Joe Norcott  

Race Point Lighthouse by Joe Norcott

June 2021 - Race Point Lighthouse

About the Image(s)

Race Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod, in Provincetown, Massachusetts; it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The original tower, first illuminated in 1816, was replaced in 1876 with the current 45-foot tall iron-plated tower and a new keeper's dwelling.
You can reserve a night to stay in the Keepers House. We just visited the lighthouse on a long trail and trekked through sand dunes on May 19, 2021.
ISO 100, f/11, 1/100 sec

6 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
An interesting architecture shot and it was thoughtful of you to include the website link so that after the pandemic we can all book a night's stay as a group activity as long as no one minds sharing the bath our half bath or maybe just roughs it by using the outdoor shower! Interesting that the website image is almost identical to yours but includes the US flag on the left. I think this image is mostly about shapes and the rectangular shape of the house contrasts well with the curves of the lighthouse.   Posted: 06/11/2021 08:36:19

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like that we have the lighthouse and the keepers cottage, but no hint of the ocean.Your low angle works well and I detect a slight vignette.   Posted: 06/12/2021 07:45:50

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I spent an evening here for a sunset and a moon rise many years ago. It was one of my favorite lighthouse shots. The space between the two structures bothers me. Perhaps a different angle would have closed that gap and brought them in together for the rest of the story. I have attached my "Moonrise over Race Point"   Posted: 06/14/2021 06:08:49
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Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
The cottage and lighthouse are both interesting subjects, but are separated by too much negative space. Perhaps a "relocation" in post processing, or a different perspective as suggested by Joe would help. I'm having a problem with the lighting. The orientation of the strong shadows suggests a mid day photo but that isn't reflected in the brightness of the sky or sand. Perhaps the contrast could be increased.   Posted: 06/14/2021 14:46:19

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
I agree with Sheldon's comments. They echo my thoughts exactly.   Posted: 06/17/2021 19:39:30

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
When i took this photo it was the middle of the day and there were no clouds. I did adjust a little with Photoshop and added a vignette form Nik to adjust the look to it. Some of the outside items they show in photos on the website were not there. I just liked it because it gave it a land only look. Thank you for all the comments.   Posted: 06/18/2021 06:39:26


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