Monday, April 20, 2009

Olympic Mountains and Race Rocks Lighthouse

After I posted about the Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park yesterday, I recalled another image I shot recently with a completely different perspective on the area.

This image was taken across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Witty's Lagoon Regional Park near Victoria and is of Race Rocks Lighthouse and the Olympic Mountains. Definitely captures a great "west coast" mood.

Race Rocks lighthouse and the Olympic Mountains
Race Rocks Lighthouse and the Olympic Mountains

After taking a closer look, I noticed that the bottom half of the freighter is cut off (see enlarged crop below), and the only reason I can think of as to why this happened is due to the curvature of the earth. I've never actually seen this in any of my images before... very cool.

Earth Curvature on the Ocean
Earth's Curvature as seen on the Ocean

Check out more of my Vancouver Island Photos, including other lighthouses on Vancouver Island, in my stock photos section. I also enjoy shooting freighters and other large boats while I'm out and have lots more images like this in my Industry and Transportation Photos gallery.

Cheers, Josh
Copyright © 2009 Josh McCulloch.


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