Today’s image comes to us from Nubble Light in York, Maine.  As I mentioned in a previous post here, I believe that this may be the most photographed lighthouse in the country.  Or at least in New England.  I was there with my 8 year old son this past weekend, and we spent about 45 minutes doing our usual activities.  He climbed all over the rocks, and I took some pictures.  It was pretty windy, and had just rained a bit so some of the rocks were still wet.  I was too nervous watching him climbing around on the wet rocks to get more than a few shots, but I like how this one turned out.  I may have used a shutter speed that was a bit too long, but I still was pleased with the results.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of trying get the perfect shot of this iconic lighthouse.

And here’s a black and white conversion as well.  Still deciding which version I like better.


12 Comments

  1. Posted November 14, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Great shot, I love the long exposure and think it looks about right, great effect over the rocks. As for which version, the B&W rocks it for me, the tones and contrast are spot on and there is no distractions.

  2. Posted November 14, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Lighthouse FTW! Hmm, not sure what one I like better. I think it’s because I always think of lighthouses in color unless they are really close up. Strange I’m sure… You really do get a feel for the weather in the color image. Just feels cold.

  3. Posted November 14, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    WOW amazing shot. I can’t choose between the colr & B&W I love them both. The long exposure is perfect and I love the cascading water on that mini waterfall.

  4. Posted November 14, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I love this lighthouse almost as Pemaquid. Very well exposed, Steven. I don’t think it is overexposed at all. I hope that my photos of Nubble turn out half as good as this. Like the color one…

  5. Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I love, love, love this shot, Steven! Great work here, tons of drama and detail to take in!

  6. Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I am loving this one Steven, especially the b/w version!

  7. Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve got to go with the B&W version. The contrast and tone in that is very good – somehow I find the large expanse of ‘brown’ in the foreground of the colour version a little overpowering. The sea is captured very well indeed.

  8. Posted November 15, 2011 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    I think I like the B&W better. Very cool shot. I must visit this lighthouse one day.

  9. Posted November 15, 2011 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Gotta go with the color one here man. The desaturated look is just outstanding. I love how the water looks so smooth as well!

  10. Posted November 26, 2011 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    Black and White way better. Love the contrast.

  11. Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Steven, this is really outstanding, I love the black and white version the most I think.

  12. Posted January 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    The mono conversion really bring this out, great motion and superb tones. Like your composition too.

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