It was a grim, gray, foggy morning at Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland, Maine, USA. This lighthouse is a sparkplug lighthouse that marks a dangerous obstruction on the west side of the main shipping channel into Portland Harbor. Many vessels ran aground on Spring Point ledge before requests from seven steamship companies in 1891 convinced the federal government to build a lighthouse. You can imagine the hazard during storms when even a mild summer fog shows the difficulties to navigation! Spring Point Ledge Light is a fairly typical "sparkplug" style lighthouse of the period, built on a cylindrical cast-iron caisson. Unlike many of this type, however, the tower is built of brick rather than cast-iron. The lighthouse has a cistern...
I seem to be happiest when I am traveling someplace new, to see and experience new things. Ansel Adams said “In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular…sight and feeling will appear on a print”. That is what I strive for in sharing these new experiences with photography.
These photographs are from places as varied as Alaska, Colorado, California, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, the Canadian Arctic, Fort Worth, China, Tibet, Australia, New Zealand, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Berlin, Bruges, Istanbul, London, Prague, Italy and Spain. Through them, I hope you will experience the unique flavors of each of these places.
I hope you will consider one of these photos as an art work for your personal enjoyment! Thank...
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