As the Tillamook Lighthouse sits high upon the rock island to the west of Ecola State Park in Oregon, USA, waves coming crashing in along the shoreline. This lighthouse has become one on one with nature's stormy waters on a daily basis and on certain days you can stand along the coast with the lighthouse barely visible due to the raging ocean waters.
When the lighthouse construction began in 1879, nobody was sure that it would ever be completed due to the brutality of the stormy ocean. It took two long years until the Tillamook Lighthouse was finally completed but not without the raging ocean beating and brutalizing some of the workers.
The rock where the lighthouse sits is one mile off the coastline of Oregon and the lighthouse keepers that worked there spent night after night battling the fierce ocean waves. The lighthouse was first lit in 1881 and it was not until 1957 that the light was finally turned off and nature won the battle once again. Special trips are available to the Tillamook Head Lighthouse for those wishing to have their ashes put there but this is only available for a huge price.
When looking out over the ocean waves at the rock where the lighthouse stands from Chapman Point along the Oregon Coast you get a fairly good idea of how rough the seas can be. This day is particularly scenic as the mist from the waves lingers overhead and the whitewash heads toward shore giving you a view of the top of the Tillamook Lighthouse with the rock being blocked by the misty waters.
Tillamook Head Lighthouse, looking from Chapman Point of Ecola State Park, Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Park, Oregon, Oregon Coast, USA, North America.
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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS 20D, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 340mm.
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