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Further north on our road trip of New England and now into the state of Maine and still hunting lighthouses! The Cape Neddick Lighthouse stands on Nubble Island about 100yd (90m) off Cape Neddick Point, it is commonly known as Nubble Light. This is the nearest I could get to it and if you have very good eyesight you will notice that its light shines red, unlike the Eastern Point Light which looks very similar but shines white.

Nubble Light is a famous American icon and a classic example of a lighthouse. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man made structures and natural features should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light along with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Many thanks as always for your time.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Nubble Light
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:24 Sep 2012 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Lighthouse, Maine, Usa
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 9:44 AM

FANTASTIC.
How I would love to be right there!!! there was a time when I went hunting lighthouses, it is one of most worthwhile pursuits Smile

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 9:53 AM

Thank you Annette, whenever we go on holiday it has become a necessity to find a lighthouse to photograph .... our recent trip along the New England coast proved very fruitful! Smile

Rogerex
Rogerex  729 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 9:54 AM

This is a different angle from most I've seen, and I like it very much. The low level, and rocky foreground add a lot of interest. I don't know why you could not get closer because I was able to get much closer than this on the 2 occasions I visited it.
Roger

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks Roger, I meant that the light is on an island and this part of the coast is the closest you can get to it ... where I took this from was the closest I could get to give me the best composition and most important to include an interesting foreground Smile

Last Modified By GillyB at 24 Sep 2012 - 10:03 AM
CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:05 AM

Lovely low angle pov - well composed.
Carole

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:19 AM

Thank you Carole Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

An informative and interesting foreword which really sets the scene Gilly. The image certainly has charm and character in abundance, captured from a great low point of view.

Regards Nathan

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:49 AM

Brilliant Gill, your images are an inspiration

yultony
yultony  2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

Nice composition and interesting story

Tony

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:32 AM

Interesting narrative.
A great composition with lovely f/g rocks.
The lighthouse and surrounding buildings are wonderful
and a photographer's dream in their red attire.
Does the keeper live in the house?
KateGrinGrinGrin

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 11:36 AM

Thank you Nathan, Mark, Tony and Kate ..... Yes I think he does Kate, there are a series of wires to the left of the buildings with a bosun's chair which I assume is the how the keeper travels across.

Smile

Last Modified By GillyB at 24 Sep 2012 - 11:38 AM
Rogerex
Rogerex  729 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for your explanation Gill.
The light was automated in the 1980s, and the keeper left in left in 1987.
I didn't know the following until I went looking for other information: ' Unusually, the stanchions of the walkway railing around the lantern room are decorated with 4-inch (100 mm) brass replicas of the lighthouse itself.'
I was fortunate to be there for the 'Christmas in July' when the lighthouse is adorned with white lights, outlining the houses and tower. This is only done twice a year.
Roger

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 12:58 PM

Thank you for the info Roger, that answers Kate's question too Smile

I would love to be there for the Christmas lights, especially in the snow. It is beautifully pristine in its red and white paintwork and must be one of the prettiest lighthouses I have visited.

Smile

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 2:36 PM

Remote lighthouse, love the isolation of the image too Gill.
Ron.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 2:45 PM

A charming image of the New England icon!

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 4:10 PM

Thank you Ron and Jennn ..... and everyone else who has voted too Smile

Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:52 PM

Excellent composition.

Gerry

geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 331 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 8:54 PM

Great detail in that shot Gilly.
Geoff

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 10:22 PM

Smile thank you!

Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM

Superb shot Gill, great narrative very informative.

Glyn

JohnChambersPhotography

Wow fantastic colours well framed and I love the foreground detail, well presented and captured.

John

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 8313 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:50 PM

Thank you! ... Just realised that this is my 700th upload in the 7 years I have been a member Smile

Last Modified By GillyB at 26 Sep 2012 - 11:51 PM
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