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, visible 19 miles (31 km) out to sea. In 1993, the lighthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (reference number #73002340).