Restoring a Classic - Sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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    In 2001 a 200 pound chuck of steel and concrete from the top of the aging Pigeon Point Lighthouse plummeted to the ground prompting the Coast Guard to close down the Pigeon Point Lighthouse tours to all but select visitors. To prevent further damage a steel cable was looped around the lighthouse and quickly began to drip rust on the pristine white walls of the tower. A chain link fence was erected around the lighthouse to keep visitors a safe distance. Even so the stunning beauty of California's tallest lighthouse still attracts thousands of visitors and photographers each year. This is an artistic rendering (mostly cleaning of the rust and removal of the chain link fence, of how Pigeon Point Lighthouse will likely appear once the planned restoration is finished.

    © Darvin Atkeson
    LiquidMoonlight Studios

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    1. Kathy (Arctic-Fox) 32 months ago | reply

      Outstanding image.. great work!!

    2. kcvensel 32 months ago | reply

      Very thorough and informative tutorial, excellent!

    3. t.m.schultze 30 months ago | reply

      I applaud you for not resorting to HDR to capture this. Your results are much better because of it. This is photography beautifully realized as art.

    4. skipmoore 30 months ago | reply

      Spectacular. Like you most recent photo of the Aspens, this could be page 2.

    5. ../murali/ 30 months ago | reply

      beautiful work!!

    6. Apollo X 30 months ago | reply

      worth the post production effort ! love it

    7. Colskier1 29 months ago | reply

      What's not to love about this image. Great ocean reflection, great sky, great rays from the lighthouse - great comp.

    8. R.J.E. 28 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture

    9. Sunnyvaledave 26 months ago | reply

      super work, thanks.

    10. Accarò 24 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Picture!!

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    11. chouchiri 24 months ago | reply

      Belle photo...

    12. Philip Kuntz 24 months ago | reply

      Magnificent image!!

      I am a moderator for Howard's Gallery. Only exemplary work is invited. Once posted it is then viewed by the Art Director and if approved will take a seat of honor amongst the finest of Flickr images. That is what makes this Group different and unique to Flickr. I believe, in my opinion, this wonderful image of yours belongs with this top notch Gallery! Please, take a look at Howard's Gallery and if it is to your liking I would be honored for you to join and post your marvelous work. Your hard work and effort is appreciated and I look forward to seeing more of your talent. I thank you for your time and consideration.....Phil (M)

    13. tereliyesajjan 23 months ago | reply

      A lot of work according to your explanation but well worth the result. Very nice the beams. Thanks for sharing

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    16. lucmena 14 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!!

    17. fademphotos 8 months ago | reply


      Excellent job!
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