One more Marblehead image for today. This was the last shot I took the other night as the mosquitos had pretty much gotten the best of me once the sun went down. Yes, that building is the public restrooms, but I still really liked the glow of the lights coming from inside. It seemed to work well with the green light from the lighthouse and the fading twilight.
Marblehead Light is a great destination for lighthouse devotees due to it’s beautiful setting on Marblehead Neck, and the fact that it’s the only cast iron skeleton lighthouse in New England. The views of the harbor and ocean attract visitors year round to watch sailboats go by or to catch a sunset. I’ve photographed this lighthouse several times in the past, but found this new composition the other night with the trees framing the lighthouse in the distance.
I went out to do some sunset shooting the other night, and decided to make a trip to Marblehead, MA to shoot Marblehead Light. I got there a little early and was amazed at how many people were picnicking on the lawn or just hanging out in chairs, etc. It had been a while since I’d been there, and I guess I forgot what a beautiful place this is to just hang out and enjoy the incredible views.
So to pass the time until the sun went down, and also in an effort to avoid having lighthouse images full of people, I climbed down the rocks to the side of the lighthouse to grab some long exposures of the rocks and tide pools. The late afternoon sun was still hitting the rocks, which added some really nice light to the image.
Later on I did manage to get a few lighthouse shots that I liked which I’ll post starting tomorrow. And by the way, is it just me, or does that grayish rock in the middle look a little like a deformed dolphin?