Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Watching and Waiting

I am posting two versions of the lighthouse in Southampton that I took this weekend. One realistic and the other more artistic. Do you have a preference?

Southampton Lighthouse

Southampton Lighthouse

Southampton Lighthouse Art

Southampton Lighthouse Art

Watching and Waiting
Not a Ship in Sight.
Ice and Snow,
Fog or Storm.
Ready for the Night

The lighthouse at Southampton Ontario is looking a little lonely these days. Lake Huron is pretty much fully covered by ice. But the lighthouse will sit patiently waiting for spring.


14 responses

  1. mwp314

    The photographer in me loves the picture. But I have to admit, I love the Lighthouse Art one more. But both are spectacular!

    February 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    • Thanks! I feel the same way – That’s why I posted both.

      February 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    • I too prefer the second one, here’s why;

      I’ve personally seen far more realistic shots of lighthouses than those that have been enhanced creatively. So the second shot leads on that regards alone.

      Additionally, and frankly, most of the creatively processed lighthouses I’ve seen aren’t as good as this one. This isn’t just an intersting shot, it conveys an emotion. All of the sense of cold isolation in the first one is also in the second one. The emotion with the extra post-prod filtering effects conveys more than the first image.

      February 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      • Thanks for the feedback Allan! I appreciate your comments.

        February 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  2. Oh my, so cold! I like them both, but I can’t imagine being there (I hate the cold)! On second look, I like the artistic one – it conveys the cold – the very cold!

    February 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    • Thanks. Yes it was cold! But it could have been worse. It was not to windy and I was dressed for it.

      February 18, 2014 at 9:02 am

  3. I like the cool colours and quiet waiting mood of the first image.

    February 18, 2014 at 12:04 am

  4. I like them both equally well.

    February 18, 2014 at 1:15 am

  5. Ooh, the artistic one….a sense of wild weather and aloneness

    February 18, 2014 at 3:53 am

  6. Exactly what suej said. The artistic version seems to have more tumult to the storm.

    February 18, 2014 at 6:29 am

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