Pemaquid Flare - Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol, Maine

Just completed co-hosting with Jeff Clow on his inaugural Maine Photo Tour and things went extremely well. We couldn't have asked for a better group of photographers to join us. We photographed twelve different lighthouses, various quaint harbors, and ate a whole bunch of lobster rolls. I will be featuring some of the photos I shot there over the next couple of weeks.

For those who regularly follow me, it is no surprise that I would kick off the photos with my favorite lighthouse, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. We had already shot it at sunset two days before and we decided to shoot it at sunrise on our last day. The weather forecast was not stellar, with rain in the forecast. On the way to Pemaquid, it began drizzling, and we were expecting to be shut out. The photography gods had better plans for us, granting us a brief period of time (20 minutes at the most), where the sun peeked above the horizon and lit up the overcast skies. I shot this at f/22 to get a sunburst and was happy to find a decent lens flare in the photo. I am not usually one for lens flares, but this one seem to fit the mood of the morning.