Chatham Lighthouse

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 26 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

We photographed this lighthouse at first light, before the beach shots I have been posting. Since we started before sunrise and stayed in essentially one spot for half an hour, I had many takes to sort through to pick which one to proceed with. This is a three shot HDR merge taken about 20 minutes after the sun breached the horizon.

According to Wikipedia:
Chatham Lighthouse, known as Twin Lights prior to 1923, is a lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts, near the "elbow" of Cape Cod. The original station, close to the shore, was built in 1808 with two wooden towers that were replaced in 1841 in spite of questions as to why a single tower would not be adequate.

Address: 37 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633
Opened: 1808

SONY SLT-A77V 1/13 second F/4.0 ISO 1250 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely lighthouse and light around. Nice composition too

26 Oct 2019 5:31am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Successful shot.

26 Oct 2019 5:40am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful light top there and through the doorway down too!

26 Oct 2019 5:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle maîtrise de la lumière

26 Oct 2019 6:24am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Très jolies compo et lumière ça vaut le coup de se lever très tôt !!!!
Bon we

26 Oct 2019 8:18am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Perfect mood !

26 Oct 2019 8:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully done with the soft colour

26 Oct 2019 10:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful !!!

26 Oct 2019 11:39am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

LOVe the night light

26 Oct 2019 2:31pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful picture. I like this a lot!

26 Oct 2019 3:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Double lumière douce quel phare et compo fantastique
Belle soirée

26 Oct 2019 4:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful picture !

26 Oct 2019 5:03pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

J'aime beaucoup.

26 Oct 2019 6:16pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Superbe avec les éclairages.

26 Oct 2019 10:31pm

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Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous composition. The light is beautiful.

27 Oct 2019 1:34am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

HDR and the time of day worked really well for this image. Dark enough to allow the lights to shine and light enough to see the structure.

27 Oct 2019 12:59pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Very beautiful scene at nightfall !

27 Oct 2019 9:47pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

That's just beautiful!!

28 Oct 2019 2:39am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's such a pretty lighthouse

29 Oct 2019 2:25am