Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon   Leave a comment

Like the slightly abnormal travelers that we are, Melanie and I arose somewhere around 5:00 a.m. in Newport, Oregon last October for the short drive up US Route 101 to visit Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  It was dark, it was raining sideways thanks to the gale blowing in off the Pacific, and there was absolutely zero chance of the sun making any kind of appearance.

I was, in short, cranky as hell.  So much so that I petulantly sat in the car after Melanie got out, watching the radio auto-seek for a station — any station — with no success whatsoever.

The rain finally relented (and so did I), so I got out of the car and walked up a small hill to take a couple handheld shots at ISO 1600.  I was not optimistic.  ISO 1600 is practically unusable for anything other than creating faux old-time grainy photo effects.  And thanks to some processing with Topaz Adjust and Adobe Lightroom 3 software, I must admit to really liking the shot.  Worth getting up at 5 a.m. for?  I don’t know.  You be the judge.

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Posted August 14, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Uncategorized

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