Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse – North Truro, Massachusetts.
One of dozens of lighthouses found along the New England coastline, this one guards the entryway into New Bedford harbor.
I’ve been heading back through my recent photo archives in search of some second-take photos…ones which I passed up the first time, but have grown to like a bit more after taking another look. It happens to me from time to time, where I see something, take a photo of it, then when I go through the results, the photo doesn’t capture what I had originally thought it would. It’s good to take that second look from time to time, clear of the expectations I first had when taking the photos, and find some new life amongst some older photos.
I happened to be near this spot over lunch a few days ago and decided to stop in for a quick shot. I’d forgotten about this little gem, as it’s tucked away in a tiny corner of the next town over, which I rarely visit. Mid-day was probably not the best time of day to work with, so I tried to do something a bit different for this photo.
I’m thinking about heading back by to shoot a sunset series there, as the lighthouse overlooks a small harbor which puts the sailboats between the lighthouse and setting sun. I had attempted to shoot there once or twice in the past, but found it difficult due to the fact that everyone parks there for the beach and sunsets in the summer. Aside from photoshopping, there is no way to avoid having cars ruin your lighthouse and seascape photos. Now that summer has gone it shouldn’t be as much of a problem, though there will be far fewer sailboats, as most go south for the winter, along with their owners.