Nubble Light

Or Cape Neddick Light, more formally, has to be one of the most photograhed lighthouses in the US, certainly among the top three in Maine. I have photographed it many times…but among those times is, like, within a few days of getting a new camera. It makes a great test subject for detail, chromatic aberration, color rendition, etc. etc. If a camera can do justice to Nubble Light, it can handle just about anything. If you view this at Original resolution on WideEyedInWonder, you will see there is an amazing amount of detail.

And, of course, it takes a beautiful picture! This day I waited until late afternoon, hoping for promised clouds to come in, but they were still way out on the horizon. So it goes. Blue sky it is.

Canon SX20IS at about 95mm equivalent. F4 @ 1/1000th @ ISO80. Programmed auto.

A bit of Recovery in Lightroom for the white glare of the house. Blackpoint just slightly right. A touch of Fill Light. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.

And a wider view.

3 Responses to “2/25/2010”

  1. 02/25/2010 at 8:39 am

    wow, that is so beautiful!!

  2. 02/25/2010 at 5:02 pm

    Beautiful! I can see why it’s one of the most photographed lighthouses in the US. Again, I seem to lean toward the wider view but like them both!

  3. 02/25/2010 at 5:46 pm

    Fantastic punchy colours. By contrast, I think I narrowly prefer the close up.

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