Here is another view of the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse with more of the breakwater in the composition.  This is such a beautiful place to be at sunrise, and I can imagine how much the past keepers of the lighthouse must’ve appreciated their view.  Especially once the breakwater was built, and they weren’t as stranded as when the tower stood alone at the entrance to the harbor.  And here’s a random fact for you:  someone once figured out that in order to get some exercise at the lighthouse prior to having the breakwater, the keeper would need to run 56 laps around the tower’s main deck to equal one mile.  I wonder which would happen first when running those laps – dizziness, exhaustion, or boredom.  Or perhaps all of the above?


  1. Posted September 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Superb depth of field, Steven

  2. Posted September 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Increíblemente hermosa

  3. Posted September 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I have never seen a lighthouse with such a magical atmosphere, it’s brillant, a happymaker.

  4. Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Very nice visual flow, Steven. And the details are stunning. Great job!

  5. Posted September 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I really like your composition on this image Steven. And the light is stunning.

  6. Rich McPeek
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous shot Steven! Love the pov and the colors are fantastic!

  7. Jim Nix
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    great light and comp as well Steven!

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