John Quincy Adams commissioned the Pemaquid Point lighthouse in Bristol, Maine in 1827. The lighthouse was built that same year. Due to poor workmanship (salt water in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. Today, it’s a popular spot for photographers and sightseers.
This gorgeous photo is by Jatin Thakkar. Jatin wrote:
It was 10:30 pm and the moon was still in the sky with 56% illumination, hence Milky Way and stars were not appear as bright as it used to be at this location.
This is a single exposure image and foreground was lit by moonlight.
Thank you for sharing you photo with us Jatin! More from Jatin Thakker Photography
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