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Some pictures of the Northern California coast in the vicinity of Crescent City.  The weather was foggy on the days these images were photographed.  According to Wikipedia, Crescent City is the only incorporated city in Del Norte County and is the County seat.  The total population is around 7,600.  Del Norte County is in the northwestern most part of California just south of the Oregon border.  The area was first inhabited by the Yurok (or Klamath River Indians) and Tolowa tribes.  The first person of European descent to explore the area was Jedediah Smith in the early 1800's.  Europeans began to settle in the area in the 1850s and Crescent City was incorporated in 1854.



The Battery Point Lighthouse was one of the first lighthouses to be built in California.  In 1855 Congress appropriated $15,000 to construct a lighthouse on a small islet which is connected to Battery Point.  During high tide the islet cannot be reached, but for several hours during low tide you can walk over to the islet and the Battery Point Lighthouse.  The Del Norte historical Society operates the Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum and is open to the public for tours (but only when the tide is low).  Low tides generally allow the Lighthouse to be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during the months of april through September.  The tide comes in very quickly so don't loiter around the lighthouse.  You don't want to be stranded.

                                                                                                                                     (References:  Wikipedia)

Northern California Coast

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North Coast 2 is a stretch of beach just north of Crescent City on a foggy morning.



Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/800

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400


North Coast 1 is an image of the rocky coastal area of Crescent City near the Battery Point Lighthouse.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed: 1/6400

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400


North Coast 3 is the coastal area of Crescent City during one of the moments the sun came out from behind the bank of coastal fog.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/4000.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 200


North Coast 4 is the coastal area of Crescent City during one of the moments the sun came out from behind the fog.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/8000.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400


North Coast 5 is a stretch of beach a few miles to the north of Crescent City


Camera settings:

Canon 5D, Mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/5000.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 200


Battery Point Lighthouse 01:  The lighthouse is located in Crescent City.  Photoshop Elements was used to remove some of the power lines that detracted from the pictures.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/8000.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 800


Battery Point Lighthouse 02 is located in Crescent City.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/6400.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 800


Battery Point, looking across to the islet where the Battery Point Lighthouse is located.


Camera settings:

Canon 5D, mark iii

Shutter speed:  1/8000.

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400


Photography By

John Stankovich

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