While thinking ahead about setting the clocks back by an hour Sunday morning, I decided to get out at sunrise on Saturday to take advantage of the last day for a reasonable sunrise time for a while.  At around 7:20 am, it’s one of the latest times during the year for the sun to rise (at least for New England), and not too painful a time to get started.  Unfortunately the clouds decided to get in on the action as well, and I was left with not much color during the pre-dawn hour.  A little while later I did see some blue sky and managed to grab this long-ish exposure (about a minute).  This is the Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester, and is one of my favorite lighthouses to shoot.  This shot was taken from the back side of light, and not the more common location along the breakwater that runs from the lighthouse to the harbor.  While looking for a pleasing composition, I saw this large reddish rock and thought it would nicely complement the red roof of the keeper’s house.


  1. Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I love this shot!! Great composition and perspective!

  2. Ken Rowland
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Nicely done Steven. Really like the subject and composition!

  3. Posted November 5, 2012 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    This is why I love looking at other photographers work Steven. That is a perspective that I never thought of and I love it.

  4. Posted November 5, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Nice mellow tones, Steven. I really like the composition and colors. And that sky is perfect.

  5. Mark Summerfield
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Nice composition, Stephen. I don’t think I have ever seen a shop from this side of the light.

  6. Posted November 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic POV Steven. I love the warmth and softness you’ve brought out.

  7. Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Awesome composition, Steven. And a great shot to boot. 🙂
    I like the color tones, balanced out nicely by the sky.

  8. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely fabulous, Steven! Love your perspective and composition on this one!!

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