Elizabeth Mangham  


Bug Light Lighthouse, Maine by Elizabeth Mangham

September 2020 - Bug Light Lighthouse, Maine

About the Image(s)

There was a portion of a lady showing on the right side of the lighthouse which I felt distracted, so I removed her. The lighting was not altered, but was checked. I decided on the square shape because the edges did not contribute much to the image, just more of the same shoreline. Other than the piece of the lady I removed it is pretty much as shot.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon Lens 24-105, FL 70 mm, SS 1/160, f 16, ISO200


8 comments posted




Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
I support your composition choice. Just for kicks, maybe burn in the sky a tad.   Posted: 09/04/2020 14:18:23
Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
I should have done that. I thought of it and then forgot. Skies are beautiful blue, but blue can be boring in photos.   Posted: 09/06/2020 23:46:16



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Nice scene! The man in the red jacket adds to the photo. The curve of the rocky shoreline leading up to the lighthouse really draws you into the scene.   Posted: 09/05/2020 23:55:45
Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Thanks, Marilyn. I am very impressed at how fast you have learned so much since you first joined. Your photography is wonderful.   Posted: 09/06/2020 23:47:38
Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Thanks, Marilyn. I am very impressed at how fast you have learned so much since you first joined. Your photography is wonderful.   Posted: 09/06/2020 23:47:39



Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This is a lovely travel style image, great timing for the boat as that is in the perfect position and has the perfect wake. The tone of the is nice and fits the day and the weather. I would not darken the sky as it would look false, you could find a similar day with wispy clouds and change the sky, but not darken.
Now I am going to argue, is the man needed or does he take away from the image, yes he adds scale, but he is facing the wrong way, for me he is a touch to close to the lighthouse and draws the eye away from the main image. Taking him away does turn it into a nice travel image and I think you should have paid him more to stand in a better position for me.
Nice image by the way.   Posted: 09/12/2020 07:08:39
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Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
Paul, I do like your suggestions. When I first looked at this shot, I wished my "man in red" had been on the other side looking at the boat. Your are right I should have paid him, more. Actually I just happened to have caught him where he is, but I did know him and he would have posed if I had thought of all this then. Slow thinker these days.   Posted: 09/12/2020 16:55:11



Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Well then a little free transform and horizontal flip...
This was done really fast and mask needed some work, thus, its far from what I consider a good comp, but it gives you the idea. I actually thought this photo had too much going on, but by making the man look at the boat it ties it all together.   Posted: 09/12/2020 23:53:44
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