Photographing Heceta Head Light

Heceta Head Light with approaching squall.

Heceta Head Light with approaching squall.

Easily the most attractive lighthouse on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head light also gets my vote for the easiest to visit and photograph. Heceta Head is about 15 miles or 20+ minutes north of the town of Florence, located on a point next to a small cove (Cape Cove).

Park in the lot and take the easy hike to the lighthouse. You can get the best wide-angle close-up shot by climbing the path that winds up the hill behind the lighthouse (above). I wanted to shoot it at night, but the rain storms had other ideas. You’ll need an ultra-wide lens (APC-C 12mm). The path can be slippery as it is dirt/mud.

Mario DennisOregon