Behind Nubble Light

Nubble Light, York, Maine

The Maine Coast is blessed with some of the best lighthouses on the eastern seaboard. Whenever I am asked which one is my favorite, the answer is always changing. So, today my favorite is Nubble Light (aka Cape Neddick Lighthouse) in York, Maine. I have posted images of this famous lighthouse several times. All of those times, the images are the classic view from the land like this one. The lighthouse actually sits on a small island mere yards offshore.

We had taken a boat tour of the southern Maine Coast, particularly to get a glimpse of the lighthouse from the other side of the island. For those interested in the boat tour, it sails out of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. The light wasn't great (I shot it at noon), but I really wanted to get a photo from behind the island. As we rounded the island, I spotted this small boat and knew that it had to be part of the composition. The clouds in the background added to the interest of the scene.