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on Sep 25, 2009 in Landscape Photography

A typical day for the DLWS family

It was one of those days you wish would never end. We spent the day doing what we do so well, eating, exploring, and of course, photography! Kevin, Laurie, Stephanie, Sharon & I explored an area Joe introduced us to a couple of years ago. We moved our base down to Freeport, ME and hit the coast today. We had no destination in mind other than finding some of the local lighthouses we’d seen on postcards at LL Bean.

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We first headed south to the Cape Neddick Lighthouse (Nubble Light). This is a cool little lighthouse on a rock just a heartbeat off shore. We arrived at a great time to shoot it, highnoon with cloud filled skies. Seriously, this photo was taken at noon straight up and it was the perfect light. The direction of light is what I like the best, it really sets off all the angles. A polarizer is being used which also helps bring definition to the buildings making them pop so nicely.

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After a marvelous fish dinner, we headed to Fort Williams and the Portland Lighthouse. This is a gorgeous setting, a really spectacular locale that I wish would could have stayed to shoot after sunset. There’s a big sign that says it’s closed at sunset and they ain’t kidding! Three minutes after sunset the rangers were right there telling us it was time to go. Seriously, we were out of there. I was bummed as I wanted to stay until the slate blues appeared. To get the color you see, I underexposed -2.5 stops and even with that, the color really isn’t an eye stopper. But no matter, I’ve made my notes and plan on venturing back here to do a better job after finding out what’s required to stay a few minutes longer.

It’s time to get back on a plane, unpack and pack again gathering everything needed for Photoshop World next week. Can’t wait!

Photos captured by D3x, 85PC-E / 45PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film