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Postby LighthouseNews » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:23 pm


In preparation for going back to work (I've been off 5 weeks with a herniated disk) I figured I'd go crawling on the rocks at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse this Labor Day. I went last week to go in the tower and get some new lens photos.

I didn't break any ankles, and got some (I thought) nice shots.

Fourth Order Fresnel:
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Looking up the rocks:
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Close up from the rocks:
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Different angle:
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:11 pm


Sue ... Really like that last one ... thanks for posting them all
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Postby kickstand » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:46 pm


Wish I was there! Too bad you didn't get any clouds, though.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:45 am


Tell me you did not climb those rocks with a herniated disc, Sue.... 8O

Even so, some really nice shots, there..... :)
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:11 am


kickstand wrote:Wish I was there! Too bad you didn't get any clouds, though.


I know. Or waves.

I had clouds by my house. Ten miles down the peninsula they were gone except for that one little bank at the end. Conversely, I can have a beautiful day, and the lighthouse is fog-bound. :roll:

We take what we can get. The day Gary and his wife visited, we had clouds. We had perfect. But I left the picture taking to him. But then, it was off season, too. Sometimes that is the best though. No tourists are around.

And yes, Chuck, I did go crawling on the rocks. A tripod makes a good walking stick. =))
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Postby clm1950 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:47 am


Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing ...
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Postby Lighthouselin » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:32 am


Those are beautiful shots Sue, I love the look of the rocks and the colours on the lighthouse with the sun setting. I least I guess it was setting. :)
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:27 pm


Thanks all. Lighthouselin, yes, it was definitely at sunset. Best light is at sunrise, but I'm not much of a morning person.

Here are a couple more I forgot to post. I didn't like the shadows at the bottom of the first one, so cropped them out, but these were just for fun anyway. ;)

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Postby kickstand » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:10 pm


Sweet shots. Is the tower normally open, or did you have special access?

I visited Pemaquid last year, but I arrived (as I often do) right before sunset and I had to get my photos. No time to see if I could visit the light.
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Postby LighthouseNews » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:49 pm


kickstand wrote:Sweet shots. Is the tower normally open, or did you have special access?

Both, actually. :lol:

The tower is open during the season (Memorial Day through Columbus Day) from 10:30 to 5:30. But I do have a key for private access.

If anyone is coming up and wants a private tour during off season or off hours, please let me know in advance and if I can't meet up with you to let you in (usually because I'm working), I can arrange it with someone else to let you in. Believe me, it's worth it. Photographing the interior is much better without tourists in the background. :twisted:
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:00 pm


Very nice pictures Sue.
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