2020—Cute as a Bug

The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was built in 1875 in Portland Harbor. Because of its small size, it became known as the “Bug Light” despite being one of Maine’s most elegant lighthouses. The Bug Light was modeled after an ancient Greek monument and it sports Corinthian columns, the most ornate of the three orders of Greek architecture including the requisite two rows of acanthus leaves. It is a tiny lighthouse but it is just as cute as a bug in a rug and very different from all of the other plain lighthouses we’ve visited this week. This was another long exposure of 2 minutes 9 seconds, using the Breakthrough 10 Stop ND filter taken just as the sun appeared over the horizon behind me.