June 29, 2016

Photo of the Week - Marshall Point Lighthouse & Wooden Walkway

Port Clyde, Maine

Thanks to its appearance in the 1994 “Forest Gump” film, this lighthouse is a popular tourist spot. But if you arrive very early in the morning, you will share it with only the most dedicated landscape photographers. Here is a down-low shot that emphasizes the leading lines of the wooden walkway. A black and white treatment adds to the simplicity of the scene.

June 22, 2016

Photo of the Week - Portland Breakwater Bug Light

Portland, Maine

This scene wasn’t very colorful, so I chose to give the photo a black and white treatment. I also decided to apply pano-sized crop because there were no interesting clouds on the horizon.

The original lighthouse was a wooded structure and built in 1855. A cast-iron tower (with an attractive Greek design) replaced it in 1875. The architect was Thomas Walter, most noted as the designer of the U.S. Capitol’s east and west wings and its current dome. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1942, but it still stands proudly out on the breakwater, surrounded by a lovely park. It was dubbed “bug light” because of its small size.

I have every intention of writing a newsy blog post, but time always seems to get away from me. Maybe next month! I’m doing okay at the moment, but I’ll soon be spending another birthday and holiday without my beloved. I now dread milestones and wish for them to go by quickly!

June 15, 2016

Photo of the Week - Old Lantern and Shadow

Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

A kiss of early morning light provided some delightful shadow play with this old lantern. We all need a gentle reminder that there is beauty in the simple, little details of life.

June 8, 2016

Photo of the Week - Nubble Light's Rocky Perch

Cape Neddick, York, Maine

From a “down low” and wide-angle perspective, it is not obvious that this iconic lighthouse is located on an island. I chose the composition because it includes some interesting foreground elements and leading lines. Three bracketed exposures were combined in Aurora HDR Pro and further editing was done in Photoshop CC.

Built in 1879, the light got its name from the “nub” of land about 100 yards off of Cape Neddick Point. After automation, the Town of York took over guardianship. It maintains the buildings, including the charming light keeper’s house.

June 1, 2016

Photo of the Week - Portland Head Light Sunrise

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

I featured a photograph of this grand old lighthouse last week, but I wanted you to see the other side! It is not a mystery why this viewpoint is so wildly popular with photographers and artists.

I thank God for the opportunity to see and the ability to capture such beautiful sights. And I am delighted to share these visions with my friends.