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!


  1. This scene looks nice in black and white. It's a cute little light house

  2. It's a striking photo and the stones seem to lead one directly into the photo and to the lighthouse.
    I hope your milestones pass with some sweetness as well as the grief that lingers.

  3. Oh I love your newsy posts and will look forward to one. I never know what you might be up to. 😉

  4. I love black and white photos! I also look forward to a newsy post from you as I always wonder how you are doing. You are a strong woman Donna and I know you are doing the best you can do. I'm so thankful you have your photography as a hobby, plus church and the friends you have made and we can't forget Angel LOL xoxoxo

  5. It will be really nice to hear what you have going on these days Donna - and of course if you have any travel/photography plans any time soon.

    Chin up - remember many people think of you often and send you good wishes!

  6. A stunning black and white photo, Donna. It sounds as though you are keeping busy and I will be looking forward to hearing all about it...maybe next time! :)

  7. Like the shot Donna!! Crazy about black and white anyway...
    And how is Angel? Hope you both are doing well...
    And don't worry about posting...sometimes I look at the computer and just want to hide...
    Sweet day girlfriend...


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