Tag Archives: Cape Elizabeth

Calming Fog

We stopped at Portland Head Lighthouse on our way to Acadia National Park during our NxNW trip in 2014. While we there some unkind weather moved into the area putting the damper on shooting for a while. Going back through some files of the area I pulled this one out, kind of liked the foggy atmosphere and the moody look gave with the long exposure. I did not think any of these were usable as there was quite a bit of mist on the lens (some of which you can see in the photo) but regardless I thought it was an interesting view of the lighthouse and Portland Harbor. Hearing the foghorn was really cool as well.

 

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Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth Maine, the oldest lighthouse in Maine built in 1791, hard to believe this is over 200 years old. This was my second trip to the lighthouse, this time with my wife, the first was last year with the NxNW crew. I was hoping for better weather this trip since the last visit was pretty rainy and misty, I did not come away with any decent shots I liked. This trip proved to be much better, although the seas were not as dramatic the day was beautiful and I was happy to get some decent shots of this Maine jewel. Being a nice day the crowds there were just immense, I mean people everywhere, no parking etc. etc. Getting anything up close was out of the question.

I wandered a bit (jumped a fence) and got a couple good shots that I was pleased with, including this long exposure with a 10 stop filter. Unfortunately this was a NO FLY zone for the drone , as were allot of areas along the coast due to the amount of airports.

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