Well it had been quite a while, but I finally got out this weekend to do some shooting.  I was up early Saturday morning, and headed up to Gloucester with a friend to shoot the Annisquam Light.  The lighthouse sits at the northern end of the Annisquam River as it empties into Ipswich Bay.  The river separates Cape Ann from the mainland, and is home to the seaside communities of Gloucester and Rockport.  The original lighthouse structure was a wooden tower, and was built in 1801.  It was rebuilt in 1850, again from wood, and the current cylindrical brick structure was erected in 1897 on the same footprint as the original tower.    This was my first visit to the lighthouse, and was as much a scouting trip as anything else.  The sunrise was unspectacular, but there was still some nice warm light that bathed the eastern side of the lighthouse.  I was just so happy to be back out shooting in the early morning that I wasn’t at all disappointed with the cloudless sky.  This shot was made by combining two exposures in PS to allow for proper exposure of the foreground and sky.  I have several more images from here that I’ll share in future posts.  Happy Monday.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 1/160 second



This is Pemaquid Light, a lighthouse in Maine famously known for the rocky cliffs that surround it.   While I took many shots with the rocks as part of the composition, I also took some shots like this which took a much simpler approach.  It was an incredible fall day with deep blue skies, and I thought the bright white of the fence and lighthouse would contrast nicely with the sky.

Have a great weekend!

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/13, 44mm, 1/500 second