Maine Lighthouses

Today I got an opportunity to photograph a few of the lighthouses along the central Maine coast. While there was great weather today, the sunset was pretty bland and much of the late evening sun was under a haze of high clouds. My original vision of a great sunset with the lighthouse a glow in a wash of pink was lost with the sunset. Rather than get discouraged, I decided to process my images in black and white. The already blazing white lighthouses make it easy to see how they will look with black and white processing. The first image is from the town of  Port Clyde. The Marshall Point lighthouse is pretty famous from its role as an extra in the movie Forest Gump. During the movie, Forest makes a cross country run and Marshall Point is where he turns around to start his run to the Pacific Ocean .

The second lighthouse is from the Owls Head State Park. Depending on my schedule I am hoping to visit a few more lighthouses at dawn in hopes of catching a nice sunrise with my lighthouse beacon calling it an day after a full nights work.

All images shot with Nikon D700 with a 24-70mm F2.8 lens with Lexar Media UDMA compact flash cards.

June 9, 2011

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