A few months ago I wrote about the lighthouses in my home town and my desire to photograph all the lighthouses in Australia. I have not added to my Australian tally, but this week I have been busy looking at the lighthouses of Maine, USA. Here are a few photos of these undeniably grand photographic subjects.
When I have posted my photos of lighthouses on instagram in the past, I always get more likes than usual. I don’t think it’s because these photos are any better than my other ones. I think the solitary and remote nature of lighthouses appeals to something deep within us. That struggle against nature. The idea of the weather and the sea bearing down and making life dangerous and unpredictable. I think we harbour a not-so-secret jealousy for the lonely lighthouse keepers who live in places where the trees are growing prone in response to the relentless wind. (Even through there probably aren’t any lonely lighthouse keepers these days)
So anyway here are a few of the lighthouses of Maine, USA. ( I will caption them when I get home!)