Last week’s Friday Mystery Place elicited a number of excellent guesses, as among the readers there were some who recognized that this location had to be in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. The exact location was pinpointed by Justbluedutch, who identified the specific lighthouse location to be on Eileen Musdile an islet southwest of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides. I captured the image while on the ferry from Cragnure to Oban, while returning from the island of Mull.
This week is pretty much a shoe-in for everybody…
This lighthouse is oft photographed, but not too much in the middle of the night… Where is this location?
As always, extra credit for any additional detail you can provide! Best of luck!
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and an EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. The exposure settings were at 131 seconds at f/18 and 100 ISO.
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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9 thoughts on “Friday Mystery Place – vol 25”
I am going for ‘Nubble Lighthouse – York – Maine. Some additional Info:
In 1874 President Rutherford B. Hayes appropriated the sum of $15,000 to build a lighthouse on this “Nub” of land. On July 1, 1879 construction was completed on what, at the time, was known as the Knubble Lighthouse with a 4th order light began to protect our men and women on the sea. The men and women serving in the Lighthouse Service were the first guardians who provided great care for the light and its surrounding building
You’re 100% correct on that one!!
Fascinating!! Thank you for sharing this extra information. Beautifully photographed, Frank. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.
Thank you, Debbie! Hope your weekend is fantastic!
I knew it right away thanks to Nikki, she keeps a piece of her soul stored away in those rocks.
I thought you might know this one, Steve.
As you know Frank, Nubble Light is my favorite place in all the places I’ve ever been. I could never get tired on sitting on those rocks. This is home for me. Gorgeous shot. 🙂
Thank you, Nikki!