I almost felt like a mail carrier on the first day of Jeff Clow's Maine Lighthouse and Coast Photo Tour last month. To steal from the Post Office's creed, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these photographers from capturing photos." The first day of the tour we had snow and rain with some hail thrown in. We didn't have heat, but we had cold that was made worse by strong winds. We also had the gloom as you can see in this photo of Nubble Light. But like the mail carriers, we persevered and got some good photographs. Our plan was to get the a sunset photo of the light, but when the weather was not in our favor, it was time to look for different compositions. Fortunately, the snow and rain left some big puddles on the rocks, and some of them were surrounded by rocks so that there was no rippling. I hope this conveys some of the mood that I felt when I took this photo.