Saturday, November 14, 2009

Silhouette, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine

During my visit to Maine in the summer of 2008, one of my goals was to visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. I have seen countless images of this lighthouse everywhere as it is one of the most photographed lighthouses along the Maine coast. I've seen photos in full sun, sunset, fog shrouding the lighthouse and many other various images. As a photographer, you know that you won't always get exactly what you're hoping for. Why? Most of the time it's the light. Unfortunately, I got to Bass Harbor very late in the day and the sun was behind the lighthouse. Being fairly spent after photographing and driving all day, I decided to cut this photo session short and only took a few photos of the lighthouse. This one I wanted to post because I just love the way the silhouette of the lighthouse contrasts against the beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds. The illuminated red prism light, a bonus. Enjoy!


  1. ...I was thinking the exact same thing as I looked at the photo. I love the dark silhouette against the bright blue sky! I've never been to Maine. I need to make it a priority.

  2. I really enjoy this silhouette, and how the lighthouse blends into the trees. And you are right - that illuminated red prism IS a bonus. Nicely done.

  3. This is an excellent picture I can picture this hanging on a wall. The shaddow or dark part usually does not work in pictures but it does in this case in my opinion.