Bill Foy  

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse by Bill Foy

September 2021 - Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

September 2021 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This image was made at the mouth of the Columbia River in Ilwaco, Wa. Personally, I was disappointed that, after I had driven a few hours, there was very little to see in the area other than the lighthouse itself. All adjustment in ACR & PS, crop, exposure, lightening of windows of the lighthouse, highlights/shadows. Nikon D500, Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 20mm, 1/8, 1/250, ISO-100, handheld.

2 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Bill,
Thank you for sharing this.
At first glance, the image well-expresses your emotion, "disappointments". The lighthouse looks shabby, old, and not well maintained. So your post processing strategy is in line with the title. Well done.
I feel a bit too dark in the shadows so that details of the lighthouse is disappeared.
Now, I just want to present a different style - vertical pano style. It is VERY rough finish though....
One of the strength of this image is the cloud action.
I wanted to keep it in the frame.
And all the tone is in my style - not make it too contrasted.
Just for your reference....
  Posted: 09/08/2021 22:46:49
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Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
I don't think you should be too disappointed. Having one good shot for each trip is acceptable for me. The story of a lighthouse that has seen better days is apparent. To me, the tones in the BW conversion are good and express the sadness of the ongoing deterioration. There seem to be some noise on the sky that isn't on the original. This could be removed either by denoising or by blurring the areas. I would also used the upright tool in LR to tilt the tower forward a bit.   Posted: 09/12/2021 01:34:36


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