Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California

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Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California

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Recently I visited Pigeon Point Light House in Pescadero, California to catch the last of Milky Way for the year.
Here are some photos from that visit. You can get more info. on the location in the link below. Lens is Sigma 17-35 on A99M2
and tripod.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533

Most of these are HDR and/or HDR Panos there is one which is a straight pano and perhaps one or two that are single frames.
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Beautiful sunset! I really like the second shot. I also like the ambience of the wood fence/railing in the first shot but unfortunately it hides the shoreline. I’m guessing that an angle with the fence, the shoreline, and the sunset wasn’t functionally possible. Oh well, we take what we can get, right?

I visited the link, and the lighthouse looks pretty cool! We don’t have those here in the midwest. :| I think I need to move to the coast. :)

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Sig,
Thank you. Due to my tripod set up for the Milky Way photos (my intent for the trip), I rested the setup on a bench while taking the photos. I thought the fence added a foreground element. Good to know about different perspectives. Something to keep in mind for
my next trip. I could have gotten the shot over the fence. So in this case, it was my fault, if a fault were to be assigned. :D
Thank you for the suggestion. I am better for it.
I have not visiting this spot though I drove by it so many times. I have been living in San Jose area since 1984. :shock:

Now getting ready for the evening. It was much darker than the image suggest so all I could do was focus on the lighthouse when the top was lit. It is HDR that gave me the details.
You see the night's progression in these three images.

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:) Sury, I'll always think of you as the photographer with the tipped horizon. I don't even wish you change that side of yours. :)

Neat beach shots and I agree with some of others' critiques but I absolutely love the blue shots of the last set with the lighthouse.

Milkyway didn't show for you?


Thanks for sharing,
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Yildiz,
Thank you. Well, Milkyway did show up. I have mixed results. But most important thing I want to share is for the first time ever I tried MilkyWay Pano and Milkyway HDR Pano.

This is a HDR panorama with 3 pano slices stitched in ICE from Microsoft. Each slice is a 9 image bracketed shot
I used Deep Sky Stacker to stack the bracketed images and then stitched them in ICE followed by post processing in
LR5.7

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This is processed slightly differently in Lightroom

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The following is same set as above two but used Sequator to stack the images. Pano is ICE and post processing is LR5.7.

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Well that's pretty cool! :D

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Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California

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smulnik wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:43 am Beautiful sunset! I really like the second shot. I also like the ambience of the wood fence/railing in the first shot but unfortunately it hides the shoreline. I’m guessing that an angle with the fence, the shoreline, and the sunset wasn’t functionally possible. Oh well, we take what we can get, right?

I visited the link, and the lighthouse looks pretty cool! We don’t have those here in the midwest. :| I think I need to move to the coast. :)

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Sig, when I was a kid, we would often travel to Illinois over the old Chain of Rocks Bridge (25 cent fare). If it was late on Friday night, we would see the old lighthouses lit up. They are still there today, as their main purpose was, and still is, water intakes for the City of St. Louis.

Of course, the Corps of Engineers didn't put in the low water dam to stop everyone from crashing until the 60's so it still made sense to keep them lit.

Here's a stock photo from Wikipedia.

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Interesting light house Dusty. And nice shots Sury. I really like the second one of the beach.
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Dusty wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:54 am
Oh, the younger generation!

Sig, when I was a kid, we would often travel to Illinois over the old Chain of Rocks Bridge (25 cent fare). If it was late on Friday night, we would see the old lighthouses lit up. They are still there today, as their main purpose was, and still is, water intakes for the City of St. Louis.

Of course, the Corps of Engineers didn't put in the low water dam to stop everyone from crashing until the 60's so it still made sense to keep them lit.

Here's a stock photo from Wikipedia.

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Dusty,

As a kid, I rarely saw those water intake towers. And when I did, it was usually during the day so I never got to see them lit up. I'm sure that had to look pretty cool.

I did make a quick stop out there on the Illinois side to see the sailboat that got stuck on the low water dam a few weeks ago. Did you see it on the news? I wish I could have gotten there earlier in the day to have some light on the East side.

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Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California

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Sig,
That's a bummer, alright. Hope the passengers were all safe.

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