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Logs vs. the Coquille Lt. House

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 June 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Some kids would prefer to climb on logs :)) (I had some great shots without the kids, but they trumped everything. In fact I think that all of the photographs in this series are better when there are people in them. This has been a major transformation for me.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

12 Jun 2010 6:46am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

love the vivid colours

12 Jun 2010 6:48am

rem_la from France

il a pas l'air de faire chaud !

12 Jun 2010 6:54am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wow. Crisp clean colorful vibrant and alive....
the "people" add that human 'texture.'

12 Jun 2010 7:07am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such fabulous colors and great sense of scale...great shot!

12 Jun 2010 7:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very beautiful colors and magnificent place. Good day.

12 Jun 2010 7:23am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful warm tones and I love the vivid colours. A wonderful shot, Jack. I love people in photos - a few years back I didn't like it, but now I feel it "adds life" - I might feel differently in a few years time again... ;)

12 Jun 2010 8:21am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Lovely contrasting colours.
I too like people in photographs - how to get a willing subject is my problem - courage!

12 Jun 2010 8:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic colors and light! Very beautiful moment!

12 Jun 2010 11:08am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like this with people it; they add scale. Interesting colors for this New England gal, where all lighthouses are white. :D

12 Jun 2010 12:05pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

PS: I should have written, "where MOST lighthouses are white."

12 Jun 2010 12:06pm

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

nice colors !

12 Jun 2010 1:38pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brillaint colors . They really help me to wake up :))

12 Jun 2010 2:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such wonderful vivid colors and I to like the children in shot, can just imagine the chatter between them all as they are having fun climbing all over the place

12 Jun 2010 2:08pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


12 Jun 2010 2:24pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot with the kids doing their thing. Excellent color and detail in the lighthouse too. Looks like a great place to visit.

12 Jun 2010 2:32pm

@Don: It is. (The Jetty is to the right.)

Florence from Paris, France

Oh Jack, I would loved to live in such a place... so colorful... and you feel secure when the sea is raging... a lovely shelter, for sure.

12 Jun 2010 3:02pm

tataray from france, France

Une belle scène, avec des couleurs extra...

12 Jun 2010 3:09pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Including people in the landscape does give it an entirely different feeling! People can connect to the place in a way they can't when it's just the landscape....Beautiful shot, and I love the "full of life" feeling the kids add!

12 Jun 2010 3:18pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful Composition! Colors just pop! great detail and so real!

12 Jun 2010 3:27pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful light house. Great shot!

12 Jun 2010 3:33pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

So wonderful to hear Jack. I too love having a person or people in an image. It gives the scene some life. I'm thinking a lot of those ones you took at the beach with a person in the distance or that woman running on the beach, in particular. Great work.

12 Jun 2010 3:39pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Logs are always preferred! :) It's still a beautiful light house in wonderful colors. Its true having people in the picture changes everything.

12 Jun 2010 3:42pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Photography delicious Jack! I love the building and the group of people to their feet! A great contrast in size! I love the color and light! Excellent image and good work friend! Muchos besos, Adela

12 Jun 2010 4:14pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yep, the kids give it more life, but I am utterly fascinated by the wide variety of shapes and styles in American lighthouses. This is yet another example of this unique form of architecture for a functional building.

12 Jun 2010 4:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb light. A great scene indeed.

12 Jun 2010 4:16pm

alex centrella from California, United States


12 Jun 2010 6:53pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent image, great work light and colors

12 Jun 2010 6:58pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot.....interesting, such an oddly shaped lighthouse.....and including people sure helps to give perspective to a place !

12 Jun 2010 7:08pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

Very beautiful

12 Jun 2010 7:14pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Nice shot!

12 Jun 2010 8:39pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful and dynamic color ,jack ,i'm come back with a new connection !!
friendships !

12 Jun 2010 10:46pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice lighthouse

12 Jun 2010 10:53pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Excellent work. The light on this lighthouse is golden.

12 Jun 2010 11:42pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Beautiful light!
PS: Coquille means shell in French... ;-)

13 Jun 2010 12:41am

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Normally, like you, I avoid people in my shots unless the shots are of people. I feel like they spoil the landscape or whatever I am trying to capture, often dressed oddly or out of sync with what I'm doing or even doing something that seems off. There is a knack though to finding people and images that fit and maybe to accepting that people.. just fit no matter what. They wouldn't be there if they didn't. Good for you trying something new Jack.

13 Jun 2010 12:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice contrast between the vivid colored house and muted colored logs.

13 Jun 2010 4:48am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

The people do make the shots come alive. Well done, Jack!

14 Jun 2010 2:24am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot...the light and colours are exquisite.

14 Jun 2010 2:43am