Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City

I seem to be lucky when it comes to photographing Crescent City, California, and in particular the Battery Point Lighthouse.

When I visited there a couple of years ago I was treated to the most dramatic sunset. A red fiery sky that quickly turned to deep purple.

This time was totally different, but I really like the cool blue tranquil feeling of the image I made at twilight. It fits the sad feeling I had at the time because my old beagle wasn’t doing so well.


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I waited until dusk when the sky is that cobalt blue colour and also when the lighthouse turns on its house lights. The lighthouse flashes its light for 3 seconds every 25 seconds and this is a 10 second exposure. So I would wait for the light to flash, count to 20 and then trip to shutter to ensure the light would appear to be on in the image.

The long exposure makes the ocean appear smooth but I also added to this feeling by using a soft diffusing filter in post-processing.

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17 Responses to “Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City”

  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Beautiful light and color Anne. It looks so serene.
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  2. Jill says:

    Oh, that is just gorgeous. I love the cool colors and simple composition.

  3. Clive Smith says:

    Beautiful. Nice shot.

  4. Steve says:

    Beautiful colours – great photo.
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  5. Jimi Jones says:

    Awesome image, Anne. So clean and crisp. Love this composition!
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  6. Russ Bishop says:

    Love the subtle color and great use of negative space in this Anne.
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  7. Beautiful, love the colors of the sky at dusk.
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  8. Born27 says:

    Hi Anne!
    You’ve got a very beautiful photo here.. I love the way it was captured. The reflection of the light made this photo more wonderful.
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  9. Kris Koeller says:

    Beautiful shot. I like the minimalism here. Crescent City is a gorgeous location. Enjoy the scenery!
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