Point Reyes – Drawing Photographers for Years

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It has been called a shipwreck, but I don’t really know. I have also heard that it was simply abandoned. Whatever, the Point Reyes has been a draw for photographers for a very long time. And why not. It may be overdone, but is still a great subject and a fun shoot. I will probably go back and try to get some unique perspective on it.

Point Reyes

Venture beyond the little town of Inverness on Tomales Bay in California deeper into the Point Reyes National Seashore and you will find many more photographic opportunities. The most famous, of course, being the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

Pt. Reyes Lighthouse

I descended the steps to the lighthouse to get a closer look, and then made the long 300 plus step climb back up. No I didn’t count the steps. They’re marked.

Along the way to the lighthouse you are likely to see some wildlife. This doe and fawn were hiding out behind the restrooms on the path from the parking lot to the lighthouse overlook.

Doe and Fawn 1

Doe and fawn at Point Reyes Lighthouse

A short day-trip over to the coast yielded some great results. You can read about the lighthouse in this National Park Service article. As for the shipwreck, there are a lot of pictures scattered across the Internet, even a Flickr group, but I haven’t been able to find much other information about it. More and more it seems it is really not so much a wreck as a boat that has been left to rot. Makes a great photo though.