Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stormy Morning At Marblehead Lighthouse

One of my kids and I stayed with friends recently on the western part of Lake Erie near a town called Marblehead.   One of the better known landmarks on Lake Erie is the Marblehead Lighthouse.  Some say it's the most photographed landmark on Lake Erie; it certainly has to be one of the most popular on the US side and definitely on the western portions of the lake.  While the others slept I got out before sunrise hoping to get some interesting shots of the lighthouse as the sun rose behind it.  The weather didn't cooperate though - it was solidly overcast with a steady drizzle, which was a little disappointing.  But I wasn't going to go away empty-handed.

There are a bunch of rocks all around the lighthouse and they were full of these little puddles so I tried to arrange the camera to include the lighthouse and former keeper cottage in the same shot along with some puddles.  Not exactly the shot I had in mind the night before but sometimes you have to deal with the elements as best you can.  At least I didn't have to shoot around the people and crowds that were going to be around later in the day.  If you get a chance to visit the lighthouse, pay attention to the slippery rocks signs.  :-)

Marblehead Lighthouse, Marblehead, Ohio
There's quite a bit of interesting history around this part of Lake Erie and around the lighthouse in particular.  You can read more about the park and the lighthouse here at the Historical Society:  http://www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org/default.htm

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