Ram Island Ledge

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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:08 pm

I shot the Ram Island Ledge lighthosue several times when I was at Portland Head the other week. One of those times is shown in the first image... in the early morning sun maybe 30 min after sunrise.


This was shot with a shorter focal length lens although I don't remember off the top of my head what the focal length actually was. In any case, you can see most of the ledge as this image was shot near low tide.

On another morning when I shot Ram Island Ledge, the marine layer was coming in. This was shot at 900 mm on a tripod and has an almost menacing feel to the image that I rather like...


The second image was also shot fairly close to high tide for what it's worth.
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:52 pm

I like them both, Gary. What a difference in the moods they each create! I've only seen this light from a distance, so it's a real treat to see your photos. Thank you!!
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:42 am

Gary ...

That's one helluva lot of "mm's" ...

I'm going with Leah on this ... both are excellent ... but number two is
the shot for me ... "menacing" and "lighthouse" are a captured coupling I appreciate and enjoy ...

Thanks as always for posting ... for sharing ... both these and your entire Maine foray ... one of the treats of this site is seeing what I've seen through the eyes of others ... and I've always appreciated your vision.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:24 pm

An interesting contrast, Gary! I don't know which one I like, the
best because each has its own strength and interest. Great shots!
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Postby Hersh » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:53 pm

I like the menacing looking one myself. Very eerie and peaceful, despite the waves.
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