Archive for September 14th, 2009



Up the Light

Up the Light

I always take several of these up the Light shots, mostly because there is  no medium distance vantage for a good shot of the Light. You are either across the inlet or right under the light. Nothing in between. When you have some interest in the sky, this kind of shot can be satisfying. Here the wispy clouds draw a pattern on the sky that somehow complements the solid shapes of the light and tender shed, while the white-washed stone and the red brick offer a contrast of textures. The angles catch the eye, and the massive black and faceted glass of the light-housing itself sits bold and high. Altogether on of the more successful up the light shots I have taken.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100. Programed auto with -.7 EV exposure compensation.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky and white stone of the tower. Blackpoint slightly right. Added Clarity and Vibrance in the Presence panel. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Portland Head Light.