Piece description from the artist
West Quoddy Head in Lubec, Maine is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States and the closest point to Europe from a point in the fifty States. West Quoddy Head overlooks Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Canada and the United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the waterway. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858. The 3rd order Fresnel lens is the only 3rd order and one of only eight Fresnel lenses still in use on the Maine Coast.
After receiving an old Argus camera from an uncle after moving to New Hampshire in my twenties, self-taught photography became an avocation for the next 40+ years of my life. Getting a canoe, then a kayak, in the middle of those years, made nature more accessible. Landscapes, scenic views, birds and flowers were finding their way into my viewfinder until thousands of slides and photographs filled my file cabinets. Now I use a digital SLR but still photograph only what pleases me, which I hope will please you, too.
There is little to no digital enhancing done on my prints, but when I do do it, you will know.