Umpqua Lighthouse is off of highway 101 and is still an active Coast Guard duty lighthouse. This being the case, there are barracks on either side of the lighthouse making it rather interesting to get a composition. Shelley and I pulled into the parking area across from the lighthouse. I pulled out my tripod, my camera, and took my composition. In all honesty, there is only one composition to be had of the Umpqua Lighthouse. This subject is greatly dependent on what type of weather you would like to have in the final photograph. We then loaded back up and headed down the coast. I made this photograph at ISO 100, 70 mm, f/18, 1/125th of a second.
Coquille River Lighthouse
Next up along the 101 for Shelley and I was the Coquille River Lighthouse. Once at the lighthouse, I found three different compositions that I liked. The clouds gave us a moody sky to work with as well.
Coquille River Lighthouse #1 – Bandon, Oregon
For my first composition, I shot the lighthouse from slightly off-center and to the right, using rocks as a foreground interest. This is not my favorite photograph of the Coquille River Lighthouse, but I still find it pleasing to the eye. I made the final photograph at ISO 100, 24mm, f/18, and 1/20 of a second.
Coquille River Lighthouse #2 – Bandon, Oregon
The next composition of the lighthouse was a straight-on from what I consider to be the front side. There was not a pleasing foreground to be had from this side of the lighthouse on that day, but I still feel that this shot was needed. I made this photograph at ISO 100, 35mm, f/18, at 1/10 of a second.
Coquille River Lighthouse #3 – Bandon, Oregon
For my last composition at the Coquille River Lighthouse, I chose the backside. This is the composition that I felt worked the best on that day. The grasses as the foreground for the composition and the lighthouse as the mid-ground subject worked well together. The clouds with their moodiness, leading the viewer into the distance provide interest. I made this photograph at ISO100 35mm f/18 at 1/13 of a second.
Next up and the last stop of the day was Bandon State Park and Face Rock. So tune in for the next posting.
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