Fort Point Oil House
I arrived in the town of Stockton Springs after having earlier in the evening shot at the Dice Head Lighthouse across the Penobscot River. As the crow flies the lighthouses are about six miles from each other on opposite sides of the river, but driving takes about a half-hour from one to the other. I had decided at the last minute to shoot Maine lighthouses and had failed to get prior permission and while on route to Fort Point I finally made contact with the keeper and was allowed on the grounds to shoot. This is one of the few square lighthouses in the country and it’s also one whose light is continuously lit making for difficult photography. Flashing lights are photographically easier to shoot because the beacons don’t overpower the exposure, but continuous beacons aren’t as forgiving. I spent about an hour on the bluff shooting different angles of the lighthouse before heading south to Portland to shoot the Spring Point Ledge Light.
Stockton Springs, Maine December 4, 2016 8:53pm 28° 10-15mph wind
Nikon D4, 14mm lens ISO 1600, f2.8 13secs