Sep 18, 2012 - 8 Comments - Breakwater, Harbor, HDR, Lighthouse, Ocean, Portland, Sunrise, View, Water -

Spring Point Ledge Light

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?

8 Responses to Spring Point Ledge Light

  1. LensScaper

    Superb depth of field, Steven

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  2. nosht

    Increíblemente hermosa

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  3. Dina

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

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  4. Mark Neal (@maxmanian)

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

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  5. edithlevyphotography

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

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  6. Rich McPeek

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

    18 Sep 2012 - Reply
  7. Jim Nix

    great light and comp as well Steven!

    19 Sep 2012 - Reply
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