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Portland Head 7

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 15 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Visible from Portland Head is a small Lighthouse in the distance. Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse
Construction began on May 1, 1903 and was completed in 1905. It is a twin of the Graves Light off Boston. The lighthouse was built of granite quarried from Vinalhaven, Maine. The lighthouse originally included a third-order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was electrified in 1958, and then automated in 1959. The light was converted to solar power in January 2001. The Ram Island Ledge Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Ram Island Ledge Light Station on March 14, 1988
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João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

You just bought the postcard instead of taking the picture : ).
Great capture and a fantastic processing.

15 Oct 2012 6:54am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Clever processing Ruthie, I like it

15 Oct 2012 7:06am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Die Verarbeitung sieht gut aus.

15 Oct 2012 7:30am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love this nostalgic processing for the lighthouse.

15 Oct 2012 7:41am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Superb processing! Stunning image.

15 Oct 2012 7:50am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Nice work!

15 Oct 2012 8:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Totally authentic !

15 Oct 2012 9:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic processing and a timeless scene!

15 Oct 2012 10:03am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wondeful vintage scene, Ruthie,, and it's a beautfiful lighthouse. Love it!

15 Oct 2012 11:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice processing, you have aged it very well.

15 Oct 2012 11:27am

tataray from france, France

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo.... Excellent traitement et belle image. J'adore.)

15 Oct 2012 11:48am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Thank you Ruthiebear, these wonderful old buildings, and a report on the Hirtoria is great to read! Great picture + + + + +!:-))Haleja.

Good day ,my friend!

15 Oct 2012 11:49am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful the processing is fabulous, the impression of a very old photo. I love.

15 Oct 2012 12:31pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Comme sorti tout droit d'un album ancien de photographies! J'aime bien le traitement et ce rendu d'où pointent la nostalgie et la patine du temps !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse!

15 Oct 2012 12:37pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

there's something about old lighthouses :) Nicely processed Ruthie.

15 Oct 2012 12:39pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image. as a postcard...:-)

15 Oct 2012 1:16pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb ! A great processing !

15 Oct 2012 1:49pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Now, I reckon that this is a straight shot of an old postcard, rather than a processed shot that you took. Am I right?

15 Oct 2012 1:51pm

@CElliottUK: No you are not right. This is an image I took on September 27, 2012 and processed with an antique look. If anyone cares to challenge me, I will gladly show you the original.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe compo et iamge quel vue sur ce èpahre et compo nostalgique. super.

15 Oct 2012 3:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Adorable edition. I remember the old images ... Thanks for the information. very interesting... best regards, Adela

15 Oct 2012 4:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
Beautiful colors, lights & treatment!

15 Oct 2012 4:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic processing! This is a great picture! An interesting history of this lighthouse.

15 Oct 2012 5:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love your processing and this mood. Excellent !

15 Oct 2012 5:10pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Great shot of this interesting old view from the lighthouse !!! Excellent information too ...

15 Oct 2012 5:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Superb processing, well done.

15 Oct 2012 6:15pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

If this is an original photograph edited in to this, then bravo. looks amazing.

15 Oct 2012 6:41pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Nice processing ...You made a nostalgic sense for your photo

15 Oct 2012 6:43pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This does look like an original postcard, re-processed. Tell us please.

15 Oct 2012 8:24pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I took this photo in Maine in September. WHen editing my images, I thought this one just looked better with this treatment. I guess I did a good job since you think it is an old postcard. I can produce my original in my other blog if anyone does not trust me.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful processing to give it that classic vintage look!!

15 Oct 2012 8:31pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very vintage. Nice.

15 Oct 2012 8:37pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Amazing historical shot. Nice narrative, too.

15 Oct 2012 9:58pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

My original can be seen here :

15 Oct 2012 9:59pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

You did an amazing job Ruthie..... the vintage look is perfect for this one, beautiful!!

15 Oct 2012 10:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb vintage processing!

15 Oct 2012 10:48pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I made my guess and I got it wrong, but at least I made my call.

15 Oct 2012 10:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very fine processing

15 Oct 2012 10:58pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

What a creative treatment, Ruthie! Nice job.

16 Oct 2012 1:37am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful antique treatment, well befitting the subject.

16 Oct 2012 2:29am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Interesting history of this lighthouse ... with good composition ... with old photo away. Good colors and light. A hug.

16 Oct 2012 4:13am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is wonderful processing. I love it. It really suits the shot.

16 Oct 2012 4:28am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic processing Ruthie! Like most, I thought you had discovered an old postcard in someone's attic and post a picture of it. This just shows what a great job of antique processing you did.

16 Oct 2012 4:40am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Well, you had me fooled!!. The PP is outstanding to take a contemporary shot and age it this well

16 Oct 2012 7:25am

@CElliottUK: I appreciate all of your comments - even though one questioned me. I just figured I had done a good job in processing it! ;-)

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful processing! Great feel!

16 Oct 2012 8:53am

franz from Baden, Austria

perfect processing! had i not read your exchange with celliottuk and others, i would have sworn it was an antique postcard ... very well done indeed !!!

17 Oct 2012 12:44pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I do not think that picture is not quite new.

17 Oct 2012 5:49pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Oh, it isn't a matter of trust, it's that your PP work is so realistically 'antique'!

18 Oct 2012 5:32am