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D70FAN
03-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Here is a shot of the Point Pinos lighthouse in Pacific Grove, CA. Shot about a month ago. I was one of the last Coast Guard lightkeepers before it was automated in 1974.

EAP
03-17-2005, 09:32 PM
You were? Awesome. I love lighthouses. You photo is wonderful -- much more interesting that the usual lighthouse photo. Here's my rather boring composition of the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, CA, also taken about a month ago, right after I got my Canon A95.

speaklightly
03-18-2005, 07:54 AM
Very nice photo, George.

Sarah Joyce

gary_hendricks
03-18-2005, 08:44 AM
George, nice photo of that lighthouse. What camera did you use?

D70FAN
03-18-2005, 08:54 AM
George, nice photo of that lighthouse. What camera did you use?

OOps. Normally I direct people to my smugmug site and it has all the info with the picture.

This was taken with the D70 using the Sigma 18-125 DC handheld (one of the few times I forgot the Manfroto monopod). f5.6, 1/800, ISO200, 125mm.

D70FAN
03-18-2005, 09:03 AM
You were? Awesome. I love lighthouses. You photo is wonderful -- much more interesting that the usual lighthouse photo. Here's my rather boring composition of the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, CA, also taken about a month ago, right after I got my Canon A95.

The one thing I really like about lighthouses is that they are all pretty unique, and are generally in a very photographic setting. Being the lighhouse keeper was a very cool job as besides taking care of the light (and the foghorn) I also gave tours. The tour guides are still there, during the day, but since about 1974 the light is fully automated.

Great pic. Maybe we should start a lighthouse picture thread.

Hey Jeff, is that ok with you?

D70FAN
03-18-2005, 09:10 AM
Very nice photo, George.

Sarah Joyce

Thanks Sarah, The next time I will shoot it from the dunes and from the south side (with a tripod). This lighthouse is right at the western tip of the Monterey Peninsula (my original home town area).

DiJ
03-18-2005, 10:49 AM
Here is a shot of the Point Pinos lighthouse in Pacific Grove, CA. Shot about a month ago. I was one of the last Coast Guard lightkeepers before it was automated in 1974.

Thanks for posting. Keep those light house pics coming.