Portland Harbor Sunrise
I had a great time yesterday morning meeting up with Corey Templeton of Portland, Maine Daily Photo. I could tell driving down to Portland that the clouds were lining up for what promised to be a great sunrise, so I was very excited to get out and shoot. After considering several other locations, we parked the car by the Civic Center and walked down into the Old Port. Looking back, it seems like we were magnetically drawn to this location. That, or we just knew that we could get a good shot here. Corey calls it the "Portland Head Light" of downtown Portland because of it's popularity with photographers. Popularity be damned, this was turning out to be one amazing sunrise. I was running around, setting up in different locations, trying different compositions, all the while making statements like, 'this is amazing!', 'wow!', and 'so beautiful!'. When I looked over at Corey, he seemed much calmer, enjoying himself, but not as overwhelmed with the sunrise as I was. What can I say, I'm a nut.
After witnessing the clouds explode, the light subdued a bit but remained beautiful for the next 10 minutes, so we turned back towards town and took some images of the Customs House, which we both agreed is probably the coolest building in Portland. I'll share that one later, along with images looking up down Commercial Street for my 'Maine Streets' series. Have a great week, y'all. I'll check in again before Thanksgiving.