This is Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park in Maine. It’s a very popular lighthouse that everyone wants to shoot. I didn’t really understand why, while I was there. It’s a lighthouse overlooking the ocean, with very few places to shoot from. I’m not a big fan of going somewhere to shoot the same shot that everyone else gets. Oh well, people like lighthouses and might not have seen this one 20 times already.
Just in case you didn’t already know, its a good idea to get to your sunset location an hour before sunset. The main reason is because you don’t want to be rushing, or have to scramble to find a shot with only a few minutes before the light is gone. Another reason, when you’re visiting popular tourist spots, is you need to be there early to stake your spot, so you don’t end up shooting behind a pack of other photogs, or from a less desirable angle.
I mention all that because we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to get from Connecticut to Maine. Yes, we made it before sunset, but by the time we got there, there were already about 10 other photographers crowding onto the rocks along the shore, which apparently isn’t that many photographers for this spot. At this particular location, there is really only one small area to get a good angle from, and thats where everyone was. If you look closely enough, you’ll see a bald head in the bottom right of the frame. Luckily, it blends in pretty well with the rocks haha.
So yeah, get there early if you can!
This one was shot with ProHDR and edited with PS Touch. I wanted to add a yellow glow, so I used a raidal gradient in PS Touch to do that. I may have used Mextures as well. It looks like there is a bit of texture added, but I can’t remember…this was edited over a week ago.