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sweetpea72 February 21, 2016
Love this ~ Congrats!
 
joycealicesmith February 22, 2016
Beautiful! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!

Portland Head Light - 1_72 ppi (1 of 1)



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Awards

Winner in Lighthouses Photo Challenge
Staff Winter Selection 2015
Peer Award
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Absolute Masterpiece
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All Star
Outstanding Creativity
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Portland, Maine.
Time
The photo was taken between 9am-11am.
Lighting
The lighting was ideal for this photo. Clouds in the sky and some shadows to show some texture in the rocks below.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Canon 70D, with a tripod. It was rather windy that day.
Inspiration
I have always been fascinated with Lighthouses. For our 40th wedding anniversary, my husband and I spent a few days in Maine. We went on a "scavenger hunt" to find as many Lighthouses as we could that were near Portland.
Editing
I used Lightroom to darken the sky just a bit, and added some clarity to the rocks to bring out the texture. I really didn't do more than that.
In my camera bag
Normally in my camera bag I carry a 50mm, 85mm, and an all purpose lens. For this photo, I used my 18-270mm lens. It's a great all-purpose travel lens when you are using natural light. I also have a lightweight tripod that is easy to carry and of course I have extra batteries.
Feedback
This lighthouse is a beautiful photo opportunity. The only advise I would give is to get an early start and carry a tripod. This photo was taken at 27mm so you will need a lens with wide angle capabilities.

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