Jun 1, 2015

Story & Technique Behind the Image: Bass Harbor Head Light in Maine Acadia National Park


Bass Harbor Head Light is a picturesque lighthouse located within the boundaries of Maine Acadia National Park on the southeast corner of Mount Desert Island (MDI). The lighthouse beautifully towers over the swirling Atlantic Ocean and granite seacoast, marking the entrance for ships to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. It is one of the most iconic scenery of Acadia NP as Bass Harbor Light is dramatically located on the edge of rugged cliffs. 

In both lighthouse pictures I opted for a long exposure photography setting to render the incoming waves into milky water effect; conveying a sense of moving Atlantic Ocean waters. A graduated neutral density filter balanced the bright sunset light in the sky and clouds against the dark foreground of the granite cliffs.


Good light and happy photo making!


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