Photographing the Pemaquid Lighthouse

Pemaquid Lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Maine. It is a sunrise shoot, and the logistics couldn’t be easier. Park your car and explore the shoreline for your composition. Chances are you won’t be alone. There were 4 other photographers on the morning I was there, and they were all searching for pools of water which provide a reflection of the lighthouse. This has become the standard composition. I wasn’t too excited about photographing the lighthouse as I rarely will include the “hand of man” in my images. But then I saw the remarkable, wave-like rock formations spilling out from the lighthouse to the sea. I knew instantly I had a compelling foreground! I searched for the most interesting foreground wave and waited for the warm glow of the first light to strike the rocks. I hope you enjoy the image!


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