New Harbor, Maine, is located near the end of the Pemaquid Peninsula and is a working harbor for lobstermen. At the end of the day, most lobster boats are back in the harbor, and the catch has been sold to either a wholesaler or a Co-op. So the Blue hour is a good time to photograph the harbor with the boats and the lights of homes and buildings along the water's edge. It makes for a good image, along with some texture of the clouds.
I set up my tripod on a sloping lawn at several locations to find the best composition and bracketed the exposures to ensure I captured the image with a proper amount of light. A neutral density filter was used; also, the aperture was stepped down to capture the light. The image I selected shows a lighted lobster boat dropping off its catch, adding more drama to the scene.
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Dimitri Vasileiou • Editor