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As you can see from this shot, Main Street in Bar Harbor ends at the harbor where you can walk in the park that is directly across from the shops here or take a boat ride out to some of the other islands from the harbor. It was still very early when this photo was taken otherwise it would’ve been crammed with workers and tourists. It was very peaceful that morning.
Bah Habah if you are so inclined to say it that way. Bar Harbor, Maine a town on Mount Desert Island in Maine is where it is said that you can see the sun rise first in all of the United States. I was going to go down to the harbor to take a sunrise photo anyway – the other best option was from the top of Cadillac Mountain but I knew my chances of actually getting there and getting a spot were better at the harbor – the first sunrise bit just gave me the will to get up so very early.
It was worth getting up early for and a great start for my return to Maine series. Picking up where I left off last… again.
“Marshall Point Light Station was established in 1832 to assist boats entering and leaving Port Clyde Harbor. The original lighthouse was a 20-foot (6.1 m) tower lit by seven lard oil lamps with 14-inch reflectors.
The original tower was replaced with the present lighthouse in 1857. The lighthouse is a 31-foot (9.4 m) tall white brick tower on a granite foundation. The tower was originally lit with a 5th order Fresnel lens. A raised wooden walkway connects the tower to land.
In 1895, the original keeper’s house was destroyed by lightning. A Colonial Revival style house was built to replace it. An oil house and a bell tower with a 1,000-pound (450 kg) bell were added in 1898. The bell was replaced with a fog horn in 1969.
The lighthouse was automated in 1980 and the original Fresnel lens was replaced with a modern 12 inches (300 mm) optic. The original lens is at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. In 1986, the St. George Historical Society restored the keeper’s house and established the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum there, presenting the histories of Marshall Point Light and other nearby lighthouses. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. ” wikipedia
Like the Portland head lighthouse this was another one that you could walk right up to and touch. There is a warning sign from the Coast Guard though at the beginning of the walkway that says the horn still sounds and does so without warning. be advised to stay back 100 feet when it does. While I did walk out to it (and then quickly back) I never did hear it sound; I was hoping it would.
A bit of interesting trivia about this lighthouse is that it appeared in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump when he was doing his famous long run. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that 😉
And on our road trip we had plenty of it! So much so that DH and I both agreed we can hold off from eating any more of it for awhile. Have a nice weekend….with or without lobster 😉
As you can see by the screen shot below this picture of a seagull in the Boston Harbor was edited using the Topaz Labs Simplify 4 plug in. This time I used the sketch effect – pastel preset to convert my image from it’s original to this soft one. Looking on the right side of the screen you will see a highlighted box, that is one of the tabs that I mentioned before in my prior review of the program; when you hover your cursor over and adjustment tab it will tell you what it does. What I did here was after applying the effect, I lowered the simplify size in my global adjustments to bring back some of the detail that had been softened by the preset. Content with the image I clicked OK and back to PSE to save.
Again, Simplify is an easy to use program to let you convert your images into digital art with many ways to use your imagination to create the look you want. So what do you think of this conversion?
(This post was sponsored by Topaz Labs but all opinions and images are my own.)