Erik Rosengren, FPSA, PPSA  

Nubble Lighthouse by Erik Rosengren, FPSA, PPSA

November 2023 - Nubble Lighthouse

About the Image(s)

Several years ago a PSA couple and my daughter Stephanie attended the NECCC meeting in Maine. One of our successful stops was the Nubble Lighthouse. We enjoyed a beautiful July day and that gave us the opportunity to take my time and work the subject from every angle. Tools for the day, Canon 7D and 28 to 135 lens, tripod mounted. Settings were 100 ISO, f16 @ 1/20th of a second. I am trying to get all my images together for my daughter and while through the thousands of images, I find so m any of them have never been submitted to any competitions, this is one of them. Looking forward to your comments.

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9 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Erik, this is a sharp and colorful image of the Nubble Lighthouse. I just wonder where was your vantage point. To me, it seems it was in the water shooting up, unless there is a U shaped extension of land where you can set-up your shooting point. The image is sharp, but the verticals and horizontals needed correction, which I did, and ended using the new generative action in photoshop to fill in the gaps after correcting. After that, I thought there was to much sky, so I cropped some. The red little store house is a little distracting, but is part of the landscape.   Posted: 11/03/2023 15:17:51
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R Gary Butler   R Gary Butler
Erik, as Isaac said this is a very sharp image. I have the exact same picture taken from the same spot. The whites of the house, the reds of the "outhouse" and roof and the green of the grass give this a nice set of complementary colors.

Next year we are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary (God willing) in Maine. I intend to retake this photo with two key differences. I will shoot from further back to capture the rocks around the location where you and I both stood. And I will shoot during the Golden or blue hours, probably evening.

Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 11/07/2023 11:07:05
Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
Early congrats on your upcoming 50th my friend. Please forward that image after it is made.   Posted: 11/22/2023 08:17:20

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Very sharp from foreground to background and good contrast. I really like how the colors really pop. Agree with straightening the buildings. I think your time of day works best as it shows the white white and the red red which is very pleasing to the mind.   Posted: 11/13/2023 12:42:27

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Erik, your image is well lit, well exposed and sharp. It has a perfect histogram. The lighthouse looks vertical but the house and the white outbuilding do look like they need a slight correction. Great image for a calendar.   Posted: 11/14/2023 08:15:48

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Erik
This like your recent post of the coastal city scape looks very painterly an effect I love.
The red building right in the eyeline would normally be a distraction,but the various swathes of green sit well with it and it does not jump straight at you as you might expect,brilliantly composed your eye can travel through the picture before being led to the lighthouse,its serene and so easy on the eye.
I am even more convinced than ever your tools for the day were canvas palette and paint brush,I rest my case.   Posted: 11/14/2023 15:50:21
Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
Thanks Ian, you always take the time and effort to supply Study Group 04 with in-depth critiques and it is appreciated my friend.   Posted: 11/22/2023 08:21:25

Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
I was standing on a U-shaped land mass. Thanks for your sharp eye Isaac, I rarely miss straitening the vertical lines, when needed. The sky is better, as well.   Posted: 11/22/2023 08:14:12

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
One cannot go wrong with pictures of Nubble Light. The only problem I see is the keystone effect on the house. I might also remove the little white distraction next to the red structure.   Posted: 11/29/2023 15:45:40