lighthouse.... by maggiemae

lighthouse....

from a different perspective. This Portland lighthouse was also taken from the sea on 15th June.
On a tour of Portland now and this was one of the stops. There are some magnificent mansions in Portland as well as other attractions.
Three good things;
1. I didn't swear when this page went blank and I had to type all of this in again
2. Our last day in the USA and we got through Customs carrying a bottle of maple syrup which we declared.
3. A great Italian meal - the chef made his own sausages, sliced up John's thick steak beautifully so he didn't need a sharp knife, the wine had 6 different grapes in it! Bulgheri Rosso from Italy.
This is the iconic lighthouse shot. Perfect;
June 20th, 2016  
A FAVVery beautiful capture
June 20th, 2016  
Gorgeous.
June 20th, 2016  
Love this, moody and wonderful.
June 20th, 2016  
beautifully captured Maggiemae
June 20th, 2016  
Gorgeous! My first thought was, "Oh if only it had been sunny" but then the greens and reds wouldn't have stood out like they are! Excellent perspective and composition! FAV!
June 20th, 2016  
@skipt07 Sun can create shadows that you don't want too, Skip! An overcast sky is good for photography!
June 20th, 2016  
Bep
Beautifully captured.
June 20th, 2016  
Lovely moody sky above lovely buildings and lighthouse
June 20th, 2016  
Lovely capture of this super lighthouse.
June 20th, 2016  
Beautiful capture, composition...love how the red roofs stand out
June 20th, 2016  
Beautiful lighthouse capture. I love lighthouses :) FAV.
June 20th, 2016  
my lighthouse! or rather the Edward Hopper lighthouse. where are you off to after?

we watched "the world's fastest indian" last night. so interesting especially when you compare the movie from the historical facts. looking for the book now. :-)
June 20th, 2016  
@summerfield Off to Manchester England tonight, Vikki! Hope the rain stops! There is no book for 'The WFI but there is a book that the Director of this film, Roger Donaldson wrote together with John's help, called "Burt Munro, a Scrapbook of his life" John's photo is in the back.
June 20th, 2016  
Reading about the maple syrup reminded me that @judithg has recently been to Canada & her Canadian bank notes smelt of maple syrup! I was fascinated! They know how to paint light houses in Portland, perfect colours!
June 20th, 2016  
@happypat They are all painted so beautifully and kept well. Some are being auctioned off to the public!
June 20th, 2016  
Wow. Fav!!!!!
June 20th, 2016  
Another beautiful lighthouse capture and FAV.
June 20th, 2016  
Portland is one of my favorite places. I've seen this lighthouse many times and it never loses it's beauty. Love you capture!
June 20th, 2016  
All different shapes & heights too, the house looks big, perhaps a pub! No that wouldn't do ...a drunk lighthouse man!
June 20th, 2016  
@happypat When John saw this large house he started singing, "I wanna be a lighthouse keeper"! It was the keepers house!
June 20th, 2016  
@ishutter It is a real classic scene, Kim - I agree with you!
June 20th, 2016  
Beautiful! Fav.
June 20th, 2016  
Fabulous - love that sky, it really enhances the magnificent lighthouse.
June 20th, 2016  
@busylady You can see the light for 28 miles, apparently Judith!
June 20th, 2016  
This is beautiful and so well cared for Maggie. Your Italian meal sounds fantastic
June 20th, 2016  
A haven for lighthouse enthusiasts, but none is more visited nor more photographed and painted than this, captured sitting regally here.
June 20th, 2016  
Oh fav Splendid !
June 20th, 2016  
We welcome you to England, and wish the weather was brighter for you. Enjoy your time and we will feel you near us here in Gloucestershire as you travel close to our border.
June 20th, 2016  
How beautiful and I did photograph a lighthouse in Canada. I need to get myself organised to make space on my computer and then I can start uploading more photos!!
June 20th, 2016  
Wonderful shot, I'm going to fav it, but why is the horizon sloping yet the lighthouse appears vertical.
June 20th, 2016  
Love this light house especially in the winter. You've got a great shot of this. Safe trip home.
June 20th, 2016  
Lovely tones and colour here
June 20th, 2016  
Wonderful shot
June 20th, 2016  
Wonderful lighting and composition a fav
June 20th, 2016  
Wonderful shot
June 20th, 2016  
@maggiemae Good job for all those boats
June 20th, 2016  
Beautiful, strong shot, great composition. The buildings really stand out
June 20th, 2016  
Congratulations on the PP for this perfectly composed beautiful picture
June 20th, 2016  
Exquisite capture, brilliant colours.
June 21st, 2016  
Another nice one Maggiemae and congrats on making the PP
June 21st, 2016  
@gamelee You are so right, Lee - then! Not now! Thanks for noticing!
June 21st, 2016  
Gorgeous! Gonna have to fav it! :D
June 21st, 2016  
This is really gorgeous - looks like all the lighthouses in children's books. I expect Mr Grinling lives there - (from 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch')
June 21st, 2016  
Love this photo big fav
June 21st, 2016  
Saw this on the PP and had to comment. Great shot of the lighthouse. Love the sky. I'm glad you enjoyed Portland and clearly enjoyed Cape Elizabeth! This is my town! I've photographed the lighthouse many times! I love when you get a different sky or feel. This is great! Off to see what else you captured on your trip to my neck of the woods!
June 21st, 2016  
stunning! love that grey sky, so photogenic!
June 21st, 2016  
Lovely composition and interesting skies!
June 21st, 2016  
Superb shot xx
June 21st, 2016  
Beautiful, fav
June 21st, 2016  
Gorgeous capture
June 21st, 2016  
Love the atmosphere with the dark clouds in the background. I'm expecting the light to flash at any moment.
June 21st, 2016  
@flowerfairyann I was hoping the same thing, Ann - it flashed every 3.6mins!
June 21st, 2016  
Super shot!
June 22nd, 2016  
One of my favorite spots! The area is beautiful. Sounds like you had a great trip. Enjoy your New England maple syrup. A year in New England and we can't eat anything else on our pancakes! LOL!
June 23rd, 2016  
A wonderful capture...fav
June 23rd, 2016  
I sure do hope I get up there to see these some day. I love lighthouses!
June 25th, 2016  
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