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Mystical Arago Lighthouse

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Looking out at the Cape Arago Lighthouse across the bay had a mystical feeling for me.

NEW MACBOOK PRO arrived yesterday. Everything migrated without a hitch. Most seems to be working well. onOne's Plug-in Suite 4.5 has required being deactivated from my old computer. Am still in the process of getting it sorted out. Did a nighttime calibration. Will do the primary calibration tomorrow.

NIKON D300 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 200 142 mm (35mm equiv.)

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

A wonderful view, wonderful photo!

2 Sep 2009 5:17am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very nice compostion and warm colors. Have a nice day Jack !

2 Sep 2009 5:53am

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

Superb light! I like the golden hues of evening or morning! I recognize this building from afar!

2 Sep 2009 6:39am

@Mathilde Collot: Thanks. It was late afternoon.

PATRICK from miramas, France


2 Sep 2009 6:44am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Nice, love how the textures of the rock were captured.

2 Sep 2009 7:53am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful composition, with nice light and a good DOF.

2 Sep 2009 7:58am

Marie LC from France

Très joli lieu et composition

2 Sep 2009 8:53am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Beautiful capture , nice colors

2 Sep 2009 9:30am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

A Humdinger of a shot. Just love shot of the day today!

2 Sep 2009 9:49am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

lovely shot!

2 Sep 2009 10:05am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the proportions used!

2 Sep 2009 10:41am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A beautiful composition ,I like the colors too!

2 Sep 2009 10:59am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful view ! I like the light and the colors !

2 Sep 2009 11:17am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli ce phare au milieu de cette côte aux belles couleurs, qui est là pour tous ces marins qui doivent se repérer

2 Sep 2009 12:08pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Beautiful scene !

2 Sep 2009 1:05pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like this scene, very nice warm tones.

2 Sep 2009 1:50pm

"... م.ر.گ ..." from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot
very impressive

2 Sep 2009 1:51pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine lighthouse shot. You show the rugged terrain nearby very well. Well done.

2 Sep 2009 2:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

A beautiful composition, nicely framed... I can say all that... but all I want to talk about is the view only. That's what kept my eyes staring at it for quite some time.

2 Sep 2009 5:53pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay. That's why I call it "mystical."

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Nice place with the cliffs - great composition !

2 Sep 2009 7:18pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

la lumière est merveilleuse, posée sur le phare comme un projecteur.. c'est excellent Jack.

2 Sep 2009 7:33pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

It IS mystical....and very peaceful and lovely. You've captured this (and all the Oregon images) so well that I am thinking I am going to have to take a trip up the Oregon coast this fall. Thanks for the inspiration.

2 Sep 2009 7:36pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice landscape shot !

2 Sep 2009 7:45pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Inviting, for sure, and a grand image.
At first I wasn't sure about the foreground branches, however they do add depth.

2 Sep 2009 8:01pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

I love this kind of decor, a bit surreal, it is superb! jack

2 Sep 2009 8:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A very interesting landscape mix in this shot. The lighthouse almost looks like it just "landed" there.

2 Sep 2009 8:28pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

So beautiful and clear picture! Well done!

2 Sep 2009 9:19pm

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Congrats on the new equipment.....funny, when I had to get my new laptop, that whole problem was also caused by Onone software!! must be tempermental!!! Nice shot here.....but I think i'm a bit distracted by the blurred reeds....would like to see it without them I think.....

2 Sep 2009 10:30pm

@susan: They are quite intentionally in there.

baobab from Cambridge, United States

nice perspective. I especially like the bokeh in the foreground because it gives a greater sense of the depth of the image. the lighthouse seems so far away, right at the edge of the earth.

2 Sep 2009 10:58pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful view and composition.

2 Sep 2009 11:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Mystical photo of a beautiful location.

2 Sep 2009 11:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting capture where the size of the lighthouse really emphasizes the height of the towering cliffs.

3 Sep 2009 2:19am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful!
Great tones
I love the lighting

3 Sep 2009 2:20am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great angle ... as if we're luring in the bushes and what a great lighthouse! I'm always envious of lighthouses, we don't have one by my knowing :(

3 Sep 2009 3:47am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Cute view in distance, love the scale and the tones are so luminous*

3 Sep 2009 6:47am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Nicely composed shot,lots of layers going on.Very good work.

3 Sep 2009 7:29am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

lovely photo

3 Sep 2009 7:29am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nice perspective.. beautifully captured!!

3 Sep 2009 9:44am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

In there somewhere in this magnificent photo, is me. I love this Jack!

3 Sep 2009 11:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Isn't that a beautiful scene? Great shot.

3 Sep 2009 3:06pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The texture and light of the terrain is what captivates me. The image gives the impression the lighthouse is out of reach and appropriately titled, mystical. The grasses in the left side of the frame give a unique addition to the image that I am more comfortable with rather than uncomfortable. Very nice.

4 Sep 2009 12:53am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. It was a lovely setting on a lovely late afternoon.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice composition

4 Sep 2009 4:53am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful light! We visited this lighthouse during the bright part of the day, so I didn't shoot it...But I am glad you got such a wonderful shot!

4 Sep 2009 11:49pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a very beautiful area -- nicely captured, love this even light!

8 Sep 2009 5:44pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you.