For those who are on the east coast this is the Annisquam Light which is located at Gloucester, MA. As you will probably guess from my Flickr photo stream I have a fascination for lighthouses and being in New England which has so many picturesque and historic it was just inevitable that I will end up hunting for them.
This is one of my favorite locations but getting here is a pain as there are no parking available and the house attached to the lighthouse is private property. But if you hang in there you will be rewarded with a beautiful location with viewpoints from both east and west.
The last time I was here I didn’t feel like I did justice to this beautiful location and I was a bit more prepared for this shot. As expected the sunset was beautiful and there were a lot more clouds in the sky than last time also a lot more mosquitoes and ticks.
I set this shot very fast as the sunset had already began and used 2 Cokin ND grad filters as a makeshift reverse ND grad and also bracketed exposures. Bracketing was done to be on the safer side but combination of both the methods worked like a dream and I would say this was closest to what my eyes were seeing. I am really glad I could retain the colors of the grass and get the foreground rocks correctly exposed. Seems Like I am getting the hang of this.