During the 4th of July weekend, Bob Lussier and I decided to go up to Gloucester, MA to try and catch the fireworks exploding over the lighthouse. Well I decided, and dragged him with me. Unfortunately, the fireworks ended up being too far away from the lighthouse, and thus too low in the sky. I got some decent shots of the fireworks over the harbor, but not over the lighthouse as I had hoped.
We had planned for this possibility, however, and made sure that the trip wouldn’t be a total bust by getting there before sunset to at least get some images of the lighthouse in the late afternoon light. In this regard, we were not disappointed. The evening provided a colorful show for us, long before the fireworks started. I slapped on the ultra-wide lens for this shot, and got as low as my tripod would allow to get the reflection of the lighthouse in this small pool of water. In post, I chose to keep the scene somewhat dark to add a little moodiness to it.
P.S. For those of you keeping score at home, I did indeed remove the annoying antenna from the image. I usually have a strict “don’t alter the scene” policy, but thought I could violate it just this once.