Cape Neddick Lobster Pound
During one of several trips to Maine in the last year, I spent a night on Cape Neddick, near York. The big attraction to this area is the wide beach in York known as Long Sands Beach. The incredibly popular Nubble Lighthouse is also on Cape Neddick. During the summer, this area teems with beachgoers enjoying the coast. In the winter, it is of course much less busy.
While I was excited to photograph Nubble Lighthouse, I was also on the hunt for a good photo of a lobster shack, and I knew there was one nearby. Lobster shacks always seem to usually be older buildings covered in wooden shakes with a plethora of lobster buoys and nets hanging on the exterior walls. My first trip to the area resulted in a decent photo of the lobster shack at Cape Neddick, but with a dull grey sky. While the subject was nice, I knew I needed better conditions.
Returning later in the year, I made a point of re-visiting the shack on a day with deep blue skies. This was much better! I took a few photos from different angles, and is often the case with me, I liked the portrait version of the photo best:
I considered photographing this scene at sunrise, but I ended up going to Nubble Light instead, and getting a wonderful photo there, which I’ll share in a future post.