Point Sur Lightstation Front View (California)

Point Sur Lightstation one of those landmarks that became famous all over the world. It is located in one of the most scenic parts of the famous Big Sur coastal drive, arguably the most beautiful cost drive in the world. Every tourist who took Big Sur coastal drive, even partly, has multiple pictures of Lightstation.

I am not an exception. I photographed Lightstation on many occasions, in different weather, and from various vantage points. Here are some of my photos of Lightstation:

The day I took the featured photo, the weather was less than favorable for photography. The sky was boring without any clouds and the air was humid and hazy. This is when I decided to frame the shot to minimize the effect of the sky and concentrate attention on the leading lines in the foreground with Lightstation as the main point of interest.

Point Sur Lightstation Front View (California) 1
California. Big Sur Lightstation
Loc: 36.326319, -121.894188


It was a simple and uncomplicated shot. I used a tripod and took 3 bracketed shots.


It was a single RAW file editing.

I used the Natural preset from my Landscape Collection first and after I used TOOLKIT to boost contrast, clarity and reduce saturation.

The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Natural (13, 17, 19)

Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.

Photoshop Plugins: 

by Viktor Elizarov
I am a travel photographer and educator from Montreal, Canada, and a founder of PhotoTraces. I travel around the world and share my experiences here. Feel free to check my Travel Portfolio and download Free Lightroom Presets.

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