Rural landscape: one of the lighthouse views


I was blessed to spend over an hour in this cold, blustery and stunning place, which is the easternmost point in North America (so the earliest sunrise and sunset on the continent).
Would have loved sunshine and a blue sky, but that might have made this composition look like a postcard — and most of them aren’t artistic or creative.
I thought a black-and-white version would work, but the colour in the rocks and stairs serve to warm up this scene. And in the end, that’s what it needed to be as compelling a photo as possible.
(Here’s another view of the lighthouse that *does* work in monotone:
There are two lighthouses at this site – the one you see here, constructed in 1955, and the 1836 original. Both are still standing and the older one is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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3 thoughts on “Rural landscape: one of the lighthouse views

  1. I enjoyed this most unique photo, Frank. The angle, the blue steps seemingly so long, the snow with no footprints, the starkness. Also liked your opening sentence — cold and blustery but still a blessing, you are such a stalwart photographer.

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