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Pt. Fermin Lighthouse

The Pt Fermin Lighthouse was built in 1874 on a bluff near San Pedro CA. A Stick Style Victorian lighthouse.

The Pt Fermin Lighthouse was built in 1874 on a bluff near San Pedro CA. A Stick Style Victorian lighthouse.
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Joviaal December 05, 2019
Hi Richard, Congrats on your win with this original lighthouse .
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richardbauman December 05, 2019
Thank you, Joviaal

Behind The Lens

This is the Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro. It is adjacent to Point Fermin Park at 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
It was taken in March 2012 at about 3:30 in the afternoon. I remember the time because I'd just missed the last tour of the day. At that point in my photography efforts I didn't pay so much attention to the quality of light, the position of the sun and the like. I just liked the architecture of the building, and the fact it was a lighthouse.
The sky was mostly clear, the sun was moving toward sunset (though that would be about 2 hours later). The lighthouse faces nearly due west, so the front was mostly lighted and the shadows gave some depth to the house features.
Canon Powershot SX10 IS, handheld, no fill flash.
I love lighthouses. Don't know why. When I get the chance to photograph one I'll do so. I'd just toured the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA and decided to head over to the lighthouse in San Pedro. Pt Fermin is different from most lighthouses I've seen, the architecture is so unlike a lighthouse and it intrigues me.
I did no post processing. This is the way it came out of the camera. I often post process images, but this one looked just fine to me.
In my camera bag
My camera bag has a Nikon D5300 with a Tamron 18-270 is the primary lens I use. I also have a Nikon 35mm lens, and an older Nikon 35-80mm from a film camera, totally manual. There's also a few filters, which I rarely use, an assortment of SD cards and 4 extra and charged batteries for the Nikon. There's a remote shutter release, a small flashlight, lens cleaning tissue and clothes and flash attachment, and batteries for it.
We're constantly told to shoot only in the golden hours of the day--shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunset because that's where the great light is. I don't say it's bad advice, but it's certainly not the only time of day you can get really good pics. Also, it isn't feasible to only shoot at the golden hours. In my view, if you see something you want to photograph, do it. It might turn out to be one of your best shots.

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