Photographer's Note

This is the lighthouse at Point Atkinson, on the approaches to the port of Vancouver. The lighthouse and surrounding park (strangely, known as Lighthouse Park!) is one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver. This may look like it is a wild and remote location, but the downtown office towers of Vancouver are just out of sight behind the lighthouse. The park has nice rocky headlands, and also contains some of the biggest trees still left standing in BC. They say that the area was never logged because they wanted the trees to provide a dark background behind the lighthouse, to make it more visible.

The light in this shot is very special, because it was taken in December the sun is going down off to the right instead of behind my back as it would in the summer. This gives the nice shadows at sunset.

I've posted the original shot to workshop. I cropped some of the rock off the bottom to balance the photo, but I would be interested to hear which version people like better.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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