The Coquille River Lighthouse Stands Alone

The Coquille River Lighthouse Stands Alone

By |2013-02-15T20:01:31+00:00Feb 15th, 2013|

Shortly after Cameron Siguenza left us at Bandon, OR to continue his epic trek back home to California, Matt Kloskowski and I scrambled to find places to visit as we burned the daylight until sunset. One of the places we decided on was the Coquille River Lighthouse. Despite the wind, we ended up killing a good amount of time here. I actually walked away with some images that I’m truly pumped about. This image came courtesy of my JOBY Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X system. It made it really easy to position my camera in tight areas. In the case here, I was able to get this foreground in the frame because of how I positioned the tripod on these fallen trees. I just set up the camera with my Lee Big Stopper and went to town with the long-ish exposures (I think these were around 60-65 seconds).

In terms of processing
I stylized this image in onOne Software Perfect Effects 4. I applied the Soho and ProX vintage effects along with a custom Tone Enhancer to get this look.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3

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  1. Sajjan Singh February 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm - Reply


  2. Cameron Siguenza February 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Love my Joby Focus X – fantastic shot. Dare I say that this is portfolio worthy? Indeed my good man, indeed.

    Greetings from Cambria. My weekend down south a bit. :)

  3. Julie Jamieson February 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    This is so great +Brian Matiash!!

  4. Brian Matiash February 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    +Cameron Siguenza Do you think it should be added? I want to be extremely judicious with what makes it.

  5. Brian Matiash February 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    +Julie Jamieson Thanks, girrrrrl!

  6. Cameron Siguenza February 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Well – sleep on it anyways. :) it looks great on my iPhone in my hotel suite anyways hehe. ( my previous post is meant to be said in a British accent – Eton )

  7. David Lazarus February 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Is it just me or does the lighthouse look like it stand atop a beaver dam?

  8. Lorita O'Leary February 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    nice angle

  9. Thomas Chamberlin February 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Good job on a tough subject. That lighthouse is a bear to shoot.

  10. Shane Corderoy February 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash great photo, I just purchased my own +JOBY Gorillapod Focus + Ballhead which I can't wait to use, I will wake up early tomorrow morning and capture the sunrise to test it out, the quality looks really high on the tripod

  11. Boris Manic February 16, 2013 at 4:27 am - Reply


  12. marko tursunjan February 16, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply


  13. Joseph Eckert February 16, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Awesome shot

  14. Lashkir Mzure February 16, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply


  15. Jim Tsang February 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Nice shot, +Brian Matiash

  16. Timothy Linn February 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Nice, Brian.  Bandon is blessed with the most beautiful beach I've ever seen anywhere.

  17. Adil Sharif February 17, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply


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