No Further East – Cape Spear
Our time in Newfoundland last week was simply amazing! One of the cool things we did on a really dark day was spending time at Cape Spear. Cape Spear is as far east as you can get in North America. This amazingly gorgeous and romantic piece of land is so fascinating, we spent three hours in the very cold fog wandering around with our cameras shooting Z6 / Z14-30).
This is the original lighthouse that over time went from a single light in a dome to be enclosed in this structure. The new lighthouse you can see down the bluff. Going inside the original lighthouse, you can see how the lightkeepers lived and worked. One of the windows looks out on the Atlantic and takes in the new lighthouse.
The dark skies and the subject matter were an instant call to go to B&W. Cape Spear sticking put in the Atlantic as it does, the clouds swirl around so, in a short time, the skies will be different. I used this as I walked around to frame up the original lighthouse. I worked the thinner – lighter parts of the sky so they would be above the structure and I walked around doing a full 360 of the lighthouse. Being the furthest east part of North America, on the Atlantic and the mood of the skies really made the photo process pretty simple. The romance just oozed in!