Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

SEPTEMBER 2003 – Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California, on a clear summer day. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

The original Highway Number 1 at the west coast of the United States is full of magical places. As a photographer you will want to stop at so many points that you can easily spend a whole week just for the relatively short portion between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, just 28 Miles north-west of Santa Cruz, is one of these places. Situated far away from any town, it offers the tranquility and beauty that makes you calm down and forget whatever plagues you at home.

The lighthouse, built in 1872, is one of the tallest lighthouses (115 ft) on the West Coast. While still being intact, it serves as a youth hostel today.

I love this image because of the clear colors – especially the dominating blue tones of the sea and the sky.

The high resolution image

Capture Date04-SEP-2003
LocationPigeon Point, California
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3853 x 2479 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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