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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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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


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  932 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.

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

Lovely low angle pov - well composed.

24 Sep 2012 - 10:19 AM

Thank you Carole Smile


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


Brilliant Gill, your images are an inspiration

yultony  3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 - 11:28 AM

Nice composition and interesting story



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?

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.


Last Modified By GillyB at 24 Sep 2012 - 11:38 AM
Rogerex  932 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.

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.



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


A charming image of the New England icon!


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

Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2012 - 5:52 PM

Excellent composition.



Great detail in that shot Gilly.

24 Sep 2012 - 10:22 PM

Smile thank you!

Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM

Superb shot Gill, great narrative very informative.



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


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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