I've been to Cabrillo a couple of times now, and have always gotten fantastic photos there. During this first visit in 2001 I was still shooting film, so this image is scanned from a photographic slide. I love the depth of color in the image--the dark shadows in the foreground, the shades of blue and purple in the background, and the glow of the light on top of the lighthouse. For me, the tree on the right-hand side adds depth to the picture that wouldn't be there without it.
Here's another view of the lighthouse that I like almost as much.