framed the lighthouse so that looked straight to me, the buildings in the background look crooked. This effect happened on about 5-6 shots. Is this a known effect or was I doing something wrong?

    Oh! I have this problem all the time! It drives me nuts. I discovered today that what I was doing before was lining up the bottom of the object in my shot with the bottom of the LCD screen. But, if the ground your subject is on is slanted in any way, your photo will look crooked. I paid attention to the top of the lighthouse with respect to the top of the LCD screen and got much better results today. A bunch were still crooked, but I got some keepers also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAP
    Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. The Fresnel lens is still in use today, and the lighthouse is operated by the Coast Guard.
    Great! Thanks for that terrific shot.

    All of the "lights" in the United States are still maintained by the Coast Guard, but they have all been automated, so no "keeper" is required. Only occasional maintenance of the light and the beacon(s). Many of the "lighthouses" are maintained by local historical societies, and paid for by donations and sales of lighthouse memorabilia.

    Support your local lighthouse!
    Last edited by D70FAN; 04-09-2005 at 05:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EAP
    Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. The Fresnel lens is still in use today, and the lighthouse is operated by the Coast Guard. In addition to the attached image, there are several more I really like on the following link:

    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/474688/1/19283325
    Just simply a great shot.
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  9. #49
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    More lighthouse

    This was from my trip to St Augustine today





  10. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricekiller2003
    This was from my trip to St Augustine today

    Bravo RK. Any information on the light? Age, wieght, interests?

    Camera info as well (if possible).
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