Portland Lighthouse - Mike Swindle Photography

Portland Lighthouse

Posted: December 20,2017

On a recent trip to Maine to photograph the fall colors of Acadia National Park, I had the opportunity to visit the iconic Portland Head Light which is inside Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. So that I wouldn’t be searching for a good location the next morning, I decided to look for a good spot the day before. The next morning, I arrived at the lighthouse well before sunrise and realized much to my surprise that I would be the only one capturing the early morning light. Considering how beautifully preserved this location is, I was expecting a crowd of photographers. Once I found the spot that I had scouted the evening before, I noticed the purple color in the sky of the predawn light. So I hurried to setup my Canon 5D Mk IV with a 24-105mm lens on my Really Right Stuff tripod and began shooting. I must have been shooting for almost 45 minutes before anyone else arrived on site.

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