Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

On July 29, 2017, in Maine, Photoshop Tips, by admin
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse aka Bug Light.  (Click to enlarge)

Here is a black and white image of Portland Breakwater Lighthouse.  If you visit Portland Maine, Bug Light is an easy bicycle ride from downtown Portland.  We rode out on our tandem with a basket on the back holding photography gear.

The background sky just begged to be converted to black and white.  Converting to black and white also felt right given the little finials around the top of the light and the white part of the lighthouse.

As usual, I used Silver Efex Pro from the Google Nik Collection to make the collection.

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse:  N 43 39 19.87 W70 14 05.44



Mount Washington Cog Railway Water Station

Mount Washington Cog Railway Water Station (click to enlarge)

This is the view from our train looking down the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.  This is on the descent back to the railway station.

Look at the yellow train on the left.  You can see the train conductor.  Passengers can take turns looking through that window behind the conductor and take excellent images when the conductor isn’t blocking the window.  This is especially nice during the descent.

Mount Washington Cog Railway Water Station: N44 16 24.89 W71 20 01.96

Mount Washington Cog Railway

On July 23, 2017, in New Hampshire, by admin
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway (Click to Enlarge)

Here is a train starting its journey up the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.  The cog railway is a great alternative to walking or driving up Mt. Washington.  During the ride, conductors let passengers alternate looking out the front window of the passenger car.  This provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

One word of caution.  No matter how hot it might be at the railway station, pack warm clothes!  We went in July and it was pretty hot at the station.  By the time the train arrived at the top of Mt. Washington, the wind was howling, it was foggy, rainy and cold!

Washington Cog Railway: N44 16 14.41 W71 21 00.15