Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be found just north of Newport, Oregon USA. It stands 93 feet tall and has been in operation since 1873! All the lighthouses on the west coast have a unique repeating “light pattern”, Yaquina’s is 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on then 14 seconds off. I decided to convert to B&W and add a vignette for this HDR. I think the combo works well.
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Nice lighthouse shot. The treatment works well and I like the very subtle vignette.
Thank you very much Mike, we really had a great time down there. 😀
This is a very nice shot.
Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting!
Really nice shot here!
Thank you very much for visiting and for commenting Darcy, it’s appreciated!
Hi David, I really like this shot. The sky works well in black and white – the banding in the clouds is well balanced. I have the feeling it would have looked a bit dull in colour.
It actually did look a bit dull in colour, good call and, thank you for the comment!
Excellent shot. I love the B&W effect too.
Thank you very much Gracie. 😀
absolutely gorgeous with an excellent feel!
Thank you so very much Joshi, it’s greatly appreciated!
Beautiful B&W image.
Thank you kindly.
awesome composition indeed wonderful tonality and range of monochrome, brilliant presentation
Thank you so very much Fabrizio, greatly appreciated!
Ahhh, nice! I’ve been there, wandered around this lighthouse. I spent part of my younger days in Corvallis, about an hour inland, and trips along the coast would start at Newport. It’s funny, but I think part of what makes lighthouses beautiful in our eyes, almost more than the physical structures themselves, is the romance we bring to them, the lore of lone keepers coming to the aid of mariners who are struggling to storm-swept shores. Your photo really captures that.
Wow, thank you Matt…what a great comment! I tend to agree with you, the romance part of lighthouses is a big factor! Your trips you took sound like so much fun, I plan to start heading down there more now that I have found the beauty (can’t believe it’s taken me so long to actually head there).
Your combo works really well! Love this look. I don’t think I’ve seen many B&W HDR images, but you will now…
Thank you Martina, I’ve done a few B&W HDRs, there’s just something about them especially when clouds are involved! Yea, there I go again chatting about my love for clouds…
A gorgeous photograph David. I think the B&W, plus vignette choices work really well, adding real mood to the image.
Thank you Mufidah, I am glad you liked the PP. This was one of those funny images where I sat there, tweaking minor things which lead to another idea (the B&W conversion) which lead to the vignette…it just seemed like it wanted to be in B&W!
Wonderful i like!
Thank you for your comment as well as for visiting, hope you liked your stay! 😀
This is fabulous!
Thank you kindly Bonnie, hope all is well with you.
Well done, David. 🙂
Thank you Caryn, hope you liked it.
Wow – what an amazing image! I love your bright black and white conversion incredibly and the slight silhouette brings the whole composition together. The gentle clouds and the wind in the grass create a wonderful atmosphere. Brillaint work!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Martina, it’s greatly appreciated! 😀
Thank you very much for both the comment as well as for stopping by, hope you liked what you saw Ben. 😀
Lovely lighthouse and an interesting treatment of it. I would like to learn more about HDR and the best ways to use it.
Thank you for visiting and commenting Skip! I have started to dip into HDR this year, I tend to like the “non-blown” out HDR images myself however, there are times when the blown out really do look awesome! I wish you the best of luck, you should check out Tray Ratcliff’s site >>Stuck In Customs<<, he's got a pretty good tutorial on HDR.
I have never seen a lighthouse, except for in pictures/movies. Your photo is amazing! Love the B&W. 🙂
Hopefully you will be able to see a lighthouse one day, they are really amazing to check out. Thank you for your comment. 😀
Great B&W HDR (wow, that sounds like some code). What is that door/window halfway up the lighthouse?
Lol, that totally cracked me up Brandon…it does sound like code doesn’t it? I have no idea what that door is, I am thinking perhaps it might have been some kind of service entrance…up high? Lol, I really have no idea!