Photographing cliches: lighthouses

October 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Lighthouses are one of my favorite subjects to photograph.  I also enjoy reading about lighthouse history, the keeper's stories, and the wonderful work of preservation societies to keep these treasures alive and accessible to the public.  I must have 30 books house in a replica lighthouse keeper's library case:



There are often cliche-type photographs associated with lighthouses.  I live near Portland Head Lighthouse, and it's advertised as being the most photographed lighthouse in the US.  This is the typical vantage point that visitors often photograph the lighthouse:

There is no doubt that this is a beautiful and majestic scene that portrays the typical environment of lighthouses along the Maine coast.  Since I live close to this lighthouse, I enjoy visiting the area throughout the year to explore different vantage points and portraits of the lighthouse in different weather conditions.

Even though lighthouses may often be cliche-type images, they bring me joy and I look forward to other opportunities at Portland Head.  Here are a few images:


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