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Portland Head Lighthouse At Daybreak

February 17, 2014
Portland Head Lighthouse

Just after sunrise…

Keeping A Watchful Eye

Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is a favorite destination for photographers. The artistic challenge is to find a vantage point that uniquely speaks to you. Like many photographers, I’ve shot Portland Head Light at sunrise from the south side, as well as from the north. On this day, however, I chose to shoot this stately structure from the hill on the west side shortly after daybreak.

Appealing Details

I loved how the top section of the lighthouse tower aligned with the cloud bank rising from the horizon. It created the perfect contrast to showcase the golden light reflecting in the glass panes above.

As you can see, the surrounding greenery was still quite lush at this time of year — August. Early morning light really helped to accentuate the contrast of color, light and shadow.

Worthwhile Destination

No matter what time of year you visit the Maine coastline, Portland Head Light is a worthwhile destination to add to your list of Must See Places. Bonus! When visiting, don’t forget to check out Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse which is just off shore.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200mm
Exif Data:  1/5s, f/7.1, ISO 200, 50mm, 3-Image HDR, PS Poster Edges

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