There was a perfect view of Nubble Light. That’s it’s nick name, it’s actually the Cape Neddick Light. But I became intrigued with the lighthouse I saw off in the distance, and whether I’d be able to get a decent photo of it way out there. I got to talking cameras and lenses with some fellow observers, which got me to get my 150 to 600mm lens out. The biggest, heaviest one, that requires the biggest, heaviest tripod. But what’s often the case with that was that at 150 I was still too close for a good picture. I believe the above feature photo was taken with that lens.
Here you have the full effect of the scene I found as I watched and wandered the site.The rocks, the lighthouse on the hill, with workers doing repairs. And painters, four by the time I left.
Looking left…Looking right…And the distant Boon Island Light, demanding my attention…
It was a lovely day, which brought me out of the sadness I’d been feeling on that day, the 5th anniversary of losing my husband. At the gift shop I enjoyed the banter of an artist talking with the clerks and patrons of the shop. He admitted he was 90, and a local legend. Bill Thomson, a former professor of New England History at Salem State College in MA, and author of 26 books. Now retired he sells prints of his paintings, and he was there that day, and wrote the name of my choice on the boat. I returned to the shop several times before I made my decision to buy a print. I love that it will have a history to it when I look at it, and in some way a history that includes Charley.