(Photo as is except for HDR-No photoshop done)
Processed in Photomatix Pro with three seperate settings & no tripod
Nikon D90-Nikkor 18-200mm lens, ISO-200, focal length 24mm, max 3.9
f/9, f/11, f/18, metering mode 1 photo 2 spot metering and no flash
exposure times 1/320, 1/500, 1/200 seconds
Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine
Edward Rowe Snow, the popular historian and raconteur of the New England coast, wrote in his book Famous New England Lighthouses, “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.
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born in Portland, was a frequent visitor in his younger years. Longfellow’s poem “The Lighthouse” was probably inspired by his many hours at Portland Head Light.
On Christmas Eve, 1886, the British bark Annie C. Maguire ran ashore on the rocks at Portland Head. The Strouts got a line to the vessel and helped all aboard, including the captain’s wife, make it safely to shore.
On New Year’s Day 1887, a storm destroyed the ship after everything of value had been removed. You can still see the rock near the lighthouse with the painted inscription: “Annie C. Maguire, shipwrecked here, Christmas Eve 1886.”
The above photo is one I took while visiting the Lighthouse