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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: 203
  • Likes: 111



  • Mel Photography
    2 weeks ago
    Wow! Excellent shot!
  • Agaran Media
    1 month ago
    Great job, well done!
  • Chris Walls Photography
    • Seller
    • Pro
    3 months ago
    Great picture
  • Lee Fox Photography
    3 months ago
    Excellent shot
  • Lee Price
    5 months ago
    Beautiful composition and the slowed down sky adds that dramatic feel.
  • steve16781
    5 months ago
    Great picture like the clouds are in time with the sea
    • Joe Lightheart
      5 months ago
      Thank you very much, Steve! I enjoy long exposures and they have an interesting effect of both water and clouds and with the use of the tripod it slows the joy of photography even more! Thank you for your comment, like and share!
  • Joe Lightheart
    5 months ago
    garywinfield, thank you for sharing!
  • jamesmarsden
    6 months ago
    Stunning Picture very well done
  • socialtruant
    6 months ago
    There were selfie takers there at that hour of the morning?!

    Did you find yourself doing battle with hoards of them during your travels?
    • Joe Lightheart
      6 months ago
      Yes, there was a selfie taker there early that morning and she was even ignoring taking photos of her boy friend. But then she paid him some attention and made him take photos of her! When I was in New Zealand and again in Canada I was asked to move aside because I was in the spot that a selfie taker wanted to take her selfie. Interestingly the two incidents were by Chinese girls :)
      • socialtruant
        6 months ago
        Count yourself luck to be asked. I have been shoved out of the way more than once even with a tripod in hand.
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 months ago
          It's odd to me that it's the women that are a bit aggressive with me and not the men. I believe I mentioned to you the short, older woman in Korea?
          • socialtruant
            6 months ago
            You might have done, but I can't remember it just now. I'm getting old you know!
  • nikkij
    6 months ago
    Wow : )
  • lauport
    • Seller
    6 months ago
    Fantastic image!
  • Ken McDougal
    7 months ago
    Love your use of a slow shutter speed to pull the clouds. Nicely done. Shared.
  • tiger_love
    7 months ago
    Awesome Lighthouse Photo! The sky and water look very Cool! Looks like movement of the clouds and water frozen in time.
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    7 months ago
    Great shot. I love the texture of the rocks. Shared.
  • Paul Watson
    7 months ago
    Wonderful and moody
  • dunmaglasphoto
    7 months ago
    Great capture. I really like the long exposure texture in the sky and the breaking waves
  • ileniagen
    7 months ago
    Absolutely spectacular! Love it!
  • Vida Vicky Ficko
    7 months ago
    awesome
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    7 months ago
    A smashing shot. Shared.
  • myem55
    7 months ago
    Nice use of the long exposure.
  • Dave Thomsons' Pics
    • Seller
    7 months ago
    Love this
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you, Dave! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for commenting, liking and sharing!
  • Jim Anglin
    7 months ago
    Great DOF and perspective and ... That 10-24mm helps when you need it, doesn't it?
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Smashing capture. Great work!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Kenneth! Appreciated!
  • AnitaLynne
    7 months ago
    Fabulous capture, returned to share
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      AnitaLynne, thank you very much for your comment, for returning and sharing!
  • Joe Lightheart
    7 months 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
    7 months ago
    jaypicsuk, thank you for sharing!
  • Bob Pettipas
    7 months ago
    Terrific image!
  • colinmair
    7 months ago
    Wow.... love it.... that's a beauty Joe....!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you, Colin! Appreciate your comment!
  • Marius Radu
    7 months ago
    Long exposures create sometimes lovely effects :-) Nice job, Joe :-)
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Excellent shot Joe! :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Kipcio! Thank you very much for sharing, for your comment and like!
  • Angie C
    • Seller
    • Pro
    7 months ago
    Great shot - love the sky!
  • Arun Panakal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    7 months ago
    Beautiful picture!!
  • FabioM
    7 months ago
    Stunning shot Joe, beautifully photographed. Love the long exposure effects on the water and clouds
  • Keith Boone Photography
    7 months ago
    Stunning photo! I love the composition... from those foreground rocks all the way to the magnificent sky! Shared
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months 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
    7 months 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
      7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Beautiful image. Very nice.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Alex! Thank you for liking, commenting and sharing!
  • MarkChinn
    7 months ago
    Awesome image Joe. Such great work!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Tom Oswald, thank you very much for sharing!
  • garysibio
    7 months ago
    Excellent work. I like the long exposure effect on the clouds and water.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you Gary! Appreciate your share, like and your comment!
  • Sigrid
    7 months ago
    Totally love this photo! :)
  • vision
    7 months 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
      7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Superb!
  • jezprime
    • Seller
    7 months 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
      7 months 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
        7 months 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
          7 months 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
    7 months ago
    Wow - love the captured motion in the clouds and water.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you, Denise! Taking long exposure pictures is a part of photo taking I really enjoy!
  • Olga N
    7 months ago
    Beautiful photo
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you, Olga! Thank you for your comment, share and like!
  • KerryPhoto
    7 months ago
    Stunning :)
  • Marje Metsaots
    7 months ago
    Very beautiful!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you Marje! Thank you very much for commenting, liking and sharing!