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Joe Lightheart

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Portland head lighthouse

Historical and Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Built at the directive of George Washington in 1787 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. George Washington hired two masons and reminded them that the early government was poor and to build it with material found in the area using oxen to haul the rocks.

The weather forecast was for a cloudy sunrise and that's what I got. The nicest thing about the cloudy sunrise was there was hardly anyone except a couple taking pictures of themselves against this background and people walking their dogs but mostly passing by.

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  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 50/1
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 7th October 2019
  • Uploaded: 19th November 2019
  • Category: Travel
  • Views: 146
  • Likes: 75



  • nikkij
    1 day ago
    Wow : )
  • lauport
    • Seller
    4 days ago
    Fantastic image!
  • Ken McDougal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    5 days ago
    Love your use of a slow shutter speed to pull the clouds. Nicely done. Shared.
  • tiger_love
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 weeks ago
    Awesome Lighthouse Photo! The sky and water look very Cool! Looks like movement of the clouds and water frozen in time.
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    2 weeks ago
    Great shot. I love the texture of the rocks. Shared.
  • Paul Watson
    2 weeks ago
    Wonderful and moody
  • dunmaglasphoto
    2 weeks ago
    Great capture. I really like the long exposure texture in the sky and the breaking waves
  • ileniagen
    2 weeks ago
    Absolutely spectacular! Love it!
  • Vida Vicky Ficko
    2 weeks ago
    awesome
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    3 weeks ago
    A smashing shot. Shared.
  • myem55
    3 weeks ago
    Nice use of the long exposure.
  • Dave Thomsons' Pics
    • Seller
    3 weeks ago
    Love this
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Dave! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for commenting, liking and sharing!
  • Jim Anglin
    3 weeks ago
    Great DOF and perspective and ... That 10-24mm helps when you need it, doesn't it?
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you Jim! The 10-24mm is a really nice lens and so wide it also allows for errors. I have another image but with a focal range and it looks good but the 10-24mm is much nicer. Thank you for commenting, liking and sharing!
  • Gjesdal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 weeks ago
    Smashing capture. Great work!
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you very much, Kenneth! Appreciated!
  • AnitaLynne
    3 weeks ago
    Fabulous capture, returned to share
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      AnitaLynne, thank you very much for your comment, for returning and sharing!
  • Joe Lightheart
    3 weeks ago
    Mike Iles, thank you very much for sharing! Yes, your Portland Head seen here https://www.clickasnap.com/i/kqav72m307ecvpxg is stunning and sure wish I could have see this.
  • Joe Lightheart
    3 weeks ago
    jaypicsuk, thank you for sharing!
  • Bob Pettipas
    • Seller
    3 weeks ago
    Terrific image!
  • colinmair
    3 weeks ago
    Wow.... love it.... that's a beauty Joe....!
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Colin! Appreciate your comment!
  • Marius Radu
    3 weeks ago
    Long exposures create sometimes lovely effects :-) Nice job, Joe :-)
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you very much, Marius! Long exposures have an interesting effect on water and clouds, and I really like this look for now :-)
  • Kipcio
    3 weeks ago
    Excellent shot Joe! :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you very much, Kipcio! Thank you very much for sharing, for your comment and like!
  • Angie C
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 weeks ago
    Great shot - love the sky!
  • Arun Panakal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 weeks ago
    Beautiful picture!!
  • FabioM
    3 weeks ago
    Stunning shot Joe, beautifully photographed. Love the long exposure effects on the water and clouds
  • Keith Boone Photography
    3 weeks ago
    Stunning photo! I love the composition... from those foreground rocks all the way to the magnificent sky! Shared
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Keith. I kept setting up my tripod here and there but kept returning to this composition because of the rocks and luckily there was no sunrise colors so I didn't need to rush about. Thank you very much for commenting and sharing!
  • Michael Flick Photography
    3 weeks ago
    Great job, Joe! I've been there twice. Last time it's been stormy and cold but I had great clouds. Somehow didn't manage to use a tripod. Silly me :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you very much, Michael! Since I knew I was going to be by the sea - taking a tripod in my mind was a sure thing. as for weather I knew it was probably going to be cloudy and I even stopped in a thrift store and bought a nice, clean, used flannel shirt! Thank you for commenting, liking and sharing! Appreciated!
  • Alex Kunert
    3 weeks ago
    Beautiful image. Very nice.
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you very much, Alex! Thank you for liking, commenting and sharing!
  • MarkChinn
    3 weeks ago
    Awesome image Joe. Such great work!
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Mark! I enjoy taking long exposures so much I'm getting a little spoiled and only want to take long exposures which means narrowing my photo abilities. Thank you for your comment and sharing and liking!
  • Joe Lightheart
    3 weeks ago
    Tom Oswald, thank you very much for sharing!
  • garysibio
    3 weeks ago
    Excellent work. I like the long exposure effect on the clouds and water.
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you Gary! Appreciate your share, like and your comment!
  • Sigrid
    3 weeks ago
    Totally love this photo! :)
  • vision
    3 weeks ago
    A very interesting history behind the construction. Old George was practical and quite the renaissance man at the same time. Because they can withstand the most powerful storms lighthouse have always represented strenght. For those that have been at sea for long periods of time,the lighthouse represents comfort and safe harbor. Great image!
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Vision, you are so right on all accounts! I was surprised to learn that George Washington was the initiator of this lighthouse. I feel a special connection since I had just seen your beautiful night time photo of Washington's Monument! I can only believe that the sight of the lighthouse was a relief and comfort. Thank you very much for your comment, like and share!
  • iainmerchant
    3 weeks ago
    Superb!
  • jezprime
    • Seller
    3 weeks ago
    Stunning long exposure - I like long exposures more for clouds than for water, but it works really well on the sea here as well. The lines along the rocks make it feel even more dramatic and dynamic
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, jezprime! I believe I'm a bit stuck on taking long exposures as you can I have many of them. I should add some variety, but just enjoy the process. Thank you very much for commenting, sharing and liking!
      • jezprime
        • Seller
        3 weeks ago
        I think I disagree slightly, it's important to take photos you enjoy taking - there is no point in variety for variety's sake. If one chooses subject/style because they feel they should, rather than because they want to, I think there's a fair chance that will be apparent in the final result. So I say photograph what you want, how you want, and keep enjoying it.
        • Joe Lightheart
          3 weeks ago
          You are absolutely right! I really enjoy the process of taking long exposures. It really makes me slow down and think about what I am doing. Thank you very much, jezprime!
  • Denise Savage
    3 weeks ago
    Wow - love the captured motion in the clouds and water.
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Denise! Taking long exposure pictures is a part of photo taking I really enjoy!
  • Olga N
    3 weeks ago
    Beautiful photo
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you, Olga! Thank you for your comment, share and like!
  • KerryPhoto
    3 weeks ago
    Stunning :)
  • Marje Metsaots
    3 weeks ago
    Very beautiful!
    • Joe Lightheart
      3 weeks ago
      Thank you Marje! Thank you very much for commenting, liking and sharing!