Bennett Christiansen of Kittery Point, a talented photographer and long-time NRCM supporter, shares photos he took recently during Maine’s record deep freeze. Brrrr!
“The day breaks over an otherworldly Atlantic Ocean on the dawn of February 4th. The hope I had in arriving at the Nubble Lighthouse was to find a new take on rare sea smoke, in a region where other lighthouses such as the Whaleback are far more popular to observe in this kind of weather. Frozen puddles dotting the peninsula drew me in to this particular spot, and a little buoy silhouetted by the rising sun constitutes the quintessential Maine flair.”
“This image displays a unique view of the Nubble Lighthouse, further transformed by the conditions on the extremely cold morning of February 4th. The elegantly hanging icicles near the water’s edge made for a wonderful foreground. There was an intended theme here, promoted additionally by picturesque sea smoke, the harsh beauty of Maine’s winter.”
“One of the overlooked side-effects of the extraordinary temperatures on February 3rd and 4th were the fantastical frost formations that made an appearance all over the state. At my favorite icy location in Kittery Point, I scoured frozen surfaces for hints of nature’s artistry, stumbling upon many enchanting scenes including this one. On the glassy plane I found a healthy pine stem adorned with a dusting of white, all alone in a spray of feathery crystals.”