Mike Leonard, contributing photographer for the Boothbay Register, is once again hosting the Boothbay Harbor Sunrise Lighthouse Photography Cruise on the Balmy Days II on Maine Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 a.m.
Leonard, who has hosted this event and others through Balmy Days Cruises for several years, offers tips and advice to photographers during the two-hour adventure.
This is a unique opportunity for people to be able to make photographs of the areas lighthouses under the very best lighting — sunrise. Lighthouses mostly face east and with the sun rising in the east the lighthouses will be bathed with some very nice low angle light.
Captain Bill Campbell will take the boat to the very best look angles of the region’s four lighthouses including Burnt Island, Ram Island, the Cuckolds and Hendricks Head. In years past some bonus photo opportunities have included seeing a whale, seals, ospreys and some eagles.
The cruise is suited for people of all photography abilities and gear — from cell phones to advanced DSLR cameras.
For more information, go to BalmyDaysCruises.com or to Mike’s website, www.phototourismbymike.com where you can click on the Photo Events tab to see this and other photo activities that are scheduled for the rest of this year.