Drive Loop 100 from Ilwaco and go to the North Head Lighthouse road, then walk 1/4 mile down the path to the lighthouse.
North Head Lighthouse Ilwaco, Washington July 28, 2012 Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM 20s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso100 Full EXIF Info Date/Time 28-Jul-2012 21:50:20 Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III Flash Used No Focal Length 24 mm Exposure Time 20.00 sec Aperture f/5.6 ISO Equivalent 100 Â©2012 Jim Stiles www.jimstilesphotos.com http://www.redbubble.com/people/jimstiles/works/9181698-north-head-lighthouse-twilight
It is extremely rare to get sunsets like this on this stretch of the coast, and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I setup two hours before sunset, photographed through golden hour, and sunset, and finished with this at one hour after sunset. This image is 5 images combined together via Photomatix, then re-imported into Lightroom 4 and processed completely there. Nothing has been added to this image that did not exist in any of the original 5 images. The only manipulations have been to push/pull specific areas within the composition to balance out the final image to what I had originally envisioned when I setup to shoot this.