lighthouse photography

Back to Maine (to try out the new camera)

Having just bought a new camera (Nikon D700), we had to give it a work out before our first wedding of the season. We'll be at The Quincy Marriott and The Neighborhood Club in Quincy this coming weekend photographing Ericka and Mark's wedding, and you can be sure there will be a blog post dedicated to their wedding. In the meantime, we returned to some of our favorite spots, and we found some new ones, as well. You've certainly heard us rave about The Union Bluff in York, Maine (which is where we stayed on this jaunt). Check out this 30 second exposure, taken from our balcony at The Meeting House section of Union Bluff. It overlooks the motel section and the main building.

You can imagine and you can assume (and you'd be correct)... we visited some lighthouses on this short trip. This one (these two) are new to us. It's called Twin Lights of Thatcher Island. Here is a shot of one of the twins standing on its own:

And of course, you need to see the twins side by side:

No drive to Maine would not be complete without a new shot of Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth...

What's that, you say? You'd love to see Nubble Light at dawn? Joe heard you. He got up real early. He drove over to Nubble Light at 6:00am. And here is the shot he got... just for you.

We all know with dawn comes the sunrise...

Of all the pictures we took the past few days, we'll end with yet another "new to us" lighthouse. It's called Boon Island Lighthouse, off of York, Maine. It's about 6 miles out in the ocean, but catching the image at just the right moment in time makes it clear to anyone who views it that they are looking at a lighthouse.

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Have Camera, Will Travel...

When you're a professional photographer, your camera is your paintbrush, and the world is your canvas. There is a place in New England, a hidden gem, that we want to share with you. It's a town called York, and it's in southern Maine. About 90 minutes from Boston, and you have easy access to New Hampshire and Vermont, as well. We try to get to York a few times a year, and when we do, we always stay at The Union Bluff. We don't have to bring a camera with us everywhere we go, but what fun would that be? Having just returned after a couple of days in York (which included watching a certain ill-fated football game at The Union Bluff Pub), we wanted to share some of the fun and photos.

If you are wondering why we'd return to the same spot, time after time, take a visit to York and you'll find your answer pretty quick. Filled with the nicest, friendliest and most "down home" people you'll ever meet, one visit and you'll be hooked, too.

York is also home to what is said to be "the most photographed lighthouse in the world". Cape Neddick Lighthouse, more commonly known as "Nubble Light", is a beauty to behold. Located down the road from The Union Bluff at Sohier Park, Nubble Light has ample free parking and many views to easily photograph it from many angles.

It's not always rest and relaxation at York Beach. We have been commissioned more than once for family portraits in the area. One of our favorites, little Waverly, was taken about 2 years ago. We hear she has a new baby brother, and is ready for some new family portraits.

If you're looking for a quiet getaway, or if you're not a "jump in the ocean" beach person, visit York off-season. If you like swimming in the ocean, an old-fashioned arcade and bowling alley, and some hustle and bustle", visit in the summer. You can walk to York Zoo from The Union Bluff via an easy stroll through the quaint downtown area. Back at the hotel, you can see, hear and smell the ocean from your balcony.

If you take the trip to York, or if you have already been, let us know what you think. We'd love to compare notes!