This is one of my favorite lighthouses on the Oregon coast and one of my favorite, pre- Canon Rebel photos. I like all of the "Action" in the photo. The churning ocean, rain falling in the distance, blue sky breaks in the storm clouds, waves reflecting the sunset and of course the beautiful Fresnel lens of the lighthouse.
I appreciated all of the comments before, as this was one of my first photos to post. Fellow "Flickrittes" commented it was a little blurry and lacked depth. It may still lack some depth, but the blurriness was caused from too much compression. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. I am hoping to capture this in HDR on a later trip to the coast.
Heceta Head Light is a lighthouse located on the Oregon Coast 13 miles (21 km) north of Florence, Oregon and 13 miles (21 km) south of Yachats, Oregon, United States. It is located at Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint (a state park) midway up a 205-foot (63 m) tall headland. Built in 1894, the 56-foot (17 m) tall lighthouse shines a beam visible for 21 miles (34 km), making it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast.
The light is maintained by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, while the assistant lighthouse keepers' house, operated as a bed and breakfast, is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. The lighthouse is 2 miles (3.2 km) away from Sea Lion Caves.