Week 40 … #43 Contrast … Evening Light on the Lighthouse

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Lighthouse and buildings, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine.

One of my favorite Maine artists is Andrew Wyeth who painted the land and people around him in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and his summer home in Cushing, Maine.  I’ve always found his art of everyday subject matter filled with a haunting sense of urgency and foreboding dread, yet contemplative and silent.   A few days ago, we went to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for dinner with the hopes of some good sunset photos.  The contrast light on the lighthouse reminded me of Wyeth’s work … a silent and lonely abstract of the stark landscapes of Maine.

Week 5 … Theme # 6, Forsaken

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Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Maine

On a recent visit to Acadia, I had hopes of capturing some beautiful images of this stunning national treasure that lies on the coast of Maine.  But the weather had other ideas, and our two days there were primarily encased in fog.  No matter, though, because fog delivers its own beauty.  I came across this scene when we were exploring several of the small towns in the area and immediately cried out “Stop!” to my hubby.  He pulled over and I trekked across a field to this lovely, quiet scene.  I enjoy capturing images and scenes that evoke some emotion within myself and this scene did just that.  These two solo boats seemed lost and abandoned wrapped within the fog.  It evoked a feeling of forsaken within me.  Maybe it does that for you as well.