The last lighthouse built on the west coast was here at Anacapa Island on 1931. Its position at the top of the Island permitted a shorter light. It is important for ship navigation through the Santa Barbara Channel, due to the number of islands posing obstacles.
Also seen in this view is the huge Anacapa arch.
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ikeharel (60521) 2014-08-15 23:05
Fabulous island scenery, Ray.
Special rock's formation, taken fro a fairly good distance to include the left disgonal slope "falling" to sea, and the light-tower atop the hill on right.
the eroded rocks shown in great clarity, good DOF and Blue tone distinct beautifully under daylight.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
jemaflor (87445) 2014-08-15 23:50
What a beautiful blue sea and impressive landscape with the arch, well too the composition with the lighthouse on the top on the right side of the view.
aliabazari (16050) 2014-08-16 0:35
Hi Ray dear
A very beautiful shot of this lighthouse. Exposure and color are well performed. Thanks for recording this nice picture
Silvio1953 (127036) 2014-08-16 0:46
Ciao Ray, great view on beautiful island with fantastic natural arch, lovely sea view, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Tue (28146) 2014-08-16 2:16
A beautiful view of the cliffs and the natural arch. Great inclusion of the lighthouse in the top right hand corner. Thanks for sharing!
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2014-08-16 7:42
I like how the lighthouse gives scale to the arch, without it, it would be difficult to imagine how big this natural formation is, but here we can see that its absolutely huge!! Beautiful tones of blue throughout the image too, a fine grey blue clear sky and waters that would look fitting in a Caribbean resort. Interesting that the last light house was so long ago, I wonder do we not have the need for them anymore? I guess the progress of sat nav has made them a little redundant. A shame, as they offer timeless opportunities to us photographers, as you show so well here.
thanks as always
serp2000 (41404) 2014-08-17 11:55
Wow! I see they are the former parts of one whole. Excellent minimalist composition, very nice сolors. The lighthouse shows us a human activity on this lifeless rock.
Kastrup is very active airport, just I've showed one empty hall. I hope to post another photos from Scandinavia some later.
Have a great new week!
PiotrF (10554) 2014-08-18 14:49
An interesting series of photos of Channel Islands National Park. Impressive view of the rock bridge.
Excellent quality, some good details. Colors, contrast are excellent.
josepmarin (57839) 2014-08-27 8:50
a beautiful image of this wild coastal landscape, I like the cliffs and the amazing arch.
There is a fantastic chromatic contrast between the rock tones and the blue of the ocean water and of the sky.
And the lighthouse on the top of the cliff is the cherry on the cake for a good composition.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-28 3:12
Wonderful seascape and blueness.
l like these interesting rock formations and the little lighthouse on the top of the hill.
Very charming and calm place.
l visited your gallery on Flickr. It is amazing! l like Mono Lake and the water walls and everything is beautiful.