Perched on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses in the country and has been guiding mariners since 1872. The five-wick lard oil lamp and first order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, Nov. 15, 1872.
Pigeon Point’s original name, Whale Point, was inspired by the gray whales that migrate past the point. California’s boom from Gold Rush to statehood brought many ships to these perilous waters.
Those who have followed me for some time know I love lighthouses, so you are not surprised about the amount of photos from this place.
How Tall is the Lighthouse?
100′ above ground to the focal plane of the lens.
115′ above ground to the top of the tower.
150′ (about) above sea level to the focal plane of the lens.
The information is from https://www.thatsmypark.org/parks-and-beaches/pigeon-point-light-station-state-historic-park/
Beauty, majestic nature. Just beautiful, sunset at sequoia. All unedited photos 😀.
This was a little sight from the plane, flying above Rocky Mountain
It has been once again a day of rain and sunshine. Mostly rain. I drove to Lohja Hospital to have a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of my foot that has bothered me for a year and a half now. Hopefully after these new ones they will know what to do with it. Operation or just continue as it is… well this is not what my picture are about. As I said I drove there, it was through the country roads and this is what I tooks photos of. Our ever changing clouds
Today is supposedly the last day of summer according to article I read in the paper. The rains are coming down on us from tomorrow. Lets see what happens…
But in the mean while here is a photo I want to share. I am starting my fall by taking on painting again and I will also start to study / do sculpture after few years of doing nothing on either of these hobbies of mine. And the photo – I thought I would use this photo as an inspiration on my first painting.
This greenness , lovely rolling hills, nature just blew my breath away
love the beaches…
Dark clouds over Monaco Casino
I love how the light touches the waves of different shades of blues, making the glitter brightly under the dark intense clouds above.
We started the day with sunshine but now it’s cloudy and raining
The winter just won’t let go, it’s snowing again
it is a cols sunny winter day here in the north, so it is nice to remember the warm, windy and cloudy days from the holiday. It makes a good photo. At the dock near Key West.
Boy, life has given some blows this week and also some awesome news. This is a post from a three time grandma, by grandson number three was born two days ago. So I have been some what preoccupied this week. But, here is a palm tree, the original or the edited one, which do you like better?
I’ve been home for a week, trying to recover from the time difference. Catching up with work and all the normal stuff at home. I am trying to go through my photos, all 2035 + of them. This photo has all the elements I enjoy, sea, sand, clouds and sun.
I sat on one of these rocks for a long time watching the waves hit the rocks. Meditating to me. Then I started taking photos of it…these are from Boynton Beach, FL.
Key Biscayne lighthouse
Bahia Honda Bridge