February 3rd, 2017. We packed our gear and decided to take a road trip to Portland, Maine, home of the best lobster in the world. The northeastern state is also home to vast woodlands and a 3,500 mile long rocky coastline that's littered with 70 lighthouses, some of which bear a rich history. We selected 3 of the most famous locations to photograph, concentrating on composition and light as we captured our images. These locations included Bass Harbor, Cape Nettick and of course the very popular Portland Headlight where we spent most of our time. This American landmark was built in 1791 and was commissioned by George Washington making it the oldest lighthouse in the state. It's location on the jagged rocky shores of Cape Elizabeth made this lighthouse extraordinarily photogenic. We witnessed two sunrises and two sunsets from this location, and alternated angles, positions and techniques as we shot from the rocks, shores and cliffs surrounding the lighthouse. We returned to New York City not only with a belly full of lobster but with a camera full of images. Here are some of our favorite shots from our weekend experience.
THE LIGHTHOUSE IN 4K
Here's a small time lapse video of this amazing lighthouse on the Portland coast with an amazing sunrise and sunset.