The Ghost of the Yaquina Bay Light – Oregon Coast

Photography, Travel and Other Adventures

Today’s blog post is a lazy one – here is a spooky post I wrote yesterday for Pinhole Obscura. 🙂

Pinhole Obscura

Last Summer when I was in Newport, OR I visited the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. It’s a beautiful old house. As I wandered through with my pinhole camera I happened to hear the story of the ghost of the lighthouse.

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The story went something like this:

The house had been abandoned for many years and became a place where teenagers would party on the weekends. Which is exactly what happened on a Friday Night in the early 70s. They were on the top floor of the house when they found a porthole, which they took and that led out to the beach (this is where I had a hard time with the guy’s story). When they reached the beach, one of the girls in the party realized she’d forgotten something in the house. So she went back to retrieve it. Then came shrieks from the house! The kids ran up to…

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Hug Point – Oregon Coast

Photography

Here is my latest post up on Pinhole Obscura about a beach on the Oregon Coast with an interesting history.

Pinhole Obscura

Hug Point is a beautiful beach on the Oregon Coast with a bit of interesting history. Because of it’s name, it has become a popular, romantic spot for couples to exchange wedding vows. However, it is called Hug Point for very different reasons.

When the tide is low enough one can see, and walk on, the old highway. Yes, you read that right.

Before highway 101, the coastal highway was the beach and at this particular section, travelers had to wait until a low tide to “hug” the cliff to get around it. Unfortunately low tide didn’t guarantee a stagecoach (or car later on) from getting stuck.  At some point someone decided (it is unknown who it was) to blast into the cliff to create a one-lane section of road, making it easier to vehicles to travel around the cliff.

It’s fascinating to look at old photos of this place – it…

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Haystack Rock

Photography

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Alright. New Year, new motivation. One of my goals this year is to post more on Blatherskite. So Fridays will be photoblog day, as been my tradition in the past.

Another thing I’m trying to motivate myself into is starting another sheet-a-day project. Two days into the year and I can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe posting this will help. Here is one from my last sheet a day project – a pinhole photo of Haystack rock.

Roll 27 – Olympus XA and Cinestill

Photography

My latest on 52 rolls! Raf and I spent the weekend at the beach a couple of weeks ago and I took a lot of photos. There are tons more to share in future posts.

52 rolls

After seeing the wonderful results on 52 rolls, I wanted to try my hand at Cinestill too. I loaded it up in my new favorite camera: the Olympus XA, and headed to the beach for the weekend. Unfortunately, I am not immediately in love with the results I got with this film. There are a few that I liked (shown below), but generally I am feeling kind of “meh.” My negatives were quite scratched. And there was a bit too much grain for my liking.

The problem, I realized, is that I didn’t shoot this roll under the right lighting conditions. For my next roll I will follow the instructions and shoot using the correct lighting.

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