Framed Photography -
'Portland Head LIghthouse Maine - Black and White' - Portland - Maine - USA
I often see lighthouse pictures with beautifully calm waters and a perfectly clear sky, however, lighthouses to me conjure up images of rugged coastlines, dark skies and choppy waters. For this reason I chose this less than favorable day to photograph this very historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth near Portland, Maine. Construction started in 1787 and finished on January 10, 1791. It was originally illuminated by 16 whale oil lamps.