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Scituate Light

July 23, 2014
Scituate Lighthouse from across Scituate Harbor

As viewed from across Scituate Harbor

A Little Background Info…

Old Scituate Light is a historic lighthouse located on Cedar Point in Scituate, Massachusetts. Built in 1811, this granite and brick structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 as Scituate Light.

Managed by the Scituate Historical Society, Scituate Light is currently active, flashes white every 15 seconds, and serves as a private aid to navigation. The grounds around the lighthouse are open year round, while the tower itself is open only during occasional open houses. Other buildings at this location include the 1811 keeper’s house.

A Pastel Sky and Canada Geese

I captured this image in early November at 4:17 pm. I loved how the setting sun was turning the sky into pastel shades of pink and blue. At the same time, I was graced by a flock of Canada geese flying by in a casually organized formation.

I was struck by the natural creation of a “Rule of Thirds” for the image — the blue, the pink, and the water horizontally; the geese and lighthouse vertically.

What photographer standing across Scituate Harbor could ask for more?

If you’re visiting Massachusetts’ south shore area, or simply love lighthouses, think about adding Scituate Light to your scenic travel list.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200mm
Exif Data:  1/250s, f/3.5, ISO 200, 120mm

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~ Liz Mackney

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