"This is my most favorite lighthouse photo to date!
Like so many wonderful images, luck was involved.
I was on a visit nearby, the day was cloudy and I wasn't expecting much.
But the clouds started to break as I approached the lighthouse.
The strong diagonal of the sloping ledge adds energy while the breaking clouds add drama."
Saybrook Outer Lighthouse
"Lighthouses are hard to shoot.
The best case (on the shore) gives you just 180 degrees of access (unless you have a boat -- but they move too much for non-blurry enlargement photos).
A lighthouse on a peninsula like this is even worse.
I shot it from shore through a 700mm telephoto in a stiff wind and count my blessings.
You can even see the light in the mouth of the river known as 'Saybrook Beacon' to the left of the lighthouse."
Morgan Point Lighthouse
"Here's another hard, long-distance shot of a lighthouse on private property.
It's an unusual structure that has become a private dwelling.
The warm light of sunset and the long shadows add interest and lots to explore with the eye."
Point Judith Lighthouse
"Any landscape shooting in midday light is difficult.
But there's a 'spaciousness' and bright summer appeal for me with this shot.
It reminds me of childhood and the carefree days of summer, though it was taken on one of the first gorgeous days of the season in late May."
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Mystic Seaport Lighthouse
"Here's another favorite.
This is shot from across a river over 1/4 mile away with a 600mm lens.
The crisp lines of the fourth-order Fresnel lens in the lantern room and the ship's mast in the background shot in sharp relief draw your eye into the image and its rich detail."