North Head lighthouse, near where the mighty Columbia flows into the Pacific.

The location is “Cape Disappointment” named so by a British fur trader in the late 18th century. I was lucky enough –certainly not disappointed– to encounter a dramatic but otherwise clear sunset when I was there for the making of this image. (The reason for the lighthouse is that this is one of the foggiest locations in the entire US, so the sunset could have been a bust.)

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