Winter Is Coming

5 Dec

PortlandHeadLightME

 

…(did I just score some points with Game of Thrones fans?? ;-D)

Anyway, this is a photo of the iconic Portland Head Light.  It’s one of those places that has been photographed from every possible angle, with all possible lighting and and weather conditions.  So obviously, I had to have a version of my own. haha

Like most heavily visited areas, the image and the reality of the place are a little different.  What you don’t see is a fence line keeping tourists away from the rocks so they don’t fall into the ocean, a worn dirt and gravel path along the fence line as far as you can see, and at least a handful of other tourists who were braving the cold with me.

What you also don’t see is photogs like me doing yoga with their tripods over the fence trying to get a better angle than what the state determined to be safe.  Or the sagging spot in the fence where it would seem (because obvi, I didn’t do it! *cough cough*) most people hopped over to climb the rocks.

Most of these iconic spots – the places you associate with…well…places – are now a handful of scenic surrounded by regulations.  It is, without a doubt, a beautiful place.  But the images of a rugged coastline are somewhat decieving.

Makes me crave a little bit of the unexplored, of the undiscovered, of the wild.  There are days where I want a secret, beautiful spot that I can call my own, creating unique photos that will wow.

But for now, until I’m independently wealthy and able to finance a trip to where the wild things grow…this little bit of Maine will do. 🙂

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13 Responses to “Winter Is Coming”

  1. photosfromtheloonybin December 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Yup, you had my heart racing!! Now I want to go home and dive into the latest book in the series which I just picked up recently. I really love your lighthouse too though :).

    • seeingspotsphoto December 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      haha Which book are you on? It’s a great series, I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait for GRRM to finish Winds of Winter!

      Also, thank you. 🙂

      • photosfromtheloonybin December 6, 2013 at 12:26 am #

        I have read the first four, and I only recently bought the 5th because I had to wait for it to come out in trade paperwork so it would match all my others. I’m a little bit of a book freak – ok, I’m a huge book freak, and this series is one of my favourites of all times! I’m really enjoying the tv series too. Have you seen it?

      • seeingspotsphoto December 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

        I have seen it. We have a family/friend dinner on Sundays and afterwards, depending on the time of year, we either watch football, Walking Dead, or Game of Thrones….and that is literally the only time I watch TV. haha

      • photosfromtheloonybin December 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

        OMG, Walking Dead is amazing!! What did you think of the mid season finale?!?!

      • seeingspotsphoto December 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

        SPOILERS – IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE WALKING DEAD MID-SEASON FINALE, DON’T READ THIS!! 🙂

        I was a bit sad about Hershel, but I had assumed he wasn’t going to make it past the flu ward after he gave that speech to Maggie, so had kind of already come to terms with it. haha

        Other than that, it was awesome!

      • photosfromtheloonybin December 11, 2013 at 1:32 am #

        Poor Hershel :(, but thank goodness the Governor is dead!!!!!!!

      • seeingspotsphoto December 11, 2013 at 3:48 am #

        Agreed! He had a brief few moments of goodness, but he had to go.

  2. lauramacky December 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Nice!! I love lighthouses. 🙂

  3. lauramacky December 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Oops…you can check out my lighthouse pics on my blog. I forgot to mention that in my previous post. 🙂

  4. walkframe December 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    I had a chance to visit this place few years ago. Maine and the New England coast are indeed very special.

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