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