As the sun goes down…

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This time of year the sun sets directly behind the Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, creating a wonderful opportunity to use the famous silhouette of the headland compositionally. In this photograph, I slapped my 6-stop ND filter on to get a long-ish exposure of 6 seconds, and I think it somewhat simplifies the scene. I like how the smoothed out ocean mirrors the tasty color gradient in the sky, and I also enjoy the almost monochromatic look and feel of this one. I have other versions where the lighthouse is completely silhouetted, but I preferred this one where I think enough detail is maintained to show a glimpse of why this classic lighthouse exists – the jagged rocks that it stands on.

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6 thoughts on “As the sun goes down…

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Bill. Click on the “Bass Harbor” tag on the right and you’ll see it photographed in different ways and in different seasons.

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