Pemaquid Point was certainly one of the highlights of my trip to Maine. I am very glad I chose to fit that trip in at the last minute. If you have a Maine quarter in your pocket, then you will see this lighthouse depicted on its “tails” side. It won a popular vote by Maine residents to be there and I would guess it is one of three most popular lighthouses to photograph; the other two being Portland Head Light in Portland and Bass Harbor Light in Acadia National Park, the latter of which I was able to photograph myself as well. Portland Head Light will have to wait for another day. As far as the spot of coastline they reside on, Pemaquid wins in my book with an awesome rock peninsula that wedges itself into the ocean.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Settings: 6 bracketed exposures were captured at a 16mm Focal Length, f/22, and ISO 100. These were combined in Photomatix and blended together in Photoshop to achieve one balanced exposure. Contrast and color correction were tweaked in ColorEFX Pro by NIK software. Sharpening with NIK’s Sharpener Pro and noise in the darker areas and sky was taken care of with Noiseware. I did add a bit of a motion blur to one layer and blend it back in for the water and clouds. I thought this gave it a bit more dreamy appearance just in those areas.