The Bug Light Series

When Barb and I were on our trip to Maine a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of images to the site – one of the Bug Light in Portland and the other of the Tarn in Acadia National Park.  We have now been home for a week and I have been processing my images from this trip, and I find that the Bug Light and Tarn images that are posted are really parts of two, three image series.  So, I have decided to present each of these series in their individual totalities, which means the  “lead” images of each series will be posted for a second time. I apologize for the duplication, but the three images work together better than apart.  Today’s posting is of the Bug Light. The original image is posted below.

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After spending quite a bit of time working the scene from below the light, I walked up on its deck and was immediately struck by the almost abstract sense of space there.  It is really a very small space, perhaps only four feet wide, but the sense of openness and mystery was quite striking.

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One of the most noted characteristics of the Bug Light is the curved stone approach path that is part of the sea wall that demarks the channel boundary.  It is a classic “leading line”, and I almost forgot to take what is an almost obligatory image of this well known light.

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Thanks for stopping by.