Nubble Light

Nubble with flowers and sky. :) Sony HX400V in-camera HDR.

Nubble with flowers and sky. :) Sony HX400V in-camera HDR.

This is an expanded version of today’s Pic 4 Today post. :)

All shots are with the Sony HX400V in In-Camera HDR mode, set to a 6 stop spread at -.7 EV center (except the Sweep Panorama as noted). Processed in Lightroom on my Surface Pro 3 tablet.

Yesterday I rode my bike to the beach early, and the sky was so beautiful that I decided to ride my scooter to Nubble Light, 20 miles down the coast, to see if I could get some good shots. It was my longest scooter ride to date, and quite an adventure as I had to ride through both Wells and Ogunquet in September Sunday morning traffic. :)

The sky at the beach with inspired the scooter photoprowl to Nubble Light

The sky at the beach with inspired the scooter photoprowl to Nubble Light

I made it to Nubble by 10am. I only had to go around the parking lot twice to find a slot for my scooter. A lot of other people had the same September Sunday morning idea I had. And, of course, the sky behind the light was clear. :( There were great clouds inland, and I got some shots of the the bay to the north that are memorable, but the Light itself was pretty stark and backlit to boot. I climbed around on the rocks and looked for interesting angles that did not include too many tourists for an hour or so, then went back to my scooter.

A memorable shot of the bay to the north of Nubble.

A memorable shot of the bay to the north of Nubble.

Sweep panorama. Processed for HDR effect in Lightroom.

Sweep panorama. Processed for HDR effect in Lightroom.

I ate my banana. I actually had my helmet on and was ready to board when I happened to turn back for one more look at the Light. Wooo. Where did that nice cloud come from? I realized that the cloud cover inland was moving really fast…really fast…and while I had been eating my banana the leading edge had swung behind the light. I also noticed that the angle of the sun had improved so that the I now had light on one of the inner faces of the building. Excellent! Much to the dismay of the circling tourists in unparked cars, I took my helmet back off, and spent another hour retracing my steps, finding all the angles again…but this time with clouds! :)

It actually does not get much better at Nubble than this!

 

Parting shot.

Parting shot.