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Views from Quoddy Head State Park

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and full moon
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and full moon
Posted Feb. 07, 2013, at 7:26 p.m.
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse silhouetted in full moon
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse silhouetted in full moon
Sail Rock and nearby outcroping rock backlit in moonlight. Sleeping gulls can be seen silhouetted on near rocks.
Sail Rock and nearby outcroping rock backlit in moonlight. Sleeping gulls can be seen silhouetted on near rocks.
Full moon back lighting clouds and Sail Rock make for a dramatic night time seascape on the Bay of Fundy
Full moon back lighting clouds and Sail Rock make for a dramatic night time seascape on the Bay of Fundy
Brilliant starry sky and moonlight on West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in this unusual winter time composition.
Brilliant starry sky and moonlight on West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in this unusual winter time composition.
Full moon rising over Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada with West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in foreground.
Full moon rising over Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada with West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in foreground.
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse silhouetted in an eerie and moody moonlight image.
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse silhouetted in an eerie and moody moonlight image.
Sail Rock silhouetted by full moon and backlit clouds.
Sail Rock silhouetted by full moon and backlit clouds.

A moon rise at Quoddy Head State Park is often an overlooked event.

Visitors who do come get to see a seemingly over sized orange orb as it lifts slowly above the Bay of Fundy horizon. If sky conditions are favorable scattered clouds can and often do dramatize the moonlit seascape experience.

Something I have noticed, following a moon rise, everyone departs rather quickly, for them it’s over, time to leave, move on to other interests elsewhere.

For a photographer though it is the exact opposite, imaging opportunities are just beginning, it’s time to stay, not leave. Moonlight presents an entirely different set of challenges for us to create unique and stunning images. Photographically there’s a whole other identity to Quoddy Head State Park on this kind of night.

Attached are several images portraying various photographic aspects relating to the moon at Quoddy.

Wouldn’t it be nice if a couple of these images inspired you to come, visit and see for yourself this beautiful destination in down east Washington county.

Till next installment, I hope you like the views from Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine.

When you do visit though, please come down to this place and enjoy a moon rise,……and,……plan on staying just a little bit longer.

Marty

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