Hi All! Who wants to shoot a working lighthouse? The Point Vicente Lighthouse is still operational and the Coast Guard opens it to the public every second Saturday of the month at 10 am to 3 pm. Built in the 1920s, it sits atop a bluff facing the Pacific Ocean, standing guard and providing safe passage to thousands of seacraft.
If you want to join us, we'll be there at 1 pm. But you can go here earlier as this actually starts at 10 am.
Parking is free and plentiful, not to mention that the drive down is fabulous. There is also parking at the adjacent park, with equally spectacular views of the ocean.
I suggest carpooling to reduce your expenses, improve your carbon footprint, not to mention it's more fun. We can either meet up around Glendale at 11 and drive down together or just assemble around the entrance of the lighthouse at 1. Either way, I promise it will be worth your while. I plan on staying until sunset, which is at 6:21 PM. You are welcome to join me for that too.
Bring a wide angle if you have any plans to take panoramic shots, or use your feet and take multiple shots to stitch together in pano! Bring a zoom to get those details and a fast lens if you plan to take the interiors. A tripod is recommended if you have plans to take the sunset as well. Good walking shoes, plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen are highly recommended as well. There is a shopping center less than a mile away if you plan to grab a bite, so bring your wallet too. Given the current gas price situation, carpooling is RECOMMENDED!