ANNUAL PF4A TOP TEN (DRUM ROLL) #8

Coming in at #8 is an image that I originally thought was a lost cause.  It was a cloudy day when I visited the Old Point Loma Lighthouse just north of San Diego.  Because of the cloud cover, there was little color to capture no matter how hard I tried. However, in my process of experimentation, I discovered what would become one of my favorite images.  The key was to present it in a sepia format, which nullified the absence of color.

#8

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse was one of eight lighthouses that came to be known as “The Original Eight” lighthouses built along the west coast of the United States.  Built in 1854, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse features a Cape Cod style.

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If I could offer a photography tip (which is actually a processing tip), if it’s cloudy and you’re shooting landscapes – try presenting your image in a sepia tone.  If it’s a snow scene, try presenting your image in a black and white format.  That B&W image will come later in this countdown.

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~ by photographyfree4all on December 16, 2011.

One Response to “ANNUAL PF4A TOP TEN (DRUM ROLL) #8”

  1. I love this photo and using the sepia is brilliant. It looks like it was taken in 1930 or so. Very old Hollywood feel.

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