Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Haceta Head Light by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

November 2021 - Haceta Head Light

About the Image(s)

Shot at ISO 320, 100mm, f/16, 1/100 sec with Olympus E-M1 Mark II and Olympus 12-100 f/4. Processed color in Lightroom and converted in Nik Silver Efex with the 024 preset, Tone 21 Sepia, Vignette 100%. Image Border Type 11. Conditions were not great and this image was not strong so I decided to do things I don't normally do including toning and using a light vignette. Perhaps I think we don't expect as much in an image that looks old.

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7 comments posted

Don York   Don York
I love the foggy envelop. The light house is sharp and stands out. I might darken the bright white on the foreground rock, as it tends to distract from the lighthouse and competes with it for your attention.   Posted: 11/09/2021 09:44:23

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The dusting of snow on the rocks in front of the lighthouse makes me feel the cold environment, which I like.   Posted: 11/11/2021 10:05:31

John Roach   John Roach
This is a fabulous image. Your choice Stan of monochrome is so fitting for the scene. It is really neat to see it with the snow in the foreground, as well as the foggy conditions. I think it's stunning. By the way in reading about this Lighthouse, I discovered that it is a B and B as a concessionary Of the US forest service and so someone could stay there and what wonderful view and environment that would be. My wife and I have stayed at light houses along the shores of Lake superior this one is a real neat one   Posted: 11/17/2021 10:53:28

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I like this photo, too. The light vignette and sepia makes it look very old. Personally I think the vignette on the right is a bit over-done, which I think makes it look an old photo rather than a misty one.   Posted: 11/17/2021 16:45:29

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Captivating! I like your unique editing choices and supplications.   Posted: 11/20/2021 11:22:26

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
This is an excellent choice for monochrome. I like the old timey feeling your sepia toning, fogging and frame give to this 1894 structure. We have photographed some OR lighthouses but didn't get this far North. I'd like to shoot more of them and learning that it is a B&B makes this one even more appealing.   Posted: 11/20/2021 19:03:16

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I very much appreciate all your comments on this. Strange, I didn't feel the image was that strong but when I finished with this the lighthouse seems sharp, so maybe it just needed a little processing, but for whatever reason I am glad I processed as I did.

Sorry for making this image confusing. This was taken in May and you are not going to find snow in May at sea level. I think we can be pretty sure that is bird droppings.

There is a larger building just back from this scene that I believe is the B&B. I am not sure if you can actually stay in the Lighthouse or not. Even staying there would be delightful.   Posted: 11/23/2021 10:43:12