Now that winter has finally arrived in Northeast Ohio I’ve decided to revisit a scene that excited photographers in the Cleveland area in December of 2010. The frozen lighthouse was photographed by just about every photographer in the area and was picked up by the national media and shown on TVs throughout the world! Along with other photographers I went down to shoot it several times, once a low contrast dreary day and then a few days later in the bright sunshine. I was even interviewed by one of the local TV news crews while shooting it. They were laying in wait for a photographer to come along on the first day and apparently I was the first to arrive while they were there!
I posted a beautiful shot of the lighthouse on my Kolman Rosenberg Photography Facebook page a few months prior to starting this blog and won’t post it again here because it is so similar to hundreds of shots taken by other photographers and if there’s one thing I hate, it’s having a shot that everyone else has as well! Here’s a shot of another photographer shooting the lighthouse and I like the angle and location it was shot from. Different than most!
So, in order to post something a little different, I played around with my original posted photo of the lighthouse and came up with a different effect. Others have done this as well, but at least it’s not as common a photo.
This version was created from the original daylight scene to simulate a night shot and is just as striking, maybe even more so! Ahh for the magic of image editing software!