The Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine is usually lit up for the holidays from around the Thanksgiving weekend until New Year’s day, or whenever it is safe for them to cross to the rocky island.
The tricky part in taking this night time photo of the lighthouse are the cars coming and leaving the parking lot, which would shine their headlights on the rocks, thus ruining the exposure. I usually go there around Christmas evening itself, in which I find that the traffic is lighter. This year, though, I wasn’t able to go till the 27th. This year, it was a balmy 37 deg F and no wind, so it was a good night of shooting.
The lighthouse is also lit in July, in an event appropriately called “Christmas in July”. But since the sun does not set until after 8:30 PM, the light usually does not come on until around 9:00 PM. But the weather would be much warmer, then.
Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: X-Pro2 Focal length: 24mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 15s
Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: X-Pro2 Focal length: 24mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 2.5s