This little light on the coast of Maine keeps calling me back. It was foggy, rainey, and cold yesterday morning, a light house kind of day. I bought a new 75-300mm the day befor and this is the first image I took with it. This photo feels like Maine, clam chowder and lobster are waiting.
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tobotras (206) 2004-03-07 10:22
Excellent moment captured!
cloverstar (0) 2004-03-07 10:27
I'm a great favourite of misty shots. This one is first class. The fast speed and capture of the birds is rather splendid. Lighting conditions have been captured very well. Great photo.
cannibale (66) 2004-03-07 10:45
I have to agree this is an excellent moment capture! I really like how the birds stand out!
MyriamVillert (3223) 2004-03-07 11:05
I adore this photograph! The atmosphere is magic! Soft colours. The gulls which come to plane in front of the objective bring much life to this photograph. I like the lighthouse and this one is really beautiful.
ornis (1271) 2004-03-07 11:34
What a powerful atmosphere! Every thing works here to enhance your shot. The house has something scary in the fog. With the gulls in the scene, it could come straight from Hitchcock's "Birds" movie. Very attractive shot, Frank.
Ebbe (9617) 2004-03-07 11:36
A great lighthouse picture and a great fog picture at the same time. A well balanced composition but the gulls are a total surprise.
hdl (6995) 2004-03-07 11:42
very great moody picture. Love the seagulls, nice detail.
dominique (11414) 2004-03-07 13:04
I like the environment of the photograph, framing is perfect, a clean image.
jhm (134360) 2004-03-07 14:18
What a powerful atmosphere Frank, very spooky but beautiful picture. Great composition, my compliments.
jmb (150) 2004-03-07 15:01
vraiment superbe cliché... on dirais un tableau. Je dirais que le moment était vraiment idéal avec ces deux oiseaux qui arrivaient vers vous! parreil pour la lampe du far juste droit vers l'objectif. Si tout cela à été clculé, je tire mon chapeau... bravo.
mortijo (12828) 2004-03-07 16:31
Im agree whith all that has been said. Great athmosphere, spooky ambiente, nice foggy colours and a beautiful capture of the birds. PHANTASTIC
tuffellow (546) 2004-03-07 21:25
Well done capturing the gulls in mid flight! They add perfectly to the atmosphere. I'm not sure why the bottom right corner is much more hazy than the rest of the shot though. Excellent photo all around.
spence (65) 2004-03-08 2:24
Terrific shot Frank. Can feel the chill in the air and the gulls really add vitality to the scene. I really like this one.
Liora (1857) 2004-03-08 14:06
I join all the complimentors! great atmosphere, and perfect DOF. Very well done!
Hanssie (10273) 2004-03-17 12:49
It's indeed a beautiful picture and details as
the seagulls and the light in the lighthouse makes it complete.
Well done, Frank
Banlieusardises (324) 2004-03-26 18:53
Surreal! Very interesting atmosphere and feeling. Your new 75-300mm acquisition was well worth the expense :)
Cytryna (196) 2004-04-23 8:52
one of the best lighthouse pictures I've ever seen.. I just can't stop looking at it :-)
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-05-06 16:09
magnifique scene dans la brume du matin, la lampe du phare et les mouettes qui passent au même moment encore bravo...j'aime beaucoup aussi...bi
mappin (104) 2004-05-09 16:34
Your photos and especially this one cement my plan to visit Maine. Thank you!
yesterday (9833) 2004-05-27 6:37
Wonderful mood in this one, excellent capture witk the seugail in front, SPLENDID photo.
jackwp (519) 2004-05-28 6:03
There is no doubt, this is your best one yet...You need more fog shots. Excellent shot.
phi729 (2101) 2004-06-14 15:14
Again a superb shot. I like the atmosphere rendered by the fog. The contrast between the clearness of the seagulls and the diffuse fuzzy of the lighthouse in the background is striking.
The lighthouse remember me the Walt Disney Tale "Peter And Elliott the Dragon" that I watched when I was little (and that I would always watch with pleasure today).
Besides the technical quality of the shot, it is a photo that evokes me a lot of things (with a touch of nostalgia...).
Thank you Francis.
dopiro (835) 2004-06-24 15:15
Very moody and somewhat StephenKingesque.
Stunning photo actually! Good work Frank!
harold (2363) 2004-07-09 16:39
Here is now I know y j like the photography .Voilà maintenant je sais pourquoi j aime la photographie
bebel (7572) 2004-07-10 11:49
this foggy day is a beauty, wonderfull atmosphère, clearness, seagulls action, composition extra. French Brittain weather !
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-07-12 11:43
Cette photo magnifique m'avait échappée. C'est merveilleux , les couleurs , l'ambiance , les oiseaux qui vous arrive dessus, c'est une photo formidable.
This splendid photograph had escaped to me. They is marvellous, the colors, environment, the birds which arrives to you above, it is a formidable photograph.
CoolDan (2516) 2004-08-11 20:39
Quelle jolie photo Frank, c'est le meilleur moment pour photographier un phare: dans la brume avec des goélands en plein vol. Magnifiquement bien vu.
hampshiregirl (493) 2005-04-16 16:37
I really like the atmosphere of this picture. It is also well composed. Thosw two gulls make the picture a lot more interesting.
aravind_phd (237) 2005-05-13 11:42
paolino (1024) 2005-06-08 10:34
Amazing picture, Frank, great atmosphere. Congratulations
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-13 3:12
Beautiful place and moment, I like how you captured the seagull coming to you, the fog gives a very special athmosphere, yet hte colours come out very strongly.
- Copyright: Frank Whitehouse (francis) (697)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm, Compact Flash Card
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lighthouses I, Misty world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-07 10:19
- Favorites: 4 [view]