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Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque lighthouses on the Pacific coast. The tower stands on a rocky promontory and has long been a landmark for...
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque lighthouses on the Pacific coast. The tower stands on a rocky promontory and has long been a landmark for ships approaching San Francisco Bay from the south. This headland, and hence the lighthouse, took its name from the ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked here in 1853.

The lantern room of the tower is no longer equipped with the original first-order, 1000-watt Fresnel lens.[3] No longer illuminated for demonstration purposes,[4] the lens has 24 flash panels, is composed of 1008 hand-polished lenses and prisms and is capable of producing over 500,000 candlepower illumination. It was manufactured by the Henry-LePaute company in Paris, France and was first lit at Pigeon Point at sunset on November 15, 1872.
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trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman April 29, 2016
Wonderful POV and lovely colors
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana May 01, 2016
A wonderful shot, Mark! :)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis May 02, 2016
My absolute favourite beautifully captured and presented love the mood:-)
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 02, 2016
Gorgeous edit with the blooming iceplant in the foreground! Well done!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 06, 2016
Love coming here!!
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mcampi May 06, 2016
Its only 40 min from home... I need to go more. I want a full sunset or raise.
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman May 06, 2016
Just gorgeous.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank May 12, 2016
Awe inspiring at it's best. I could peer into this and daydream for quite some time if hanging on a wall.
Flosno
 
Flosno May 22, 2016
Excellent capture
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo June 07, 2016
This is gorgeous
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz June 30, 2016
Beautiful shot Mark.
Bozzzzz
 
Bozzzzz July 04, 2016
Very nice.
mjhousto
 
mjhousto July 14, 2016
Simply beautiful, Mark! You've managed to make even the dreary weather look appealing.
mihrt
 
mihrt August 21, 2016
this is beautiful Mark - this was a stormier day than the capture Nina got isn't it.?
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estercastillo08 February 10, 2017
Gorgeous !!
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus September 12, 2017
Congratulations on your challenge win. I like this photo. The soft flowers are a nice contrast to the rugged coast.
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catherinethompson November 09, 2017
Congratulations on winning my On A Grey Day Challenge. I wanted to see colour on a grey day and your image grabbed my attention.
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman November 09, 2017
Grand winner on a gray day challenge..........HOORAY
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett November 09, 2017
Congrats Mark !!!! :)

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