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Sunset at Pigeon Point

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 18 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Very unusual warm and clear evening at Pigeon Point.

I was there for the re-lighting of the Fresnel lens that they do once a year. As I was setting up before the big event, we were having a lovely twilight.

Not sure why I got the soft focus here. I'll have to work on that problem. Perhaps the autofocus failed in the low light or the glare of the light coming from the building threw it off. Manual focus was probably called for.

For a short slideshow of Pigeon Point Light:

Canon EOS REBEL XT 4 seconds F/4.5 ISO 800 24 mm

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Laurie from New Jersey, United States


18 Nov 2008 11:44am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful, soft and romantic, should be on ads for Tourism ;)

18 Nov 2008 11:52am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

Lovley seascape that lighthouse look great wish I was there for that !

18 Nov 2008 12:36pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I really like the glow of the lights around this great lighthouse, and in the post-sunset sky. Your composition is just perfect.

18 Nov 2008 2:45pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

neat lighthouse

18 Nov 2008 3:07pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Lovely! Lovely! image. I quite like the bit of softness. It gives a little 'misty' effect. Love the star and i can make out the people, at left, gathering for the event.

18 Nov 2008 3:29pm

*blgroover* from Alpharetta, United States

I love this lighthouse...I have several shots myself of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, but not at night. This shot is beautiful.

18 Nov 2008 10:42pm

peter from new york, United States

absolutely beautiful!

19 Nov 2008 12:31am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

breathtakingly beautiful, such lovely colors, I think the little bit of softness works well in this actually

19 Nov 2008 2:11am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful evening, indeed. I'm sorry I missed this event. Great saturation.

19 Nov 2008 3:51am

Will W. from Sac/San Jo, United States

someone remembered their tripod

20 Nov 2008 1:38am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Awesome! I like the soft focus for this image - fits the mood of the scene perfectly!

20 Nov 2008 2:49am

Quark from Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

Very well composed romantic view....

11 Jan 2009 1:07pm

4 seconds
ISO 800
24 mm