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Portland Head Light by Renata – (Please view large).
Location: Portland > Maine > USA
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Single picture post-processed and textured in Photoshop CS4 and NIK software.
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Portland Head and its light seem to symbolize the state of Maine—rocky coast, breaking waves, sparkling water and clear, pure salt air.

The hundreds of thousands of people who visit Portland Head each year would agree; this is one of the most strikingly beautiful lighthouse locations in New England.

The city of Portland took its name from the headland where the lighthouse now stands, but Portland Head is now actually within the present boundaries of the town of Cape Elizabeth. Portland, which was known as Falmouth until 1786, was America’s sixth busiest port by the 1790s. There were no lighthouses on the coast of Maine when 74 merchants petitioned the Massachusetts government (Maine was part of Massachusetts at the time) in 1784 for a light at Portland Head, on the northeast coast of Cape Elizabeth, to mark the entrance to Portland Harbor. The deaths of two people in a 1787 shipwreck at Bangs (now Cushing) Island, near Portland Head, led to the appropriation of $750 for a lighthouse, and construction began.

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Tags

lighthouse, maine, ocean scenic, b_w, featured_works, usa, waves, jhrphotoart, portland head lighthouse, new england, 500_plus

Janusz, known by friends as Yani and his wife Renata are a husband and wife with a passion for photography, painting, drawing, and art design.
Recently photography has become their main favorite past time with a special focus on scenic and nature photography.
They always strive to capture the mysterious beauty of nature by using inventive techniques and materials.

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Comments

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow absolutely gorgeous work!

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 3 years ago

    wonderful work :) xxx

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 3 years ago

    Thank you very much to all who view and comment.

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Love the processing, looks fabulous, well done :o)

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Excellently Edited for a Fascinating Presentation,,,,Rick

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    this is so beautiful Yani, a fave for me.x

  • James Eddy
    James Eddyover 3 years ago

    This is terrific processing and a wonderful scene. Great work!

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    This is truly amazing! Instant fave!

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Stunning work and excellent capture.. Excellent

  • garts
    gartsover 3 years ago

    This is right up my alley, an instant fav for me.

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