Thursday, January 21, 2010

Annisquam Light as sunset

Annisquam light is at the mouth of the Annisquam river which is an estuary that flows through Cape Ann, cutting off Gloucester and Rockport from the rest of the world.

The mouth of the Annisquam opens to Ipswich Bay. A canal was cut to through Gloucester so that the Annisquam could be used by boats to navigate through Cape Ann rather than around it. This light overlooks Ipswich Bay and has views of Plum Island and New Hampshire.

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A Coast Guard family lives in this house. Since I knew that no one was home when I was shooting, I took this picture. But normally, I would not invade their privacy.
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse



I'm not digging the lates Picasa version that was forced on us. It seems to export photos with lower highlights. Shame they have to mess with a good thing.

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What gorgeous shots, Steve! I love lighthouses and this one is really lovely and particularly against the beautiful clear sky! Lovely house, too. Such beautiful skies, soft colors and not a cloud!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Rune said...

There is nothing more to say than again it was incredibly beautiful photos!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Lighthouses rock, cool photos, Steve. That family has a pretty sweet dwelling spot, eh?

J Bar said...

Beautiful skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Dot said...

Love how crisp these look and the high contrast against the sky...beautiful! Have a great weekend :o)

Regina said...

Captivating. So beautiful!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I especially like the second one Steve. It has such a mystery about it.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,Lovely and fantastic Shots !!Simply Great !!

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
Wow you are getting very nice pictures of your surroundings! I love these two shots a lot... The settings are perfect and the sky beautiful!

Chris Petrak said...

Winderful light - and I presume taken on Thurs, the first day with clear skies and good light. We made a very casual circuit of Cape ann on Wed.

Roy said...

These are great images Steve and such beautiful clear sky.

Judy said...

I love both these photos! The first, with the waves and the late afternoon light is simply wonderful! And the house in the deeper twilight is something you have to make stories about! What are the lights in all the windows? Where are the people?

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Sheer perfection. Thank you.

matthew houskeeper said...

These are really nice.
Is that Picasa 3 you are referring to? I have been unhappy with some of the Blogger updates recently.

Carol Mattingly said...

Lighthouses, my favorite. Thanks. Carol

Kerri said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! WOW!

Natural Moments said...

Even if there were no light houses in these special places, the locations that they are built upon have some of the greatest features to explore and experience. And now the lighthouses highlight that which is already unique.

Mojo said...

As always, Steve, just phenomenal shots! This is the Golden Hour writ large.

I only use Picasa's web albums and upload using the web client. It may take a bit longer that way, but I'm pretty much guaranteed that what I edit is what's uploaded.

Alex said...

Hello from Germany!
I hope you remeber: we met at Annisquam Beach in October 2010. Together with my girlfried we were waiting for the perfect light to take pics of the lighthouse.
Right now (!) I clean up all my souvenirs I brought with me from our US trip. And - what I've found: your long lost business card including url :-)
Great photos you have!!!
My Annisquam pic (and some others, e.g. Pemaquid Point) is uploaded at F l i c k r
I ll check out your other pics now; hope we can keep in touch!

Greetings from Kiel, Germany
Alex

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