I am so far behind in reviewing the photos that I have taken this year, its not even funny. I conservatively estimate that there are close to 8,000 that I have not reviewed and cull out. It is hard for me to have an exact number as I bracket a lot. With two more trips scheduled for the rest of the year, that number will be well in excess of 10,000. I will be spending much of the winter getting through this backlog, but it is a problem that's nice to have. This is especially true when I come across a favorite subject like this one in great light.
This photo was taken in April on Jeff Clow's Maine Lighthouse tour, which I co-host. Everyone who visits the Maine Coast's lighthouses seems to have a favorite one. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse has always been and always will be my favorite. It can be photographed from four distinct vantage points and, if you look at all four, you might not think they are of the same place. This vantage point is the easiest to capture (two of the others require some scrambling over rocks) and, when the light is right like this sunrise, it is hard not to get a great shot.