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HUGE Panorama - Lighthouse - Coquille Lighthouse

While driving south on highway one in Oregon we saw a sign on the road

indicating there was a lighthouse and of course we had to stop. It wasn't

a tall lighthouse. It wasn't even maintained at the time though have since

read they are fixing her back up. Since this shot they have painted the

lower part of the base of the Coquille lighthouse a dark red and added a

false chimney. I am not sure I like the idea of changing original look of

the lighthouse but I am glad they are at least restoring the historic



This shot of Coquille is a stitching of several images taken as sunset. To

the left, tall grass and a near full moon. In the foreground, a massive

piece of drift wood that was tossed upon the rocks by a storm. And of

course the lighthouse and Coquille River in the background. I have left

this image at full size which is pretty massive and over 6000 pixels wide.

So you can really zoom in on this one if you like.


I didn't realize it at the time but I had seen this lighthouse as a child

when camping on the coast while my father fished for perch on the jetty.




© Darvin Atkeson

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Taken on March 21, 2004