Today’s image is an early morning shot of one of Maine’s lesser known lighthouses, Portland Head Light. OK, just kidding. As anyone from New England will tell you, this is supposedly the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. Or maybe Nubble Light is. Anyway… I haven’t photographed Portland Head Light in way too many years, and being that I was in Portland for the weekend, I had no choice but to visit at sunrise.
As you can see, it was a very cloudy morning, and there were more than a few cold and disappointed photographers there without some nice morning color. Be that as it may, I was still able to grab a few shots I liked, including this one, which was the first I took that morning. The slight hint of color on the left is actually coming from the lights of the city, and was just enough early on to add some additional interest. I was also pleased to be able to capture Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse in the background on the right side. A cold and cloudy, but still somewhat satisfying morning.