Point Arena Lighthouse

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    I recently visited my brother who had just relocated to the Northern California coast. The Point Arena Lighthouse was one of the sights I wanted to see and we were treated to an absolutely perfect day. The blue skies were an incredible contrast to the stark white of the lighthouse. And just as delightful, the wildlflowers blooming on the cliffs caught my attention. The rock formations that jut out into the ocean at this point were quite interesting as well.

    The San Andreas earthquake fault line runs close to this point and the 1906 earthquake was responsible for the devastatoin of the original lighthouse which was built in 1870. New construction was completed and the lighthouse was back in operation in 1908. The lighthouse stands 115 feet tall.

    archer10 (Dennis) 80M Views, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Don Delaney 61 months ago | reply

      Lovely image - great composition!

    2. BluAlien 61 months ago | reply

      Very nice comp.. Love that blue sky

    3. Romeo Heger 61 months ago | reply

      wonderful motive! well done!

    4. LB2556 61 months ago | reply

      Looks so beautifully undisturbed and peaceful!!! Your brother is living in a dreamy place!

    5. KLnyc 61 months ago | reply

      what a amazing view!!
      U shot that from all the way out here? You used your 500mm lens?

    6. COOL PIX maf 61 months ago | reply

      Well perceived and beautifully portrayed Barbara. Excellent capture!

    7. Tracy Balcius 61 months ago | reply

      So beautiful Barbara...i have NEVER been there with blue sky! it is stunning with the blue background! stunning shots!!!

    8. birdgal5 61 months ago | reply

      Both are beautiful images! I have been to Point Arena many times....but I have never been to or even seen the lighthouse! Time to change that.....your photo has convinced me.

    9. Larry Daugherty 61 months ago | reply

      Instant fave, Barbara!!!! Gorgeous image for sure!!! View Large!!!!!!!!!!!

    10. wash52121 61 months ago | reply

      such a great great shot of this! NICE!

    11. Krisphotographer 61 months ago | reply

      I REALLY like both shots. In an unusual for me pick though, I would pick the more distant shot as my fav.

    12. EdZee 61 months ago | reply

      Excellent and nicely composed....

    13. CircadianReflections Photography 61 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous colors! I like both your photos. What a treat to visit here!

    14. just1snap 61 months ago | reply

      Great composition. Love the white against the blue.

    15. Pat Ulrich 61 months ago | reply

      lovely to see with that clear blue sky behind!

    16. http://rgamboias.birdsby.me 61 months ago | reply

      A very beautiful series, my friend!! Wonderful composition, light and color contrast!

    17. ddt_uul 61 months ago | reply

      Now this is right up my ally, what a beautiful lighthouse, a wonderful setting and great photos. The long shot is such a beautiful scene. Great job!!
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    18. dog ma 61 months ago | reply

      Both beautiful!! So crisp and clean on such a gorgeous day!

    19. Joey Galletta 60 months ago | reply

      Barbara, outstanding photo...multiple subjects well composed. Beautifully done.

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