Photo Submission by Sam George on Jan 28, 2012 - 05:01
About the Shot
"Elizabeth's Magic" - One of the most exciting things about being a landscape photographer is traveling to different locations and not knowing what your going to come home with. The Portland Headlight is one of the most photographed lighthouses in America. It was built in 1791, under the order of George Washington. Its located in Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The lamps were originally lit using whale oil. Although the fuel for the lamps may have changed, the stunning vista that the light house is located has not. I knew that I wanted to shoot this lighthouse with a different perspective, so I setup the camera on the cliffs overlooking the Casco Bay and the ocean. All I needed was some drama and beautiful light. When the sun started to set behind and to the left of the lighthouse, the light show started in the sky. The magic hour may have lasted for only 5 minutes, but it was the kind of moment that we photographers live for. Just goes to show that with the right location and the right light magical things truly do occur.