Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine that sits at the entrance of the shipping channel into Casco Bay.
The station has changed little since 1791 except for the rebuilding of the whistle house in 1975 due to it being badly damaged in a storm. Today, Portland Head Light stands 80 feet above ground and 101 feet above water, its white conical tower being connected with a dwelling.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-30 9:03
I love Portland Head Light - my wife's family lives nearby, and we try to get there or to nearby Two Lights whenever we visit. This is a really nice capture in afternoon light - brave for getting down those rocks near to the water! It can be quite a steep climb. The framing and perspective works well here, drawing the eye out to sea from the lighthouse itself, and you did well to capture the waves in action like that. Nice shot.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-10-01 1:24
a nice shot indeed giving almost all those wonderful senses of a lighthouse. so natural colors and fine details.
- Copyright: Jonathan Elsner (jonathane) (1008)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses of New England [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 7:31