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Sunset at Portland Head Light



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Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole August 17, 2016
Beautiful!!!! Congrats on your contest award!!! : )
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Saptashaw August 17, 2016
Thanks :)
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 01, 2016
Very Nice capture
Saptashaw PRO+
Saptashaw September 15, 2016
Thanks :)
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 01, 2016
congrats
Workshopphotos
 
Workshopphotos September 15, 2016
Gorgeous
Saptashaw PRO+
Saptashaw September 15, 2016
Thank you :)
Merbert
 
Merbert September 15, 2016
Top class photo!!!
Thanks for sharing
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Hyrax
 
Hyrax September 15, 2016
This is awesome!
forrestcovin PRO+
 
forrestcovin September 16, 2016
Nicely done!
Jinn-A PRO+
 
Jinn-A December 02, 2016
omg! Gorgeous beyond words. I collect lighthouses and would hang this on my wall! You are amazing!!!! Jinn - A
rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace December 13, 2016
Excellent !!!
Vince542
 
Vince542 December 14, 2016
Fantastic shot!!! just perfect!!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter January 03, 2017
Congrats on winning the photo challenge. - Jake
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi April 13, 2017
congrats on all your awards. Voted
BYJUTHARAYIL
 
BYJUTHARAYIL April 18, 2017
magnificient capture!
TcCamera PRO
 
TcCamera August 06, 2017
Stunning
RuteDwarte
 
RuteDwarte October 07, 2017
Amazing ????
Ryandnst
 
Ryandnst October 16, 2017
Where was this taken??
Saptashaw PRO+
Saptashaw October 22, 2017
This was in Portland, Maine.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 16, 2018
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography April 16, 2018
Beautiful, congratulations!
jimdavis_8840
 
jimdavis_8840 April 16, 2018
Congratulations on willing the Lighthouse competition, great shot, Portland, ME??
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi April 16, 2018
Awesome capture. Congrats on the win
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz April 17, 2018
Stunning! Congratulations on your win! Well deserved! :)
darmoyer
 
darmoyer June 21, 2018
My FAVORITE lighthouse. Beautiful capture!
Bayou_Chic PRO+
 
Bayou_Chic August 21, 2018
Oh to have been there when you took this shot!
randyblack PRO+
 
randyblack September 13, 2019
Magical subject, composition and exposure! Timeless!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on at Portland Head Light, Maine on a short trip to Acadia National Park
Time
This was taken on a windy evening, and I mean really windy. I had to hang my heavy camera bag on the tripod to get it stable, even in a location shielded from most of the wind. It was just around sunset.
Lighting
Nature did all the lighting here. I merely did a bit of dodge and burn in Photoshop to bring out the details in the rock. It was a soft, subtle light on the rock face while the sun was setting to the right sidelighting the lighthouse and throwing some light on the low clouds.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 6D with the Canon 24-105 F4L. The whole setup was on my Benro tripod and was triggered with a remote shutter release.
Inspiration
The cliff face, along with the water breaking on the rocky beach made for lovely leading lines to the lighthouse. When the clouds caught the light from the setting sun, the composition unfurled before my eyes and it was so balanced that I just had to take the shot.
Editing
I had to balance the highlights on the lighthouse and dodge/burn the rocks to bring out the details. Also applied sharpening selectively to the rocks to make them pop.
In my camera bag
I carry too much equipment and can never figure what to leave behind :). I usually carry my Canon 6D camera and as many lenses my bag will fit - Canon 24-105 F4L, 16-35 F4L, 50 1.8 and Sigma 150-600 Contemporary as well as the Sigma 105 2.8 Macro lenses. I also carry a Hoya CPL and Haida 6 stop and 10 stop ND filters. The NDs are wonderful and I swear by them. A remote shutter release with intervalometer is also pretty indispensable.
Feedback
Do not rush to take a photo. Take in the scene and especially the light. Try to anticipate where the light will be at the time you want to shoot it (usually around sunrise and sunset). Also dress appropriately for the weather, and then some. This was taken on a really windy winter evening and it was really cold. If I wasn't adequately dressed, I would probably never be able to take this photo. Inclement weather often offers the chance for beautiful photos, so weather it out :)

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