If you visit Maine you should know this is the most photographed lighthouse of the East Coast of the United States. Since it faces East, it is a good idea to be there before sunrise for spectacular pictures. I was passing by so I had to work with what I had at the time, including a less than dramatic lighting although still acceptable. I took several shots but this was my favorite. Pretty close to where I was photographing there was a dangerous cliff from where it was easy to drop into the ocean. I took all kind of precautions! For this shot I used my Gitzo tripod with Linhof ballhead and my long gone D100. The lens I used was the 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF Nikkor set to 35mm and fit with a Nikon polarizer slightly rotated for minimal polarization since I do not like those cobalt blue skies that appear faint to me. The original is a JPEG file later converted to sRGB for the web. I applied a light Gaussian blur to the original. William Rodriguez Miami, Florida.