Adam Perfect

A hazy morning at St. Mary’s Lighthouse

Fujifilm GFX 50R, 63.0mm, 1/320s, f/11.0, ISO 100

With a misty morning here on the North East coast today, it feels like as good a time as any to share this image from June of a hazy morning out near St. Mary’s Lighthouse.

I had driven up past St. Mary’s Island to a quieter area with the kids, hoping to head down to a less-busy beach in the summer heat. Unfortunately, I had also forgotten to check the tide tables and the tide was all the way in, consuming the beach here completely.

The hazy conditions made for quite a nice view though, so I stood in front of the car and fired off a few quick frames with the GFX 50R before jumping back in and finding somewhere else for the kids to stretch their legs.

These bright daytime conditions don’t always make for good landscape photographs, but the haze softened the harsh daytime sun enough to add some atmosphere and interest.

I like this less-visited side of the lighthouse, especially as the cliff curves towards the island giving a nice leading line from a few different angles. I also have a shot in bright, non-hazy, conditions taken last year from on or near the steps down the cliff where the beach leads the eye nicely up through to the lighthouse. I’ll share that on its own another day.

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