Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

September 25, 2012

The Towers

Filed under: Maine,Photography,Places,Seeing — Tags: , , , , , , — Frank Burnside @ 8:09 pm

The Towers, Prouts Neck, Maine

The Towers, built circa 1870 on Prouts Neck on the Maine Coast, is now shared by multiple branches of my host’s extended family (though not all at the same time!). His great grandfather bought the place from a sea captain’s widow, her husband presumed to have been lost at sea. Six generations have enjoyed the old house, and it’s easy to see why.  It’s located about 50 pleasant walking yards from the studio of Winslow Homer, which overlooks the Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean, and is known to have been a great source of inspiration for the great artist.

I am most grateful for the opportunity to have used it as my base of operations for a few days in Maine.

September 24, 2012

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Head Light

Along the coast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, there are a number of parks that give access to the shoreline.  All of these images except the last were taken in Two Lights State Park, from which, oddly enough, you can’t see the two lights.  The last image is in Fort Williams Park, which would be a good stop even without the light house, and if you look to the right of Portland Head Light, you can make out the second light house in the fog.

September 23, 2012

Maine – Rockport & Camden

Filed under: Maine,Photography,Places,Seeing — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Frank Burnside @ 9:46 pm

Rockport Harbor

I arrived in Rockport in late afternoon, so the light on the harbor was nice.  Then on to Camden for the obligatory lobster dinner and to watch the harbor lights come on.  There’s a lot of money floating on those harbors!

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