Ten years in the waiting

Posted by Jeremy Burke on

Through the Lens 

This photograph was ten years in the making. We moved to the Oregon coast for the first time in the spring of 2008. I was eating dinner with the family and there I saw it. One of the coolest photos that I have ever seen. Local photographer Scott Blackman had taken a picture of the lens inside the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It was something I am still in awe of when I see it. 

Fast forward over 10 years later I finally had the equipment and skill set to take this photo. I really hope that those that see it have a similar reaction to it and that I did this shot justice to the late Scott Blackman. 

The lighthouse still uses its original 1868 French-made, 1st order, Fixed Fresnel lens,[1] visible 19 miles (31 km) out to sea. In 1993, the lighthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (reference number #73002340). 

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